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The Holy Grale

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1318
+1 502-459-9939
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“pretzel bread” (11 reviews)
“burger” (33 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

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!!!

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

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

1  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

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.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 1 August 2017

First time visiting after being told several times I would love the place. We went for the Kolsch night but the rain caused that to be canceled. We did thoroughly enjoy sitting at the bar and experiencing the different brews offered. We also enjoyed a...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Went to catch a snack and drinks before a show. Beer cheese bread is great. Drink selection is awesome. But when we came back after the show...we discovered the beautiful back patio, the awesome burger and cheese plate.... Just wish it was no smoking out...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 6 June 2017

An old church converted into a bar, novel idea, but the atmosphere here is great, great service, limited menu but the food they have is great, if you visit, you need to check out the choir loft upstairs! Great selection of beer, overall a great...More

Thank cfd2936
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Great food, great beer, great atmosphere and out of this world banana pudding! The Holy Grale is a bar / restaurant set in an old church (thus the name). The food menu is limited but great, the beer menu is vast and you'll for sure...More

Thank bythelake2007
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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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