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4.65/5 rDev +5.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
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.
06-11-2010 22:56:11 | More by pwoods
4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
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 :(
04-23-2010 02:19:51 | More by Skye1024
4.55/5 rDev +3.2%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Yes...Party Town. This place is quite an expedition.
The first time I stopped here, I was amazed to find that they had growlers for sale. And, over the past year, it's only gotten better. They are constantly rotating their taps, and have added their "Friday Night Flights" event every Friday, which feature a line of different beers...whether a series from a specific brewery, or along a theme (most recently, a tasting of canned beer available to them).
The guys who run the beer section love what they do. They are always willing to talk about current stuff on tap, and new things they have in bottles. They love talking about rare beer finds, and new things on the horizon.
So, the tap selection is awesome...now to the bottles. Maybe it's exciting for me because we can't get a lot of what they have up here in Ohio, but they carry some great beers...and have quite an extensive catalog of beers...both chilled and on the shelves. Rare finds, and regular stuff, too. I've picked up several things such as Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Stout and Dogfish Head 120 Minute there, as well as some good deals on other easy-to-find beers.
They send out an email each week with new beers on tap, and what is in store for the Friday Night Flights. It's a great place. The place is huge, and I must admit...I've never made it beyon the beer...why would I need to.
If you are in Florence, you need to check this place out. Excellent.
08-10-2009 05:10:28 | More by movingtrain
4.7/5 rDev +6.6%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
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.
05-22-2009 14:04:44 | More by eugeneplatinum
4/5 rDev -9.3%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
05-16-2009 15:20:33 | More by bamadog
4.2/5 rDev -4.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
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.
02-19-2009 22:24:08 | More by Yetiman420
4.5/5 rDev +2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
05-02-2008 14:03:17 | More by jmacdaddy2008
4.3/5 rDev -2.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Right off the highway and very close to both the airport and the various nice hotels near it. if you miss the beer/liquor labeling under the main sign, you might just bypass it, thinking it only sells party hats and balloons.
Large selection of high quality micros (both national and regional) had a handful of Kentucky and Cincinnati brews that I had never heard of. Has the Bells and others your looking for, in addition to the Unibroue and others. Kegs available for order and growler fills in the front. Very nice. Besides the wide selection in 6'ers, there is what could be called an extremely nice selection of singles to build your own in the cooler.
Came in and got a 4 pack to tide me over with being bored at the hotel and spent $6...
08-21-2007 21:57:40 | More by Umbra
4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
03-11-2007 02:37:47 | More by kirok1999
3.65/5 rDev -17.2%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
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!
10-31-2006 10:01:17 | More by nlmartin
Party Town in Florence, KY
96 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.