Holy Grale | Louisville, Kentucky
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Holy Grale
Excellent based on 41 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 (8) | 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 71, Country Boy Ghost Gose 64, Hofbräu Münchner Sommer Naturtrüb 48, Koutský 10° Světlé Výčepní 93, Goose Island Matilda Lambicus 88, Elgoods Coolship Lambic 79, Trois Dames Forêt Noire 95, Siren / Evil Twin The Flying Dutchman 93, Göller Rauchbier 77, 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 Stampin’ Ground Stout 78
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41 reviews for Holy Grale
 Ambiance  93%
 Service  83%
 Selection  90%
 Food  84%
 Value  73%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  95%
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80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
goodtimemom  (6) Louisville, Kentucky | August 7, 2012
Interesting building. Beer choices focus mainly on European beers. Food is a little too exotic for my taste, would rather have a burger than quail eggs. Atmosphere was a little snobby, made me uncomfortable. Might go back if my friends wanted to, but I prefer a place that is a little less uptight.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler  (10) Kentucky | July 29, 2012
really nice selection, good food, great service.
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.
92
  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.
56
  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.
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!
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. 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.
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.
94
  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
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 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!!!:)

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