Holy Grale

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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
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
97
pDev:
5.98%
 
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 35
Reviews by Vegasbeer:
Photo of Vegasbeer
4.44/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Went to the Grale for Zwanze Day 2013 on September 14th. The old brick building lends itself well to a comfortable and unique place to enjoy some incredible beers. The staff was amazing at the Holy Grale, even though it was extremely busy. The management anticipated this well and had the needed personnel on staff to handle the crowd. The line up of beers was stellar, and the food was also excellent. I highly recommend a visit the this fine establishment anytime you are in Louisville.

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Photo of Warren2621
4.95/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The fact that I haven't written this review yet is embarrassing. There is no better place to get food + in Louisville. None. Period. The tap and bottle list is extensive with a fair amount of American and imported selections. They often host special tap events such as Zwanze day and other celebrations of Belgian beer, sour beer, stouts, etc.

An old church has been transformed into a casual bar with an upstairs loft and a beautiful biergarten. The food here is absolutely top notch. Great care goes into each ingredient and dish. The food matches the beer selection in terms of quality. The staff is well versed in their beer selection and is helpful to those who need guidance finding a drink appropriate for them.

Long story short, this is not only the best bar in Louisville, but I believe it could stand alone as a restaurant if it needed to.

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Photo of aletrailky81
3.53/5  rDev -24.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of kreg02
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ha-sheem
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Donaldearl
4.81/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

What a beer bar should be. Great beer selection with world-class rare drafts common on the menu. Tap takeovers are always fun. Destination to seek out for sure for locals and guests from other cities. Most importantly, the food is delicious. Get the Burger.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
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 hit the spot.

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Photo of mig100
4.53/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of WunderLlama
4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of JKitchen23
4.59/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of axf4129
4.83/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of cadaugherty
4.67/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of chrisroarshack
4.65/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dreschwartz
4.4/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of gibson584
4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jakestuart303
4.94/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing

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Photo of TaylorBishop21
5/5  rDev +6.8%
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 -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
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 -2.6%
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 -1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of montybugg
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of lkwebb02
4.91/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of MSandahl23
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Holy Grale in Louisville, KY
Place rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 97 ratings