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Bluegrass Brewing Co. - Theater Square
Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
660 S 4th St
phone: (502) 568-2224
(Place added by: tmitch75 on 03-06-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2 | $$$
I hate writing less than positive reviews, but they can be useful so here goes. I've had bottled beers from Bluegrass before, none of which stood out, save for a bal aged stout which was soured and wretched. Nevertheless, was in town and the 4th st location was across the street from my hotel, so figured I'd give it a shot. I had just arrived in L'ville that day and had a beer at Against the Grain, L'ville Beer Store, and dinner at Holy Grale. Great start, with my excitement at the L'ville beer scene increasing with each stop.
Then came Bluegrass. My enthusiasm fell off a cliff. Tried the Homewrecker and American Pale Ale. Blah and blah. Especially the Homewrecker. This is a DIPA? Really? It's a sticky mess with no real hop profile--and this from a fresh batch on draft. The APA wasn't much better.
Anti-impressed and frankly bored.
10-24-2012 02:14:57 |
More by jwjon1
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
We sat outdoors so only a portion of the atmosphere was in the control of BBC - there was traffic on the street and plenty of pedestrians going by. Unfortunately, we were down wind from another table where everyone was smoking cigars and it was less enjoyable than I desired.
The beers were properly served and tasted as I expected (and similar to other reviews).
The service at this BBC establishment was awful - had to be one of the worst servers I have ever had in all my years of going to bars/restaurants/brewpubs. It took well over 15 minutes just to get the menus and put in a drink order, then it took quite a while for the food to be delivered. Additionally, after the food was dropped off we did not see the server again for about 40 minutes - I got so desperate for another beer that I went to the bar and got one myself.
The selection was about what you would expect for a brewpub, I think they had about 10-12 different beers available on tap. They seemed to cover a decent array of styles, some regulars and some seasonal.
The food was decent for pub fare but not anything special.
Prices seemed to be about average for the area and I would consider it reasonable.
05-29-2012 22:54:49 |
More by dbrauneis
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
(I'm writing this review two years after the fact so bear with me if I don't have a lot of detail in my review. )
My wife and I went here after visiting family for Thanksgiving. I grew up in Louisville as a kid and I was pleased to see how much the town got built up downtown.
The beer choices were good and the buffalo burger was great. I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Like one of the reviewers above, we were there for a late lunch and it wasn't too loud or quite. Our waitress was prompt and helpful. I enjoyed the Cardinal lager and bought a growler of it to take home.
I'm definitely going to check it out again next time I'm in town.
12-29-2012 19:57:16 |
More by RoninWai
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Located just south of the "LIVE" area in downtown. This old brick building has some character.
The place had a good vibe, but nothing to write home about. The service was quick and helpful.
The beers on tap were all their own. They some crazy stuff too! Alt's and Raspberry Meads come to mind of some interesting selections. The IPA was good, with alot of Simcoe hops throughout.
The smallish bar and subdued atmosphere put me off a bit. However, I would like to come back and give it another try. Worth a stop if you are in the downtown area.
11-01-2011 19:20:35 |
More by ndolover
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A: Stopped in after a concert one Thursday evening. Only a handful of people inside, not a lot of enthusiasm.
Q: Food was really good, beer was decent too. Was a little surprised to see so few beer options on hand.
S: Waitress seemed uninterested, like she was ready to get out of there. Came by rarely, only when needed. But she did take care of everything we needed, so there's that.
S: Decent menu, various options. Again, just wish they had a better beer selection.
F: Had some pizza, it was really good. Finished it off in our hotel later that night. I'd go back again.
10-17-2011 01:50:03 |
More by TheBeerAlmanac
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
Stopped here before a Drive-By Truckers show in October 2011.
It was a very warm day for the fall season, so the atmosphere was very welcoming as we sat at the bar near the outside of the building. The place is nice & clean and located well.
From what I remember, the service was neither impressive or disastrous. There was no lasting impression either way.
For a brewpub that features locally brewed beer there was surprisingly few options on the tap list. I was a bit disappointed to see the only stronger option being their popular Bourbon Barrel Stout. Oh well.
We both enjoyed the burgers we ordered, and overall I think we'd be back when in town again.
08-12-2013 18:22:43 |
More by neckbracesub
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
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: 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 |
More by tmitch75
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I must say that I really enjoy this place. I have been to this particular pub 4 times and everytime I thoroughly enjoy myself. Nice open atmosphere bar with all the proper beer selections from BBC. Several big screen TVs to enjoy the nights baseball, football or basketball games. The food is well above average in my opinion also with more than adequate portions. The bartenders and waitresses are very kind and quick with service. You can choose to sit inside or hang out outside. You can even pick up BBC merchandise in the pub. This is one place that I will continue to visit on my infrequent trips to Louisville.
11-29-2010 20:13:23 |
More by Shrews629
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