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The Holy Grale

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American, Bar, Pub
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1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1318
+1 502-459-9939
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a few great beers in the Holy Grale -- recommended to us by our waiter at Jack Fry's across the street. The selection is not the biggest in town, but it may be the best curated. The atmosphere is crowded but cozy. The bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Keithcu
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a charming church, this bar is better than the rest. Our superb bartender helped us and many others choose from the large craft beer list, never steering us wrong. Our charcuterie plate was stellar, and the fries and pretzel bread were perfect salty snacks with the beer.

Thank jloug
Charleston, West Virginia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had been looking forward to going here since we started planning our trip to Louisville. It was so crowded people were bumping into our table, it was hard to order from the bar, and the noise was unbelievable. It was a little chilly outside and there was plenty of seating in the courtyard but they didn't have the fireplace... More 

Thank aimeeroscoe
Greentown, Indiana
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place was pretty cool and out of the ordinary. So many beers to choose from. The menu for food is very small. The only reason for 3 stars was due to my dinner. I ordered the smoked pumpkin dumplings. First off the amount of food was small and not a good price for what I got. The presentation was... More 

Thank Sabes74
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great place. Awesome beer. Simple food menu, but great tasting food. Very nice laid back place for beer lovers. Please don't go there if you want any other alcohol as they only serve beers!

Thank Deep A
Greenville, South Carolina
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124 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I'd go back for sure. Good beer list, and really neat decor. There was only seating available outside and we only stayed for one drink. If it wasn't so hot we may have stayed longer. I recommend this place over many of the alternatives in the area. However, there are a lot. So even if you want to drink and... More 

Thank Donnertal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stopped in here for a couple drinks after a concert. We were in town for the weekend. I have never seen a bar like this! Staff was great! And I love the pictures we have from there

Thank sparkel79
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Neat little place. Huge beer selection! Staff knew their stuff when it came to the beer, too. Service was pretty painfully slow...but the atmosphere and quality product the kitchen put out more than compensated for it.

Thank Journeying_Joyfully
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The holy grale is awesome. During my visit to Louisville we stopped into the holy grale on a whim. I am happy to say that it was one of my favorite stops of our trip. Their beer menu was outstanding and though their menu is not extensive the food is extraordinary. The shirt ribs I preferred were my favorite meal... More 

Thank Cjend
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this bar! I liked the intimate cavern ambience the friendly and helpful waitstaff and then there's the beer! I usually drink hard liquor but I indulge in the occasional beer drinking experience and this was very delightful! Not your run of the mill selection and it changes regularly so that they don't become stagnant in their offerings.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?