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The Party Source

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The Party SourceThe Party Source
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The Party SourceThe Party Source
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

95 Riviera Dr
Bellevue, Kentucky, 41073-1337
United States

(859) 291-4007 | map
thepartysource.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
115
pDev:
7.97%
 
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 72
Reviews by ElGordo:
Photo of ElGordo
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%

In town for a conference, I had to check this place out. Someone said it is the #2 grossing liquor store in the country. If that's true, I can't imagine what could be #1 (besides the New Hampshire state stores on the interstate). You walk in through the food sections and a selection of paper plates, napkins, and greeting cards that give the "party" in the name its meaning, I guess. Huge offerings of wine and every category of liquor (especially bourbon - they basically give that stuff away in Kentucky). After meandering to the far back corner of the store, the ginormous beer selection comes into view. Huge cases of the cheap stuff are along one wall, with warm sixers and singles of craft brews and imports along the other. Towards the back are some homebrew supplies, and then a friggin' huge walk-in cooler. Same setup as the room-temperature stuff - cheap domestics on one wall, imports and micros on the other. Singles are available of every single beer they stock, which is great for beer tourists like myself. Picked up a number of things I can't get out west and am looking forward to trying. In addition to bottles, there are growlers from a couple fo breweries and a whole bunch of kegs. I didn't deal with any beer-specific staff, but someone around here has to know what they're doing. I only wish I had more room than the minimal space in my carry-on to take stuff home with me. I'm impressed by this store, not so much by the quality but by the sheer amount of stuff they have.

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Photo of mcrawford
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

The biggest alcohol store in America, and holy crap is it easy to get lost in it. Impressive beer selection, and that applies to bottles, cold options, growler fills and kegs. Tough to find anything specific though, it comes it, it goes out, it sells out.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of NewportKYBeerGuy
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tmist
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My favorite part about Party Source, besides the extensive selection is the mix-n-match six pack area in the beer cave. With several hundred bottles to choose from, it's the best around Cincinnati. Most bottles are priced $2–3, though you'll find some like Wells just a bit above that.

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Photo of rjp217
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Littrelljoe
4.83/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Smk54
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing selection of beer wine and other spirits. Huge selection of beers from around the world. Also many beers on tap for tastings and to fill growlers. Knowledge of the staff is awesome. I feel fortunate to live in the are. I do not know of a similar store anywhere.

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Photo of UcDru
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Great people work here. They love what they do and are very knowledgeable. Their beer selection is usually awesome however every now and again I'll go and will be a little disappointed . If you want to get other alcohol besides beer then you've come to the right place. Absolutely massive wine selection and their spirits variety is insane. Could do a little better with craft beer but killing it for the most part.

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Photo of AnotherBeerGeek
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Recently moved into the neighborhood so The Party Source has become my new go-to location for most of my craft beer needs. This place is nothing short of huge, with large sections devoted to various categories of adult beverages. On the beer front, there is a large array of both domestic and imported offerings, with lots of shelf space for local stuff, all the typical singles, four/six packs, bombers, etc. They also offer home brewing products, a generous selection of glassware and even a rack of shirts/hoodies. The staff have a "best of the best" rack according to their particular preferences, right next to the tap room that offers their own in-house brews. During the summer months you can enjoy a beverage outdoors on the patio and take in some live music.

Surprisingly, even though this place has a honkin' huge beer selection, I noticed some notable absences from the shelf when I was there last night -- nothing from Mad River or Great Divide, for example, were two that leaped out at me, because I was hoping to find some John Barleycorns or Yeti. No worries, there's another beer mega-store about 10 miles away in Florence that I can check out for those.

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Photo of C_Adams
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of seanote
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bobhits
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Party Source provides a beer bar, liquor tasting, and wine tasting. They get everything and are the BIG sellers in the game.

Sadly they want to ask you to join a 200 dollar a year subscription service to get access to the best beers. Their staff ranges from really great and helpful to honestly just jerks. The higher up the worse they can be. Honestly since they've start offering all these really cool services they've gotten worse and worse to work with to get even relatively limited beers.

If you're just looking for a large selection and good quality. They're well priced and provide good options. If you want bourbon county stout, just go elsewhere, they won't even be honest with you. They'll just tell you they didn't get any.

All that said walls of sours, great imports, and stacks of cases of limited things such as founders harvest. A true asset to the community.

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Photo of tompalka
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

I make sure I take a side trip to this place every time I'm in Cincinnati. Terrific selection. Great place.

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Photo of robgage
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ejimhof
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Zonian1
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

After years hearing about The Party Source, I finally found some time to make the drive to Kentucky. Here are some of the longest beer and liquor aisles you will ever see! A really good selection of locals. An amazing international selection. I didn't see any hot new limited releases on the shelves, and I didn't ask "what do you have in the back." I guess I was hoping to see more hard-to-find beers than one might find in other stores in the tri-state area. I think they probably sell out pretty quickly since they have such a big draw. Easy to get to and easy parking. If you're driving through on I-75 or I-71, plan on taking a nice long stop at The Party Source.

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Photo of Doublechar0517
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Corriecrafts
3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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The Party Source in Bellevue, KY
Place rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 115 ratings
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