United States > Kentucky > Lexington
ContemplateBeer (126) Louisville, Kentucky | January 18, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Overview: Liquor Barn on Richmond Rd. is eerily like the one close to my house (Fern Valley Rd, Louisville). You walk in the store and hit the foods first (typical smaller store LB selection), and theres little islands of featured drinks up front, followed by vertical shelving, with the beer on the far left. They also have eight taps for growlers, though thereís nothing particularly noteworthy on any of them. However, their selection of single bottles is somewhat better than the store near my house, and I didnít see much in terms of old or dusty bottles. Still, itís Liquor Barn, so check your dates anyway. Service was maybe better than any other LB iíve visited; there was a man helping a lady in wines almost as soon as I walked down the aisle, and another employee asked if I needed assistance as well- all within about a five minute span. Everything is priced competitively. PROS: Attentive service; solid selection; competitive pricing. CONS: Nothing glaring, selection isnít as strong as Plaudit place (which is like five minutes away in good traffic), so Iím not sure why youíd bother coming here unless it was really more local to you. OVERALL: A good LB, but is easily overshadowed by the other LB in the area. Parking in a small lot on site.
b3shine (278) Indiana | June 27, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A party store with a fair amount of singles, but I donít know how fresh they are. Some growler taps too. Pretty predictable selection though. Service was friendly and answered all if my questions; this just happens to be more of a spirit and wine-oriented place.
radio_nowhere (68) Maryland | May 23, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Not going to lie, came here looking for bourbon deals since I was on the bourbon trail. Scored some bourbon only sold in Kentucky at a great price so main goal accomplished. I did grab some beer here too, specifically Great Lakes (canít get at home) and some Lexington Brewery brews. Overall it was the hard liquor offerings that awe-struck me, the beer offerings were very good though too. Iím not use to liquor mega-stores so anything bigger then a 7-11 impresses me. So a good rating for existing, deep down I wish one of these were local.
kaips1 (12) Kentucky | July 31, 2012
18 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 4/20
dont shop at liquor barn if you can help it
drfabulous (83) Lexington, Kentucky | August 14, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Another Liquor Barn to keep you on your toes. Lots of old products here so buyer beware. I found a four pack of Founders Harvest on the shelf months after the beer was released. And like all Liquor Barns in Lexington, there is still Great Divide (including Fresh Hop!) long after Great Divide pulled out of Kentucky. Still, youíll find something unique that you didnít find elsewhere no doubt.
brentfeesh (80) Mansfield, Ohio | September 17, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Easy to get too, but the parking lot is too small. Looked like they had a nice selection of cheeses, sausages, and party favors but I didnít pay close attention. I noticed a humidor but I did not look in it. Looked like plenty of wine (though I canít vouch for the quality), and the beer selection was solid. I personally thought the prices on bourbon were great! I picked up two bottles for what I might have paid double for in Tennessee and would never have been able to find in Alabama. Eagle Rare and 4 Roses were recommended by their staff and they did not disappoint.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | April 10, 2007| Updated April 26, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Mom and Pop warehouse and deli ambiance. Lots of domestics and regional beers, including Bells, Stone, Barrel House, Schlafly, Atwater, New Holland, BBC, Dogfish Head, etc. Belgian and European selection was a little disappointing. I was not sure if they broke sixers or not, but I was there to get Bells and Stone. Some seasonals seem to stick around longer than in most markets, so this is worth a stop. Upon checkout, I asked if I could get a box, and the cashier rudely pointed to the corner. So I had to drag all my beers over there and box them myself. I can see why the Knoxville crew comes here to stock up, since I live in TN. Good place to get the Bells lineup. Just donít expect any service.
jonwayne4883 (12) Grand Rapids, Michigan | February 26, 2007
38 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
this place wasnt all expected. selection less than the other store, service was horrible. despite being told we could mix singles from six packs and cases, they didnt ring up at the register as singles and cashier gave us the impression we were a bother.
Suttree (175) Knoxville, Tennessee | February 25, 2007| Updated January 24, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Itís all about selection here. The ambiance, if you can call it that, is like a warehouse. The service is fine if you approach someone, but donít expect a lot of "may I help you" here. But what a huge selection of American micros. One full aisle of that, then another of imports. The imports seemed a bit skimpier, and the Belgian selections was smaller than I expected, but I would certainly make the trip from Knoxville again.
SpringsLicker (138) Tennessee | January 4, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Closest decent selection of beer to Knoxville TN. Not quite what youíll find another hour north in Bellevue at Part Source, but a decent selection with competitive prices. Multiple displays of the saem beer amy make the selection appear larger than what it is, but this place is worth the two hour drive.
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