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Party Town

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Party TownParty Town
BA SCORE
97
world-class

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
[ Store ]

6823 Burlington Pike
Florence, Kentucky, 41042-1616
United States
phone: (859) 371-4466

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @partytownky

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.04/5  rDev -8.8%

This place is huge and impressive. Aisles upon aisles of all types of booze and wine. Great whiskey selection, but of course, this is in Kentucky.

Beer section is impressive. About 150 different bomber/750's to choose from. Cold beer walk-in with just about everything they offer. Cold kegs of the BMC's and 6th barrels of some of the craft selection. Singles available in everything they offer. They are cold, but don't mind if you grab one out of a sixer if you want warm. Great international and domestic craft selection. Also, good gift boxes of things like Duvel and Chimay among others.

Service isn't great because of the store's size, but if you go find someone they are willing to do what they can. Also a good selection of home brew supplies.

Overall, I spent about 40 minutes in here, and probably could have spent a few days.

**Side note, I saw the growler fill station. 18 taps that are clearly marked with prices. Options of 1 liter, 64 oz, and gallons. I did not use the station, so that's all I'll say.

boilermakerbrew, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of barczar
4.84/5  rDev +9.3%

To explain my review a bit, I rated atmosphere not on the quality of the building (it's a renovated grocery store, so slightly dilapidated), but on the friendliness of the staff and their willingness to help, their knowledge of product, and their overall enthusiasm about craft brew.

I dinged them slightly for quality because they do have some stock that is WAY past its prime. The pitfall of having such a large selection...lack of rotation on some more obscure/more expensive beers. So you may want to check labels for dates or check bottles for sediment.

Other than that, I absolutely LOVE this store. If you're within a 100 mile radius, it's definitely worth the trip to go to Party Town. Every time I'm in Northern KY, I hit this place with growler(s) in tow. There's generally something on tap that I haven't heard of, and there's guaranteed to be several selections that are outstanding. I'm always hunting for a bargain, and I'm constantly amazed at how they get away with offering some of their growlers at such low prices. And you will definitely want to grab a cart! I never leave without a trunkful of excellent beer (and $100+ charge on the debit card). Typically, they have some pretty decent sales on certain bottled beers, as well (found a 4 pack of Samichlaus Helles for $8, bomber of Rogue DDG for $5). I wish I lived closer so I could regularly attend their Friday Night Flights. $2 to sample a large selection of fine beers from a different microbrewery every week. Nice!

One warning...unless you're into masochism (or live reasonably near PT), you might not want to put yourself on their email list for growler station updates. I receive periodic emails from them telling me of all the awesome selections on tap, and I have to continually remind myself that a growler or two of excellent beer at a cheap price does NOT merit a 160 mile round-trip drive...right?

barczar, Jun 30, 2011
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.9/5  rDev +10.6%

I LOVE this place. Eighteen - count 'em - eighteen taps at their growler station. They fill growlers of multiple sizes. Half gallons, quarts. Even pints and full gallons (pints are great when it's a premium beer and you're a little hesitant to invest 20 or 30 bucks in a whole growler). PLUS - they get some really good beers! Their staff is like family. They are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable and always ready to talk brew. They have homebrew supplies. On Fridays from 6-7 they have $2 beer flights. It's one of the highlights of my week. Go to Party Town, take the $2 beer flight, pick out somethin' special to fill up the old growler with, then go home and relax. One of these days, I might even bother to check out their bourbon selection (which is pretty impressive). Recently, they upgraded their liquor license so that they can sell pints on-site. This means they very frequently get kegs of rare beers from various brewers (since the brewers know they'll be consumed on-site and not sold to fill numerous growlers). Examples of beers they've served at tastings include Bourbon County Stout, Bell's Black Note Stout, Founders Bolt Cutter, Against the Grain Bo & Luke, Three Floyds Live a Rich Life, Bells Bourbon-barrel aged Cherry Stout, and Bourbon-barrel aged Batch 9000.

Bonus points:
1. They have a walk-in cooler in the back with just about every hoppy beer they carry. This means I don't have to worry about bottled-on dates.

2. When it comes to limited releases, they have a fair and consistent policy that they do not deviate from: they're kept in the back and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. They'll tell you anything you want to know (but are more likely to volunteer info to regular customers) and they'll sell you anything you want, provided you are informed enough to know it should be available and are interested enough to ask for it.

deadonhisfeet, May 16, 2011
Photo of badleroybrown
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Found this store in Beer Advocate while working in the area. Great selection of craft beer chilled and not chilled. They also have a great selection of bomber bottles. There is a good selection of single 12 oz. bottles so you can try one without buying a 4 or 6 pack.
There are several taps at the front of the store where you drink by the pint or get your growler filled.
It's like a party supply store with a great beer selection. I did notice a large selection of ciders, wine and liquor.

badleroybrown, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

While smaller overall than several other local stores, with less of a bottle and keg selection, Party Town has one majpr, major wow factor going for it: the growler station.

Two dozen taps, continually rotating, pouring everything from pint jars to full gallons at reasonable prices, staffed by beer geeks who love to talk beer with you when there isn't a line at the station (or even when there is, if everyone's into the conversation).

On top of that, this place hosts events at least weekly. Tap takeovers, tastings where brewers come in and set up, Friday Night Flights - there's almost always some sort of beer event going on, usually for something like $3 to $5 for six tasters with more available as desired.

Slap on a good array of liquor also available, and you've got a nifty little place.

UrbanCaveman, Oct 10, 2014
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elkinbrown, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%

Highly impressed by the selection down at the Party Store, the front of the building in a shopping outlet in Florence, KY does nothing to warn you about the incredible selection of wine, beer, cigars, obscure hot sauces, party supplies that this store has to offer definitely a one stop shopping experience. Beer coolers with singles that need to be kept cold, kegs galore, sixers and 12 packs in the walk in cooler, grocery store like aisles of beer. I found the house beer guy, who shares the namesake of one of my first cousins...Jeff Metz. He gave me awesome beer advice, and access to some of his cellared jewels. I left with a Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, a vertical of Avery the Beast, the Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, and my first go around Pretty Things, Prairie wild ales, Cincy based Rivertown sour ales, a couple growlers special one offs from Dark Horse and Against the Grain. Awesome beer experience!!! Great prices stop in if your into all things to induce partying.

WVbeergeek, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of alexknuckles
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%

I go here every week. They have a great mix and match section, great homebrew supplies aisle, the 18 taps growler fill station selection changes almost every week, weekly beer tastings for $2, they have lots of glassware, and every employee I've talked to has been very friendly and informative.

My only gripes are that when compared to the other places I go, everything is a little bit pricier at Party Town, and they skip some major beer releases like Enjoy By.

alexknuckles, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of afoltz2
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%

The best feature of this place is the growler station, where you can sample up to 18 beers. They have events every Friday to sample new brews.

The part of the store I take the most advantage of, however, is in making my own six-packs. This way I can maximize the amount of beers I get to sample - and the selection is very good, both with craft beers from the States and with imported beers.

One of the employees spent an hour talking about homebrew with me, as well, and I was impressed by his passion and knowledge with the subject. He had book recommendations, kit recommendations, and the experience of trial and error. I will definitely be doing this soon, and want to thank Tony for the time he took with me.

afoltz2, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Caterwaul
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%

The Growler Station is unbelievable- 18 freaking taps. As a result, of course, there's plenty of variety. Their selection of singles and sixers compares favorably with Party Source (about 20 minutes to the north of Party Town), but the display seems to be more cramped.

I went in for the first time earlier this week, and after wandering around for only a minute or so, was helped by a member of the friendly knowledgeable staff. He made it clear that, if I wanted to, I could sample anything and everything they had on tap so that I didn't go home with a growler I didn't want. He also informed me of their weekly beer tastings held on Friday Evenings. Admission is two dollars (!) to taste between seven and fifteen beers(!!), and that often people will bring in their homebrews to share and taste(!!!).

I haven't been here often enough to give it a more objective look than that. However, if the service I got is representative of what others can expect, then this place is very VERY awesome!

Caterwaul, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of amidabha
4.15/5  rDev -6.3%

the growler station here is amazing!!! the store is a little too large for what i shop there for....beer. since it's so large i can sometimes be difficult to find somebody with questions but when i do they stay with me as long as i need. that is why i gave them a higher score on service.

what i really love about this place, aside from the amazing growler station, is that i almost always find a rare seasonal in stock that is out of stock everywhere else.

i really should go there more often than i do now.

amidabha, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of jonandhisflask
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%

This is my go to store has been since I was able to purchase the devils nectar! jk. Great atmosphere, everyones always in a positive mood and very helpful. I know a few of the workers pretty well and love sharing rare and uncommon beers with them on the Fridays I can attend the beer tastings. their selections vary from domestic macro, domestic crafts and great imports. they are very quick to get in the limited beers that are released by domestic crafts... Always quick to left you know what might fly off the shelf and what is coming in. The growler selection is huge, 18 handles youbare bound to grab something, they now offer pints, quarts and the half gallon growler. there is a great variety as well. For hombrewers such as myself they have an intro to brewing section, great malt extracts, hops, equipment, and a small grain section.
Overall, a great store best in the greater Cincinnati area. IMO
If you are in a 50 mil radius and are in search for great beers make it a day and get out there!

jonandhisflask, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of eyeenjoybeer
3.78/5  rDev -14.7%

I usually visit Party Town on Friday evenings, so that I can hit up their beer tastings.

The selection is pretty good,filled with domestic and foreign bottles in the back. Up front they have a growler station that is always interesting. Friday evenings are a good time catch up with some other beer geeks or curious customers who congregate for the weekly beer tasting. The selections for the tasting are always well put together and sequenced. Also, the staff is very helpful, knowledgeable, and open to suggestions on things that they should stock. The staff and customer service are really what sells this place to me. Prices are comparable to most other stores in the area.

eyeenjoybeer, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of RocPorterFanatic
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%

WOW!! What a store. This place is a beer lover's dream. 18 tap handles on their self proclaimed "No Excuses" growler station. The growler prices are exceptional. There's always a fill for $6.99, usually the regular 3 Floyds offerings or common Sierra Nevada's.

Seeing that Ohio has the 12% abv cap, this makes things a bit more reasonable, just 10 miles from downtown Cincinnati. 3 Floyds bombers, plus some of the regular 12oz offerings are always available, the complete Schlafly line, Bourbon County stout are also there.

If you had time to make only 1 stop while in the Cincy area, Party Town hands down should be that place.

RocPorterFanatic, May 15, 2011
Photo of KYBrewgrass
4.21/5  rDev -5%

A - 3.5 This store isn't usually all that busy and sometimes you don't see many people in your time there at all. The staff isn't overly friendly; not sure I've been greeted once at the door.

Q - 4 It isn't the cleanest of stores but it isn't bad... The products are certainly of good quality, however, and that's really what I care about.

Ser - 4 When I've needed help I've gotten help. Usually I'm asked by someone if they see me. They haven't been experts but they make sure that I get what I need.

Sel - 5 The store's highlight is its selection. There are a tremendous amount of bottled brews to choose from in both packages and singles. There is a good selection of bombers as well. The growler station has 18 taps and is especially nice; almost all that I've seen on tap are high-end micro brews. They look to have plenty of party supplies, liquor, wine, and even a homebrew aisle as well.

F - N/A

V - $$ Party Town's prices are competitive with other local stores. I haven't seen any prices too high or too low. For some of the offerings that they stock that others don't, however, they'd be considered to have a good value for sure. This was the last place in town that I found KBS this year, if that says anything.

KYBrewgrass, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of JDizzle
4.94/5  rDev +11.5%

They have the best selection and best prices I have seen for Growler's. The bottle selection is very good as well. They have 18 Taps of the best craft beers to offer in the area. The staff is very knoledgeable and very eager to give you samples of any beer on tap. I travel for my job, and I make this a prioriy when traveling the area to fill up a few growlers. Jeff is very helpful and the manager even pulled a few kegs from the back so I could try a few new beers! Can't say enough about this place and the quality and price's they offer.

I didn't check out the food section to rate that.

JDizzle, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of Urbancaver
4.65/5  rDev +5%

Fuck yeah this place is awesome. Huge selection of beer with some interesting stuff stashed away in the back. Since they're a bit off the beaten path they usually hold on to stuff longer than more. The big draw here is the stellar growler fill station. AMAZING taps with tons of great stuff. And their friday night beer tastings are amazing! Definitely worth going to! The folks here are really knowledgable and helpful as well. This is a must stop! Also, sometimes if you're nice you can try lots of the taps for free before you buy a growler. Definitely perk

Urbancaver, Jan 31, 2011
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Party Town in Florence, KY
97 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.