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3.65/5 rDev -17%
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
3.78/5 rDev -14.1%
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
3.95/5 rDev -10.2%
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 -9.1%
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
4/5 rDev -9.1%
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
4.04/5 rDev -8.2%
This place is huge and impressive. Aisles upon aisles of all types of booze and wine. Great whiskey selection, but of course, this is in Kentucky.
Beer section is impressive. About 150 different bomber/750's to choose from. Cold beer walk-in with just about everything they offer. Cold kegs of the BMC's and 6th barrels of some of the craft selection. Singles available in everything they offer. They are cold, but don't mind if you grab one out of a sixer if you want warm. Great international and domestic craft selection. Also, good gift boxes of things like Duvel and Chimay among others.
Service isn't great because of the store's size, but if you go find someone they are willing to do what they can. Also a good selection of home brew supplies.
Overall, I spent about 40 minutes in here, and probably could have spent a few days.
**Side note, I saw the growler fill station. 18 taps that are clearly marked with prices. Options of 1 liter, 64 oz, and gallons. I did not use the station, so that's all I'll say.
03-17-2012 21:48:26 | More by boilermakerbrew
4.15/5 rDev -5.7%
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
4.15/5 rDev -5.7%
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
4.15/5 rDev -5.7%
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
Party Town in Florence, KY
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