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Party Town

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Party TownParty Town
BA SCORE
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42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.71%
[ 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 Yetiman420
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

Yetiman420, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of AtLagerHeads
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

AtLagerHeads, Jul 09, 2003
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%

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 BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

BEERchitect, Aug 07, 2005
Photo of kmpitz2
4.5/5  rDev +2%

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 orbitalr0x
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%

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!

orbitalr0x, Oct 22, 2005
Photo of pwoods
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%

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 elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +2%

elkinbrown, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of MaximumYuks
4/5  rDev -9.3%

MaximumYuks, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

FtownThrowDown, Oct 03, 2006
Photo of clvand0
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%

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
Photo of bamadog
4/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

bamadog, May 16, 2009
Photo of Umbra
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%

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...

Umbra, Aug 21, 2007
Photo of nlmartin
3.65/5  rDev -17.2%

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!

nlmartin, Oct 31, 2006
Photo of BuckTuckian
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

BuckTuckian, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of SheepNutz
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%

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 kirok1999
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

kirok1999, Mar 11, 2007
Photo of Jasonchair
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Jasonchair, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Urbancaver
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%

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 Rod_J
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Rod_J, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of movingtrain
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%

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 miffsudd
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%

miffsudd, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of KYBrewgrass
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%

A - 3.5 This store isn't usually all that busy and sometimes you don't see many people in your time there at all. The staff isn't overly friendly; not sure I've been greeted once at the door.

Q - 4 It isn't the cleanest of stores but it isn't bad... The products are certainly of good quality, however, and that's really what I care about.

Ser - 4 When I've needed help I've gotten help. Usually I'm asked by someone if they see me. They haven't been experts but they make sure that I get what I need.

Sel - 5 The store's highlight is its selection. There are a tremendous amount of bottled brews to choose from in both packages and singles. There is a good selection of bombers as well. The growler station has 18 taps and is especially nice; almost all that I've seen on tap are high-end micro brews. They look to have plenty of party supplies, liquor, wine, and even a homebrew aisle as well.

F - N/A

V - $$ Party Town's prices are competitive with other local stores. I haven't seen any prices too high or too low. For some of the offerings that they stock that others don't, however, they'd be considered to have a good value for sure. This was the last place in town that I found KBS this year, if that says anything.

KYBrewgrass, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of JDizzle
4.94/5  rDev +12%

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 eyeenjoybeer
3.78/5  rDev -14.3%

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.

eyeenjoybeer, Jul 02, 2011
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Party Town in Florence, KY
96 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.