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The Party Source

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The Party SourceThe Party Source
BA SCORE
95
world-class

88 Ratings
Ratings: 88
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
[ Store ]

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

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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LordAdmNelson:
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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

I really liked this place--glad to have gotten to go there while stopping over in Cincinnati. It's enormous--like a Wal-Mart for parties. It's got food, cheese, snacks, party favors, wine, and a ton of liquor in addition to all of the beer. Beer selection was very good, with a decent amount of things that you can't necessarily get in Ohio (ABV cap, etc.). Lots of singles, especially back in the cold room. Very reasonable prices, picked some things up just because they were good deals. Only interaction with the staff was at checkout, and the guy seemed a little frustrated that two of the beers I bought wouldn't scan or something. Not a big deal, it seemed that the beer-specific staff were very helpful and friendly, though I can't really speak either way. Good selection of glassware and gift packs as well. Worth the trip to check out.

LordAdmNelson, Jun 24, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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 just put it this way - there are multiple aisles for just bourbon.

There's a distillery in the parking lot now, and a brewery and taproom in the back (which I have yet to try out, which is on me). 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). And the keg selection in the walk-in (more like car dealership garage drive-in) is completely unreal - sixth, quarter, and even full kegs of all manner of craft beer. Ridiculous.

UrbanCaveman, Oct 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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

rden4654, Oct 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

TurdFurgison, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Enochase04, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of meanmutt
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

meanmutt, Sep 19, 2014
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4.85/5  rDev +11.2%

chrismattlin, Sep 14, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

DoubleSimcoe, Aug 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Gillusmc, Jul 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

rheimbro, Jul 13, 2014
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fireman1013, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

PassMeAZima, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

vrbulldog22, Jun 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Swettenham_Shire, Jun 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Gotti311, Jun 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Jasonchair, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

midlifec, Jun 09, 2014
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4.66/5  rDev +6.9%

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!

gunmetralRED, Jun 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

threedaggers, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

BuckTuckian, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

confer, Feb 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

dataylor21, Feb 03, 2014
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The Party Source in Bellevue, KY
95 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.