The Party Source
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Reviews by ElGordo:
4.3/5 rDev -0.7%
In town for a conference, I had to check this place out. Someone said it is the #2 grossing liquor store in the country. If that's true, I can't imagine what could be #1 (besides the New Hampshire state stores on the interstate). You walk in through the food sections and a selection of paper plates, napkins, and greeting cards that give the "party" in the name its meaning, I guess. Huge offerings of wine and every category of liquor (especially bourbon - they basically give that stuff away in Kentucky). After meandering to the far back corner of the store, the ginormous beer selection comes into view. Huge cases of the cheap stuff are along one wall, with warm sixers and singles of craft brews and imports along the other. Towards the back are some homebrew supplies, and then a friggin' huge walk-in cooler. Same setup as the room-temperature stuff - cheap domestics on one wall, imports and micros on the other. Singles are available of every single beer they stock, which is great for beer tourists like myself. Picked up a number of things I can't get out west and am looking forward to trying. In addition to bottles, there are growlers from a couple fo breweries and a whole bunch of kegs. I didn't deal with any beer-specific staff, but someone around here has to know what they're doing. I only wish I had more room than the minimal space in my carry-on to take stuff home with me. I'm impressed by this store, not so much by the quality but by the sheer amount of stuff they have.
08-24-2006 04:09:23 | More by ElGordo
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev -2.8%
They bill themselves as something like "the biggest beverage store in America". I wouldn't doubt it! This place is truly massive. Their bourbon selection (we're in Kentucky after all) is enough to keep me perusing the aisles for hours. They also have a tasting bar where you can get pours of unique spirits ranging from rare bourbons to expensive mezcal varietals.
The beer selection is quite outrageous as well. I saw 16 different types of De Molen brews. SIXTEEN! Plus dozens of Mikkeller bottles and a section called "creme de la creme" that has rare stuff like Mikkeller Black Hole, Barrel Aged Black Weasel, Mikkeller George Calvados, De Molen Barrel Aged Hel & Verdoemenis and more.
Besides these goodies, Party Source has bombers and six packs from pretty much every major brewery in America. The beer guy is nice and helpful, and just past the retail store you'll find Eight Ball Brewing! Too much boozy fun, I'm telling you.
08-01-2014 03:24:28 | More by DoubleSimcoe
The Party Source in Bellevue, KY
96 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.