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Party Town

Party TownParty Town
BA SCORE
96
world-class

38 Ratings
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.5%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

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.

09-15-2013 01:06:51 | More by WVbeergeek
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alexknuckles

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$

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.

03-16-2013 20:42:53 | More by alexknuckles
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$

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.

03-17-2012 21:48:26 | More by boilermakerbrew
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afoltz2

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

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.

01-28-2012 23:10:51 | More by afoltz2
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Caterwaul

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

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!

09-26-2011 13:38:49 | More by Caterwaul
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amidabha

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

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.

08-07-2011 00:51:43 | More by amidabha
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jonandhisflask

Kentucky

4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

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!

07-20-2011 05:34:55 | More by jonandhisflask
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eyeenjoybeer

Seychelles

3.78/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

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.

07-02-2011 18:36:32 | More by eyeenjoybeer
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barczar

Kentucky

4.84/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

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?

06-30-2011 18:02:10 | More by barczar
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

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.

05-16-2011 22:05:47 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Party Town in Florence, KY
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