Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

Against The Grain Brewery & SmokehouseAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Against The Grain Brewery & SmokehouseAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

401 E Main St
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202-1110
United States

(502) 515-0174 | map

View: Beers | Place Reviews
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Ratings by sefus12:
Photo of sefus12
Reviewed by sefus12 from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
AtG has been opened for about a month now and was opened by the two former brewers for the BBC brewpubs (not the bottling company) and two other individuals. The atmosphere is great with lots of exposed wood and cool artwork. The brewery stands behind two floors of full-glass windows above the bar, forming a damn-cool centerpiece to look at.

Their first batch of beers (the don't have year-round beers, but year-round styles such as Hoppy, Dark, Strong, and Session, among others) are all quality with the 35K (milk stout) being my favorite. The Smoked Oktoberfest and the Belgian/American IPA are both solid as well. The food can be described as upscale American/brewpub and the taste/quality/preparation are all well above the price-point, making it a great value.

Easily jumped to my favorite brewpub in the area and I'll certainly be hitting this place up frequently.
Oct 27, 2011
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.18 by not2quick from Missouri

Aug 17, 2022
Photo of jmdrpi
Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Ate a quick dinner and couple of beers here on a Sunday night (we got into town late and they were the only place still open). Ate at one of the big picnic tables out on the sidewalk. They had a dozen beers on tap, a mix of their standard beers and some limited releases that I assumed were draft only. Beers that I drank onsite and bought cans of were pretty good. BBQ food menu, our food was pretty good.
Aug 04, 2021
Rated: 4.73 by MJSFS from Florida

Mar 19, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Feb 11, 2020
Rated: 3.06 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Aug 26, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by andypeters1971 from Georgia

May 21, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2019
Photo of unlikelyspiderperson
Rated by unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
Wide variety of common and experimental beers. Great smokehouse meats. Service can be iffy
Dec 11, 2018
Rated: 3.86 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Dec 04, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Nov 26, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Oct 09, 2018
Rated: 4.2 by LouisvilleMike from Kentucky

Aug 18, 2018
Photo of Sammy
Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4
worth a stop if in louisville. the one offs were the most interesting. one pf the best breweries in driving distance.
Jul 31, 2018
Photo of Frivolously_Wasted
Reviewed by Frivolously_Wasted from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75
Connected to the Louisville Slugger Museum and baseball field, which was unfortunately closed when I was there. Nice brewery and bar, which also has a decent selection of bourbons, which comes as no surprise in the heart of bourbon country. As it also has a restaurant, it can get be fairly bustling. The food in said restaurant is very good. Get the pork belly.
Jun 11, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by Lukass from Ohio

Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by vande from Illinois

Mar 29, 2018
Photo of WoodBrew
Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
It ls located near a minor league ballpark and along with Angels Envy probably the biggest draw for the area. The inside is standard exposes duct work warehouse feel. Plenty of seats. The quality of the food and beer is above average. The service was very kind and attentive. There is plenty of different types of beer to choose from. The food menu is smoke meat leaning. The food is very good....brussel sprout by far was the best I had.
Mar 22, 2018
Photo of ChilliHeights
Reviewed by ChilliHeights from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75
The smoke house is attached to the Louisville Ball Park. The place was not busy due to the off season, I bet it is hopping' on game day. The on tap selection was small when we were there in December 2017. One brew f each type of beer. The beer is go though. Stop by if in Louisville. Right downtown.
Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 3.91 by michaelbrian from Kentucky

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Alequine from Delaware

Sep 22, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by aletrailky81 from Kentucky

Sep 16, 2017
Photo of Suds
Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

4.11/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
My wife and I visited this brewery on the Sunday night before Labor Day. The brewery is located in a baseball stadium on Main Street. Open, with plenty of room, it was busy when we arrived. We had a flight and enjoyed nearly all the beers. The place was decorated with unusual art, swag from the local soccer team and a few hidden references to 'Silance of the Lambs'. Worth a visit. We didn't have any food.
Sep 04, 2017
Photo of TheBrewWarrior
Reviewed by TheBrewWarrior from Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
The beers here are pretty standard. They're well made, but not much to write home about. They get a lot of hype, but I think it's just good marketing. The food is pretty good, and it's definitely worth dropping by if you're going to a ball game.
Aug 31, 2017
Rated: 3.23 by Ickiwotog from Tennessee

Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 3.7 by Jaszucs from Indiana

Jun 12, 2017
Photo of Vczk2t15
Rated by Vczk2t15 from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3
I had samples of their whim, smoke, and watermelon kolsch. I wasn't really interested in any of those, so i went with the session.
Apr 05, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by pixarnick from Kentucky

Mar 11, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by crow from Illinois

Mar 03, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by kreg02 from Illinois

Feb 27, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Feb 19, 2017
Photo of jrnyc
Reviewed by jrnyc from New York

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75
Had an enjoyable time here. Service was great. Atmosphere was OK, a bit sterile for a brewery. Board with beers on tap was very hard to understand. Citra Ass Down was excellent. Will try food next time.
Feb 18, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by tommy5 from Michigan

Feb 16, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by BeerOps from Illinois

Feb 04, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by TargaFlorio from Indiana

Jan 26, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by ha-sheem from North Carolina

Jan 17, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by mig100 from Texas

Oct 28, 2016
Photo of PapaGoose03
Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25
(#48 of 49) Our visit here was for lunch and to try the beers. The pub is located in the belly of a baseball stadium (with their own entrance off the front street through the patio), thus the pub area seemed cavernous. We sat at the bar and ordered a sampler flight of 6 beers (9 were available). All of them were brewed very well to style s that we graded them from a B-minus to a B-plus. We liked the BBA Belgian Imperial Stout the best.

The food was also very good so that we gave a B-plus grade based on our two selections. There is also a full bar along with wine also being offered here. The beers were great, and it would be an experience to come here for a beer and to take in a baseball game. Highly recommended.
Sep 17, 2016
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
Brewery rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 7482 ratings