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Bar, Pub, American
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Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol

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2.5 miles from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
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Reviewed October 27, 2020

Stopped here for drinks while in the Highlands and had an interesting experience. It's an old church converted into a bar, which creates very interesting decor. Service was very curt although it didn't seem that busy. Limited drink selection and very polarizing and limited food...selection. Interesting place to stop by, but wouldn't plan on spending lots of time here.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 22, 2020 via mobile

Our last stop on a beer tour and we were impressed. In an old church. They had at least 3 different years of KBS & then some CBS. Walked upstairs to see the other bar. I’d love to go back and I highly suggest. Also,...there is a Skyline down the street if you’re wanting good chili.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

We went for the happy hour (4-6pm) menu on a Thursday. Our first visit did not disappoint. With a plethora of beer choices we let the bartender choose and ordered two samplers along with the pretzel bread and beer cheese, the bratwurst and the house...burger (all to share). The place filled quickly and they opened the choir loft early to accommodate. The beer runs plenty and the food is delicious. I did not feel the old church vibe, but a neighborhood one will do.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Let me start with the positives: the space is incredible. A converted church with the choir loft above is very cool. You can see the church architectural structures still intact and that makes it very fun. The beer menu is very expansive. Great place to...try a few different craft domestic and imported beer. Very impressed. We made a reservation, and I’m glad we did because it was pretty busy for a Monday night. This is where the positives end...Now our reservation stated, “please note we are 21+ only”. When we were seated at our reserved table, we were next to three couples with their 5 children all under 10. This was a huge turn off as it was presented that it was a more adult and upscale establishment. No big deal. However we saw and heard a few patrons turned off by this as well as they walked out. The beers we had were good, but shortly after receiving our drinks we put in our food order. We waited for an hour plus, still with no food in sight. Now, I’m talking burger and fries-nothing that is cooked to order and needs 45+. The tables around us were all served at different times with food being staggered. A man (assuming the manager) came upstairs to check on all the tables and everyone had something negative to say. We mentioned our food being ordered a while ago. When he came back 10 minutes later-we were still the 2nd ticket waiting to be completed. It felt like they just wanted us to order more beer while we waited. No establishment serving food should take that long to be served, especially on a Monday night. Extremely disappointed. There are much better restaurants in the area with exceptional service. If you are coming for drinks only, you should have no problems.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2019

OMG! My Son is a Chef here! I'm so very proud of him! Absolutely a Fantastic place to go! We ate AND stayed there. We were in the Den Room. It is very manly. Great view of the outside gathering area! There is just not...a better place to go. Thank you JayLo for such a Fantastick Time! Love you So Very Much! Mom,Susie and Alan.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

First, this space is amazing - I love how they’ve converted a church into a beer place. Second, the pretzel bread and beer cheese was incredible. Finally, the beer selection was long and full of awesome choices. I will definitely be back!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

Any beer lover should go to Holy Grale while visiting Louisville. The bar hits all the right notes for a perfect beer bar. First and foremost the beer list is a perfect mix of different regions and styles. The food was also delicious. Topping off...the great beer list and yummy food was a great playlist. I would highly recommend dropping by the Holy Grale for good beer, food, and tunes.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

I went to the Holy Grale for dinner last night. I loved the ambiance of the place. I also appreciated the beer selection and the food. I ordered a simple salad, burger, and fritz. The burgers was on a pretzel bun and was absolutely fantastic....All of the basics were there to love the place, but I didn’t. The bar staff is best described as ambivalent. They don’t seem interested or engaged in the customers’ beer selection, meal, or overall experience. And, wasn’t just me. Watched the way others were treated as well. If the staff warmed up and showed some interest, this place would be so much better.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

A tiny church converted to a tiny restaurant / beer garden. A very large selection of beers, many from Belgium and Germany and a small but delicious menu. Low-key fun, good beer and wonderful food. My only request is that a mosquito / bug light...be installed.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019

Not only is this place a beautiful, local highland bar with excellent draft choices... but it also has great food! I highly recommend the Kimchi fries. Go on a night when you can sit outside and walk around Bardstown road afterward.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Response from Corkdork73 | Reviewed this property |
It is mainly pub fare. I think the menu rotates, but when I went they had fantastic mussels, some burgers, quail, charcuterie etc. Not a traditional dinner menu, but definitely some tasty options to go with the crazy good... More
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
I don't actually drink alcohol, so I'm no help, but the frites are awesome.
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