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The Party Source

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The Party SourceThe Party Source
BA SCORE
95
world-class

78 Ratings
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.1%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

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

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Reviews by LucienDeRubempre:
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LucienDeRubempre

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This is my favorite bottle shop in the Cincy area so far. Great selection of American craft beers with lots of limited release stuff available and several taps for tastings and growlers. When I was there they had BCBS, Behemoth, DFH 90 min, UFo etc. on tap. Lots of imports as well, but if you're looking for those you're better of at Jungle Jims, unless its over %12 ABV obviously. Their online inventory is not frequently updated, but gives a good idea of the range of brews they carry. Talked to a few of the guys that work there about the beers, distributors, etc and they were super friendly and knowledgeable, plus they seemed really excited to talk about beer which is a huge plus in my book. Beer and Burgers tasting events every week over the summer. Obviously they have lots of other offerings in the wine and liquor areas, but their gourmet foods section is kind of a joke as far as quality and freshness go.

06-07-2010 02:58:31 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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fireman1013

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-05-2014 23:46:03 | More by fireman1013
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PassMeAZima

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-05-2014 17:43:17 | More by PassMeAZima
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-29-2014 21:19:22 | More by vrbulldog22
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10%

06-20-2014 23:05:16 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2014 13:13:27 | More by Gotti311
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Jasonchair

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-18-2014 00:32:06 | More by Jasonchair
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midlifec

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-08-2014 23:14:32 | More by midlifec
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gunmetralRED

Ohio

4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
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!

06-03-2014 15:09:56 | More by gunmetralRED
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WesMantooth

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-28-2014 20:56:13 | More by WesMantooth
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