Sergioís World Beers | Louisville, Kentucky
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Sergioís World Beers
World Class based on 151 ratings
Type: Restaurant

1605 Story Ave.
Louisville, Kentucky United States 40206 [ print map ]
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Hours: Mo-Th 2pm-12a, Fr-Sa 2pm-2am, Su 2pm-11pm


Mayor: NeoHippie2 (11) | Taps: 40+ | Bottles: 1300+


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Beer Available At Sergioís World Beers (arranged by most recent)
Wšls BelŰ Petroleum , Wšls BelŰ IpÍ 84, New Holland Ichabod 53, Bells Octoberfest Beer 54, Atwater Grand Circus IPA 30, Sam Adams Light 14, Spaten MŁnchen Dunkel 42, Third Shift Amber Lager 11, North Peak Hooligan Hoppy Pumpkin Ale 61, Bluegrass Louisville Lager 24, North Peak Humongous 86, Bells Planet Series: Venus - The Bringer Of Peace 43, Tin Man Circuit Bohemian Pilsner 18, Country Boy Nacho Bait 68, Country Boy Cougar Bait 40, Abita Jockamo IPA 53, Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan 56, Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello (Lemon Cello) IPA 91, Daleside Ripon Jewel 45, Wild Beer Bliss 55
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151 reviews for Sergioís World Beers
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  84%
 Selection  97%
 Food  75%
 Value  80%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  99%
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90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1887) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (796) 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.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
NachlamSie  (643) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
theisti  (626) 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (561) Sunnyvale, California | April 7, 2015
Its like bizzaro land in this place. Looks tiny from the outside, pretty empty on a Tuesday night. Little bar with maybe 8 seats. I belly up and check out the taplist, which is nice without being extraordinary. Ordered a Zombie Dust and start to check out the coolers. I get done with the 5 or 6 in front and think, nice, but nothing special. Then I realize that what I thought was a hall to the bathroom goes much, mucn further back, past a kitchen to a whole back room, much larger than the first, with beer coolers EVERYWHERE. Whoah. A lot of shit here. I will say that I found no whales in my searches, but a lot of stuff that I would be happy to drink. Not sure on freshness. FWIW, they no longer have Goose Island Imperial IPA :). Oh, its cash only, but they have an ATM inside.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99  (505) 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.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
jrallen34  (479) 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu  (454) 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.
36
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 4/20
b3shine  (293) 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.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Brigadier  (291) 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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