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Gambrinus Libation Emporium

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Pub, American, Brew Pub, Bar
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116 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
12706855464
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect Pub

Huge selection of beers, friendly staff and a nice mixed crowd of people here. The snickers cocktail is incredible. The snacks were good too. Great place to hangout would definitely recommend it

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
Matt W
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Bozeman, Montana
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

After traveling all day you want friendly bartender a drink and a bite to eat. Nice enough visually I guess, the service had no knowledge I was ready to get deep into some great bourbon just arriving in Owensboro.... well trying to get a recommendation was like pulling teeth, I hate when people don't sell me and don't have opinions... More 

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Thank SRQREEF
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I have been there several times and every time they have some excuse like they are too busy- or are short staffed - and they are way overpriced - so I will not go back. I would avoid this on your visit to Owensboro!

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Thank Kentucked
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Huge selection of beers, friendly staff and a nice mixed crowd of people here. The snickers cocktail is incredible. The snacks were good too. Great place to hangout would definitely recommend it

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Thank Matt W
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.

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Thank Susan S
Owensboro, Kentucky
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

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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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.

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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 

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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Thank BradandStacy41
Owensboro, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: 12706855464

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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