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38 Reviews
Sergio's World BeersSergio's World Beers

Type: Bar, Eatery

1605 Story Ave
Louisville, Kentucky, 40206-1739
United States

(502) 618-2337 | map

This Sergio's World Beers location features the same establishment, ownership, and senior management team as the location that recently closed in Shelbyville, KY.

Added by EricSWB on 08-11-2009

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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 82
Reviews by neckbracesub:
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4.59/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Went with a group to see a Drive-By Truckers show at Headliners Music Hall. We made sure to arrive into Louisville several hours early to make a stop at Sergio's World Beers. The acclaim was impossible to ignore and I was curious to see how the place stacked up against other craft bars I love.

When it comes to quality and selection, this place remains one of the absolute best I've ever been to. We visited on a cold afternoon in February 2012, and were lucky enough to get 6 oz. pours of BrewDog's Tokyo. This was before any of us had ever heard of this amazing stout. We were fortunate enough to have a friendly and knowledgeable bartender that was more than happy to give us a crash-course on some of the offerings they currently had on tap. He highly recommended Tokyo, which we all had and loved. It's been one of our favorites ever since. I will always associate Sergio's with BrewDog Tokyo for that reason.

The only negative mark I can give Sergio's is the atmosphere. For the time of year we went it was uncomfortably cold inside. The temperature outside was almost exactly as it was inside, which was around 35 degrees. We never took our coats off and were shivering almost the entire time. It was a bit odd to not have heat for your customers, but the high ABV of the beers we were consuming did a sufficient job warming us up a bit.

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Photo of Shady_pdx
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Sergio is one cool dude who turned his passion for great beers from all around the world into what seems more like a gathering of like minded beer lovers in someone's garage than a real business. You're sure to find a rare beer that you didn't expect to. Maybe even a whale. Just ask. It might not be on the shelf but things can magically appear if you inquire with the proper approach. This place is a beer geeks dream. Bring cash because they don't accept cards and either be knowledgeable enough to discuss high quality beer or be genuinely inquisitive about such. The folks there LOVE to educate newbies.

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Photo of Mumbled
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Rodosman
3.07/5  rDev -29.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Place looks like it's closed down from the outside. Nice selection of beers. Prices are inflated by about 25%. 1 month old zombie dust for $10. 6 month old Alpha King. I understand why they have old bottles still on the shelf, because everything is overpriced. Service was nonexistent. I get more courtesy from strangers out on the street. Only accepts cash.

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Photo of opwog
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of jakestuart303
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place is a beer lovers dream come true. I know there is a lot of beer in the world now, but to see so many options all in one little dive joint is amazing. Sergio's is a must on all true beer lovers bucket list.

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Photo of JustinSparks
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tripledbrew
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of aogarza
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Amazing selection of beers. Service sucks when it gets busy, but otherwise it's a very legit beer destination. Food is pretty great as well. Try the ceviche.

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Photo of Muncy94
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Sergio is a great host!!

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4.72/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Another stop on our tour of Louisville and another must try. I am sure I will mirror much of what others have said. This place is very easy to walk bye if you blink as you pass. Very unassuming from the front entrance. The initial entrance is a door no bigger then you would see on a small budget apartment. No sign out front to mark this place, almost like they are happy being a little hidden. Beer coolers run along behind the bar as you enter. I didn't count but I bet this place has something like twenty beer coolers. The building is four times deeper then it is wide and the adventure of beer runs the entire length of the building. I have been a lover of craft beer and have been to many establishments that claim a huge selection. Sergio's delivers on this with easily over a thousand beers available and countless ones that I had never seen before. If you are going with a retail perspective, you may find that the prices are a bit high. The idea here is that it is more of a bar focused on great beer and with that in mind the prices are not all that bad. They do offer any of their bottled beers for carry out. It is very cluttered and in need of a clearance event to free up some space. I would love to spend a day just going through all the miscellaneous boxes they have in the back of this place. I would imagine there is nearly a hundred of those. They do have a nice tap list as we sampled rare Belgium's as well as 2014 BCBS. They do offer a small menu as well, but none of us tried the food this night. I will definitely be back and next time we may spend a whole day.

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Photo of BurtStL6
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

The widest variety of beer I think I've ever seen. Filled to the brim with beer, taps and decorations the likes of which I've never seen before. Had a great time and found my new favorite beer, Delirium Noel.

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Photo of scottspencer
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Colevert
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sturgeon83
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Brewshound
4.85/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of SackBlabbath
3.7/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of unimatrix1
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of bcp5296d
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Difficult to find unless you know it's there already. However, there are quite literally a thousand beers or more available at Sergio's. The un-initiated could easily find themselves overwhelmed. But Sergio is very helpful and very enthusiastic.

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Photo of halo3one
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Magery
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Sergio's World Beers in Louisville, KY
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