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TheBeerOrg (34) Louisville, Kentucky | June 6, 2005| Updated February 27, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
BBC is close to what Iíd call a fairly typical brewery restaurant. The restaurant is split into three areas, the first being a square bar with taps. Walking back there is an area for larger parties and a small play area for kids. This area allows for a view of the brewing area. The brewers record their progress on the windows, and they manage to conceive a new beer every week or so. There is also a covered patio with booths and several tables. The restaurant has a good selection of appetizers, sandwiches, and pizzas. We had the Thai chicken pizza and a Hot Brown, which arrived quickly and was a lot of food. I have also eaten the Monte Crisco, a sandwich with smoked turkey, ham, and two cheeses covered in powdered sugar. This is decadent and delicious, although I believe theyíve discontinued the sandwich. My friend tried a calzone which was large and tasty. Overall, the food is excellent, having sampled only a small portion of the menu. The brewers like to experiment, and overall the BBC is probably the best brewery restaurant in KY, although I like the cozy atmosphere at Cumberland better.
shrubber85 (281) Greenville, Indiana | January 2, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Large restaurant and bar just down from St Matthews malls. Food standard pub fare but pretty good. Decent selection of BBC beers. Ample free parking. I prefer this location to the others.
theisti (633) Leawood, Kansas | September 15, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited on a Thursday evening. Large, sprawling building with a big open bar as you enter, with the brewery through to the back and a nice covered patio out back to the left. There were 8 BBC beers on when I visited. Lively place, quite loud and fun atmosphere. I didnít eat, though food looked decent that was going past me. For just grabbing a beer, I prefer the BBC Tap Room on East Main.
70 = ★★Ĺ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
NeoHippie2 (51) Louisville, Kentucky | November 16, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
They usually will have one or two offerings on tap that is hard to find elsewhere as well as the standard BBC offerings. Nice building. Food is solid. Good service. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
BrewMstr (16) Pleasant View, Utah | September 19, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Fun place to visit! Only there on a trip to Louisville, though the Bourbon Barrel Stout was an amazing find! If you have the opportunity, at least try this beer!
ContemplateBeer (137) Louisville, Kentucky | September 19, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 13/20
Another douchebag rating updated! PROS: Nice space with a wrap-around bar, screened-in porch and plenty of seats for your brood (if you have such a thing; probably not in 2013); service has been pretty prompt lately; food is solid to pretty tasty at times; *great* beer value- half pours on anything for half the price of the full beer (imagine that!). CONS: Service has never been too knowledgeable, in my experience, not being able to answer basic questions about IBUs, etc without asking a brewer (in my opinion, you should know the product when itís released, especially when itís brewed under your nose); some food items are just not appetizing (the reuben was a disappointment); beers are inconsistent in quality. OVERALL: A good place to bring family, and to try some local beers from one of the cityís most cherished breweries. They have a parking lot, but this can get filled up quickly on weekends and game days. Thereís another big lot next door behind the brewery. So, the ratings still douchey, but a leopard canít change itís spots...
beernovice39 (249) Montana | September 16, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Sports bar/restaurant setup. Beer was hit/miss.
Brigadier (291) Clevelandish, Ohio | July 8, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
This is a great place to come during local sporting events if you want to capture the spirit of the city. It does get very crowded on weekends though as it is located in a busy part of town near a number of other bars and restaurants. The beer selection is so-so though especially compared to New Albanian, Against the Grain, or Cumberland. Check it out if you in the area as it is the best of the BBC chain (and unrelated to the bottle line) but donít expect too many miracles.
tmongoose (83) Louisville, Kentucky | April 21, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
been awhile since i have been in this location. noticed immediately they have redone the bar area and moved all the "worthog" glasses off the bar area and put them on the walls. so the area is open and more friendly. only had a couple of beers and some pretzel sticks and cheese...served their beers in imperial pints. high gravity (over 8%) are 10oz pours. decent enough. the beers i had were so so. but i did enjoy the evening..think they might have had 10 or so taps and you can get a sample tray of i think 5 at a time.
aMillionDreams (4) , | October 22, 2012
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 7/20
Iím a long time fan of BBC but this location in particular has gone down hill of late. All of the beers are flat except the occasional beer that is over-carbonated and the bartender has to pull three pints to get you one proper beer. Specialty beers have been unimaginative. There used to always be a bourbon barrel aged beer on as well as a cask on Thursday, not anymore. With craft brew and microbrew on the rise in Louisville and all around the country, BBC canít keep calling it in.
fletchfighters (96) , Australia | September 3, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
A-- Went to the tap room first and then to the other location on Main, as the other had food. Mostly brick and wood. Big bar, lots of seating and very trending looking. Very casual but hip feel. Lots of parking in the area, on and off street.
Q-- quality wise was not over impressed really. Have had the bourbon barrel stout and it was average. Had their Black IPA on tap and could only drink half the glass. No hops and very alcoholic. Was warned by others their beer is average.
S-- All bluegrass beers. 9 total taps with 2 seasonals. Had a few of their 750 ML bottles. Not too shabby.
S- Decent service. Never asked for a second beer but water and sodaís were refilled well. Nothing outstanding and had better service elsewhere.
F-- Average. Cuban sandwich was cold, salads were good and the mashed potatoes were good. Garlic fries were decent.
V-- On this trip Bluegrass has been the most disappointing so far. Good prices but average beer and average service. Venue is very nice though.
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