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Gambrinus Libation Emporium

116 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY
2706855464
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Ranked #13 of 127 Restaurants in Owensboro
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Hawesville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and the best beer selection in western Kentucky. One of the best places to socialize in Owensboro.

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Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A wonderful place to get a drink with friends. They have specials throughout the week, and lately with buy the beer keep the glass nights, and Live Team Trivia on Thursday nights, which I partake in whenever my work schedule allows. Through out the week Gambrinus has a subdued vibe to it, but is well staff with knowledgeable employees the... More

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Owensboro KY
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I'm told the martinis and beer selection is great. There is not much in the way of food. I've been there twice. Both times I was invited for events. Neither time did somebody ask if I wanted anything.

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Jasper, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stopped at Gambrinus for after-dinner cocktails. I'm not a bar person, but I loved this place. The atmosphere was so cool and the staff very helpful and friendly. I had the chocolate macaroon martini...delicious dessert drink! (You have to like coconut though, obviously.) Also tried a sip of a watermelon pop rocks martini. Tasted like Jolly Rancher watermelon candy, which... More

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

I had no idea this place existed and was thrilled at the beer selection. Service was great and friendly!!! I spoke with the manager for several minutes about beer and she was super nice. They do not serve bud light and I love that!!

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

They do have some foods. But the atmosphere, selections of exquisite beers, bourbon, red wine in chocolate rimmed glasses, yum! The friendly staff. Oh! yes I do believe they have at dinner hour for a reasonable price like a homecooked special between like 5 & 10 dollars. When it's gone, it's gone. Great for the business man away from home.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Very nice upscale bar with a terrific drink menu. It's the perfect spot to wind up Fridays After 5 or meet with friends after work.

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