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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
#1 Bar in Town

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Aaron N
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  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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London, Kentucky
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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.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Doing business, Bar scene

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