The Party Source

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95
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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
Score:
95
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
112
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
6.47%
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Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 112
Reviews by brewdlyhooked13:
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

Party Source absolutely ranks as one of the better suppliers of a wide variety of beers, wine, and liquors. You get to the un-refrigerated stuff before you reach the walk-in cooler. That seems like such a bad idea, paying top dollar for these imports like Chimay, lambics, abbey ales, etc, and then just storing it on the floor at room temperature for who knows how long. I usually cruise the warm stuff just to see what might be new, then venture into the walk-in fridge known as 'The Cave'. There are 2 primary aisles, the one on the left has the Millcoorweiser brands, the right aisle has the good stuff. One side of the right-hand aisle is dedicated to providing singles bottles for you to try or buy a few for a beer tasting, in sizes as small as the Old Foghorn up to the Stone Brewing 22-ounce bombers. If you have an itch that needs a 6-pack scratch, the other side has all 6-packs (or 4 packs as the case may be, for example, with Duvel). Every few months the scenery changes and I typically buy more than I should. This store has been instrumental in my education of beers outside the megalands of U.S. lagers.

I only give their service a 3.5. Their folks are adequate, but not necessarily outgoing, Hey these folks are *busy*, this place never slows down and the employees have things to do. That's cool, I tend to gather my data on new beers to try, if I don't see it, I presume they don't have it yet, so why bother them, right? The brands are organized alphabetically by brewing company so you can kind of figure out if something is out of stock or there is just no shelf space for what you are seeking. I will say this - they had a situation last year with the distributor for the Sam Adams Utopias. As a result, they got none, that's bad. The Sam Adams guy *gave* the Party Source guy his personal bottle as a measure of good faith and PR, which he in turn sold to the first dude on his list of requestees for a sum well above its list value, thank you very much. But as least he sold it to a customer, that was pretty cool.

If the guy remembers me and keeps his word, I am first on the list this year for Utopias. Oo-oo...We'll see what happens...

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Photo of NewportKYBeerGuy
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tmist
5/5  rDev +15.5%
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 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Littrelljoe
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Smk54
4.86/5  rDev +12.2%
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 +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
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 -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 +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of seanote
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bobhits
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
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 +0.2%
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 +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ejimhof
5/5  rDev +15.5%
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 -0.9%
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 +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Corriecrafts
3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of CincyBrewTull
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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The Party Source in Bellevue, KY
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