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The Party Source

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The Party SourceThe Party Source
BA SCORE
96
world-class

96 Ratings
Ratings: 96
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
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95 Riviera Dr
Bellevue, Kentucky, 41073-1337
United States
phone: (859) 291-4007

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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 67
Reviews by klewis:
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3.85/5  rDev -11.7%

I've been to many beer stores, but I'm pretty sure that this tops them all. The warehouse-ish type atmosphere is a bit odd compared to most retailers of better beer, but their enormous selection more than makes up for it. By far the best selection that I've seen, and a huge walk-in cooler with singles, sixers, and kegs. Prices, for the most part, seemed to be on par with other stores. There didn't appear to be much help around should I have needed it (I'll adjust my score for this after future visits, if warranted). Overall, however, this store rocks.

Be sure to check out the growler fills - Bourbon County Stout and 90 minute were available on my visit.

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Photo of Zonian1
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

After years hearing about The Party Source, I finally found some time to make the drive to Kentucky. Here are some of the longest beer and liquor aisles you will ever see! A really good selection of locals. An amazing international selection. I didn't see any hot new limited releases on the shelves, and I didn't ask "what do you have in the back." I guess I was hoping to see more hard-to-find beers than one might find in other stores in the tri-state area. I think they probably sell out pretty quickly since they have such a big draw. Easy to get to and easy parking. If you're driving through on I-75 or I-71, plan on taking a nice long stop at The Party Source.

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Corriecrafts
3.86/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of CincyBrewTull
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of TheyCallMeYukon
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of rden4654
5/5  rDev +14.7%

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

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Enochase04
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

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4.85/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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