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Roof Brothers Wine & Spirits

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4.56/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

3145 Park Ave
Paducah, Kentucky, 42001-4004
United States

(270) 443-6601 | map
roofbrothers.com

Notes:
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 10 pm
Friday - Saturday: 8 am - 11 pm
Sunday: Closed

Added by elmocoso on 05-03-2006

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
46
pDev:
7.68%
 
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Photo of Riff
3.66/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Went twice within the same week. Vibe was meh, not much in the way of music. Store was a little on the crowded and messy side as far as the craft beer section went. Much cleaner for the wine and liquor sections so it kind of shows what matters more to them. Overall the craft beer section is smallish for a store this size. Decent selection of local and some larger brand names. Service was non-existent one day as they were more focused on people buying wine. The other time they only cared once they saw customers making a purchase around $50, at which point they were helpful. At one point half the beer selection was unavailable as it was blocked by a tasting event. For the area they may be great, but craft beer felt more like an afterthought in the store.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of mlockman
4/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Easily the best selection and service in town: I visited all three stores listed here while working in the area, and this was far superior to the others.

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Photo of c-rum
4/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bnes09
4.05/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A little messy (and maybe a little dirty) inside. Beer is basically in a large diagonal isle in the middle of the store with a rounded shelf of single bottles on one end. A special release section is featured behind the rounded shelf but this one is faced parallel with the front door. Isles are very narrow and difficult to navigate (especially with a cart). Overall, beer selections are a little hard to find and not necessarily in a good way. Requires some tiresome searching. Organization could be better. On a brighter note, lots of quality selections including 3 floyds, jester king, crooked stave and grimm, all of which I have not seen in Southern Illinois. Great selection also. A couple employees offered to help me while browsing but I declined as I was not looking for anything in particular. The man who checked me out asked for my name, gave me 10% off and said the next time I come I would get 10% off on craft beer. Prices are slightly high but the 10% off makes them acceptable. Overall, I picked up some good stuff. Descent experience and will go back if I'm in the area.

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Photo of Jeebs
4.05/5  rDev -11.2%

I decided to stop by Roof Brothers on the way to Nashville, TN for business. Once I entered the store I was greeted and immediately asked if I needed any help finding anything. Their selection was good, but not much out of the ordinary. They had plenty of Founders, Bell's , Great Divide, Flying Dog, and many others including Stone which is the reason I stopped here. While browsing their selection I again was asked if I needed any help or had any questions. This place seems very customer friendly compared to other stores I have been in. All in all, it's a nice big clean store with decent selection and great customer service. I will be stopping by here any time I come through Paducah to pick up some Stone brew and to see what else they have new.

EDIT:

I changed the quality and selection rating due to my visit yesterday.

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Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev -7.9%

This place is easy to get to off of I-24. A large parking lot and big sign make it even easier to find (ie. this place is not a hole in the wall that you have to search for). Great beers from great breweries including a sizeable collection of high quality imports. Service was very helpful. I was looking for some wine too and they quickly pointed me in the right direction. The selection is very good. I hesitate to score it too high simply because they have different distribution than what I am used to seeing in Missouri. Here are a few of the brews they do have that MO does not: Stone, Dogfish Head, Brooklyn, Harpoon, Great Lakes, Three Floyds and Cliper City. Plus, they have local brews like Kentukcy Ale and Bluegrass. They also have 4 taps for growler fills - currently 90 Minute, Great Lakes Erie, Rogue Hazelnut Brown and Schlafly A IPA. This is a really nice store to check out.

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Photo of MTNboy
4.2/5  rDev -7.9%

I enjoyed what little bit of time I got to have in this store. I was running a very tight schedule on my little road trip from TN to MO but had heard so many things about this store. They had a great selection of big singles but not really any little ones. Also the prices were pretty fair especially on Dogfish Head. The staff was helpful and friendly and knew beer. The stocking was a bit unorganized and stuff was a little hard to find, Other than that awesome store. If I ever make it back that way I would like to give them and the other location a shot.

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Photo of russpowell
4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

8-5-15 Visit; Layout & customer service vastly improved. Still a few old beers on the shelves check them dates!

Bumping up quality & customer service scores based on a 2nd visit

Stopped into this place on my way to North Carolina in very late November

The lay out of this place was pretty good, a bit too wine & booze-centric for my liking

My major gripe was I got several beers that seemed out of date or tired to me. None that I've had from them have truly wowed me

Great customer service, they were friendly & liked talking beer. However, they recommended several beers that seemed stale or sub par to me (many of them IPAs or Hop Harvest ales). I specifically stated I wanted stuff that was hoppy & fresh. They did give me a case-discount which was nice, because the were one of the priciest stores I've been in period

Great selection. Three Floyds, although nothing super rare-had most of these already. Loads of Founder Breakfast Stout & Backwoods Bastard still on the shelf, Decent selection of Stones, Brooklyn, DFH & several others. 4 different beers available for growler fill

As I stated very pricey. There was no way in hell I was paying $15-ish for a bomber of dread naught that is just insane...

I would hit this place again but would be way more discerning about what I buy from these guys next time & would probably hit a store or 2 in the area to baseline prices

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Photo of merlin48
4.3/5  rDev -5.7%

The best place to buy beer in western Kentucky, hands down. Stopped by on September 30, 2006, while in town for the Barbecue On The River festival. Plenty of Rogue, Stone, Sierra Nevada, New Holland, Brooklyn, Hebrew, New Holland, Arcadia, Avery, and a number of smaller micros, including Bluegrass Brewing and Lexington Brewing. They were having a pumpkin ale tasting later in the day. Excellent selection of Belgian, English, and German beers, as well. Got some good deals on Bear Republic and Freeminer brews in the closeout section. Staff was attentive and helpful. They discounted my large purchase, carefully packaged two large boxes, and carried it to my car. Prices are generally higher than the better stores in Lexington, and Louisville, but this store is really a pleasant place to visit.

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Photo of Winston_Smith
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I was planning a trip recently to visit a friend in Paducah, and was super excited to visit this place because of all the variety. I'd been there before, but it'd been a few years. The variety was good, and I found a few beers I had been looking for. One I wanted was Stone IPA. The beer in the cooler was two days from expiration, and I can deal with that. I'm not going to buy it, but I understand why it's still there. Well I went to the room temp shelf to find more, and the same beer there had expired in SEPTEMBER?! Why, Roof Bros? Why?! Not going to drink three month expired IPA.

Aside from this, my service was excellent. The tall skinny beer guy seemed to know his stuff and pointed us to some good brew. I'll probably return if I'm in the area.

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Photo of ckeegan04
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%

Made a little detour while in West TN for business so that I could drop in the store I have heard so much about. Real easy to find location. Walked in and was very impressed at first glance. Large store with wine to the left, beer straight ahead, and liquor to the right. Also lots of other misc glassware, books, food items, etc. Walked into the long row of beers and it was stuffed full. Beers sitting on the ground as well...not enough shelf space. Big selection of micros. Lots of Bells, New Holland, Goose Island, Clipper City, Stone, Anderson Valley and more. Seemed a little thin on imports. Decent German selection and most of the trappists (Chimay, Westmalle, Achel, and Rochefort). Saw some Dupont as well. Highlights were the GI fancy stuff (BCS, Matilda, Imperial IPA, Pere Jacques). Also picked up a few bottles of Avery 13 and 14 which was exciting. Service was not bad, but was not great either. Nobody offered help but they were all friendly when I was checking out and helped me with my stuff to the car. Prices were all very reasonable. Definitely worth a stop if you are within an hour or so, but I am not sure I will make a special trip from Nashville ever. They did not have much that I cant get in Bolwing Green.

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Photo of czoch75
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%

Went there this past weekend while in southern IL. Let me start off by saying that this is bar none the best liquor store around. I was able to find Stone, Arcadia, Bells(no longer in IL) Thirsty Dog, Great Lakes, and Avery to name a few. Very nice selection, also had a closeout section which included a bottle of Rogue Old Crusty from 02 that was 2.00!!! Sweet! To top it all off, I was able to get a growler of DFH 90 min. as well. Looks as though they usually have 4 beers on tap, so bring your empty growler when you go. I will definitely be returning to this place. Three of us walked out of there 200 bucks in the hole, but well worth it.

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Photo of elmocoso
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%

Man was i glad to find this place. It looked like a good liquor store from the front and i needed a beer. My wife and i had stopped in Paduka just to go to a brewpub and found out that it wasn't brewing anymore. A long day on the road, we needed some beer. The wife stayed in the car and i told her i would just be 5 minutes. Well, she started to get pretty worried...

I couldn't believe it. They had a banner proclaiming over 300 beers and i believe them. All the bier i could want, the only problem is it was damn pricey.

Belgians, Stone, German biers, DFH....I did NOT expect to fine 80 percent of these beers in Kentucky. It was great. Go to the bank.

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Photo of Ironman24
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%

I recently moved to Paducah and was disapointed by the selection of beer until I found this place. 2 full aisles of every beer I need (execpt Three Floyds) and you can find special cases on the floor that were packaged by the brewery or sometimes by the store. I came across a $60 box containing 4-60minute, 4-90minute, and 4-120minute IPA's. The best deal by far has to be the growler fills, every Saturday I get 90 minute IPA (which they have year round) for 10 dollars. They also rotate seasonal kegs on the tap at very reasonable prices.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%

Stopped by here on a recent road trip south and I was sure glad I did. Love the drive through access on the liquor stores in KY! Anyway, this is a big, open clean store with the beer basically centrally located in the middle. After looking around for a little while the main beer guy noticed me and chatted with me for awhile about beers and what they recently got in. He was very helpful and a pleasure to talk to!

There's a good selection here for the area with lots of Stone, Great Divide, Founders and more. They had the 4 packs of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale which is always nice to run across. Also, they still had both 07 and 08 Vertical Epics. Picked up the new Espresso Oak Aged Yeti while I was down here and you should be able to find the beer you desire by stopping by.

Prices were pretty much standard and I was quite impressed overall buy the selection they get in here. If you are making your way through Paducah anytime you will want to add this to your list of places to stop!

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Photo of seedsofchaos
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

After a bit of a dry-spell, Roof Brothers Wine and Spirits has definitely made a fantastic comeback. Made the voyage down yesterday and was glad to see the shelves stocked with great brews and a few decent offerings on tap for growler fills. December taps included Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Ale, Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA and Founders Breakfast Stout.

Prices at Roof Brothers, overall, are slightly above average. I still would rate prices as reasonable because of the experience one will typically have there. The resident beer geek, Kane, will not only provide suggestions if needed but can typical attest to any of the beers that they have on stock. His love for beer is obvious and it's always a plus when a bottle store has a person to talk beer with that is as passionate about beer as oneself.

On the shelf? Plenty of mainstays and imports but some of the highlights (for me at least) include: Stone sixers (Pale Ale and IPA) and bombers, pretty much every Dogfish Head offering from 12 ounce packs to large format bottles, 3 Floyds bombers (Alpha Klaus, Arctic Panzer Wolf, Dreadnaught, Moloko, Behemoth, etc), GI bombers and 12 ouncers (including BCBS), Mikkeller (even their 1000 IBU and Beer Geek Brunch Weasel) and tons of Brooklyn bottles as well.

This store is definitely a gem for the beer geek in the area. There isn't really much that can compare within 100 miles or so. The only two negatives that I can really speak to is the infrequent dry spells (which can be a bit of a nuisance if one has to drive an hour to get there... i.e. call ahead) and many of the staff don't know a thing about beer. The later being completely understandable as they are a liquor store that specializes in wine, spirits and gourmet foods.

All in all, a solid establishment.

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Photo of ubenumber2
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

stopped in and was really surprised by all that they had. A couple bombers from Three Floyds and even some on their growler station. Dark Horse , Sixpoint and lots of other nice stuff in stock , plenty of Founders and Bells to go along and the staff was wonderful

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of meatmallet
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

I was headed to the area and decided to look for a place to shop and man am I glad I did. Roof Brothers had everything I cant find in my are of Illinois and then some. Great Lakes, Avery, Rogue, Stone, Bell's, Goose Island, Ommegang, and Dogfish Head. My only complaint was there were not many Belgians. The usual Chimmay red white and blue and a few four packs of Unibroue and a couple of others were found but many were missing.

The staff was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. I showed up a few minutes before the beer tasting began and was able to sample 5 different brews for only $2. I now cant remember what they were but all were great.

Nearly $200 and an hour later I was ready to go. I was also able to pick up a growler of Hop Slam which I will be opening now....

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Photo of ASTMONATE
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of donteatpoop
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Visited Kentucky over the holiday weekend and was advised by Tilley4 to check this place out. It was a bit of a drive, but it was the nearest place to where I was staying so I made the trek. I was not disappointed.

Not only is this a great beer store, but they had an extensive wine and liquor catelogue as well as a bunch of great gourmet food. I found a chipolte cranberry cheese there that I hadn't been able to find in my neck of the woods for years. Big plus there.

Went there primarily to find what beer was there that I can't get in NE Ohio. I ended up dropping a couple hundred dollars. My wife was not happy. She said I was like a kid in a free candy store. I felt like it. I grabbed some Shleflys, Bluegrass Brewing Co., and almost crapped my pants when I saw some Three Floyds and remembered the good old days when that was available where I live. Mostly grabbed sixers but also some bombers.

Even cooler was that they had a table set up to do some beer tastings. The guy pouring was very well informed, definately knew what he was talking about.

They gave me two bottle openers with the purchase and carried it all otu to my car for me and everything. Would have liked a "mix a sixer" option, but really everything was excellent. Great experience, great selection. If it wasn't a 12 hour drive for me I'd stop in again.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Stopped by while passing through on the way to Florida.

This is a very nice place to pick up some good beer. Very clean and organized with Kane at your side to answer any questions or to make recommendations if asked.

The selection was impressive. They had DFH, Stone, Bell's, Avery, and Goose Island to name just a few. Belgians were plentiful as was a nice mix of Oktoberfest brews put together on their own display. My favorite bottle was a huge 3-liter-bottle of Stone Double Arrogant Bastard for $65. Sadly, my wife said no to that one.

Prices were reasonable and I stocked up for my vacation. And what a vacation it was!

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Photo of Boca-X
4.57/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of walterk
4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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