Liquor Barn

BA SCORE
96
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Liquor BarnLiquor Barn
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

4301 Towne Center Dr
Louisville, Kentucky, 40241-4148
United States

(502) 426-4222 | map
liquorbarn.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
6.09%
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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

Photo of Yetiman420
4.2/5  rDev -5.2%

Stopped in on a day visit to Louisville. Liquor Barn is similar to the mega booze stores in Northrn Kentucky...which is good.

The one upside of the Liquor Barn is their massive tap selection and it appears you can order flights of beer and drink them in the store at one of many tables. With the stellar tap line up, this makes Liquor Barn a great beer bar with a warehouse atmosphere.

I picked up a bunch of high alcohol Dogfish Head (World Wide Stout, Olde School, and 120 Minute) that I can't get in Ohio because of the ABV limit. All prices were reasonable and I'd recommed it if you're passing through town.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Good place for both Bourbon and beer, among other alcoholic needful things. Very good broad selection and prices are fairly low across the board. I don't always find rare releases here but the standard offerings are quite good. Some interesting bourbon choices here too that I don't see at some of the mom and pop stores. Love Liquor Barn.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of elkinbrown
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of target88
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

The Springhurst store is the largest of its kind in Louisville and probably the state. The growler wall is fantastic and having a brew at the bar discussing the merits of the concoction with the Knowledgeble staff makes the experience all the better. Special tapping nights and food trucks outside only make it better. If you need a hard to find beer in Ky or one of the great Bourbons, then you have found the place

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Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of neckbracesub
4.34/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of threedaggers
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Brent
4.85/5  rDev +9.5%

I've visited most, if not all, of the Liquor Barn locations. They run the gamut from well-stocked but a bit grungy to downright opulent. This location hits the top of the scale. The "growler heaven" wall rivals the best area bars for tap selection. The bottled selection is excellent and there is a great deli and gourmet and specialty grocery offering. A very good regional representation and they seem to keep up with timely rotation of seasonals. The store staff is quite helpful. When the person I spoke with could not answer a question, he searched out someone who could and reported back.

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Photo of Enochase04
3.5/5  rDev -21%

Photo of Buschyfor3
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

The granddaddy of Liquor Barn stores in the state of Kentucky. Growler Heaven, baby. That is really all I have to say. A liquor store with 40 tap handles, more than most beerpubs in the city. Locals (BBC, Alltech/Lex, Cumberland, Sheltowee), nationally distributed crafts (Bells, Stone, DFH, New Holland, Founders, Ommegang, SN, etc.), and then imports including two of my favorite, Young's Double Chocolate Stout on a nitro tap and Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel. Ridiculously awesome.

Not to mention that this store has a huge aisle of American Craft, and another aisle (both sides) dedicated to European imports. A huge selection of vintage beers within those aisles. A great section of nothing but Belgians. They also have a cold section that has many of their craft and import varieties chilled and ready for immediate consumption. It really is like being in a candy shop. Hard to not spend way too much at this store.

There is also an aisle dedicated to homebrewing needs, including a selection of ingredients, books, DIY kits, etc.

As for staff and service, I've always had good luck at this store, but I know it can be hit or miss because not only is the store huge - meaning you can walk for a few minutes through multiple aisles before running into an employee - but the craft beer section is about the furthest section from the registers and the counter where you can place orders for cases or hard to find brews. Nonetheless, I've met a couple of friendly clerks, one of whom was quite the craft beer enthusiast and engaged me in a 10 minute conversation about my favorite crafts and suggested some new beers I might like.

This is my beer mecca in Louisville. While its not the closest store to my house, I typically make the extra 15 min drive to go to this store when I'm looking for something in particular, such as seasonal releases or rarer releases - this store seems to be better about keeping those seasonals in stock, not to mention that they probably stock at least a good 30-40 beers that you can't find at the other Liquor Barn store on Hurstbourne Lane. Just bigger and more comprehensive. Plus this store is closer to some of the more affluent neighborhoods in the east end, and as such, it triest to appeal to more affluent clientele. You can tell too, because the store itself is nicer - cleaner, better organized aisles, well lit. Even in light of this fact, the prices remain quite reasonable and comparable to the Hurstbourne Lane store. A great place to check out. Do it, just for the Growler Heaven alone.

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Photo of heysuz
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I live about 2 hrs. from this store and I have made the trip twice now I can tell you that I can see myself making a run over there about once a month.

The service is second to none. Very friendly people and very willing to help us out. Both times we've gone were because we've called ahead to see if they had something in stock and both times they were willing to set back what we were going after so we would be assured that it would be there when we got there.

Variety of selection is outstanding in the craft brew department. I've seen several cases of mainstream items so one can get more than a 4-pack if they want. They have an excellent assortment of micro-brews as well as imports. Not many west coast selections but then again who does (outside of the major micro breweries).

Growler Heaven is just that, HEAVEN!! Utterly amazing. Probably 25-40 different offerings at any given time. Both major labels like Bells, Avery, Dogfish Head, Flying Dog, Founders, and local offerings like BBC, New Albanian, Upland, and Sheltowee. It's great to see them giving good store space to local companies.

They are only slightly on the pricey side but they are in a major market therefore they can afford to be. All in all they are a fair value priced store. They make up for it with their service and dedication to customer satisfaction.

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Photo of Lothore
4.65/5  rDev +5%

All I can say is ... wow! Upon walking in there is a collection of 20 or so taps that feature everything from bells to FFF to a collection of locals. You can taste a 2 oz sample for .50 to 1.50 depending on the beer or get a 6 oz pour for a couple bucks or just get a growler to go. With California's laws this kind of thing would be impossible. This station coupled with the selection and the fact that you can split 6 packs makes this one of the best big block type beer stores I have ever been too. Although it might be a little large and corporate for some I would consider it a great stop if you are looking for craft brew in louisville.

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Photo of Carl_R
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This store is the reason I started seeking out craft beer. The store is roughly the size of a medium sized supermarket, and had a whole supermarket isle dedicated to a nice selection of craft beer. Each type of liquor has a supermarket sized isle dedicated to it, so the selection for any type of alcohol is definitely better than average. Other than that it has a humidor, frozen party food selection and fireworks. I have not found another store with the selection and variety this store has. Will definitely stop next time I am in Kentucky.

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Photo of thomasarose
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of JDizzle
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

GROWLER HEAVEN!!! Wow, this is the mecca for filling a growler with great craft beer. I'm not talking about normal shit either, they have some semi-rare and solid rotating craft beer from everywhere + locals. The price is a little high, but where else are you going to get a growler of BCBS, Heine Bros Imperial Coffee Stout, 90 Min, BCS, New Albanian, BBC, lots of DIPA's, Porters, etc..

No one in the area can compete with the taps they offer.

The bottle selection is money too. They usually have all the hard to find beers on the shelf after they are gone at other stores.

I live in Naptown, but love coming back home to grab a few good growlers to take back.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of screamking
4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jman005
4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ToddBeans
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%

I stopped into this Liquor Barn location for the first time on a recent trip to Louisville. Out of all the Liquor Barns in Louisville and Lexington I've been to, this is the best one for sure. A recent renovation made it so they now have 40 taps for growler fills. Yes, I said 40! They also have bottled/canned beer in both coolers and on the shelves. Liquor Barn has a great selection of craft, foreign and macro beers, along with a bunch of liquor, wine, and homebrew supplies as well. The pricing seemed reasonable, and the service is good too. Their selection is better compared to the other Liquor Barns in the area, so if you're planning on going to a Liquor Barn you should go to this one if you're looking for a great selection of beer. I'll be stopping in on all my future trips to Louisville!

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Liquor Barn in Louisville, KY
4.43 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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