The Beer Trappe

The Beer TrappeThe Beer Trappe
BA SCORE
4.66/5
86 Ratings
The Beer TrappeThe Beer Trappe
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

811 Euclid Ave
Lexington, Kentucky, 40502-1741
United States

(859) 309-0911 | map
thebeertrappe.com

Notes:
Listed as one of the top 100 beer bars in America by Draft Magazine!
http://draftmag.com/new/Feature/americas-100-best-beer-bars-2011/

Listed as one of the top two beer bars in Kentucky by Christian DeBenedetti in The Great American Ale Trail, 2011!

Added by BEERchitect on 04-13-2010

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
86
pDev:
6.87%
 
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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Nolen12
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The Beer Trappe is a great place when looking for a different selection of beers. They have a big selection of Belgium beers which is a big plus for me. I also like that they have many beer glasses for sale that I haven't seen in most places. They have 8 drafts to choose from that is constantly changing which is great for those who love to taste and rate new beers. The staff is knowledgeable of beer and what they are currently serving on draft. I think one of the coolest things they do is they have beer school you can attend to taste new beers and learn about them as well.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Some people get beer, and others only dream of it. This place is best explained by this little discussion I over heard on a saturday. Two parents come in with a 3-4 year old kid. They ask if the kid can be on the couch and the bartender says it's ok. They ask for two beers and a coke for the kid.
"Sorry we don't have coke."
"ok ice water is fine"
"errr I have water, no ice"

A huge beer selection, offering singles with 8 rotating taps and let me tell you, I mean ROTATING TAPS. I've been there on a saturday and seen all 8 taps change while there.

Very few places do beer this well, but thankfully lexington finally has a place that just does beer to perfection.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of ClarkeHall
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I visit the Beer Trappe every time I am in Lexington. This place is one of the best beer bars I have ever been to. They have 8 taps that rotate constantly. If they empty a keg in the middle of the evening a new one will take its place. They always have a very interesting and diverse selection. In addition to the draft beers they have a good selection of cold bombers and singles to enjoy as well. They also have hundreds of bottles to buy and carry out.

The Beer Trappe does not serve food. You can buy bags of chips if you're feeling really hungry though. (If you do need dinner or lunch there are a couple of good places right across the street)

The atmosphere is very laid back. Two big flatscreen tvs, A handful of bar seats, a few high top tables, and if you're lucky enough to get them: a couple of overstuffed leather chairs and a love seat.

The bartenders are very friendly and attentive.

They have beer schools every sunday where you can sample a variety of beers from a certain style. I haven't been able to attend one of these though.

The Beer Trappe is an outstanding place to have some great beers that are hard to find anywhere else on draft and hang out with friends. You owe it to yourself to check it out.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Korbynlehr
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is my favorite place to go for beer and good company. The selection is outspend as are the rotating taps. Kevin, the resident Cicerone offers the best advice and reviews. Without him my rating would be lower. Oh....and also Beer School. Learn and try new beers with the guidance of the aforementioned Beer Genius Kevin.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.94/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Frothboss
4.94/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Beer Trappe is my favorite places to try new beers in Lexington. The atmosphere is great with all kinds of cool beer paraphenalia on the walls in even in the restrooms. Awesome rotating taps makes it a new experience every time you go. There are several ways to enjoy this place. If i am by myself you can usually find me sitting in one of the comfortable lounge chairs or you might find me belly up to the bar talking with some friends or some of the excellent staff behind the counter. Before i leave i like browsing the shelves for some one of kind brews that cant be found at some other locations in town. This is a one of a kind unique pub in town definitely worth the visit!! See you there.

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Photo of Greasy
4.93/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Upon entrance my eyes were immediately drawn to the left hand wall which was filled with shelves of the finest micros and imports available in the bluegrass state. The selection is great. The import selection is very expansive including some rarities from Belgium as well as other European nations. The micro selection does not disappoint whatsoever. The right hand side of the store includes a bar with 8 rotating taps. This is a magical place where the rarest of brews make their appearance for short period. The staff is incredibly friendly and willing to help in any way. beside the bar is a huge glass case filled with stemware, bottles, and all things beer. Very nice. This place is a breath of fresh air in an area where most area bars consider bud light platinum to be craft.

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4.93/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.92/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great vibe. Great selection. Their draught selection is small but constantly rotating. Just about perfect. My only complaint is not enough sitting space. I'm too old to stand around drinking anymore.

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The Beer Trappe in Lexington, KY
Place rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 86 ratings
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