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4.2/5 rDev -4.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
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.
10-03-2006 23:12:58 | More by FtownThrowDown
3.95/5 rDev -10.4%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Hands down my ace in the hole for a good growler.
Q--competeing with the Party Source in Bellvue and a small and inconsistent group of craft beer lovers, this place can get beers past their freshness date pretty easily. I've always been happy with my purchaces except for an old bottle of Half-e-Wiezen that just wasnt fresh at all. Their growlers are top notch and always poured and sealed correctly--have your own bottle? No fuss, you bring it and they'll fill it with a good brew.
S--There is a young kid, my age, about 22 there who is extremely knowledgable about beer, if you have any questions--look for him, he knows more than anyone in the store. He does a great job of answering questions, stocking beer and filling growlers and is really friendly. They will be adding GL's Black Out Stout and Bell's Rye Stout to the growlers and are trying to get the Double Bastard back on tap--they have an email list for anyone interested in their growlers and new arrivals.
S--More bombers than any other store in the area. They always have the beers I want. Their prices are a bit different than the Party Source so if you're a local I'm sure you know you can get some deals here, but also can pay more than another store might charge.
V--Some beers are a deal here, and some arent. The growler refills are 6.99-9.99. They also have better prices on their micros than other places...the imports however are generally higher sometimes a dollar more in the case of Franziskaners 16.9oz bottles. You just have to know what youre buying and willing to pay. If you are looking for almost every bomber in the stone and rouge line up--this is your place.
If you like grolwers you have to check this place out. If you like micros for good prices and good selection this place wont dissapoint.
03-21-2006 05:20:29 | More by fightingwords
4/5 rDev -9.3%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
01-13-2006 16:35:33 | More by unclederby
4.2/5 rDev -4.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
I stopped into Party Town on my way to Lexington recently. From the outside it looks like a big party supply store. Upon entering there's a huge selection of party supplies, food, cheese and more..however I was there for the beer and I made my way to the back of the store where the beer section resides. There were three rows with six packs from a wide variety of breweries including Bert Grants, Thristy Dog, Bell's and many many more. A wide variety of imports and single bombers are available as well. I even scored a sixer of Batch 7000 for a mere $13.49 here! (Check the endcaps for miscellaneous goodies)
Apart from all this...my favorite part of the store is the probably 10+ cooler doors on the back wall housing singles of damn near every beer they stock! I love being able to pick and choose new beers to try so this was very exciting for me and I probably would've gone crazy if I wasn't on a budget. It's hard to decide what to buy with the myriad of bottles staring back at you. Above, beyond and on top of all this they also do growler fills at the store and have four taps dedicated to different craft brews. First time fills are a mere $8.00. Overall I found all beer prices here to be very reasonable and many times quite cheap!
I highly recommend stopping by Party Town if you're in the area. It's well worth it and it's not far off the highway. My only complaint is that it took me a LONG time to find someone to help me out in the store. Other than that this place is packed full of good brews and I'd imagine even the most seasoned beer drinker will be able to find something new. Oh yeah...how I can forget my Orval chalice for $3....they have a wide selection of great glassware at cheap prices as well!
10-22-2005 16:21:12 | More by orbitalr0x
4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
08-07-2005 16:09:17 | More by BEERchitect
4.35/5 rDev -1.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
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.
10-14-2004 19:21:12 | More by clvand0
4.5/5 rDev +2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
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.
09-07-2004 02:24:26 | More by kmpitz2
4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
This store has much of the big box feel that seems to be catching on for full line beverage and party supply stores. There are lots of supplies from glassware to other party needs available here. Courteous staff and great checkout service. While I was looking at cooler beers, a manager was ranting on his cell phone to someone involved with this store. Seems someone had not properly unboxed and displayed a line of beer and he was beside himself because it had embarrased him with a distributor or supplier of some type.
Lots of really great beer available and nicely displayed by country or region of origin. Some fairly rare brews setting on some of the room temp shelves.
Good parking and easy in and out. A "must stop" in the Cincy area.
07-09-2003 19:08:52 | More by AtLagerHeads
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Party Town used to be called The Party Source, and was owned by the Party Source in Bellvue, Kentucky, until it was sold and renamed. They still maintain an awesome selection of imports and micros. You can be sure to find all offerings by Bell's, Rogue, Stone, SN, Goose Island, Great Lakes, and others. They have many imports including a wide variety of German, Belgian, and Canadian beers, among others. The beer managers are very friendly and are always willing to answer any questions, or listen to any comments. Party Town even has a growler program with 4 seasonal beers on tap to take home in growlers. When I was there in the early summer, the growler selections were Bell's Oberon, SN Summerfest, Goose Island Summertime, and Leffe Blond. All of the beers are very reasonably priced as well. The staff is nice and helpful as well. Mike, the nighttime beer man, is great to talk to, and is very knowledgeable about all things beer. This is definately a great place to check out if you are in the Florence area. All the great selection without having to drive in Cincinnati traffic.
06-08-2003 18:01:33 | More by SheepNutz
Party Town in Florence, KY
96 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.