United States > Kentucky > Louisville
ContemplateBeer (112) Louisville, Kentucky | August 17, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Overview: BBC Theater Square is located close to the Louisville Palace and is nearly across from the Brown Hotelís 4th St. entrance. This location has quite a bit of outdoor seating, and the bar actually opens up to serve outside patrons as well. The bar continues inside, and the rest of the restaurant proceeds in a "shotgun" manner straight back into the kitchen. A mixture of tables and booths for non-bar seating. Menus of regular selections were available, and specialty beers were written on chalkboards around the place. Service was the bartender, and he seemed friendly enough and was reasonably prompt with drink refills. He could not tell me basic information about the beer he poured (a chain-wide problem). Selection of their own house beers (8), and three rotating taps. Food menu was identical to St. Matthews location, though beer seemed to be more highly priced (a 1/2 pint will run you 3.50 here; theyíre about 2.75 in St. Mattís on regular strength offerings). PROS: Walking distance from the Louisville Palace; nice layout and feel. CONS: Typical BBC selections; uninformed service; little higher prices on drinks. OVERALL: Pretty much meets the utility of being a place for drinks and food after a show at the Palace. No reason to come here otherwise, unless you are ticking Louisville places. For parking, there are a few pay lots and garages in the area, but, if you are here after 6 p.m., Iíd just park on 3rd street at a metered spot (free after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday) and cut through an alley. Youíll be at this place in five minutes or so from your spot.
Chudwick (132) Cincyucky, Kentucky | August 1, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
again, how have I never rated this place? typical brews with rotating taps. sketchy to artsy location. good food.
JStax (140) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | May 20, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped in on a Saturday in the middle of the afternoon. Street parking only. There is a bit of a sports bar feel to the place, but with a lot of woodwork. The most impressive part about this place was the whiskey selection. Pappy 23 on the shelf. The beer wasnít great, but I got a sampler to try as many as I could. The barrel aged stout was nice. Pricing was decent. I got out for about $12. Didnít order food.
bartlebier (73) Belchum im Breisgau, Germany | April 18, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
(backlogged in abstinence) Visited 09/2012. Sportsbar feel on the main downtown drag, nearly empty just around/after happy hour. Nice inside/outside bar sitting made less relevant by forgettable brewpub brews and so-so student service (had a sampler of 5 and 2 pints, all down the drain of oblivion). (on par with the DC Capitol City Brewing franchise).
Brigadier (263) Clevelandish, Ohio | December 15, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nice location for the BBC but its biggest drawback is that Against the Grain, Doc Crowes, and Haymarket arenít too far away either. If you are at the theater and desperate for some craft beer it might serve you well enough. Just lower your expectations regarding the quality of the beers which can be hit or miss.
If you want the full BBC experience make the trip out to St Matthews and visit the original brewpub. Despite its own parking issues they have a better selection and happy hour prices let you try a few beers to find out that is palatable.
bob_w (51) new york, New York | July 11, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
thereís a nice patio/deck area, which is pleasant in good weather. we tried their alt, porter and weizenbock, where were all descent, but not outstanding.
LilBeerDoctor (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 21, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
One of the downtown BBC locations on the touristy Fourth St. A sports pub-esque feel. They had 4-5 regulars and 2 seasonals on tap. The particular beers I tried (a smoked alt and esb) were decent, but not great. Iíve also been to the tap room location, which has a cozier atmosphere, but the two are similar. I am just not a big fan of their beer, so I would maybe recommend stopping by for a pint just to check them out, but not make this a destination spot.
BelgianBeerGal (74) Panama City, Florida | December 2, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice location right across from the Brown. Very pleasantly surprised with the food here. We had a group of 11 and everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was great. Multiple taps and beers to go. Seasonal selections. We would go again.
savnac (285) Anchorage, Alaska | November 7, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Stopped by for a sampler and appetizer. Typical looking brewpub, fairly nice and clean. Service was really good and friendly. Selection was pretty lacking, just the regular line up with a seasonal Wit beer. Prices were good but the sampler seemed overprices for quality and quantity of beer. If youíre in the area maybe stop by, otherwise Iíd skip it.
deyholla (303) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | July 3, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in for a beer. Located in an older building with a nice large wooden bar with a few tvs. Bartender was helpful and quick. Only about 6 beers on tap when I visited. Didnít do food during my visit. Prices were good but not great. Nothing special here especially with the other places around town.
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