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BA SCORE
100
world-class

33 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1034 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, Kentucky, 40204-1318
United States

(502) 459-9939 | map
holygralelouisville.com

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Added by johnking82 on 01-06-2011

PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
92
Avg:
4.65
pDev:
3.44%
 
 
Taps:
27
Bottles/Cans:
60
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 92
Reviews by HopsMatt:
Photo of HopsMatt
4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

My favorite "upper tier" bar in Louisville. They are frequently having beer related events and have recently hosted a Dogfish Head night and the Bell's Eccentric Cafe.

This place becomes crowded fast after 5pm. Its not a tiny place, but it is small. They recently opened up a new area upstairs that helps out and they are also working on an outdoor garden area that im excited about for the spring and summer months.

The food is OUTSTANDING. The chef is top notch here. I cant tell you how wonderful everything is. They really made the menu to complement the beer amazingly well. You honeslty need to try at least everything on the menu once.

Its not the cheapest bar in Louisville. If you plan to eat and have a few drinks, its probably going to run you about $50-$60 per couple depending on what you get of course.

The beer selection varies week to week with a few things staying or popping up more frequently than others. I happened to stop in a few months back and they had SharkPants on tap. That was an amazing drink. They often get some really rare stuff on tap so needless to say, I stop by frequently.

This is a bar that is in a class of its own. My favotire gastropub in town for dinner and drinks!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sabtos
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

What a gem this place is.

First the vibe is pretty cool, coolest church I've ever been in without question. Lots of hard, heavy wood surfaces with some stained glass artwork here and there.

The beer selection is out of this god damn world and I'm not even joking. Yes, part of it is the fact that Shelton Brothers was hosting a fest in town while we were there, but even when they weren't hosting a special event, they have an extensive bottle list, and the taps were pouring things I hadn't seen even in the beer nerd gathering points of Ohio.

Service is a little hit or miss but it was a pretty bloodshot sort of place at the time, due to the festivities.

The food though. The food! Absolutely phenomenal, top tier gastropub stuff, the shortrib poutine was good enough, but the ramen? Holy shit, that stuff was some of the best I've ever had and it all really hits the spot.

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Photo of smb
4.53/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of WunderLlama
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Really cool, converted old church

20 quality beers on tap

Good selection of bottled beers

Limited but good food selection

The burger was excellent and highly recommended

Friendly, knowledgeable wait staff

Would definitely return the next time I am here

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Photo of Mumbled
4.93/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of JKitchen23
4.59/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of cadaugherty
4.67/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of chrisroarshack
4.65/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dreschwartz
4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of gibson584
4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jakestuart303
4.94/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing

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Photo of TaylorBishop21
5/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Definitely on my top 3 bar list in Louisville, probably my favorite. Always have great beer, a killer burger, and friendly and knowledgeable people.

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Photo of brbrocc
4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I had lived in Kentucky for nearly 6 years before we made the trip up to Louisville and this was a must stop.

This is place has a very classic and vintage vibe without feeling old or dated. This place can get a bit cramped on a Friday or Saturday night but there is room upstairs in a well hidden choir loft as well as a nice patio in the back. Selection is solid with something for every beer lover. Standouts available on our visit were Zombie Dust and Wekken sour. Glassware is always appropriate as well. Service was solid for such a chaotic Saturday night. Be warned this is a place being swarmed with hipsters who are found throughout the city frequenting the places most timely in fashion. This place has been cool for a very long time and shows no sign of letting up. Food was solid as we tried the Cheese plate and pretzel with beer cheese. In a city with many options in a growing beer scene, this one stands out as a star.

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Photo of BurtStL6
4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Delicious beer from all over the world. I recommend the English Nth Cloud and the Hitochino Ginger Ale.

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Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.61/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of montybugg
5/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of lkwebb02
4.91/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of MSandahl23
5/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Keene
4.16/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of djhowell
4.28/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of 2Bstout
4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of neckbracesub
4.45/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of khawthor
4.98/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Absolutely, hands down, the best place anywhere within a 100 mile radius (if not more). Everything about it is awesome. Took .25 off Vibe for anyone who needs to check out a sporting event on TV (as there aren't any) - doesn't deter from the good times in my opinion, but also don't feel comfortable giving 5's across the board for some reason

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Holy Grale in Louisville, KY
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