Party Town

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47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.42
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6823 Burlington Pike
Florence, Kentucky, 41042-1616
United States
phone: (859) 371-4466

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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.

Photo of Umbra
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%

Right off the highway and very close to both the airport and the various nice hotels near it. if you miss the beer/liquor labeling under the main sign, you might just bypass it, thinking it only sells party hats and balloons.
Large selection of high quality micros (both national and regional) had a handful of Kentucky and Cincinnati brews that I had never heard of. Has the Bells and others your looking for, in addition to the Unibroue and others. Kegs available for order and growler fills in the front. Very nice. Besides the wide selection in 6'ers, there is what could be called an extremely nice selection of singles to build your own in the cooler.
Came in and got a 4 pack to tide me over with being bored at the hotel and spent $6...

Photo of kirok1999
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%

Visited both Party Town and Party Source on the same day. Party Source had cases of Goose Island BCS so we had to hit that one second.
Nice place, slightly smaller than Party Source but with much the same selection. Service seems a little more personal and available but to be fair we were only at Party Source once. Both times we went to Party Town we found the service to be very good. While no one asked if we needed help, once we asked it was excellent.
Selection was very good, maybe not quite as good as Party Source, but very close.
Price seemed good as well. I will visit again as there is nothing like this selection in Ohio.

Photo of nlmartin
3.65/5  rDev -17.4%

This store is located just off the highway. The building is well lite and ilse well spaced. The store seems to primarily be a liquor store. You can find all your standard liquor needs and even a few unusual top shelf items. The store has a ok selection of wine. There are many other party items available in the store.

All the things listed above make this a good stop for the nieborhood. Now lets talk about the beer. The cold case is well stocked with alot of the items from the shelf. The case is full of the normal suspects. Of course assorted 40's and BMC are readily available. The micros are full of things like Rogue, DFH, Bells and Great Lakes. The imports are fairly standard English, German and Belguim fare. There are a smattering of other oddball imports. These things would make the stop average strickly. The thing that makes the store stand out are some of the high end items available. DFH 120 minute, WWS, Olde School Barley Wine, RaisondExtra ect. The store is well stocked with Stones products. The stock guy said Double Bastard would be on the shelves in a couple days.

The staff was attentive and offered help with any questions and locating goodies on the shelves.

Now the not so good portion. Some of the items on the shelves are a bit dated. This is not a problem for some Barley Wines, Imperial Stouts, Strong Ales ect. Other items just simply will not fair that well. This is another ok beer stop in the area. Watch your best by dates!

Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.2/5  rDev -5%

This is everything that a liquor store should be. The beer selection alone is all that is needed. In front of the store, before you even get back to the beer selection are 4 taps for growler fills. This is the best place in the city for growler fills. They get great beers on tap, they turn them over quickly and they're fairly cheap, $5.99 for refills, $7.99 for new growler fills for most offerings. Some are more expensive.
They have a good selection of beers on the shelf as well as in the fridge. They have a very good selection of glassware to compliment the beers.
This place is worth the drive from Cincy due to the great growler offerings alone.
The help is very knowledgable and helpful. You can tell that the people in the beer department are just as compassionate as yourself about the beer.
All in all a great place, however right now they're working on the main road to the store so it has been a nightmare getting to this place.
This is a must stop if you're in the area.

Photo of fightingwords
3.95/5  rDev -10.6%

Hands down my ace in the hole for a good growler.

Q--competeing with the Party Source in Bellvue and a small and inconsistent group of craft beer lovers, this place can get beers past their freshness date pretty easily. I've always been happy with my purchaces except for an old bottle of Half-e-Wiezen that just wasnt fresh at all. Their growlers are top notch and always poured and sealed correctly--have your own bottle? No fuss, you bring it and they'll fill it with a good brew.

S--There is a young kid, my age, about 22 there who is extremely knowledgable about beer, if you have any questions--look for him, he knows more than anyone in the store. He does a great job of answering questions, stocking beer and filling growlers and is really friendly. They will be adding GL's Black Out Stout and Bell's Rye Stout to the growlers and are trying to get the Double Bastard back on tap--they have an email list for anyone interested in their growlers and new arrivals.

S--More bombers than any other store in the area. They always have the beers I want. Their prices are a bit different than the Party Source so if you're a local I'm sure you know you can get some deals here, but also can pay more than another store might charge.

V--Some beers are a deal here, and some arent. The growler refills are 6.99-9.99. They also have better prices on their micros than other places...the imports however are generally higher sometimes a dollar more in the case of Franziskaners 16.9oz bottles. You just have to know what youre buying and willing to pay. If you are looking for almost every bomber in the stone and rouge line up--this is your place.

If you like grolwers you have to check this place out. If you like micros for good prices and good selection this place wont dissapoint.

Photo of unclederby
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Stopped by this place on my way back to Columbus from Louisville. My primary goal was to look for big beers that can't legally be sold in Ohio (given the 12 % law) . Well, i didn't find much that i can't get in Columbus, but the selection was good nonetheless.

American craft breweries were well represented (i think there were nine Bell's facings), and almost everything sold in sixers were also available in singles. They even had some 2005 Sierra Bigfoot ale, which was a happy (hoppy?) discovery. Imports are well-stocked too, especially the English selection. I was a little disappointed with the Belgian offerings (no Duvel ?), but that's my only knock. Some nice glassware was offered as well...

Additionally, they had a growler station with four offerings (all priced at $7.99 first fill, $5.99 thereafter): two Bell's brews, an abbey-style dubbel from a Cincy brewpub and right now i can't remember the fourth. The beer buyer happily offered me a sample of the dubbel, which naturally i didn't refuse.

It was 3pm and the crowd was sparse (i was the only beer shopper i think), and the service was attentive enough after i initiated contact. I didn't mind the solitude as i shopped though...

Prices seemed reasonable and not out of proportion with any other place.

So my haul: 22 oz. Oak-aged Yeti, 22 oz. Avery Eleven, 11.2 oz. Konigshoeven tripel, 12 oz. Corsendonk Pale Ale, 12 oz. Bell's Expedition, (2) 12 oz. 2005 Bigfoot, 7 oz. Old Foghorn, a La Chouffe glass, a La Fin du Monde glass, and a Arrogant Bastard pint glass.

This place is easy to find (just off the expressway), and definitely worth a stop... even if it's to see what is being offered at the growler station.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.2/5  rDev -5%

I stopped into Party Town on my way to Lexington recently. From the outside it looks like a big party supply store. Upon entering there's a huge selection of party supplies, food, cheese and more..however I was there for the beer and I made my way to the back of the store where the beer section resides. There were three rows with six packs from a wide variety of breweries including Bert Grants, Thristy Dog, Bell's and many many more. A wide variety of imports and single bombers are available as well. I even scored a sixer of Batch 7000 for a mere $13.49 here! (Check the endcaps for miscellaneous goodies)

Apart from all this...my favorite part of the store is the probably 10+ cooler doors on the back wall housing singles of damn near every beer they stock! I love being able to pick and choose new beers to try so this was very exciting for me and I probably would've gone crazy if I wasn't on a budget. It's hard to decide what to buy with the myriad of bottles staring back at you. Above, beyond and on top of all this they also do growler fills at the store and have four taps dedicated to different craft brews. First time fills are a mere $8.00. Overall I found all beer prices here to be very reasonable and many times quite cheap!

I highly recommend stopping by Party Town if you're in the area. It's well worth it and it's not far off the highway. My only complaint is that it took me a LONG time to find someone to help me out in the store. Other than that this place is packed full of good brews and I'd imagine even the most seasoned beer drinker will be able to find something new. Oh yeah...how I can forget my Orval chalice for $3....they have a wide selection of great glassware at cheap prices as well!

Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%

Went last night and was plesantly surprised. Walking in, it has the same spatial demeaner of local Lexington powerhouse stores 'Liquer Barn'. They had a very good wine, cigar, and party supplys sections. Although they had some interesting food items, this is not why to go here. What is? The beer. They had a similarly sized selection of beer as Liquer Barn, but had some different beers; beers that are more obscure, hard to get, better aged, and rarer. Their prices were average at worst, and cheap on many of the products that I wanted most. All of their selection may be bought as singles; you don't have to buy the whole six pack. They also had 4 beers on tap to take home in growlers, of which is Stone IPA and a few other lesser ones. Beers bought on this trip: Belgian Reds, St Bernardus 12, St. Fruellen, Old Foghorn, and Millineum ale. A small homebrew selection was nice to see, but lacking in selection from most serious shops. The staff seemed eager to help although I didn't need much assistance. Look for reviews of these beers comming soon. Good experience, will be back.

Photo of clvand0
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%

Very nice place. This is just like a small version of my local beer shop, Liquor Barn, with a great selection. Very well stocked and organized as well. They even have some homebrew supplies! I got a lot of good beers here, including some really hard to find stuff, so I am very happy with my trip there. I didn't have much interaction with the staff/service, so I'm not a good judge of that. But the quality and selection is great! Lots of the hard to find Belgians and a lot of older stuff - like 1996 versions of Rogue products and things like that.

Photo of kmpitz2
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Another surprise found within an hour of home. While approaching Cincinnati, my wife said she wanted a drink. I knew where to find this place and decided she would be able to find something to quench her thirst while giving me a chance to poke around the beer selection. All I can say is wow. I found so many new beers here that I will have to take a trip here every few months to grab a few more to supplement my stocks. Most of the back wall of the store is refrigerated cases, with a walk-in fridge behind the cases. There is also a nice selection of glassware, which I am always interested in as well. I am starting to save my pennies so I can come back here and pick up some beers I haven't had yet. Since it is right on the way out of Kentucky when I drive back to Illinois, this will become a more frequent stop for me.

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