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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
4.15/5 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
4.57/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Highly impressed by the selection down at the Party Store, the front of the building in a shopping outlet in Florence, KY does nothing to warn you about the incredible selection of wine, beer, cigars, obscure hot sauces, party supplies that this store has to offer definitely a one stop shopping experience. Beer coolers with singles that need to be kept cold, kegs galore, sixers and 12 packs in the walk in cooler, grocery store like aisles of beer. I found the house beer guy, who shares the namesake of one of my first cousins...Jeff Metz. He gave me awesome beer advice, and access to some of his cellared jewels. I left with a Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, a vertical of Avery the Beast, the Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, and my first go around Pretty Things, Prairie wild ales, Cincy based Rivertown sour ales, a couple growlers special one offs from Dark Horse and Against the Grain. Awesome beer experience!!! Great prices stop in if your into all things to induce partying.
09-15-2013 01:06:51 | More by WVbeergeek
4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
4.5/5 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
4.2/5 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
4.65/5 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
4.2/5 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
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
Party Town in Florence, KY
96 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.