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Beer Available At Holy Grale (arranged by most recent)
Struise Black Damnation III - Black Mes 100, Rochefort Trappistes 8 100, La Trappe Bockbier 94, Achel 8 Blond 98, Mikkeller Show Me Cuvťe 61, Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%) 100, Pretty Things Baby Tree 95, Mahrs Bršu Kellerbier Ungespundet HefetrŁb 79, Rockmill Petite Saison 86, 10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter 96, Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono (Autumn Fire) 98, Mikkeller Black Hole 100, Rodenbach Grand Cru 99, Uerige Doppel Sticke 98, Hitachino Nest Anbai 88, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Three Floyds Jinx Proof Lager 85, Amager The Sinner Series Gluttony 98, Victory Wild Devil Ale 96, Off Color Apex Predator 94
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drowland (191) Valdosta, Georgia | March 2, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on 2/28/14. Had a really hard time finding the place on a busy Friday night. I never did find the place while driving, so I just parked (at least a 10 minute walk away) and hoped my GPS was right. Finally found the place and it was slammed. I stood at the bar for a long time and finally got told the beer I reordered on tap was upstairs. He definitely had a tone of "Hey stupid, just go up there and order." Upstairs was also packed, only one bartender. Waited and waited again. Ordered two beers so as not have to go through it all again and was told one had kicked. Had my one beer standing awkwardly next to the bathroom and left. It was honestly a cool place with great beer but with the parking and crowd I canít see why people would bother. I did not try the food.
Brigadier (287) Clevelandish, Ohio | December 15, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
If I had to find weaknesses with the Holy Grale there would be only two. Firstly parking can be tricky unless you are willing to go up and down the side streets. The other option would be to park once on Bardstown Road and then just walk to it.
The second are the prices and this is very minor. Much in line with a world class bar experience you get what you pay for. There is no gouging and the selection is so great you will not be disappointed at all in whatever you order. The hardest part might be narrowing it down to a few choices.
If youíve only got one day in Louisville be sure to stop by for at least one drink here, a flight at Against the Grain, and a trip across the river to keg Liqours for all your take home needs.
50belair (184) Florida | October 13, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
An old Church in a hip part of town that was converted to a craft beer bar. The decor is hands down the best Iíve ever visited. Good craft beer selection, friendly staff, large eco-friendly patio. Just a really groovy place to knock back a few tasty craft beers..
theisti (573) Leawood, Kansas | September 19, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Visited on a Wednesday evening. As others have stated, Holy Grale is located in a former church, and it makes great use of the space with a bar area, the choir loft, and a great outdoor beer garden. The beer selection is great, when I visited the 5 of the 6 taps in the choir loft were Three Floyds. Service was attentive, though not terribly friendly. I had the Scotch egg appetizer, and it was tasty enough. Neat design, great beer selections, certainly a top place I have visited in Louisville. This place had hosted Zwanze Day 2013 the previous weekend, which speaks to the quality.
88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
phaleslu (434) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 16, 2013| Updated March 11, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I came down for Zwanze Day 2013 at Holy Grale, my first one ever. The place is an old, small church building on Bardstown Road. The inside is an awesome renovation with a nice bar and some high tables. Thereís a íchoir loftí upstairs, accessible through inside or outside stairs. Thereís a bier garten out back with Euro-style long tables, a patio bar, and vines surrounding it to wrap up the vibe. The place was well-staffed for the event. The tap list was excellent, and the food was very good. I need to visit on a normal day to get a better idea of how it usually is here but Iím definitely coming back. Update: Came back on a low-key afternoon. The food is awesome. Nothing to contradict from before, just reiterating how nice and high-quality this place is. Best place in Louisville.
jrallen34 (450) Chicago, Illinois | August 31, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
The coolest atmosphere Iíve been to, especially outside which reminds me of a Euro beer garden. Stained glass windows, herbs, hops. The inside was nice as well but the ac was broke and it was hot as balls. The service was very nice and helpful, knew a ton about beer and gave good suggestions for other places in the city. The food was really good and came quick, fun small bites but I wouldnít come for a full dinner if youíre starving. The draft selection was pretty good, but not mind blowing. Nothing from Kentucky or crushable, lots of international ticks. The bottle list was pretty good and very inexpensive. I really enjoyed this place, one of the top bars in the US.
JCW (113) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 19, 2013| Updated November 14, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in here with a date, we both really enjoyed it. Outside dining with a fantastic tap list. While I enjoyed a Petrus Oak Aged Pale, my date had a 3F Behemoth(she wanted hoppy). We had already eaten so we didnít try the food, but other people we shared a table with(for what its worth) liked it a great
deal. My second beer was a Bellís Expedition, again on tap, herís a Two Hearted. All priced about ~$7.per. Well worth a stop.
salvaticas (20) , | April 30, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
AndyW68 (66) Louisville, Kentucky | March 26, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Love this bar. The selection is not that of Sergioís, but the quality is there. One of the most knowledgeble bartenders Iíve ever had. She obviously studied her beers. What little food I had was great. I will be back to taste the rest of the draft line. Should take a few visits....
NachlamSie (622) Denver, Colorado | March 12, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Holy Grale is in what apparently was a church. The decor takes full advantage of that, making this a very spiritual beer experience. Service was on the slow side, but very knowledgeable and personable. The beer selection is prime. A few Belgian and American rarities among a well thought out balance of desirables. The prices, like many places in Louisville are pretty good. Most of the stuff is about $6 to $7 a pour, but most of the stuff are imports that I rarely ever see on tap and easily run in the $8+ range when I do stumble across them. There are more bargain priced local microbrews for the connoiseur on a budget. Upstairs in the choir loft is a small draft selection featuring even more rare stuff, DFH 2010 World Wide Stout for instance, and it was only $5 for a pour. Not bad. The bottle selection is small, but well thought out and includes stuff from Cantillon so gets my approval. Everything is served in appropriate glassware. I ate the pickle plate which was a variety of artisan pickled foods served with whole grain mustard and sriracha: really tasty stuff. I loved this place!
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