This is a review for the actual store. See separate review of the pico brewery. This is your typial midwest liquor box store, plus a bunch of other party crap thrown in. Kind of a run down, a bit dirty, feel to it. Beer is straight back from the main doors. Fairly extensive coolers with a tone of singles available. Bomber are collected mostly on a single row in the back as well. Most of the other shelf space is devoted to sixers and cases. Prices seemed good. selection was pretty solid for the area, some limited stuff to be found but not a lot. There is also a growler fill / tasting bar in the front that had 20ish taps including about 8 from Mash Cult.
Visited late afternoon on a Thursday, before I caught a flight. Pretty dark and dingy store located in a dingy strip mall. Store setup has some local beers immediately up front as you enter, along with the full beer selection at the back of the store. Broad selection of international, national and local craft sixers and full size bottles. The back cooler houses the single selection, and it is one of the bigger single selections I have seen in the Cincinnati area. There is also a growler bar up front, and you can order pints there as well. See my rating for Mash Cult, for some reason, separate listing here on RB.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Large store - kind of looks run down from the outside but nice inside. Good selection of beers with a decent growler station where you can get their Mash Cult beer as well as quite a few other local beers. Good place and not nearly as congested as closer to the river.
I stopped in earlier today for the first time in a number of years. Party Town is conveniently located close to the Turfway Road exit off I-75 in a small strip mall with more than ample parking, not far from Florence Mall. This is a big box beer/wine/liquor/party food/party supply store like The Party Source but smaller. The décor doesn’t match up with The Party Source (which this now-independent store was once a branch of) but I like the less crowded and less busy atmosphere. The beer selection isn’t as huge as The Party Source but it’s sizable enough, with a number of beers you won’t see at the bigger store. The prices seem to be a tad lower then the bigger store as well. Very good tap selection for growlers. This place is a little off the beaten path for me but I’m going to make an effort to stop in more often.
Their website is not as updated as The Party Source. Big easy parking lot right in front of the place. The beer is mostly along the back wall. Good selection of foreign and domestic beers. Good singles selection. Not quite as good as The Party Source, but the selection was different, so since it is so close I probably will frequent both. I was here a while and saw no employee to ask any questions back by the beer. They do have taps up front in the center with a guy there. I left happy and with several bottles.
This place rocks. I frequent it it at least once a month, primarily due to their growler selection. They have about 20 taps, and frequently update their website with the fine, often rare beers they get on tap. Prices are astonishingly reasonable, and will do fills for either 64, 32, or 16 oz containers. Aside from the growler station, it’s basically a big lot liquor / party store, much like Party Source in NKY, but these guys often have stuff that I don’t notice at Party Source. As a result, I’m often picking up bottles while I’m there checking out the growler station. A large selection of singles available, but the whole inventory is not available as singles (but sometimes they accommodate me if they’re feeling nice). Super good value to this place. Definitely check out their growler selection on their website, before you decide if it’s worth a visit. UPDATE 10/13/14: These guys now offer pints and half pints from their growler station that you can drink while you shop. The prices are unbelievably good: the 18 craft taps range from $1.50 - $4 a pint, and half pints are half price. Unbeatable, best value for craft beer on tap I think I’ve ever seen. Value raised a pt to 10. Also, after repeated visits, I’ve noticed the staff has way-above average service for your average big-lot liquor store. They really do seem to enjoy working here, and are always happy to help me out, and are pretty patient with me whipping out my laptop on the growler station and geeking out for an hour. Everytime. Love this place, despite the poor fluorescent-lit big-lot ambiance.
This is the beer store of beer stores. The staff’s knowlegde is only proceeded by their helpfulness. Direct on/off I-75 access. Exellent prices, if you are in the midwest tough to beat this place. world class
Stopped by here on a shopping trip to Cinncinati. Man what great store. Variety was excellent. Service was great. Allowed me to bust up several six packs for one beer. Location is easy to get too. Wish we had something similar in our neck of the woods.