Sergioís World Beers | Louisville, Kentucky
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Sergioís World Beers
World Class based on 148 ratings
Type: Restaurant

1605 Story Ave.
Louisville, Kentucky United States 40206 [ print map ]
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Mayor: NeoHippie2 (50) | Taps: 40+ | Bottles: 1300+

Sergioís World Beers

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Beer Available At Sergioís World Beers (arranged by most recent)
Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) 97, Arcadia Cocoa Loco Triple Chocolate Stout 80, St. Bernardus Abt 12 100, HammerHeart Imperial Longship , Hite Beer 2, Malheur 10 95, Kulmbacher Eisbock 99, Arcadia Thunder Trail ESB 76, St. Louis Premium Kriek 46, New Holland Rye Hatter 86, Anostekť Blonde 88, Okocim O.K. Beer 11, HaandBryggeriet Sur Megge 94, La Binchoise Brune Tradition / Cistercienne Bruna 91, Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Cuvťe Barrique 96, Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, Goose Island 25th Anniversary ESB 89, Saint Katherineís Tawny Ale 38, Ridgeway Insanely Bad Elf 56, Tusker Lager 6
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148 reviews for Sergioís World Beers
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  84%
 Selection  98%
 Food  75%
 Value  81%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1518) Washington, Washington DC | November 18, 2012
This was definitely an interesting place. Donít let the macro bar with the Miller Lite signs fool you, Sergioís is next door and is unmarked except for the stree number. Inside is chock full of beer. Very small and mellow crowd on a Sunday night. Staff was fantastic, although Sergio was nowhere to be found. Tap selection was solid, and included things not found elsewhere in the city. The bottle selection was - well - massive. Who needs wallpaper when you have beer coolers? They go on forever. Just when you thought you saw the last cooler, you turn the corner and there are two more. Amazing place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (701) Columbus, Ohio | October 2, 2012
(Visited 05/2012): Sergioís is located on the east side of Louisville off I-71/I-64 on Story Ave, near the river. Street parking is the best bet, and honestly I should have done my homework because we passed the place a couple times without seeing it, and that was *after* calling for directions when the GPS seemed to be steering us wrong.

The interior is narrow with the bar on the immediate right and some coolers on the left. Tons of beer paraphernalia on the walls, on the bar, on shelves to the point where I would say at best it looks cluttered, and at worst it looks like a beer hoarderís basement bar. It has a certain charm but I could the dusty untidy collection turning some potential patrons off. Beyond the bar area there is a small section with table seating.

The beer selection at Sergioís is incredible. 40+ taps with offerings from the likes of Sixpoint, Bluegrass, Three Floyds, Stone and many more. Countless bottles are available too (both domestic and imported), and going through the book will take awhile.

Service is good here but points off for cash only and no ice for water. The bartender was very knowledgeable about the beer, to the point where it reinforces the look of the place and you feel like you are just hanging out in someoneís basement trying a bunch of beers they brought back from somewhere.

We did not try any food on this visit.

All in all I would definitely stop at this spot again on future trips to or through Louisville.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
NachlamSie  (588) Denver, Colorado | March 12, 2013
Anyone that considers himself to be a serious beer enthusiast would have a field day in this place. It is difficult to identify from the outside, only marked by a collage of world flags. Once inside it looks like a pretty chill place. There are three beer coolers crammed into a room with a bar that features some very, very high quality taps. I picked up a bomber of FFF Rye Da Tiger and proceeded to the back room when I realized I had only seen not even half the bottle selection. There is a walk in Belgian cellar in a addition to four more stacked coolers with rarities abound. I was weary of the age of some of the stuff, but plenty of it was fresh or intended to mature. The ambiance in here is like sitting in a friendís house, if your friend is a serious beer geek. Drinking a FFF while combing through the catacombs of bottles was totally awesome in my book.
theisti  (523) Leawood, Kansas | April 24, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited later in the afternoon on a Tuesday. As stated by others, this place is not well marked at all, there was a very small label on the door that says Sergioís. Upon entering, there is beer pretty much cluttered everywhere, with a bar right as you enter. Beer is in coolers throughout the place, tucked away in every corner, in part of the kitchen, pretty much anywhere they can stick beer they do. The selection is immense, with a few gems (I saw a Bells 9000 and a $35 Bud Light). Draft selection was extensive, featuring a wide variety of styles. The back room has quite a few tables, and the food menu was huge (though I didnít eat). Service was pretty aloof, though this place is mostly about you digging around on your own beer adventure. Only drawback was that single prices seemed really high ($5 for a Founderís All Day IPA, for example). Weird place, tons of character, certainly a must hit in Louisville.

88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
jrallen34  (437) Chicago, Illinois | August 31, 2013
Dare I say the best beer bar in the US? Great taps, tons of bottles, and the ability to carry out bottles. Over 1500 bottles of various countries and decades. There are gems of gems here. The layout is awesome, totally old school place from the decor and menus but I love it. Its one cool as place. Sergio is super nice, other staff is a bit spaced out but helpful. The prices are perfect. I will be back and soon.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu  (403) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 11, 2014
I have to rate this place after visiting, not that it will impact the score that much with all the fake ratings. Anyway, itís a hole-in-the-wall a little east of downtown Louisville. It doesnít appear to have been cleaned in years, the glasses (decorations, not ones they use) are dusty, the place smells like a deep fryer, and it has carpets, which is always a bad idea for a bar. The shelves sag in the middle. Itís a dump, and not quite the kind I was expecting, but it has its charms. The bottle selection is ridiculous, in good and surprising and strange ways - lots of unexpected treats, but also things like 2007 Goose Island Imperial IPA for $10. The tap list is excellent, but I wondered about the age of the kegs after one of the things I tried tasted at least a few years old. Prices are high in general, but I guess thatís what happens when you buy things at retail price and have to mark them up again (there are definitely things for sale that donít get distributed in Louisville). We didnít eat here, which Iím told was to our benefit. The fryer smell, mustiness, and major hoarding issues were enough to keep my wife from ever coming back, but I will definitely be back here from time to time to try something unexpected. Such a weird place. I donít know how to rate it, really.
Tmoney99  (381) Cincinnati, Ohio | April 6, 2010
Easy to find location with parking in the back. Tables in the back for food and beer with the bar in the front. Not a lot of seating due to coolers, taps and kitchen. Very good selection of beers in bottle and taps. Sergio has very good knowledge of beers and beer related topics. Must see location in Louisville.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
savnac  (285) Anchorage, Alaska | November 6, 2012
Hmm, SergioísÖ what can I say. This is one of the best things about ratebeer, finding places like this. If you can find it that is, no sign but look for the address. Inside the place is a dump, but in that best friends crappy apartment kind of way, you really kind of feel at home here. Long bar upfront with random coolers throughout the place. The service was outstanding, Cory is the man, he not only is a beer aficionado but also gave us out-of-towners some great advice for things to do in the area. Locals were truly awesome too, great beer brings in great people. Selection of beers was insane, huge tap list including beers theyíve been cellaring since 2004, tons of bottles too. You wouldnít think this place had good food but on the recommendation of some locals we got the ceviche and we werenít disappointed. Value is great on draft beers but seemed high on most bottles and really high on others but it makes sense to keep inventory around. This is one of those places you have to go, drive a few hours out of your way if you have to. Great experience.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 4/20
b3shine  (263) Indiana | August 4, 2012
Iíve been here a few times, and Iím not a fan. My first review got deleted, so Iíll just keep this one quantitative.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Brigadier  (263) Clevelandish, Ohio | July 8, 2013| Updated January 10, 2014
Based in a dodgy part of town this is certainly a destination for the sheer selection. From the front door to the back exit it is lined with fridges displaying choices from all over the country and beyond. My complaints are the feel of being somebodyís living room bar as well as the mysterious nature that comes with ordering (prices can be hard to find). Finally avoid the food unless you are starving.

Personally I would rather hang out and drink local at Apocalypse and Against the Grain which are not too far away. If you want to mix things up halfway in between is the Louisville Beer Store. Otherwise go local and drink bourbon at one of many top notch bars.

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