United States > Kentucky > Lexington
ContemplateBeer (105) Louisville, Kentucky | August 3, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
PROS: Nice sized (not sprawling, but enough space for everything) grocer with a great variety of world, local and specialty food that has a cafe/market attached. The food at the market is sold by weight (mostly) and well priced. Service was friendly and helpful; I didnít ask any beer-related questions. Selection isnít anything too fancy but solid for a grocer, and you have the option of singles with everything (conveniently located by the appropriate 4/6 pack). You can buy a single and drink it with your meal in the market. My food was pretty good (besides a dressing that was too oily); the buffet-style serving area and seating make this an ideal place for families to come. All the beer was competitively priced. CONS: As said before, nothing mind-blowing as far as beer selection is concerned; a growler station would be cool. If you want to pour your beer into a cup, you have a hard plastic cup to use, but Iím nitpicking here. OVERALL: For me, a great spot to bring the family for a good meal and to have a mealtime beer; the other specialty stores in town (Shenanigans, Beer Trappe) have a much better selection. Nice to have a healthy food/beer option in town that isnít an arm and leg. Parking is no issue, as there is a parking lot as you come in, just as youíd expect. Not a stand-alone destination, but useful for the reasons already mentioned.
kaips1 (9) Kentucky | November 19, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
this is a grocery store first but they have a good selection for your average craft beer drinker and has occasionally seasonals that arent completely gone like other places. the food here is awesome with the sushi station not 2 ft away from the beer selection.
jandd1983 (148) Florissant, Missouri | July 28, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped by on a recommendation from the Shenaniganís staff. Good selection of beers. Did not eat in the cafeteria, but looked like a pretty decent selection of food. Majority of the beer was cold, a few could be purchased warm. We picked up a few items we had not found elsewhere. Worth the trip, not too far off the beat and path.
drfabulous (62) Lexington, Kentucky | March 16, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Not a place on everyoneís radar. Coop with a very good if not huge beer selection. Bells, Founders, New Albanian, Sixpoint, Great Lakes, Green Flash, Hoppin Frog, Stone, Dogfish Head, Goose Island. Supposedly, they are going to have a growler station soon. And the cafe is excellent and well worth eating at. You can have a beer there as well.
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