Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse | Louisville, Kentucky
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Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Excellent based on 58 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

401 E Main St
Louisville, Kentucky United States 40202 [ print map ]
502 515 0174 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: M-Thur: 11-12 am; Fri-Sat: 11:00-2:00 am; Sun: 10-10

Mayor: shrubber85 (11) | Taps: 10-11 | Bottles: 8

Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Against the Grain Coq de la Marche , Against the Grain Ball Control , Against the Grain / Brew Dogs We Mint Well , Against the Grain HOP! Or My Mom Will Shoot , Against the Grain MacFannybaw 89, Against the Grain We Shuck On The First Date 59, Against the Grain The Brown Note 90, Against the Grain Bronan The Saladbarian , Against the Grain Blatz from the Pabst , Against the Grain Tropic of Pantser , Against the Grain Solipsistic Narcissistic Braggot 48, Against the Grain Kentucky Ryed Chiquen 92, Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke 100, Against the Grain Korn íEís Query , Against the Grain / Country Boy Saladbarity Baltic Porter 90, Against the Grain Vienna Frothages , Against the Grain / Mikkeller Bloody Show 82, Against the Grain Wowzer Snake , Against the Grain Kamen Knuddeln 88, Local Option No Hagar! 65
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58 reviews for Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  84%
 Selection  79%
 Food  81%
 Value  78%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
willisread  (8) Tokyo, Japan | April 8, 2015
Great location on the edge of NuLu and Downtown attached to the Louisville Bats stadium. Food was amazing and priced fairly. Great smoked theme going on. Staff was super friendly and helpful both times Iíve been. The beer selection was pretty fair with the tasting set being a real value. The atmosphere is very relaxing and welcoming. A really nice place to have a beer in the afternoon in Louisville or for dinner.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (471) Sunnyvale, California | April 7, 2015
I was really looking forward to this visit. Kind of a brew-pub feel with a "wait to be seated" sign out front. Extremely attentive and knowledgable staff. Tasting flights are fixed to the six "regular" styles (the beers themselves change often). But you can get tasters of any of the specials for $1.50 each as well. Loving the smell in the place; a true smokehouse. Food was solid if not exceptional. Beers were, honestly, a bit disappointing overall, but not bad. Definitely worth the visit. Its worth noting that they had a good number of bourbons at their full bar, as well as at least 8 beer bottles for onsite or offsite consumption.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tykechandler  (14) Kentucky | January 1, 2015
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog  (782) Phoenix, Arizona | December 3, 2014
I was kind of surprise to find this attached to the local ballpark. Someone has some good investors. Iíd had some AtG beers in the bottle and while not put off wasnít really that impressed. But this cavernous space and location is impressive enough! On our very brief visit, I was at first put off by the bartenderís complete disinterest in taking care of us. Instead he washed glasses and chatted up a young hottie at the other end of the bar. But when he finally did attend to us, he did so in proper fashion. We could only sample one pint, but it was quite good. Compiled with their interesting collaborations, interesting (but sometimes gross) names and labels, I can see this being the Louisville staple. Iíll be back. Brewery #688.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo  (145) Chicago, Illinois | November 25, 2014
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
edgallow  (111) nashville, Tennessee | November 16, 2014
Stop 2 of my Louisville brewery tour. Had the sampler and it was very good. Food was also very good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe  (72) Michigan | October 13, 2014
Inside Louisville Batsí stadium; decent sized place with a relaxed vibe. The waiter was very friendly, informative, & helpful. A few nice beers on tap, although the list was a bit small, everything was pretty enjoyable. Really good food, too. A touch on the pricey side, but not too far off. Enjoyable place to visit, will go back again when Iím nearby.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
UrbanCaveman  (15) Ohio | October 9, 2014
Hands down my favorite place to go when my work calls me to Louisville. Itís a mandatory stop before I head home. Beerwise, this is one of the best places Iíve found, as the on tap lineup changes completely nigh weekly. If youíre familiar with the Bluegrass Brewing Company, this place is founded and run by some of the original brewers from there. ATG is all about experimentation and having fun with their creations, and while they churn out the occasional miss, they also hit some beautiful homeruns out of the ballpark (literally, theyíre in the stadium for the Louisville Bats). Iíve been there at least half a dozen times, and seen about three dozen different beers theyíve brewed - many of which have been delicious. While some of the staff arenít exactly beer savants, you will find at least one of the brewmasters working behind the bar most any time youíre in, and they donít mind chatting about the beer. The food is all phenomenal, particularly the (market price) local smoked chicken wings with local honey and your choice of their barbecue sauces (which are whipped up by the chef in much the same way the beers are whipped up by the brewers). Iíd be here far more often if I actually lived in Louisville. As it stands, Iím glad they ship kegs and bottles to some of the local stores near me.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick  (144) Cincyucky, Kentucky | July 27, 2014| Updated July 29, 2014
Went for brunch on a Sunday. Ambiance was bloody Maryís, a DJ playing classic rock with various others, and brewpub. Service was friendly and helpful. Selection offered nine taps and eight bottles. Had all nine and bought one bottle for $26. Food was delicious. Will go again when the beer selection changes (which shouldnít take long). I recommend it overall but the beer was par. Parking is free on Sundays and thatís convenient. Updated the times per new Sunday morning drinking laws.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Rhinton82  (8) , | July 14, 2014
First off the beers are usually pretty good so no issue there. But the service the last time i went was pretty bad for it to not be as busy as it has been in the past for me...The food is lacking ever since there original chef left (running out of stuff on the menu) But i would recommend the place. Good Beer and good atmosphere...

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