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Gambrinus Libation Emporium

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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
Needs to stay open later

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Michael P
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Versailles, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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London, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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.

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Versailles, Kentucky
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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 

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Evansville, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 helpful votes 4 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 

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Owensboro
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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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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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36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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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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Additional Information about Gambrinus Libation Emporium

Address: 116 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY
Phone Number: 2706855464
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub

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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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