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Party Town

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Party TownParty Town
BA SCORE
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world-class

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
[ 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 Jasonchair
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Jasonchair, Jun 18, 2014
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.

stulzdm, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of JDizzle
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

JDizzle, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.9/5  rDev +10.9%

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.

deadonhisfeet, May 16, 2011
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.

revolt914, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of barczar
4.84/5  rDev +9.5%

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?

barczar, Jun 30, 2011
Photo of miffsudd
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%

miffsudd, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Rod_J
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Rod_J, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of BuckTuckian
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

BuckTuckian, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Enochase04
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Enochase04, Sep 19, 2014
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.

eugeneplatinum, May 22, 2009
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

Urbancaver, Jan 31, 2011
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.

pwoods, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of jonandhisflask
4.64/5  rDev +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!

jonandhisflask, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of alexknuckles
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

alexknuckles, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Caterwaul
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%

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!

Caterwaul, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.57/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

WVbeergeek, Sep 15, 2013
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.

movingtrain, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

elkinbrown, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

While smaller overall than several other local stores, with less of a bottle and keg selection, Party Town has one majpr, major wow factor going for it: the growler station.

Two dozen taps, continually rotating, pouring everything from pint jars to full gallons at reasonable prices, staffed by beer geeks who love to talk beer with you when there isn't a line at the station (or even when there is, if everyone's into the conversation).

On top of that, this place hosts events at least weekly. Tap takeovers, tastings where brewers come in and set up, Friday Night Flights - there's almost always some sort of beer event going on, usually for something like $3 to $5 for six tasters with more available as desired.

Slap on a good array of liquor also available, and you've got a nifty little place.

UrbanCaveman, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of BenRex
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

BenRex, Aug 06, 2014
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.

jmacdaddy2008, May 02, 2008
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.

kmpitz2, Sep 07, 2004
Photo of SheepNutz
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

SheepNutz, Jun 08, 2003
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.

clvand0, Oct 14, 2004
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Party Town in Florence, KY
97 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.