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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BEER AVG
3.71/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
166
Reviews:
820
Ratings:
5,655
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
181
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
5.08%
 
 
Taps:
9
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Against The Grain Brewery & SmokehouseAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

401 E Main St
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202-1110
United States

(502) 515-0174 | map
www.atgbrewery.com

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Added by brian44556 on 09-25-2011

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Reviews: 52 | Ratings: 181
Reviews by JDizzle:
Photo of JDizzle
4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I have been to this place about 4 times now and it had never disapointed.

They always have ureal draft selections, most of their own, but also guest taps from around the world. I have had Mikeller 1000 IBU, Three Floyds BooGoop, etc.. on tap plus most of their high gravity beers. The service is great!! Will, the bartender, is always willing to give you nice samples of anything you want and shoot the shit about beer.

The atmosphere is great with the high ceilings and the brew tanks viewable in a nice window above.

The food is really good as well. I am a vegetarian, and their mushroom burger is epic, but they also have a ton of meat entrees that would be very nice if I ate meat. They have a ton of sauces that are homeade as well that are killer! The hot sauce is brutal.

By far the best all-a-round brewery in the Ville.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

A very cool, wide open tasting area. Came in before noon so not many there. Very weird that they only have experimental beers on tap. Have to buy cans of distro beers. Bery dissapointed in this. Bar tender couldn't get to me for about 10 mins because making a bunch of mixed drinks, but did get me a water before I could ask after flight came. Got a flight of Kolsch, India Black Ale, Sahti, American strong ale, tropical stout, smoked Weissbier. Beer was good. Nice parking out front.

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Photo of captainkrad
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of seanchai
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of 98green
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped by at 6 on a Sunday. Quite busy at first, but it thinned out a bit soon after. 9 of their beers on tap and another 10 in cans for purchase. Vibe was eclectic, but energetic. Didn't have any food but it looked solid going by. Being attached to the stadium, I wonder if it gets crazy on game days. I'd be happy to stop by when I'm in town

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Photo of mklisz
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of JKitchen23
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Ohiou84
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.75

I thought the food was exceptional. Beer selection was a bit lacking. They had a few of their cans for sale. They offered a flight that included six beers without names, just a porter, golden pilsner, IPA, etc. They had three other beers on tap with names, but one of the kegs had kicked.

I like brew pubs that offer beers that I cannot otherwise get, or do that I wouldn't expect see. I would have liked more variety. Or,at least name the beers that are on tap so they can be rated.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of GregSemenza
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of vikinghorn
3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Alexbeeler
4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I work here and think this is a great place for beer and food. The lowest score I gave was in service because depending on the server or bartender you will either get great service or hardly any service.

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Photo of BlueDawg
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Visited here September 2014. Cool location downtown and right inside the beautiful Louisville Slugger Field. The food was great, some good bbq choices. Beer was good.

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Photo of jakestuart303
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Great hangout, but pricey.

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Photo of TVail
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of JustinSparks
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of tripledbrew
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Paige88
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Photo of jrs3994243
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Cycolac
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

Photo of jdunnfla
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Went there for the large selections of beers. . . .did not realize that all they serve is THEIR brews. Tried a few but none were hoppy enough to suit me. But they DO have some very interesting flavors so most folks will be very happy. And the selections are always changing.
I did notice they had approx 60 different bourbons and that is what we ended up drinking.
The one lady behind the bar (Celeste I think) was very knowledgeable and sweet. The place is very cool and located right on the heart of the downtown Main St area of Louisville.
Food looked great although we had lunch elsewhere and did not eat here.

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Photo of C_Adams
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We stopped here with the family when we in town over the 4th of July after going to the Louisville Slugger Museum. We had tickets to the Bats game and a few hours to kill. They were not very busy when we arrived around 3:00. Very cool atmosphere. They had a chalkboard list of beers on tap on the wall. I really enjoyed the music because it included some Phish & Grateful Dead. We ordered the pub pretzel with cheese, beef jerky, and some fries. Beef jerky was excellent and ended up placing another order. I had two different IPA's. Both were pretty good. The beer was priced pretty good. I am going to be stopping her every time I am in Louisville!

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Photo of Warren2621
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

I have only sat on the patio, never in the pub. Pretty neat place with a location right in downtown louisville attached to the minor league baseball stadium. The food is pretty solid and priced between fair to a little expensive. The beer is nice.. I had an oyster stout during my first visit and some IPA I cant remember.

This isnt the biggest deal to me since i'm pretty easy going, but my waitress splashed my stout all over my sleeve on a white shirt. It wasnt enough of a spill to warrant bringing me another beer, but I didnt like that I still had to pay for it. "Let me ruin your clothes and charge you for it." I even mentioned that it should have been free. It was one of my roommate's friends so I thought she would comply but still charged me the $5 for the beer. I didnt really care, but the right move in that situation was to comp my beer.

Its worth checking out. Nothing mind blowing and I dont make frequent visits despite living 10 minutes away. Their stuff is solid, not extraordinary.

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Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Incrediby fast service...big spacious place

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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
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