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The Party Source

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The Party SourceThe Party Source
BA SCORE
97
world-class

91 Ratings
Ratings: 91
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

95 Riviera Dr
Bellevue, Kentucky, 41073-1337
United States
phone: (859) 291-4007

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Reviews by Gritsak:
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

This place is about a 45min or so drive for me, so ive been putting off going for awhile, but i finally decided to make the trip. I went on a saturday so the parking lot was pretty crowded, but the place is so big inside that it really doesnt matter.

First thing i noticed is the HUGE selection of liqours. If you are in search of a hard to find single malt or good tequila, this place would be a good choice.

After browsing the liqours, i finally found my way to the beer section. Its nicely layed out with all the craft brews against one wall. Everything is separated by region, so its pretty easy to find what your looking for. They had a decent selection of "mini kegs" as well, including Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier's, which ive only seen in bottles. The american micro section was pretty decent, but it was missing a few of the breweries which are easy to find around dayton, including founders, three floyds, clipper city etc. They did have an awsome selection from Blue Grass Brewing (BBC), which is a rare find in my area.

Now onto the real reason i went down, DFH WWS. Since the alcohol cap in ohio, this is the closest place to find the high abv beers. They has both WWS and 120min IPA, but i decided to only pick up the stout.

Prices were average to a little high on some items. The WWS was $8.50 a bottle, which is pretty reasonable, but i notices some of the other stuff was a dollar or two higher, and other stuff was a dollar lower, so overall ide say it averages out.

No one ever asked to help, but with a large place like that, i wasnt expecting anyone to. Overall its a really clean place with a good selection. Its defintely worth the stop for anyone in the area.

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4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I'm fairly certain this place was recently considered the largest liquor / beer store in the continental United States. And it probably is. It's easily the size of most grocery stores, carrying nothing but beer, wine, liquor, mixers, glassware, and some party food items. I'll put it this way - there are multiple Wal-Mart sized aisles for just bourbon.

There's a distillery in the parking lot now, and a brewery and taproom in the back that has 40-plus taps and various events like Rare Barrel Mondays (including things like Prairie Christmas Bomb! and Bourbon County Brand Barleywine). When you're looking at a place that carries virtually every whiskey ever distilled and over 70 different types of gin, you're also looking at a mighty fine place to stop in and grab some beer - especially if you're used to Ohio, where if a beer is over 12% ABV, it can't legally be sold.

I would put the craft beer selection here up against any other location in the US, easily, except perhaps the grounds at GABF during said fest (and maybe even then, there's a serious array of imports as well). I have yet to hear of any beer distributed to Kentucky that this store has not gotten hold of and put on the shelf and/or on tap, and if they do not have it, they will do their level best to order it in upon request. I have seen multiple cases of Crooked Stave saisons and Evil Twin stouts stacked in displays in the middle of the floor, and there's entire shelves dedicated to Mikkeller, De Molen, and so forth. The keg selection in the walk-in (more like the size of a car dealership garage drive-in) is completely unreal - sixth, quarter, and even full kegs of all manner of craft beer.

The place is ridiculous. It's the size of a Target, and it's all alcohol and assorted alcohol supplies.

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

U can't go wrong here...Great Selection Thanks For all yoour help Danny!!!

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

The Party Source is a fantastic store. Incredible beer department with a massive variety. They also have an onsite brewery and taproom (Ei8htBall Brewing). Huge liquor department and a walk-in cigar humidor as well. A must stop if you're in the area.

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4.85/5  rDev +11%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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.

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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I used to drive past this place all the time, but never went in due to its exterior. It basically looks like a Walmart of party supply places, and their logo doesn't help. I figured it's all plastic leis and metallic streamers, right?

Wrong. It was recommended by a friend that I go inside, and man I'm glad I did. They have a bunch of sale wines and spirits at their entry door, which is a little overwhelming for hitting you the moment you enter. I usually pass right by them. The first few aisles are that Walmart party supply I mentioned, but walk past those and you're finally in alcohol heaven. There are rows upon rows of wines, ranging from a few bucks a bottle to hundreds of dollars a bottle. If they don't have it, they'll get it for you.

I'm a spirits girl, and their spirits selection is second to none. They of course have all the national brands, all the national brands' varieties (Laphroaig Quarter Cask, zomg!), and a hefty selection of craft brands. They employ several conoisseurs on staff, and the last time I was in they were doing an $8 bourbon flight tasting (which included Pappy van Winkle, mind you). The guy was extremely knowledgeable of all things bourbon, scotch, and oddly enough, mezcal (which we actually ended up buying, $60 a bottle for some fantastic stuff, and I'm not even a mezcal girl). They also have a great selection of mixers, syrups, and bitters.

Their beer section is equally formidable, covering an entire back wall (that's a Walmart sized wall), plus its own little section including ciders and so on. The selection is fantastic, randing from singles to six-packs (or four-packs) to bombers and kegs. There is also a huge cold storage section in addition to room temperature display. There is an onsite brewery (which is expanding) where they hold tastings and other events. I like to stop and just pick up a random new beer to try periodically, if I haven't already blown my budget on liquor before I even reach the beer section in the back.

As I mentioned before, if they don't have it in stock, they'll get it for you (or give you a really good reason why they can't, such as the distillery/brewery losing its distributor). They're also very active on their Facebook page and will answer a question the same day. Check the place out, and make sure you budget for it. You'll find a lot!

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