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Gambrinus Libation Emporium

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

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Great experience! Very relaxed and comfortable

Just stopped by for a beer with friends and had a great time. Amazing selection of beers. Tue you can keep the glass :) Sit inside or out on the sidewalk. Décor is very nice and staff is very friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Susan S
Owensboro, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Bar scene
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Just stopped by for a beer with friends and had a great time. Amazing selection of beers. Tue you can keep the glass :) Sit inside or out on the sidewalk. Décor is very nice and staff is very friendly.

Thank Susan S
Owensboro, Kentucky
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My lady friend went to Gambrinus yesterday afternoon. Had a couple of drinks and a snack, very good.

1 Thank dlw1957
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I don't go to bars much but when I do this is the one. Love the variety and changing menu of beers. Great environment and you can actually talk to others instead of trying to scream. Very knowledgeable staff.

2 Thank Aaron N
London, Kentucky
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was in Owensboro for a conference & stopped by here with a large group. Cute little place. Drinks were good, but the kitchen closes way too early.

Thank Laura_yount
Versailles, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A bunch of us went to this bar for the first time and was very impressed. They had a great beer selection, good outside seating, and great décor. My only complaint is that they close at midnight even on a Saturday night even though bars in Owensboro are allowed to stay open until 2am. A wedding party of about 40... More 

2 Thank Michael P
Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

As though Owensboro doesn’t have enough to see and absorb, we fell in love with this place when we were first falling in love with each other! First, the name! Really? It beckons “Come have a cocktail like you’ve never had before!” Walking in the beautiful doors, you are suddenly swept away by the GORGEOUS bar, the woodwork surrounding you,... More 

Thank BradandStacy41
Owensboro, Kentucky
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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 

1 Thank Michael J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

4 Thank sn8r
Hawesville, Kentucky
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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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 

1 Thank JenRae
Louisville, Kentucky
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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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.

1 Thank Aimee A

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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: Pub, American, Brew Pub, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene


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