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4.28/5 rDev -2.9%
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
4.58/5 rDev +3.9%
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
4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
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
4.64/5 rDev +5.2%
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
3.78/5 rDev -14.3%
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
4.84/5 rDev +9.8%
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
4.9/5 rDev +11.1%
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.
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
4.22/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
05-15-2011 17:36:33 | More by RocPorterFanatic
4.21/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
04-12-2011 14:07:27 | More by KYBrewgrass
4.94/5 rDev +12%
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.
02-24-2011 00:12:48 | More by JDizzle
Party Town in Florence, KY
96 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.