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Liquor Barn - New Circle

Liquor Barn - New CircleLiquor Barn - New Circle
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

921 Beaumont Centre Pkwy
Lexington, Kentucky, 40513-9009
United States
phone: (859) 223-1400

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @liquorbarn

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cwkash

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $

Big selection, reasonable prices. Scotch selection is a little bit lacking but it's made up for in the bourbon and craft beer choices. Also has a very interesting food selection though I've never bought any from there. It's the go-to place in Lexington for booze.

07-21-2013 23:08:40 | More by cwkash
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crlova2

Kentucky

3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A great selection of craft beers domestic and imports. They have a small homebrew section that sells a decent amount of stuff but I still order most of my stuff online. The one thing I would watch out for is old beer that isn't supposed to be aged sitting on the shelf for years. I bought a four pack of Sam Smith Nut Brown that had definitely gone bad. However I found some 18% beers from '07 which was exciting! Be weary of old beers that aren't good old but other than that the place is great for picking up stuff you haven't tried.

05-06-2011 17:19:49 | More by crlova2
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Lothore

California

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $

This was the first liquor store I stopped at in kentucky and I was really impressed with the amount of craft brew they had available. Their policy of breaking up any 6 pack into individual bottles for exactly a sixth of the price is absolutely unheard of where im from and something that is an extreme plus. I wasn't approached by any employees but then again, I didn't really need any help so it's hard to rate the service based on my visit. Absolutely huge store packed full of (almost) any liquor, beer and wine you could want. A must stop in lexington if you're looking to pick up some bottles.

01-17-2011 03:38:59 | More by Lothore
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bobhits

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This is the store I think that people should focus on. The hamburg store runs out of the good stuff while this store has it, but the rare releases are always around. For this region there's a huge elections of beers. Imports, crafts etc. Exceptional store.

The people working there will try to help at times. Often I don't hear a peep other times 3-4 people ask me if I need help. It's random, but they seems to try. Clearly the time of day and what the staff is doing matters.

When I have a question they are always quick to get an answer and for the most part responsive. That said wine and spirits take up a bit more of their time than we beer folks would like.

10-02-2010 16:46:02 | More by bobhits
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ndekke39

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Wow! My brothers took me here while visiting them in Lexington. Huge place with lots of beer, wine, and liquor, plus a selection of party items, etc. Clearly one-step shopping if you're planning a party. Massive selection of beer - one of the biggest I've seen. Many coolers and shelves of six- and four-packs. I saw Founder's (including a huge stack of Kentucky Breakfast Stout!), Bell's, New Holland, Three Floyds, Great Divide, Dogfish Head, all sorts of stuff. I barely had a chance to glance over the selection and felt like I only scratched the surface.

05-12-2010 01:31:56 | More by ndekke39
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BayernJoe

Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

As a Lexington resident, this Liquor Barn is my primary purchasing venue. I tend to make two to four trips a month to stock up on all of my malt based needs.

Although my tastes and beer history are not as extensive as many, I do feel that the beer selection available at Liquor Barn is above average. They have a significant selection from macros, to craft and imports. I managed to grab a couple four packs of Founders KBS just the other day. Beyond beer, the wine and spirits selection is amazing. They offer selections form the least expensive brands to those that I will likely never be able to attain! (RE: Remy Martin Louis XIII)

Service has always been sufficient. The staff tends to be knowledgeable about most of their offerings and they are always willing to help whenever you have a question.

My only complaints are around beer storage. Sale beer is often stored at the front of the store and even though they generally have shades over the windows, the temperature may fluctuate a little more than preferred and the light definitely isn't ideal. They do have a large refrigerated section where you can find many of their offerings.

For the homebrewer in you, there is a fine selection of malts, yeasts and brewing tools available.

I feel very fortunate that I have such a phenomenal resource so close to where I live.

04-28-2010 02:35:09 | More by BayernJoe
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

On a short visit to Lexington I decided to do some beer shopping for a few things to try that were not going to be available in PA. Based on the Beerfly reviews and their website the Liquor Barn chain seemed to be very very well stocked. This one was conveniently located and so in I went.

There was a remarkable range of beer available both from near by states and across the country. A huge number of them could be purchased by the six pack either off the shelf or from the very large number of coolers in the back of the store.

In addition they had a small shelf of singles you could use to make up a mixed six pack. They even had a section of a couple of shelves where they put singles that were discounted to sell because of how long they'd been around.

Eventually I pulled myself away from just looking, found the local beer I'd been looking for, and carried it to the counter for checkout.

I can't really say much about the service as this visit was pretty much like going into any large variety store and I neither needed any help nor was I offered any.

01-04-2010 12:36:07 | More by drtth
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Seanibus

California

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

Outstanding. Huge selection of liquors (great for local bourbons), very nice wine selection(unusually good South America collection, with some unusual high end and affordable Chilean) and a nice selection of regional and national beers, with decent international and macro selections as well. There is a good wall of cold beer along the back wall. Decent selection of bombers (though bit heavy on the Rogue. A huge section of gourmet food (some local, but mostly not) and stuff for parties. Good selection of sodas and non alcoholic drinks, including some gourmet sodas. Prices are good.

07-05-2009 13:20:54 | More by Seanibus
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eljefe21

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped by while visiting my brother in Lexington and losing some money at the Bluegrass stakes. The Barn and Pazzo's totally made up for anything lost at the track and the crappy 8+ hour drive home.

I did a little research on Liquor Barn's web site before heading to Lexington so I was aware of what brews they might have that I can't get in DC. The web site was very good and made my search easier when I got there. The staff at the Liquor Barn were also very helpful.

As far as my haul, I took away some Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout & Double Trouble Imperial IPA. Also got some O'Fallon Smoked Porter, Great Divide Hercules Double IPA and Liquor Barn's Sheltowee IPA. Stole a Schalfy Scotch Ale from my 'bro to complete my haul.

If we didn't have to leave for dinner, we would have gladly stayed for the Founder's tasting they were about to have. Also was impressed with their selection as they had a wide selection other micros and imports. Definitely worth hitting up if you're in town.

04-23-2009 03:34:45 | More by eljefe21
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PiecefulToker

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Liquor barn isn't the greatest beer store I have been to, but I am not less than impressed by their selection and prices. $1.50/single for most mixed six-packs. I got 6 different Great Lakes Brewing Co. beers, some DFH, and some Magic Hat. I plan to go back tomorrow for some other beers I can't get in TN. I got there about 15 minutes before closing, so I didn't get to look around the rest of the store, but it looked very promising and even had a deli. There was a great variety of 6 packs, and you can take singles from any of them. This is a great place to try out new beers and find old favorites. Highly recommended.

08-27-2008 04:04:11 | More by PiecefulToker
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Liquor Barn - New Circle in Lexington, KY
94 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.