River City Drafthouse

4.1/5.0 11 reviews
bar
1574 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, Kentucky United States 40023

502 690 5111
  rivercitydrafthouse.com
Sun 1:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Mon - Fri 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Sat 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Mayor: tmongoose (5) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 15
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70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85  (303) Greenville, Indiana | April 16, 2016
Decent bar right next to Cumberland. Decent seating. Parking can be a bit of a challenge. Good beer selection but not usually anything mind blowing. Convenient if in the area but probably not worth going out of you way for.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Ernest  (206) Boulder, Colorado | February 21, 2015
Darn nice place...they were doing a stout-fest of sorts when I visited in Feb, similar to Mountain Sunís "stout month" here in Boulder. I enjoyed chatting with the owner, Patrick, since heís a fellow VA Tech alum and also used to live here in Colorado. Really nice dude. Both of the stouts I tried (from North Peak and 3 Floyds) were in good shape and tasty. Will definitely return if I ever visit Louisville again.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
unclechuckle  (10) , | February 6, 2014
Nice place with a decent tap list. Service is always nice and knowledgeable. It can get cramped at times as it is a small location. People watching on Bardstown Road is always entertaining.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2  (51) Louisville, Kentucky | January 14, 2014
Small place but nice. Atmosphere is simple, bar upfront some tables throughout. About 20 taps all American craft brews, also some bottle/can options. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I like their different size pour options. Most beers are available in 4, 10, and 16 ounce pours with reasonable pricepoints for each. Iíll be back.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
theisti  (721) Kansas | September 23, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited on a Thursday afternoon - small no nonsense interior with tables and the bar straight ahead. Draft list has about 20 beers, focused on local and US craft. Appeared to be setting up for Schlafly event as they had many of their beers on. Decent looking food menu. Located directly next to the Cumberland Brewpub. There are also 3 small tables on the sidewalk right on Bardstown Road. Cool spot, good people watching.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
chibuck  (512) Chicago, Illinois | September 1, 2013
Great under the radar place that you have to check out. Roughly 20 drafts, some local , but all American. The offer 3 sizes starting at 4oz for the ticker. Drafts are pretty rare, nothing out of place or easy to find. Service is knowledgeable, talkative, and passitionate. Iíll come back.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tmongoose  (100) Louisville, Kentucky | February 23, 2013| Updated February 24, 2013
a smallish place with 12 tables and a small bar area. 22 drafts i counted and 24 bottles/cans. most all are local microbrews with some from other states. overall decent selection. staff was friendly and helpful. the menu is pub fare mainly burgers and some appetizers. the pretzel with bavarian mustard was excellent...itís not the size but the girth. damn that pretzel was big. prices are decent with 3 different size beers you can get.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer  (143) Louisville, Kentucky | February 17, 2013
The place itself was smallish; beer decor abounds with a bar area near the back- there is some seating for larger groups, but this is mostly a small party (4 or less) place. Service was personable and friendly, and willing to talk shop about their business and others around the area; beer knowledge seemed appropriate. Selection is all-American, with 24 taps from around the country, including KY breweries Country Boy, BBC, Against the Grain and Apocalypse Brew Works, as well as regionals such as Founders. Food was solid; pretty standard pub grub at good prices. Prices were pretty good on beer as well; they had a deal for a cheesesteak and a pint for 10 bucks. They have pints, half pints and four oz. pours, all priced appropriately. And, for being on Bardstown Rd., they werenít slammed (which kinda worries me on a Sunday afternoon). I hope this place sticks around; a good place to try a variety of brews.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (2305) Washington, Washington DC | November 18, 2012
Newish place that specializes in American craft brews. Fantastic idea. Tap,list was solid, although they had justbrun out of some really interesting stuff after a very bust weekend. Staff was very friendly and they knew their stuff. A pleasure.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219  (33) Louisville, Kentucky | September 28, 2012
Stopped by here for the first time during Louisville Craft Beer Week for the Founders KY Breakfast Stout tapping. Well the KY Breakfast Stout was long gone by the time I got there, but I was very impressed with this place! Very nice craft beer selection, including a lot of locals. The place was very clean and well taken care of! A lot of work has went into this place since the last owners moved out. Definitely appreciated the amount of renovations and updating they did! Very relaxing atmosphere because of the small crowd. I could talk with friends at a normal speaking voice without having to shout. I spoke with the owner at length, a recent transplant to the Louisville area, and he was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about craft beer. Typical prices for craft beer, (about $6 a pint). Did not try any food this visit. Overall a very nice new addition to the Louisville craft beer scene! I am definitely looking forward to spending more time here.

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