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Gambrinus Libation Emporium

$$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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116 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY
2706855464
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classy, high-end bar/pub

My wife and I have been having our weekly date-night at Gambrinus for 4 years now. We love the staff. The service is wonderful. The selection of craft beers is phenomenal. They have, I believe, over 20 craft brews on tap at any given time and numerous bottled beers. The ambience is relaxing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Michael J
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Owensboro, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have been having our weekly date-night at Gambrinus for 4 years now. We love the staff. The service is wonderful. The selection of craft beers is phenomenal. They have, I believe, over 20 craft brews on tap at any given time and numerous bottled beers. The ambience is relaxing. This is a non-smoking establishment and for... More 

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Owensboro
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you do this place is for you. Similar beers in similar establishments in other locations are considerably easier on the wallet. I'm sure the owner feels he can take advantage of a lack of competition. I hope patrons will remember that if/when competition comes to town.

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Hawesville, Kentucky
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Come on Gambrinus, you usually have great staffing but Monday night, just one person waiting tables???? Came in to celebrate my son's 21st birthday, ordered a round of shots, got them in a timely fashion......then nothing. Waited and waited for staff to come back. After a good half hour, tracked down the waiter and while apologetic he told me he... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very nice selection of beers to drink there or take away. The decor was very nice, and the bathrooms were beautiful, which one doesn't often say about a bar.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you want to eat then Weds. is the time but you must call first and place your order. Now for the best part----their BEER selection is the best in the area, bar none. If you want a better selection you have to go to Louisville (Serigo's) or Bloomington( The Tap, close second).

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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Staying at the Hampton Inn so this place is in easy walking distance. Only 2 people working which wasn't enough...not their fault. I thought I could get a beer and eat. Don't make my mistake. Plenty of beer and wine to choose from, not a place to eat dinner. I had a Brooklyn Ale which was fine, went to Logan's... More 

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Avon, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Would definitely go back here. They do not brew their own craft beers but have various selections from other locations. They have three serving sizes so you can try several selections. After trying several, stepped up to have a glass of our favorite. We met Holly who was very happy to help you choose brews you would like. They do... More 

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North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Excellent local character atmosphere, best local/craft beer selection in town, and friendly service. Note: I always go for beers right at 5 or 6 on weeknights. Wednesday nights they generally feature one really good homemade small plate. (Otherwise food menu pretty limited)

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The atmosphere here is great. Beer selection is the best in town. Had some food this last visit (pretzels) not good. Go down the road to get a bite from a local restaurant. Beer and mixed drinks, this is the place to be.

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Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

This bar is my favorite bar in Owensboro, hands down! I can't brag enough on how diverse and delicious the drinks are! The Strawberry Pop Rocks Martini is definitely my top choice. The beer selection is the most unique in the area. The smoke-free atmosphere makes going to this great place even better! The staff is friendly as well as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: 2706855464

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients

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