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The Party Source
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
95 Riviera Dr
phone: (859) 291-4007
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 61 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
The Party Source may be the largest beer/liquor store I have ever been to. The front half of the store is mostly party favors and snacks. The beer section is in the southwest corner of the store. The "beer cave" chilled section is nearly as large as the non-refridgerated beer shelves. The selection was outstanding. Imports and american craft beer choices were plentiful. There were even a few craft kegs available. I didn't see any store employees in the beer department, and the cashiers were as knowledgeble as you'd expect grocery cashiers to be.
This is a good spot to do your pregame shopping.
11-28-2005 04:22:12 |
More by frazbri
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I visited the Party source yesterday, and as always came home happy. They have an amazing selection of beer there, the entire back right wing is devoted to beer. In addition to all of the bottles they have kegs, a pretty good home brew selection, beer glass ware, and a few beers on tap with wich they will fill a growler for you. Aside from the beer the store also has a very large selection of hard liquor and a decent selection of wine. As a returning guest to the store I wasn't at all suprised when I found some of the "top 100" beers there that I have not found in any other store.
The service in the store is also great. One of the men that worked in the beer dept. noticed what I was selecting and recommended a few other brews that I might like according to the selection I had in the cart. I must say that he did help me pick out some good beer. I also always see customers being helped by the staff. They know what they're talking about an are always willing to help you if you have a question.
Overall I feel that this establishment is one of the best that there is. It is a bit pricey, buy I think that its worth it, I mean they have an amazing selection of beer, some of it that you won't find in any other walk-in store. If you haven't visited the party source and are in the area you should definitely stop by, you'll find that it is worth your time.
10-15-2005 16:01:02 |
More by becktone
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Highlights of last visit (October 05, 09):
Goose Island Night Stalker (at the growler station)
Sierra Nevada Estate Brewer's Harvest '09
Avery 16th Anniversary Ale
Visited this weekend after strolling through Dilly Deli and Jungle Jim's...Yep, It was a good day! (but not for may wallet). I was as impressed with their selection as I was the other two venues. The beer was tucked into the most remote corner of the building, but worth the walk. They have the run-of-the-mill stuff from the Marcro and Micro companies, but do carry some unique stuff from Rogue, Stone, J.W. Lees, Avery...the list goes on. They have a 4 taps with Dogfish 60 minute and Stone IPA--I had to get some growlers. The store also has a nice kitchen and has cooking classes and tastings. They also have a good selection of cheeses, wines, scotches, and bourbons. The have a nice bar supplies area with cool beer glasses. Some of their selection was not price-listed and service was non-existent.
08-22-2005 16:13:25 |
More by BEERchitect
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped by here with kmpitz2 on my trip to Kentucky. This is a huge party supply store with a big selection of wine, beer and cigars as well. In the back right corner of the store there is a huge wall with lots of micros and imports. There's a touch of everything here including lots of Rogue, Dogfish Head, Stone and many more. The import selection is quite nice as well. The store is bright and the aisles are big and open. It's easy to get around and check things out.
They don't let you break up six packs here...however if you go past the plastic curtain into the huge cooler in the back you'll see a huge selection of singles. The only problem here is that they are not organized well and some of them seemed to be sitting there for awhile. Make sure to check for dates on the bottles if possible. Other than that, the selection is quite massive. While I was there I didn't see any associates and no one asked if I needed help. So I can't say much for service. The store also had a nice selection of glassware. I picked up a solid Delerium Tremens glass for only $1.99! If you are in the area I recommend a stop by The Party Source!
03-22-2005 21:42:45 |
More by orbitalr0x
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5
This is a big warehouse party supply store with everything from gag gifts to beer to hard liquor. I stopped in twice on Friday. The place is very clean and shiney. It looks like they are either expanding or remodeling. The beer section has a large selection of imports and domestic micros. They do not allow you to grab warm singles out of six-packs, but they have a gigantic walk-in cooler with singles, though its not all that well stocked or taken care of. The whole time I was there, noone offered any help or even paid attention to the other folks in the ber section. Pretty lacking in that department.
03-21-2005 02:12:23 |
More by kmpitz2
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
The Party Source is a pretty cool place to check out. It's part party supply shop and part beer/liquor store much like the Liquor Barn stores. They have a very nice selection of beers both imports and micro brews. They have a wall of beer and then they have a very large walk in cooler where there is another large selection. I noticed that several of the beer types were very dusty, hinting to me that they had been there for a long while, but I didn't think to see if they had a "best by" date on them. This was the first place where I was able to find all of the Westvleterens AND the Rocheforts in the same place. Very good selection.
EDIT: After returning here, I believe this place has a better selection than the Party Town in Florence.
08-07-2003 17:54:43 |
More by clvand0
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
This is some great beer stop! Huge store, huge parking lot, and big crowds. The beer section is loaded with lots of micro and imported beer and some items rarely seen just anyplace, like the old favorite Cincy area brew, Wiedemann's. Lots of choice and most of the beers are available from the enormous walk-in cool storage area. Pretty much self service, but if you know what you want, you may find it here. Checkout lanes seemed well staffed. Difficulty getting out of the parking lot may be the biggest problem at this store.
07-09-2003 18:59:08 |
More by AtLagerHeads
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
The party source is a great place to check out in the Cincinnati area. They have a good selection of micros and imports, and even glassware and homebrewing supplies. They have some room temp stuff, but you can just move on past that and head into the walkin cooler that provides many single bottles, and 6 packs of fine brews from all over the country, and the world. I was very pleased to find some 1998 JW Lees there. The beer is also priced fairly. It isn't that expensive at all. As far as service goes, I didn't once see an employee in the beer department. This place is just crazy busy all the time. I was there at noon on a friday, and the huge parking lot was almost to capacity. This is a sweet store that can be sure to quench your thirst for fine brews.
06-15-2003 21:15:46 |
More by SheepNutz
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
The owners of The Party Source sure are not kidding when they chose the name for this mecca of alcoholic beverages. Imagine a Wal-Mart devoted to all things related to parties and you'll begin to get an idea of the size of this place.
I met fellow BA's AKSmokedPorter and PhantomVoDoo there on our way to take in a ballgame at the Great American Ball Park. I could tell we were in for a treat with the way that PVD was acting as we approached the store. His pace quickened, his eyes glazed over, and he started shouting. We made a beeline for the back corner of the store where the beer was. The room temperature selection was vast. An excellent selection of just about everything on the shelves (I picked up a '96 Rogue McScotch Ale), both in singles and in 6-packs, 12-packs, etc. It was very hard not to go completely overboard with me selections.
Little did I know that there was also a giant cooler behind the room-temp section. Wow. Beer everywhere and in every conceivable form...bottles, cans, kegs...lots to choose from.
This store has a lot of other items for any kind of party you might throw...decorations, wine, soda, chips, etc. We didn't see much of it since we were practically running to keep up with PVD during his sprint to the beer. I'm sure you could make one stop and be done.
Didn't see anyone in the beer section who worked there. This isn't a bad thing, as we knew what we wanted (everything).
Prices were decent. A little cheaper than what I am used to from some of the smaller stores I shop at here in Richmond.
Overall, a great experience. A place I definitely would stop at again if I were in the area. Worth checking out and easy to get to from the freeway.
05-21-2003 09:05:09 |
More by OldFrothingSlosh
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Party Source absolutely ranks as one of the better suppliers of a wide variety of beers, wine, and liquors. You get to the un-refrigerated stuff before you reach the walk-in cooler. That seems like such a bad idea, paying top dollar for these imports like Chimay, lambics, abbey ales, etc, and then just storing it on the floor at room temperature for who knows how long. I usually cruise the warm stuff just to see what might be new, then venture into the walk-in fridge known as 'The Cave'. There are 2 primary aisles, the one on the left has the Millcoorweiser brands, the right aisle has the good stuff. One side of the right-hand aisle is dedicated to providing singles bottles for you to try or buy a few for a beer tasting, in sizes as small as the Old Foghorn up to the Stone Brewing 22-ounce bombers. If you have an itch that needs a 6-pack scratch, the other side has all 6-packs (or 4 packs as the case may be, for example, with Duvel). Every few months the scenery changes and I typically buy more than I should. This store has been instrumental in my education of beers outside the megalands of U.S. lagers.
I only give their service a 3.5. Their folks are adequate, but not necessarily outgoing, Hey these folks are *busy*, this place never slows down and the employees have things to do. That's cool, I tend to gather my data on new beers to try, if I don't see it, I presume they don't have it yet, so why bother them, right? The brands are organized alphabetically by brewing company so you can kind of figure out if something is out of stock or there is just no shelf space for what you are seeking. I will say this - they had a situation last year with the distributor for the Sam Adams Utopias. As a result, they got none, that's bad. The Sam Adams guy *gave* the Party Source guy his personal bottle as a measure of good faith and PR, which he in turn sold to the first dude on his list of requestees for a sum well above its list value, thank you very much. But as least he sold it to a customer, that was pretty cool.
If the guy remembers me and keeps his word, I am first on the list this year for Utopias. Oo-oo...We'll see what happens...
04-20-2003 23:11:28 |
More by brewdlyhooked13
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