The Beer Trappe

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The Beer TrappeThe Beer Trappe
BA SCORE
100
world-class

68 Ratings
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 475
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

811 Euclid Ave
Lexington, Kentucky, 40502-1741
United States
phone: (859) 309-0911

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thebeertrappe

Notes:
Listed as one of the top 100 beer bars in America by Draft Magazine!
 http://draftmag.com/new/Feature/am ... bars-2011/ 

Listed as one of the top two beer bars in Kentucky by Christian DeBenedetti in The Great American Ale Trail, 2011!

(Place added by: BEERchitect on 04-13-2010)
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.64/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Place had great selection and an impressive stock of singles. Didn't stay for a beer but a hybrid store is always a plus. Staff was very astute and polite. Prices were ok for the area. If in Lex, I will probably go back again. Place was nice, clean and orderly.

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3.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of FEUO
4.46/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Overall, a great bottle shop for the area. I've seen more expansive and diverse selections in MI, but this is pretty damned good for this area.
Came in midday, wasn't hassled or bothered but would have gotten help if needed. Great selection of midrange and entry sours, goof midwest selection and stuff from the plains (Prairie, Jester King). Decent amount of glass to pick from too.
Atmosphere was awesome.
Very enjoyable.

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -14%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Greasy
4.93/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Upon entrance my eyes were immediately drawn to the left hand wall which was filled with shelves of the finest micros and imports available in the bluegrass state. The selection is great. The import selection is very expansive including some rarities from Belgium as well as other European nations. The micro selection does not disappoint whatsoever. The right hand side of the store includes a bar with 8 rotating taps. This is a magical place where the rarest of brews make their appearance for short period. The staff is incredibly friendly and willing to help in any way. beside the bar is a huge glass case filled with stemware, bottles, and all things beer. Very nice. This place is a breath of fresh air in an area where most area bars consider bud light platinum to be craft.

Photo of deuce9259
4.72/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Nice night with Prairie Artisan Ales taps featured. Great beers, great people and a great atmosphere. All around awesome place, wish we had a place like this up North. (Even though the food truck cancelled, the manager told us about this awesome Cajun place right next door.)

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.87/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

If you like beer and you're in Lexington, The Beer Trappe should be #1 on your list of places to visit. The craft beer bar illustrates a traditional English pub facade and a welcome interior with lots of breweriana decorating the walls and pub furniture made from oak barrels. The sidebar only seats about eight or so and table space can be limited, but standing room is comfortable and there's lots to peruse, so feel free to visit on your own.

They have about 8 taps which all rotate. They'll have some of the rarest beer you'll find in Lexington and regularly have events and special tappings, just stay tuned to their Facebook page or website. Their bottle selection isn't necessarily the largest in town, but is hands down the highest in quality. They have Drie Fonteinen, De Struise, Stillwater, Jester King, BIrra Baladin, Prairie, Fantome, De Molen, Anchorage, Achouffe, tons of quality stuff you won't find at other places around town. They offer growler service and even have Beer School on Sundays, where their resident Cicerone and BJCP certified Kevin Patterson will teach you a thing or two. They don't serve food, but there are plenty of places nearby that you can get togo, and lately they've been bringing food trucks around back. Hopefully they keep that up...

If you've never been to The Beer Trappe, just check it out. And if you're stopping through Lexington, well, just check it out.

Photo of McBraniel
4.86/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

One of my favorite bars anywhere. Good selection of beers on rotating taps (my one and only time drinking KBS on draft!), and many more in bottles around the back wall. Staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. The clientele are friendly. Highly recommended.

Photo of Groomsy
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

After waiting almost two years to come here, I was finally granted my wish last night as an early birthday celebration. Bliss.

The Beer Trappe, though small (and very crowded on a Saturday night), is very charming and "homey" in its decor. A solid wooden bar holds the main sitting area, and there are small tables just surrounding this, as well as some comfy chairs and stools. There are also some decorative barrels with countertops if you have no room to stand (and if you go in during critical times, you'll stand). It resembles a traditional English pub, but much more classy.

There's not too much I can say about the quality of the Trappe that hasn't already been said. With a stellar list of rotating taps, everything in the Trappe is always fresh and of stellar quality. All beers are served in the proper glassware at correct temperatures, which further enhances the drinking experience. It truly is a serious beer drinker's beer, and the Trappe's dedication to quality.

Although the Trappe was quite crowded on this particular Saturday night (I suspect it usually is), the servers were very courteous and also knowledgeable about not only the beers being served, but also the beers offered in bottles.

Selection is absolutely stellar. You can find... well, pretty much anything you want. The bottles available for individual sale run a gamut too large to explain here. The Trappe also sells glassware and other assorted goodies to complement the incredible bottle sales.

If you are a craft drinker and haven't been here. You have to go. It's as simple as that. You are missing a great opportunity by not coming here.

Photo of Nolen12
5/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The Beer Trappe is a great place when looking for a different selection of beers. They have a big selection of Belgium beers which is a big plus for me. I also like that they have many beer glasses for sale that I haven't seen in most places. They have 8 drafts to choose from that is constantly changing which is great for those who love to taste and rate new beers. The staff is knowledgeable of beer and what they are currently serving on draft. I think one of the coolest things they do is they have beer school you can attend to taste new beers and learn about them as well.

Photo of KYGunner
4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

The Beer Trappe is a Utopia!

Revolving taps move quickly so nearly every night there's something new.

If you are visiting and you have any inclination to craft beer, Beer Trappe is a must. There's a reason why it's been voted aTop 100 Beer Bar in the country and the best in Kentucky.

If you are new to craft beer this is the best place to get a start as you can take Beer School or just pick the brains of a very knowledgable staff.

The Beer Trappe in Lexington, KY
100 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.