Holy Grale | Louisville, Kentucky
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Holy Grale
Excellent based on 39 ratings
Type: Bar

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


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

Mayor: Brigadier (5) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: ~20

Holy Grale

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Beer Available At Holy Grale (arranged by most recent)
Three Floyds Blakkr 99, Country Boy Stampin’ Ground Stout 73, Goose Island Matilda Lambicus 87, Boon Framboise 95, Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter 92, Ommegang Glimmerglass Saison 95, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 98, Prairie Artisan Ales Birra 95, De la Senne Taras Boulba 94, Mahrs Bräu Kellerbier Ungespundet Hefetrüb 81, Hanssens Oude Gueuze 99, Heather Ales Fraoch (Bottle) 61, 13th Century Grut Bier 82, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey) 100, The Monarchy Happy XMas in Nürnberg , The Monarchy Happy XMas from Dresden , Weißenoher Bonifatius Dunkel 77, Mikkeller SpontanGooseberry 97, Mikkeller SpontanPeach 83, Brewfist Spaceman 97
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39 reviews for Holy Grale
 Ambiance  94%
 Service  84%
 Selection  90%
 Food  85%
 Value  73%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Alerider  (42) Indianapolis, Indiana | May 23, 2012
A bar in a little, old brick church? Why not? The renovation is cool. World class tap list. Always helpful and knowledgable servers. Food selection is limited but everything is great.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
cranked  (19) Kentucky | February 5, 2012| Updated May 18, 2012
Really trendy new bar in Louisville, owners have a passion for beer and it shows, that has a hip feel to it. Beers tended to be a little overpriced though some were very rare. Service has been hit or miss, I’ve had great service before and I’ve had the worst snot nosed pretense filled service I’ve ever had in any beer related establishment. Definitely worth going if you’re in the Highlands or are on a quest to try something rare. *Update* Went back again and hoped for better service, was a failure. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Only changed my overall and service ratings. Selection is still great.
  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!
  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. There’s 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Chris1216  (5) | October 18, 2011
greaat place, ever changing, excellent selections
  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 don’t respect a response if you are the kind of person that spends your time deffensively answering everyone’s 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. I’m sure they will have many more like that in the future!!!:)
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
kenmoop  (1) Louisville, Kentucky | October 18, 2011
It would be hard to find a place with more intelligent attention to selection, decor, menu information, service - and incredibly smart selections of music on the sound system. It is always a joy to go to the Grale.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Rick500  (1) | October 18, 2011
A beautiful old building that was once a church lends the Holy Grale the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a few of the world’s best beers. Pricing is generally between $4.75 and $7, I’d say $6 on average. Certainly fair for the quality of the beer. You’ll find beers here that you just won’t have a chance of finding anywhere else in Louisville. I consider myself knowledgeable about beer, and I regularly find beers on the draft list that I’ve never even heard of, much less tasted. It’s always an adventure. :) The food is reasonably-priced and very good. Best fritjes and carnitas around. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Good food, awesome beer, amazing selection, great staff...what’s not to love?
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jamiejoslin  (1) Kentucky | October 18, 2011
Craft brew is an art, and these people are the art dealers who know the Monet’s of beer more than anyone. We have been going to the Louisville Beer Store since it opened almost 2 years ago. The owners and their staff are the most knowledgeable people in this city on craft brew. Daniel is our favorite beer tender, who is anything but snobby. We have even brought non beer drinking folks into the Holy Grale, and they were given a 411 on what kind of beer they may like based on their food interests. To take the time to explain that to a newby beer drinker isnt snobbery. The young couple of owners have always been kind to us, and no, I do not know them personally. The food is great pub fair. Sometimes the menu will surprise you with more gourmet items. I suggest everyone try this place, if it’s your first time go on a weekday that isn’t busy so you can get the full experience.

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