The Party Source
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Reviews by ElGordo:
4.3/5 rDev +0.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
In town for a conference, I had to check this place out. Someone said it is the #2 grossing liquor store in the country. If that's true, I can't imagine what could be #1 (besides the New Hampshire state stores on the interstate). You walk in through the food sections and a selection of paper plates, napkins, and greeting cards that give the "party" in the name its meaning, I guess. Huge offerings of wine and every category of liquor (especially bourbon - they basically give that stuff away in Kentucky). After meandering to the far back corner of the store, the ginormous beer selection comes into view. Huge cases of the cheap stuff are along one wall, with warm sixers and singles of craft brews and imports along the other. Towards the back are some homebrew supplies, and then a friggin' huge walk-in cooler. Same setup as the room-temperature stuff - cheap domestics on one wall, imports and micros on the other. Singles are available of every single beer they stock, which is great for beer tourists like myself. Picked up a number of things I can't get out west and am looking forward to trying. In addition to bottles, there are growlers from a couple fo breweries and a whole bunch of kegs. I didn't deal with any beer-specific staff, but someone around here has to know what they're doing. I only wish I had more room than the minimal space in my carry-on to take stuff home with me. I'm impressed by this store, not so much by the quality but by the sheer amount of stuff they have.
08-24-2006 04:09:23 | More by ElGordo
More User Reviews:
4.75/5 rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
amazing. A store the size of a krogers with nothing but alcohol wine and beer. I try to make a stop by this excellent store every time that I am in the cincinnati area. Over the years it is easy for me to say that I have definitely got my biggest and greatest scores from this place.
06-08-2013 20:59:31 | More by crytion
4.16/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here on Saturday to pick up some goodies. Excellent choice.
The store is set up as a large warehouse, so don't expect much on atmosphere. Pretty self-explanatory there. The one beer guy I encountered, however, was very helpful. It was Memorial Day weekend, so saying that they were busy in an understatement.
The selection here is absolutely stellar. With designated sections of bombers, singles, and six packs (both cold and warm storage), there is no shortage of selection here. While you may not be able to find anything incredibly rare, most of the craft and import goodies in northern KY are to be found here. One thing that caught my eye was Barrel Aged Old Rasputin as well as plentiful amounts of Stone's IRS and Espresso IRS. There were a few outdated beers I ran across, but with a store of this size, that's in the peripherals - seems like they had a quick enough turnover rate to not have to worry about much stale beer anyway.
If I lived closer (currently live an hour away), I would absolutely come here regularly for the stellar selection and great prices. Absolutely worth checking out if you're in the northern KY/greater Cincinnati area.
05-27-2013 02:00:16 | More by Groomsy
4.31/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Plenty of parking. When entering you past the demo kitchen, grocery and party section. Large wine and spirts section. in the corner BEER! This place has a bit of everything in its selection. Always rotating grower selections The cold mix and match display is a great way to try new brews, (have not come across a bigger one). Plenty of beers from all over the world. its easy to spend quite a lot of time and money walking around the aisles. its my primary craft beer shopping stop for good reason.
05-13-2013 20:48:09 | More by patpbr
The Party Source in Bellevue, KY
95 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.