Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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3.56/5
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2,658 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

3929 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, Kentucky, 40207-3120
United States

(502) 899-7070

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BEER STATS
Beers:
47
Reviews:
1,604
Ratings:
2,658
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.9/5
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
55
pDev:
8.97%
 
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by Kicksmile67:
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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was my first brewpub experience so I may not be the best to review, but heres my best shot.
The atmosphere was very interesting. Much like a din-in experience you were greated and asked what section you wanted. Seating was traditional, a mix of tables and chairs and booths. The area we were in had a riser off to the side that was littered with toys and a few patron's children were mulling around on it. The lighting was dull and kind of gloomy. The walls were dark red and lacked the tired scheme of "lets-screw-random-crap-on-the-walls", which was refreshing.
The quality of both the food and the beer was good. Both were rich and well prepared. There was a small but diverse selection of both food and beer, which was also good.
The service is what sold me on the brewpub. The waiter was extremely friendly and didnt push anything on the menu, but actually talked to us for a while and knew a lot about their offerings. Needless to say I was obligated to leave a nice tip, and the service alone will bring me back.
The overall value was worth the slightly high costs. In the food and beverage industry the addage "you get what you pay for" seems to hold true in most cases. The price of the food was a little higher than some dine in experiences but was worth it for the beer and service. If your in the area its worth a stop (plus they have shirts that read "beer is food" a must buy for an advocate).

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Photo of Jlang2012
3.94/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of kbuzz
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of target88
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of jimmyd8386
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mothman
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of neckbracesub
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Had a great time, food was delicious, and the Berliner Weisse was suprisingly good, being that i ususally am not too big on BBC's offerings. I was impressed.

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Photo of scottspencer
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Magery
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of CincyBrewTull
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of obarryrules
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

The wife and I stopped by after visiting the Louisville slugger museum. Great Beers! I especially enjoyed the Bourbon barrel stout.

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Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Retroman40
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Stopping in with my family for lunch during a shopping trip. The atmosphere is as much a sports bar as a brew pub. College football was playing on several big screen TVs throughout the place. We sat in the indoor dining area. You can see the on site brewery from this area. There is also a large bar area as well as a large outdoor (covered) section. I could picture myself sitting in the outdoor area on a nice day trying one of everything.

There were a number of BBC beers available. I started with a sampler of 7 (IPA, APA, Wheat, Porter, Alt Bier, Bourbon Barrel Stout and Malt Liquor (yes, craft malt liquor). All the beers are very good. Some may complain that some are served too cold however it's a lot easier to let a beer warm than to cool it! My wife chose a Dark Star Porter and I had a Alt Beer and American Wheat. At 4.50/pint they are quite reasonable. You can also get half-pints for 2.75. Growler fills area available and we took home one of the Dark Star Porter and the "Urban Nomad" Malt Liquor. The place also has a full bar.

The food was standard "pub grub". Between us we had pizza, wings, crab cakes and quesidillas. All were decent enough and reasonably priced also. Our server was enthusiastic and knew a good deal about the beer and the whole place. We never felt rushed.

Overall this is a decent place with decent enough food and beer all at very reasonable prices.

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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's in Louisville, KY
Brewery rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 2,658 ratings