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Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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87
very good

38 Ratings
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Active Beers: 58
Beer Ratings: 2,401
Beer Avg: 3.59
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3929 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, Kentucky, 40207-3120
United States
phone: (502) 899-7070

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bbcbrewstmatts

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4.22/5  rDev +10.2%

I chose to visit Bluegrass on a Friday evening around 7pm and the place was packed as expected. I had to park at the Enterprise car rental next door. There were actually a couple of empty stools at the bar when I entered though so I was pleased. The atmosphere was very casual and felt kind of like a dressed up cafeteria.

The color scheme is bright with a sunny golden sunflower shade w/ dark wood accents kind of like a bumble bee. The acoustics are somewhat poor and the place seemed loud even though the space was not overly crowded. There are many flatscreens so it is hard not to be distacted. They have a huge long black board over the bathroom enterance with all of the draft offerings listed with their respective abv's and ibu's which is a nice touch and can be helpful when seated at a circular bar.

The service was quick and friendly even though they were busy, I got my food served rather quickly. They are efficient and pleasant and seemed genuinely interested in the satifaction of the customer.

Quality is exceptional with quality beer and food. The beer is well crafted, the menu is complete w/ bison from a local meat supplier and vegetarian entrees are clearly marked.

I enjoyed the selection highly as there were about 11 beers on tap - 2 Belgian styles, 2 German ales, 4 English ales, Bourbon Stout, a Mead and APA w/ a nitro stout and cask offering.They also carried 750s and six packs to go. I enjoyed the visit to BBC and must admit the value is very good for all the great food - I had a spinach and artichoke pizza w/ chicken and variety of ales. I got a growler to go for $9 of Beej's Bitter( the Dubbel Dribbel was $18) and the 8 inch pizza was only $6.99 pretty reasonable. I will definitely return if I am ever in Louisville again.

Slatetank, Mar 29, 2008
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2.18/5  rDev -43.1%

I'm a long time fan of BBC but this location in particular has gone down hill of late. All of the beers are flat except the occasional beer that is over-carbonated and the bartender has to pull three pints to get you one proper beer. Specialty beers have been unimaginative. There used to always be a bourbon barrel aged beer and a cask on Thursday, not anymore. I keep checking back, hoping things will change back to the good ole days of BBC, but it's getting worse and worse. With craft brew and microbrew on the rise in Louisville and all around the country, BBC can't keep calling it in.

aMillionDreams, Oct 22, 2012
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Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's in Louisville, KY
87 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.