TheBeerOrg (34) Louisville, Kentucky | May 26, 2005| Updated January 31, 2010
Just about every liquor you could want and lots of party supplies. They have a walk-in cellar for wines, and a large humidor for cigars. This location and the Hurstbourne store both sell brewing supplies. Prices on homebrew ingredients and equipment is pretty good, and they will order larger items for you.
This is probably the best Liquor Barn to go to in town now. Have about 20 beers on tap for growler fills - both locals and national beers, occasionally a Whale is available. Good selection of beers - have a decent size single selection but kind of hit and miss - if youíre not local you should be pleased though. Great selection of local products (if you want some Henry Bainís sauce, bourbon smoked paprika, Burgoo, or Derby Pie). Close to I-71 and not too far from I-64.
visited this past tuesday. picked up a case of something i needed. upon entering this store compared to the others is ver spacious. plenty of room to walk around and just check things out. they have 40 taps i believe i didnt bring a growler nor was i interested at this point. plenty of finger food and snacks if you are planning a party. the beer selection is pretty standard at all of the stores just some including this one seems to get a little preferential treatment versus the one closest to me. seen some people working but no one offered to ask if i needed any help. had to see this store for myself. i am sure i will go back in time but iíll stick to the one closer to home.
Similiar to the one on Hurstbourne Ln. but is newer and cleaner. Service has been nonexistant which I donít understand. Employees could walk past you without asking if you need help. I couldnít reach some bottles so I actually climbed the shelves to get them. Youíd think that get someoneís attention. Nope. The only reason I go there is because the prices are reasonable and Iím looking for something specific. Selection seems a little off during the summer months. Been noticing that throughout the nation.
Update: I visited this place a few weeks ago and was surprised by the much improved customer service. Looking at the beer selection, I think three different workers asked how I was doing and if I needed any help. The help was knowledgeable and found the beers I was looking for. Kudos to management for improving customer service.
Big store so thereís plenty of exploring to do. Friendly and knowledgeable staff and a pretty respectable beer selection from taps to bottles. I always enjoy stopping in here when Iím in this end of town.
PROS: Nice, common sense layout, with beer bottles/cans near the back of the store. A nice tap area/sitting area as soon as you walk in with quite a variety of taps (if memory serves me correctly, up to 24 there) with a good mix of local, regional, etc. You can get a 6 oz. pour for less than two dollars, and walk around the store with it, which is a major plus for me. Selection is the best out of the Liquor Barn stores in the area, especially for their tap/growler prices and single 12 oz. bottles. If youíve been to another LB, you have an idea of what I mean. They carry most of the more commonly available stuff in the area, and at very competitive prices. The store features a decent sized area for food purchases, mostly cheese and other party entertainments. As Iíve mentioned already, their pricing is very competitive; youíre not likely to find that bottle cheaper anywhere else in the city, unless itís on sale. CONS: Service, while not markedly bad, also feels just moderately knowledgeable about beer for the most part, which is understandable since beer isnít their primary focus. I get that. In terms of selection, you arenít going to find anything too rare here. In terms of beer focused selection/service, you are better off at Louisville Beer Store or Keg Liquors. OVERALL: A nice location in an underserviced part of town; nice to have around if you are in the LaGrange, Crestwood, etc. area as it is much closer than LBS or Keg. Parking is ample, since they are located in a shopping center. Definitely very convenient to the area, but not worth an out of town trip (unless your local area is a beer desert).
It is a liquor store not a bar or restaurant. That being said, it has a nice selection of snack food and better than acceptable cigar room. The wine and spirits is one of the best around. The beer? 40 good rotating taps. They offer 2 and 6 oz sample pours at reasonable rates (state law, no free beer samples). After trying 6-8 very good brews, you can take home 32 or 64 oz growlers. Growlers are available for sale, or you can use your own. Thur-Sat there are usually wine, spirit and beer special sampling after work. A descent cheese or meet app is usually included. Huge number of six packs and singles available in the warm aisles or large cooler. OK on site keg selection, but they will try to order what is not there. Little disappointed that they dont sell empty Korny kegs for home brewers, but there is a wine making and brewing store about 2-3 miles down the road.
This is much like the other Liquor Barns around town. The location is pretty convenient if you happen to be driving through.
The best thing, which I donít remember the other locations having, is a tap with about 10 options. Most are local and a half growler fill was only $4.99 to $6.99 depending on the beer. When compared to the bottles sometimes it is actually cheaper.
Check it out if you are in the area then drive across the river to Keg Liquors or into downtown to the Louisville Beer Store for the best selection in the area.
Drove from Nashville to get some different beers. The place is huge, a one stop party store. The beer selection was great, but some of the beer had been on the shelf for to long. Large selection of pick a six, nothing real special. Overall a great store.