The Party Source
Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by chaz01:
4.8/5 rDev +11.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Outstanding selection of beers, including many 12%+ beers that you can't get in Ohio. Overall, the best selection that I've found in the Cincinnati/Dayton area, however it's interesting to note that some breweries commonly available in Ohio (most notably Southern Tier and until very recently Founders) aren't available in Kentucky.
Still an outstanding selection that includes bombers, 6 packs, kegs, and even a growler station. In addition to beer, it's also a liquor store with huge wine and liquor selection as well.
Excellent customer service. Once I had an issue where I bought a 4 pack of premium Goose Island bottles, only to find out a few weeks later that I didn't get what I paid for. An email to beer manager and he was able to resolve my issue my next visit.
My only complaint is the one beer tasting event I attended, a regular summer hamburger and beer themed event on the patio, seemed a bit overpriced with 5 relatively small sample pours..
05-16-2010 19:42:28 | More by chaz01
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4.66/5 rDev +7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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
The Party Source in Bellevue, KY
95 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.