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Party Town

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Party TownParty Town
BA SCORE
97
world-class

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.24%
[ 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 Rod_J
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.57/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of alexknuckles
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Photo of afoltz2
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of Caterwaul
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
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!

Photo of amidabha
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Photo of jonandhisflask
4.64/5  rDev +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!

Photo of eyeenjoybeer
3.78/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Photo of barczar
4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
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?

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.9/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Photo of RocPorterFanatic
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of KYBrewgrass
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 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.

Photo of JDizzle
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 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.

Photo of Urbancaver
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%

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

Photo of revolt914
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%

Right on Turfway Rd. in Florence Kentucky one of my favorite go to places! Every Friday they have craft beer tastings from 6pm to 7pm and usually have a good 8 to 16 different beers to taste for only $2. There selection is great in wine, liquor, beer, and craft beer. If you're wanting a growler they usually average $7 to around $25 during the fall season.

Quality: Really great quality in there store, they keep the bottles in the right places, the price tags are pretty well placed to find how much you'll be paying on a case and even on a single.

Service: The guys that work there really want to get to know the regulars and really help you out. I just wondered in one day to their craft beer tastings and was a little late but the guy hooked me up for free just cause it was the end of the bottle and they knew I was interested in good craft with what was in my cart.

Selection: The selection is really great, about 6 full isles of beer about 4 shelves high and a full beer cave and over I think 120 or so barrels to choose from if you've got a kegerator.

Value: Pretty damn good, I can find some rares and many crafts form different states running at or below what people are saying they generally get them for in their area's. Great place to check out and waste way to much time looking around at beer.

Photo of stulzdm
5/5  rDev +13.1%

All about the staff here. Nice to talk to people who love beer as much as I do. Very informed and quick to help you with any questions. Growler selection is excellent and yes they actually know what they have on tap and what would best suit your taste. Picked up some Three Floyd's Blackheart the other week. Outstanding! Bottle selection is good too, and prices beat any place in the area. Get to know the employees here. They'll give you honest opinions on what to try. Find or learn something new everytime I'm in here. If your in the area definitely worth a stop. Way better than Party Source.

Photo of pwoods
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%

I absolutely love this place. They've expanded their growler station to 14 taps and there's always goodies to be had. The beer purchaser, Jeff, has the hook up with the Bluegrass Brewing Company and gets lots of their fantastic bourbon, brandy, and barrel aged beers on tap. He also brews with them and exclusively sells Rye 75, a rye IPA. They occassionally have special dry hopped or oak aged version on this as well. They host some nasty brewery specific tastings with lots of rarities. The quality and selection are unrivaled in the area. They have multiple employees that are very knowledgeable about beer and if you run into one of them that isn't, they gladly radio to someone that knows their stuff to help you. The prices here can't be beat. The bottles at averagely priced at best and usually a bit cheaper but the growler station has unbelievably low prices.

Photo of Skye1024
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%

Was in the area for a couple Red's games and made the short drive over. The bottle selection was good, but nothing overly impressive IMO.

The growler station however, was awesome. I couldnt believe they had Dreadnaught and for only $17! Ive never seen on tap anywhere besides the brewpub where its $5 for a half pint. I believe they had 14 taps total. Some of the others I remember were Bell's 2H, Stone Ruination and Cali Belgique, Founder's Backward Bastard and FFF Robert the Bruce.

They also had probably 6-8 cases of KBS left at $24/4pack.

On a sour note, they also had ~20 cases of Hopslam left as well at full price :(

Photo of movingtrain
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%

Yes...Party Town. This place is quite an expedition.

The first time I stopped here, I was amazed to find that they had growlers for sale. And, over the past year, it's only gotten better. They are constantly rotating their taps, and have added their "Friday Night Flights" event every Friday, which feature a line of different beers...whether a series from a specific brewery, or along a theme (most recently, a tasting of canned beer available to them).

The guys who run the beer section love what they do. They are always willing to talk about current stuff on tap, and new things they have in bottles. They love talking about rare beer finds, and new things on the horizon.

So, the tap selection is awesome...now to the bottles. Maybe it's exciting for me because we can't get a lot of what they have up here in Ohio, but they carry some great beers...and have quite an extensive catalog of beers...both chilled and on the shelves. Rare finds, and regular stuff, too. I've picked up several things such as Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Stout and Dogfish Head 120 Minute there, as well as some good deals on other easy-to-find beers.

They send out an email each week with new beers on tap, and what is in store for the Friday Night Flights. It's a great place. The place is huge, and I must admit...I've never made it beyon the beer...why would I need to.

If you are in Florence, you need to check this place out. Excellent.

Photo of eugeneplatinum
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%

This is a good beer store. They had everything I would expect, except for a couple of old Belgians I found at Party Source. There are a couple of guys there who know beer inside and out. Their Friday Night Flights beer tasting is pretty outstanding. They main difference between this place and the Party Source is the quality of service and the knowledge of the employees. I have a much easier time getting proper answers to my questions here. I am a big fan of the growlers at this store. Its seems they only tap things they want to drink.

Photo of bamadog
4/5  rDev -9.5%

This is a pretty nice little store - granted, it doesn't quite have the selection or quantity of The Party Source, but the growler selection is pretty amazing and they've really gotten some pretty rare brews on tap there (most recently Founder's Canadian Breakfast Stout).

Quality: Quite nice. A lot of high-end beers and a fair selection. It's pretty easy to feel good about what you're getting there, but again, the growler selection takes the cake.

Service: Kind of hit or miss with me - sometimes they seem a little over-eager to help you out and sometimes it seems they may be a little misinformed about what they're trying to sell you, but there are a couple of folks there that really know exactly what they're talking about and I greatly appreciate their input.

Selection: As already mentioned, pretty solid, but focus on the growlers when you get there. They get plenty of solid beers: Goose Island, Great Lakes, Founders, etc...

Value: It's solid - you get what you pay for here for the most part, but again, not to beat the growler portion into the ground, but the prices are probably impossible to beat here - 13 bucks for a half growler of Canadian Breakfast Stout (and KBS when they had that there), and they've got not problem selling halves as well.

Photo of Yetiman420
4.2/5  rDev -5%

Originally owned by the same folks as the Party Source in Newport. You'll notice a lot of similarities including an excellent growler to-go station.

The beer selection, while very good, is not as good as the Party Source. The service during my stop was non existent. I did appreciate the fact that one of the employees was proudly maintaining the "rat tail" hair style so popular during the mid 80's.

I picked up a couple of bottles that you would no longer find on the shelves at other stores. Rodenbach Grand Cru, Shafly Imperial barrel aged stout. They also have higher alcohol beers than in Ohio.

Photo of jmacdaddy2008
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

I try to make a trip down to this place every three to four months, depending on current cash flow. You will definitely spend some loot.
I love the single selection. It helps to adventure out and buy beers that you have never had before.

They have a great selection of dogfish head(120,olde school,immort,burton baton,world wide stout), which is nice for us Ohioans who can't get above 13% beers.

Every time I'm down I find an obscure 22oz. or single that makes the trip. I found a 06 vertical epic last month which was a good find.
The prices are cheaper than most I've been to and there is always someone who is there to help if you need it.

I have begun to venture into more Belgiums and other imports and they have a good selection.

I would like to see some darkhorse, Nogne, Mikkeller and some west coast beer but hey, you can't have it all....or can you.

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Party Town in Florence, KY
97 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.