Bluegrass Brewing Co.

Bluegrass Brewing Co.Bluegrass Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
3.35/5
9 Ratings
Bluegrass Brewing Co.Bluegrass Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

300 W Main St
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202-2945
United States

(502) 584-2739 | map
bbcbrew.com

Notes:
Moved to this location from 636 E Main St in 2010.

Added by Cresant on 10-04-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
3
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
9
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.67/5
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
38
pDev:
18.8%
 
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

It was about 2:30 on a Tuesday. We were already two hours behind schedule and in desperate need of alcohol, so thank god this only two minutes off of 65. It was sunny and chilly--one of those tease days in the early spring--and downtown Louisville was eerily quiet.

The bar is easy to miss, seeing as it's down in a basement. There was a cheap parking right next door. Inside, the bar's real basementy--low ceiling, exposed ductwork, pleasantly chilly. The crowd was small and laid back; there was a guy who looked like Will Oldham if Will Oldham really got his shit together.

The staff were very much on top of things. Like, I think there were two employees for every customer. The bartender was friendly and treated me like an adult--when I asked when a beer was, he told me the style. He didn't say "it's kind of like Guinness;" he said "it's an altbier." He might have just assumed that anybody drinking early on a weekday probably knew a thing or two about beer. Hmm... maybe that's a sign of a problem. Anyway, I really appreciated it.

In spite of the relaxed atmosphere, the place still felt kinda touristy. Basement bars usually have more of a worn-in feel, but this was a little too well polished and tightly run. The faucets were fancy, the napkins were made out of cloth, and the bar had several plasma screens hanging right above it. Granted, there's nothing *wrong* with being a little touristy--some people might even prefer it--but I generally like bars that feel more comfortable.

The beers were solid, and there were a few offerings that BBC doesn't bottle (or at least I've never seen them). The food was middle of the road pub fare, but it was reasonably priced and the selection was wide.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Suds
2.99/5  rDev -18.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75

My wife and I visited this brewery on a short family trip to Louisville. The brewery is located in an historic stone building....we sat at the basement bar. The ambiance is excellent.....fermenters behind the bar and lots of small town local feel. The beer was average....I liked the pale ale and the bourbon barrel brew. The rest was average. I had salmon tacos, which were very good, but the service was not good. Bartenders and servers all seemed like they didn't want to be there.

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Photo of 98green
2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2.75

Visited at 8 on a Sunday. Rather busy but got a spot at the bar. 12 of their own on tap. Didn't get any food but it seemed like typical pub far. I had 2 of the flattest pints I've ever had at a brewery. And the beer was very mediocre. I'm not a fan

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Photo of LXIXME
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of mwar
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

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3.34/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Jstonerock24
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of cferg88
4/5  rDev +9%

Nice place in downtown Louisville. Been several years since I was there but it is a great location.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.93/5  rDev +34.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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Bluegrass Brewing Co. in Louisville, KY
Brewery rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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