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Bluegrass Brewing Co. - Theater Square
Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
660 S 4th St
phone: (502) 568-2224
(Place added by: tmitch75 on 03-06-2008)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited on a business trip in April 2010. Like another poster I also stayed across the street at the Brown, and knew right away that could be a dangerous combination.
Though the APA was good, it did leave something to be desired. The Dark Star porter was so tasty that I nabbed a six pack. But I have to say that the seasonal coffee stout was really my favorite - if you happen to go, do yourself a favor and ask if they've got any on tap.
Curious that they had absinthe on the menu, I also tried this and enjoyed it - they do everything short of charring the sugar cube. In fact, the bartender seemed perturbed at having to go through the ceremony of the drink and after acted annoyed at me. I move to a table and quickly befriended my server who spent quite a bit of time hanging out with me.
At his recommendation I had a Hot Brown and can only describe it as a cheesy gooey delicious mess. I'd highly suggest this, but as it's the only one I've ever had, I'm not sure if it's true to the "original" recipe, which was named for the aforementioned Brown Hotel and still served there today.
07-31-2010 05:55:54 |
More by kalopharis
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
I visited BBC last summer and again about a month ago both times were during Lebowskifest. The atmosphere is very nice and most people there were very friendly and there for a good time which made the experience better. The service was decent. The waitress knew nothing about the beer which I hate but there were a few guys that brewed there that were wondering around the bar and they would stop by and talk about the beer, how its made, type of hops, etc... which I love. The only problem I see with this particular location is the food. Both times I have been there the food was not particularly good. However, it is right across the street from the Brown Hotel and if your hungry I would recommend going to eat there and get a famous Hot Brown SO good. The beer selection was good when I was there they had around 8 beers on tap and they were delicious. There APA was nice and hoppy but the standouts were their Amber Waves of Pain and their English Mild. Amber Waves is a double amber ale that is nice and strong but not overwhelmingly harsh. On the other side of the spectrum is their English Mild that is low alcohol but still flavorful. It is one of the better session beers I have had. Worth the stop for sure.
08-15-2009 22:27:14 |
More by thesyko56
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
First of all I have to say I was impressed not just with the beer scene in Louisville, KY but the overall city as well. This is a really cool place to visit.
This pub is located at a lovely location on 4th Street. I was located across the street at the Brown Hotel which was a potentially dangerous setup (an easy 30 yard walk "home")! It is a very open air setup during the summer with an inside / outside bar set up. Add in plenty of windows and you have a very open feel in this BBC. The food that we had, a mushroom-veggie "burger" and the black bean burrito were quite good. The beers I'd give a B- overall. The darker the better it seemed with the Bluegrass Brews. All their beers that were Bourbon Barreled Aged, however, were a notch up (B+ to A-). Live "open-mic" music was playing in the nearby courtyard and the people watching was entertaining as well. This is a good stop not only for food / beer but the local neighborhood has a lot of shops and interesting stuff nearby.
07-28-2009 20:31:52 |
More by TheEclecticGent
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Visited in mid-2007. Located just down the road from the 4th St. Live area, it is nice little location that sports plenty of outdoor seating and garage door like window bar with stools sitting outside. Inside it is typical pub look. The bar was crowded and tables were pretty full too.
10 beers were on tap providing a nice selection. They had a schwarzbier, summer wheat, nut brown, alt, porter, and a pale ale were some of the offerings. They also had a rapsberry meade and a fruity beer called frambozen that we did not try.
Food was a bland but plentiful and cheap. Horrible pizza, so avoid those. Stick with the appetizers.
Definitely a nice stop while in Louisville for some locally produced beers.
03-08-2008 11:59:34 |
More by Gavage
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A quick visit on a recent business trip. Furniture and decorations are lacking.
Service was very friendly from start to finish. Personable and laid-back. Very helpful and prompt.
I had a "hot brown" which is a local favorite of which I had only seen on Food Network. I don't know if this was a traditional hot brown but it was quite tasty (toast covered with cheese, alfredo sauce, tomatoes, bacon and more cheese. Very tasty.
First beer was their flagship Alt. It was rather disappointing but washed the food down well. A bit watery.
Second beer was their Baltic Porter. Served in a half-pint because of high alcohol level (which was fine because I was driving in a completely new city to me). Very tasty beer.
Overall I would definitely visit again if ever in the area. I also bought a couple single bottles of BBC brews to bring home so I am looking forward to trying them.
03-07-2008 06:12:12 |
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