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The Party Source
$$ - reasonable
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95 Riviera Dr
phone: (859) 291-4007
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
If i was a certain faith, This would be Meca!!
Parking ample. Large lot. Well lite with outdoor seating.
I heard radio interviews with "Beer Dave", got me into this whole craft beer thing. Did not meet him nor did i ask.
Awesome selection of regional and national beers. Belles,Founders, Goose, Moerlien,Hudy, BBC, Kuntucky.Rare Sammy Adams. Found many, bought many.
Also at least six craft on draft for growlers and tastes and pints.
Good value i thought for the case plus glassware i bought.
A must stop!!
07-16-2011 03:46:21 |
More by chilidog
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Party Source is a big box liquor, etc. store, so it doesn't get much on atmosphere. The selection includes many Midwest goodies such as Bell's, Great Lakes, and locals like Rivertown and Mt. Carmel. Other domestics are decently represented, too. Their foreign collection is as good as any in the area. The staff is always helpful and persistent in getting me the info that I need about a product. They are also very responsive with email questions, too.
The front of the store has a small growler station, which is always filled with an interesting mix of brews. Their pricing for a growler fill is a little on the high end, when compared to other stores in the area.
07-02-2011 18:57:18 |
More by eyeenjoybeer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped by this massive store the other day while taking a full day trip to Cincinnati. It wasn't too far south of Cincy at all and well worth the stop. It has a massive selection of spirits, a nice grocery area, and a good amount of beers not easily found outside of Ohio/Kentucky. They had three bombers from Three Floyds (Blackheart, Dreadnaught, and Gorch Fock), which I didn't expect to find. They also had an unblended lambic I'd never seen before, Rivertown Brewing Co. Lambic. They have a wall of American and Belgian craft that is pretty extensive, which leads to a walk in cooler that is pretty huge. They have a lot of singles chilled and ready to go. One of their strengths is their selection of kegs. They had probably over a hundred sixth barrels, which was insane. This is a good stop and is a fine substitute if you can't make it across to Cincinnati.
06-15-2011 04:00:39 |
More by aasher
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a MUST stop for anyone in the Cincinnati area. Right across the 471 bridge in Bellevue a bit down the street from Newport on the Levee. Massive selection, great service, the beer staff (when you can catch one) are fairly knowledgable. Good tastings on Wednesday evenings (but they can be pricier than most)
My only complaint here is that getting harder to find beers is damn near impossible. Inventory moves incredibly fast and even though they get in more of most rare beers than anywhere else in town they sell out faster than anywhere else.
05-29-2011 15:48:39 |
More by Urbancaver
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I like this place whenever I can stop in on my many trips to and from Ohio... The selection is unreal. Its almost too big and way too highly trafficked. I have been there quite a few times and every time it seems like all the big stuff that I am after is gone. With that said, they carry so much I can still find 100+ different off the shelf beers that I haven't tried or haven't heard of that I would like to get. The only thing that worries me about this place is that they have so much I often worry about dating issues (please note I have NOT found or looked for any dating issues that I'm complaining about; only that it seems it could potentially be an issue). They basically get any beer that distributes to KY so I'm not even going to try and list what I have seen on the shelf.
On my most recent visit I was asked by numerous employees if they could help me at all; I didn't take them up on their offer but I'm a sucker for customer service and I appreciate their inquiry.
Overall, I love this place for what it is when I can stop by and I'm sure if I lived close it would be amazing because they would get a lot of special stuff; but since its not that accessible I only find myself grabbing off the shelf 6ers that aren't avail in TN or OH. Will continue to do my business at this great place, but its not my favorite shop I have been to either...
05-24-2011 21:23:37 |
More by TheGordianKnot
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
A - 4.5 A big, bustling store that has connoisseurs of all types roaming the aisles. It doesn't seem to matter what time of day I go in here, it's usually pretty busy.
Q - 4.5 This store is very large and kept clean. The quality of the products are up there near the top. No matter what you're looking for I'd say you could find a good quality product.
Ser - 4 Usually the staff is nice and friendly... if I can get their attention. I know they are usually busy and they have lots of customers to serve, but occasionally it takes a minute to get someone. That said, I haven't had any truly bad experiences and they are usually knowledgeable and willing to make recommendations.
Sel - 5 Best store I've been to in the area for overall selection. Tons of wine, liquor, beer, kegs, etc. The food section is pretty large as well. The cigar shop is decent. I do wish they had a few more taps at the growler station but overall you can't complain about this store's supply.
F - 4.5 I haven't bought much food here myself but I know that they have a good selection and everything looks to be of good quality for the most part. They also offer cooking classes I believe.
V - $$ For the most part, the Party Source's prices are tough to beat in this area. Certain items here and there may be a touch over those in other stores, but generally they have the price benefit of a large stock.
04-12-2011 12:54:45 |
More by KYBrewgrass
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The party source has the biggest selection of beer very close to Cincinnati. They are always well-stocked, get all the limited releases, and have loads of stuff from the States and abroad, craft and otherwise. They've got a pretty good selection of glassware too. They can always answer your questions, and are always willing to save a bottle for you. Huge selection available for mix and matched six packs. They'll occasionally have some things sitting around forever. I was able to get some 2009 Double Bastard probably 10 months after its release. There's a whole bunch of Batch 10000 left at this point, among other things. It's a great place to shop for beer.
02-09-2011 00:30:08 |
More by ColdPoncho
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My only gripe about this place is the name and outdoor decor--For whatever reason it kept me from checking it out for a lot longer than I otherwise would. Oh well, my loss and now that I know what lies inside, it's my go-to place.
Inside the store is really nicely set up; they have specialty foods, a cooking school area, and then party supplies, wine, liqour, and cigars. Of course the beer is why anyone on this site would visit.
There are 5-6 rotating taps for growler fills and then the beer area is a large section in the back right corner of the store. They have several isles of BMC, but all the way against the wall they have 5-6 shelves of quality import 4- and 6-packs transitioning into 22oz and 750ml bottles. A little further down you start to get some of the craft 22's and 750's. Some domestic highlights include a decent selection of Avery, FFF, DFH, GI, Rogue, Stone, amongst others. Towards the end of the room temperature section is where the craft 6pks from Founders, Bells, yada yada yada.
Through the transparent plastic lies the cold singles section. If you're a burgeoning ticker like I am then this is your section. I can usually pick at least 5-6 12oz singles that I've been meaning to try but I don't want to fork over the dough to buy a 6.
On your way back out of the cold section make sure you check out their seasonal section, which right now has a pretty impressive selection of Christmas and Winter themed brews.
They also have a pretty good selection of mini and full size kegs for purchase.
I just wish the website was a little more user friendly and updated more often, but The party source is easily my favorite beer store in the greater Cincy area.
01-16-2011 21:22:17 |
More by CruisaC
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
this is your one stop shop for anything and everything beer and spirit related. kegs, bombers, 6 packs, singles for the beer. Also have about 5 beers on tap for growler fills. Cigars, wine and spirits as well. They have a great selection of imports, bombers and cold singles. Only gripe is there is no warm american craft singles, only cold, but oh well. Closest place to cincinnati for fff!
They have cheeses and other foods as well as plates, party hats and anything else for a party. Lower taxes than ohio which is nice for the larger purchases...
01-10-2011 03:36:52 |
More by brew3crew
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I really liked this place--glad to have gotten to go there while stopping over in Cincinnati. It's enormous--like a Wal-Mart for parties. It's got food, cheese, snacks, party favors, wine, and a ton of liquor in addition to all of the beer. Beer selection was very good, with a decent amount of things that you can't necessarily get in Ohio (ABV cap, etc.). Lots of singles, especially back in the cold room. Very reasonable prices, picked some things up just because they were good deals. Only interaction with the staff was at checkout, and the guy seemed a little frustrated that two of the beers I bought wouldn't scan or something. Not a big deal, it seemed that the beer-specific staff were very helpful and friendly, though I can't really speak either way. Good selection of glassware and gift packs as well. Worth the trip to check out.
06-24-2010 18:27:09 |
More by LordAdmNelson
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