Holy Grale | Louisville, Kentucky
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Holy Grale
World Class based on 43 ratings
Type: Bar

1034 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, Kentucky United States 40204 [ print map ]
502 569 2337

holygralelouisville.com

Hours: Open at 4p Tues-Friday; 1p Sat-Sun


Mayor: Brigadier (7) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: ~20


Holy Grale

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Beer Available At Holy Grale (arranged by most recent)
EKU Pilsner 34, Naparbier Pumpkin Tzar 96, Kapuziner Weissbier 81, Toccalmatto Salty Angel 73, Country Boy Ghost Gose 69, Hofbršu MŁnchner Sommer NaturtrŁb 48, Koutskż 10į Světlť VżčepnŪ 92, Goose Island Matilda Lambicus 88, Elgoods Coolship Lambic 83, Trois Dames ForÍt Noire 95, Siren / Evil Twin The Flying Dutchman 93, GŲller Rauchbier 79, HaandBryggeriet Haandbakk 98, 3 Fonteinen Zwet.be 95, Beer Here Autumnic Fallout 95, Amager Rugporter 99, Hof Ten Dormaal BA Project 2013 (Blond Ale) No. 8 Port Charlotte 47, West Sixth My Cherry Amour Tart Cherry Quad Ale , Three Floyds Blakkr 99, Country Boy Stampiní Ground Stout 68
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43 reviews for Holy Grale
 Ambiance  92%
 Service  82%
 Selection  90%
 Food  84%
 Value  74%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  96%
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
TyIslander  (1) Buckner, Kentucky | October 19, 2011
Very unique establishment. Thereís few places that I look forward to visiting these days, but the Holy Grale is at the top of my list. I enjoy learning more about beer and this place fits the bill. Knowledgeable folks, great service and rotating selections.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
rickycore  (3) Louisville, Kentucky | October 19, 2011
One phrase comes to mind when I think about the Holy Grale, "world class". They serve world class beers and they couple that with a world class staff. Super informative beer tenders who have never made me feel stupid about not being able to fully pronounce the long Belgian names of some of the beers that are served. The food is out of this world good and they are quick to offer a pairing. This place is not just a bar its a beer nerds house of worship.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
beccachinn  (3) Louisville, Kentucky | October 18, 2011
I cannot say enough good things about this place, its owners, its service, its selection, etc. This is by far my favorite place to go in Louisville. Many of you will laugh, and the haters will all make fun, but my fiance and I got engaged at the Holy Grale this summer because it is one of our favorite places to spend our time together. We are huge beer nerds and homebrewers. Not to be a hater myself, but I can only assume the negative comments made on here about the grale are by people that 1. are not open minded and 2. are not true beer lovers. How can you say the food is worth the price but not the beer? I am not saying this to start anything, so donít respect a response if you are the kind of person that spends your time deffensively answering everyoneís accusations on chatrooms, blogs, fb, etc. I just want to defend my favorite place. Great environment, great people, great food, great beer, and all for the right price! Oh and to the person that loved the Dogfish event, they had one like that last year with Dogfishead, Three Floyds, and Founders, and it was only about a month ago that they had Cantillon Zwanze day, one of about 10 bars in the US to hold such an event. Iím sure they will have many more like that in the future!!!:)
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
sptuk00  (10) Mount Washington, Kentucky | October 18, 2011
After months and months of trying to figure out where to get the best craft beer in Louisville I stumbled upon the Holy Grale when screwing around on the internet. My fiances parents were in town from Chicago and we all love to drink good beer, so I was needing to find somewhere impressive to take them. We decided to get lunch out on Bardstown Road and to stop by the Holy Grale afterwards to see what it was all about. After stepping inside the front door I instantly knew this place was really cool. The decor is amazing and the fact that the place used to be a church but is now a craft beer bar is pretty awesome. The beer selection is incredible. Every time I have been there they have had on draft at least a few beers that are very hard to find. Yes, you will pay $4.50-$7.50 per beer, but that really is not unreasonable. If you go to any LiquorBarn, etc. around here and buy the beer yourself you might save a buck or two, but chances are you probably wonít be able to find most of their beers in liquor stores around here. Another thing i really enjoy is that the usually do have at least one or two beers I really like on tap. If they donít then I am forced to try something new and probably never would have even tried...and that is what makes the place fun. Iíve only eaten at the Holy Grale twice, but the food is top notch and worth every penny. I would say the food is definitely high-end appetizers for the most part and the ingredients are top notch. I also attended an event there last week where a rep from Dogfish Head came down and took over the place. All twenty taps were Dogfish Head beers and the customers got to buy four beer flights so we could taste sevearl of the Dogfish Head products. This event was probably the best beer event I have ever attended. I only hope the Holy Grale will do this same type of event with other breweries in the future (e.g., Three Floyds, Stone, Sierra Nevada, etc.). What a great way to really get to experience beers you probably would never just go out and buy. In any event, this is a place that people "must" go visit if they have never been here. I can actually say I have a "spot" now. Keep up the incredible work and please donít change a thing!!!
98
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
ekleintop  (1) , | May 25, 2012
Great beer selection and prices are reasonable. Food is top notch as well. Had the pork belly that was outta this world. Not your typical pub grub.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Chelsea722  (2) Kentucky | October 18, 2011
Immediately fell in love with Grale the minute it opened, and the feeling hasnít changed. Such care has been taken with ambiance - the attention to detail is extremely impressive. Beer selection is always exciting and exceptional. Food is delicious and well priced - a perfect way to enjoy (but not overwhelm) the beer. Service is is warm, friendly, and knowledgable. I recommend Grale to everyone I know.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 19/20
Hoptimator  (3) Indiana | January 27, 2012| Updated December 30, 2012
I like this place great selection, great service, and great food!
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
salvaticas  (20) , | April 30, 2013
Iíve heard there is some bad blood between these guys and Sergios. And while sergios has the rep and the bottle service to qualify as a truly unique beer destination, I still maintain that as of the day I visited Holy Grale until today, it is and has been far and away the best tap list I have ever seen. Anywhere. That alone should set it apart. Plus the vibe/ambiance and food are all top notch.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (1644) Washington, Washington DC | November 19, 2012
Came here for Saint Sours Day Sunday, a well organized event with a shocking selection of sours. The outdoor space was great, and the amazing weather dinít hurt. The choir loft is terrific, downstairs is cozy, although space is a bit tight. Food was amazing. Staff were all very friendly and engaging, quick and efficient. Definitely have to come back to check out their normal beer line up. Prices are high for the area, but still cheaper than anything weíve got in Washington DC! A must-visit while in Louisville.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 20/20
sefus12  (3) Louisville, Kentucky | March 21, 2011
Iíve never been to Europe but I can only imagine this is what an old-world beer bar should look like. Twenty rotating taps of great US craft and imports, several of which are harder-to-find on draft. Great food and service and reasonable prices for the beers they offer. Seating is limited.

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