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The Holy Grale

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1318
+1 502-459-9939
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“pretzel bread” (13 reviews)
“burger” (43 reviews)
“pork sliders” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
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1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were totally unfamiliar with this restaurant. The first thing you need to know is parking is road only and the business next door has signs on their lot that they will tow you away if you not their customer. Secondly you need to know...More

Thank Withheld99
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Loved the park schnitzel sandwich and burger. And those fritters and sauces. All this food we enjoyed in the beer garden. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Thank gandj2018
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Come here for the burgers and the extensive beer offerings and the chance to walk around the interesting Highlands neighborhood. Don't expect too much from the wait staff (yes, they are a bit pretentious and off-putting) or any elegant touches (offering flatware and napkins, and...More

1  Thank scribe44120
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We were in Louisville for three nights, and ate here the first night. It was so good we came back! The patio is lovely- get there early for a good spot. The choir loft takes reservations and had reserved us a nice table by the...More

1  Thank raybay18
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Such a unique place in an old church. Staff and service are superb (just like their sister restaurant Grale House; seems to be the overall culture). We freakin' love their burgers!!!

1  Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Had seen good reviews of this place and opted to try it on our trip from St. Louis to Richmond, VA. It was really, really good. The burger was delicious - cooked to perfection - with perfect toppings and pretzel bun. The pork sliders were...More

1  Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 18 October 2017

After hearing from multiple locals that this plac had a solid burger I decided to give it a try. I got the 3D farm burger, ordered Medium rare, the pretzel bread with beer cheese, and the fritjes with the spicy sauce. The burger was exceptional,...More

2  Thank GDGandTBiggs
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We had the fritjoes with curry ketchup and the cheese plate. DELICIOUS! Cool reuse of an old church. Great outdoor space but we adorned the choir loft. We had 4 people and 4 different beers. Enjoy by all. Some of the staff were very friendly,...More

1  Thank ASBCRB
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great $16 burger -- super small but very good. Good fritas. Amazing selection of beer. Surprised after a certain time that they only had certain varieties available for down stairs. We apparently had ordered an "upstairs beer" before they closed the upstairs and were not...More

Thank jadams5454
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Small (former church) bar/restaurant (does have an outside patio) with a large, very good selection of craft beers, and a small but really excellent food selection. Service is very good, although lines can be a bit slow. Overall, a great place to go.

1  Thank Bruce S
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Thomas K
4 September 2016|
Response from Corkdork73 | Reviewed this property |
It is mainly pub fare. I think the menu rotates, but when I went they had fantastic mussels, some burgers, quail, charcuterie etc. Not a traditional dinner menu, but definitely some tasty options to go with the crazy good... More
Rebecca K
17 July 2016|
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
I don't actually drink alcohol, so I'm no help, but the frites are awesome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1318
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighbourhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 502-459-9939
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