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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Against The Grain Brewery & SmokehouseAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
BEER AVG
3.71/5
Based on:
153 Beers
4,986 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 48
Visits: 169
Avg: 4.13
pDev: n/a
Taps: 9
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

401 E Main St
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202-1110
United States
phone: (502) 515-0174 | map
www.atgbrewery.com

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Place added by: brian44556 on 09-25-2011

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Reviews: 48 | Visits: 169
Reviews by Vegasbeer:
Photo of Vegasbeer
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Went to Against the Grain in Louisville with friends for the Bo and Luke Release on September 14th. I really enjoyed this place. Atmosphere is great, lots of energy in this place without being over bearing. A two story windowed tower brewing fermenters and mash kettles overlooks the bar. Very cool to see the brewers going in there to do their thing. Found that they had a great selection of delicious beers, and the food was very tasty as well. Service was a little on the weak side, but it was also incredibly busy that day. Overall a great place, and I look forward to visiting again on my next trip back to Louisville.

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More User Reviews:
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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Photo of johnyb
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
1.81/5  rDev -56.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 1.75 | service: 2.25 | selection: 1.5 | food: 1

Could not get waited on. Beer disappointing and overpriced. Not a good experience.

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Photo of mjforres
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The service was a little weak -- our appetizer arrived after we finished our main course -- but the food was very good and the IPA was excellent.

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Photo of scottspencer
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.51/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of montybugg
4.95/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brewshound
4.93/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BlueMoon10
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of MikeyP502
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of tdetenber
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
92 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.