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Holy Grale

Holy GraleHoly Grale

Taps: 20 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
99
world-class

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 6.32%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Bar, Eatery ]

1034 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, Kentucky, 40204-1318
United States
phone: (502) 459-9939

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(Place added by: johnking82 on 01-06-2011)
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Niniimaa

Kentucky

4.86/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$

Recommended Louisville beer establishment with excellent selection of less popular (and some popular e.g., Spaten hefewiezen). Really liked their Sunner Kolsch Wednesday's during the summer months with the german food outside. Good-parings food. Most of the servers I remember from Cumberland Brews from up to 10 years back so they are highly experienced. Daniel was super in recommending the European Sour Blend to me. Only about 1/2 hipster filled… :)

12-08-2013 19:05:26 | More by Niniimaa
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teledeluxe

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$

This right here might just be the best craft beer bar I've been to. Excellent tap offerings. Food was outstanding. For some reason I honestly expected the staff to be pretty smarmy, but they weren't at all. Friendly and knowledgeable. I don't see myself traveling to Louisville much but you better believe I'll go out of my way to hit this place again. We were actually in town for distillery tours but I had a better time here.

11-21-2013 18:47:45 | More by teledeluxe
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.59/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$

Cool atmosphere. Old church setup was neat. Sweet drink rail when you first walk inside. Great patio outside.

Quality was great. Great beer, great food.

Service was excellent. Everyone was on their A game despite the fact that it was Zwanze Day 2013.

Selection was one of the best I have ever seen. Again it was Zwanze Day, but I hear that this place usually has a phenominal beer list.

Food was fantastic. Froie Gras & Duck liver pate wrapped in bacon. Holy cow. Nice portions, inside kitchen and outdoor grill.

Overall value was very good. Nicely priced for the quality of beer on tap. Food was very good quality so yes it will not cost the same price as a corn dog or a basket of fries. Prices were very reasonable.

09-25-2013 23:47:16 | More by tsauce2
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Vegasbeer

Nevada

4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$

Went to the Grale for Zwanze Day 2013 on September 14th. The old brick building lends itself well to a comfortable and unique place to enjoy some incredible beers. The staff was amazing at the Holy Grale, even though it was extremely busy. The management anticipated this well and had the needed personnel on staff to handle the crowd. The line up of beers was stellar, and the food was also excellent. I highly recommend a visit the this fine establishment anytime you are in Louisville.

09-19-2013 04:08:00 | More by Vegasbeer
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | $$

The vibe - my God - the vibe! An old church converted to a beer shrine. We were visiting, on vacation from Charlotte, NC, and stopped by on consecutive days. The place simply couldn't be cooler. We had excellent service one day - the next we were pretty much soundly ignored. I'd defer to locals as to which of our experiences was the more accurate. The beers were varied and well chosen. We didn't have any food but we did see plates covered in stuff that looked very good; we were told by the folks next to us that the food was fantastic. Recently voted one of the top 100 beer bars in the United States. Give it a shot - you'll be glad you did.

05-16-2013 20:49:29 | More by Mantooth
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$

I waited quite a long time to visit the Holy Grale. I wish I hadn't waited so long to go ! The beer selection was pretty good as they had a lot of different beers I had never tried and some I had never even heard of. I sat inside but I checked out the outside area that looks like a beer garden where I could hang out all day and drink.
The service was great as the bartenders were knowledgeable of the beers and helped us pick out the kind of beer we were in the mood for. Our bartender suggested we try their burger since we were ready for something to eat and I must say that it is probably the best burger I've ever eaten in my life. No joke! I've ate burgers all over the world and even had Gordon Ramsey's burgers but I must say the burgers at Holy Grale are second to none!

05-14-2013 05:12:36 | More by Nolen12
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

One of the best places in Louisville to get some rare beers. Food is significantly above par and would give any non-bar scene a run for their money. While food and drinks are a bit pricey, the selection is incomparable. I'd definitely recommend going

05-10-2013 19:33:05 | More by anhigdon
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4.89/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$$

The Holy Grale is my go-to watering hole in the Ville. This place is in an old church and the surroundings are cool; an appropriate set up for worshipping the beer gods. The selection is always top notch. I can usually try something that has somehow escaped my voracious appetite for strange and new craft brews. The fare is top of the line pub grub (sliders, frites, etc.) and is fantastic. Frites with a choice of curry ketchup, beer cheese, samurai sauce - enough said. The special events are always superb as they usually get a few special kegs from whatever brewery is being celebrated.

05-04-2013 16:30:10 | More by KevinmusPrime
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TVail

Texas

4.36/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Exceptional quality and vibe. Servers are well versed in their products and provide the right recommendations based on your palate. My go-to dining destination in Louisville. Food is superb. Always looking for a place that compares...

Love the variety of high quality, hard to find, beers. Great events, also. Beer garden out back is a huge plus.

03-19-2013 21:32:32 | More by TVail
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 5 | $$$

I have mixed feelings about this place. Its a great spot to find really hard to find beers a lot from other countries. They usually have a steady flow of Mikkeller beers which is one of my favortes. The problem with this place is the service. Its horrible the people are work there a not friendly at all. Multiple people I talk to say the same thing. They usually have an attitude no matter what you try to talk to them about and they always seem to rush you even when there not busy. If you can put up with the snobbyness of the staff, its a great place to try beers youve probably never even new existed.

01-05-2013 17:48:09 | More by craftbrew502
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Holy Grale in Louisville, KY
99 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.