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Gambrinus Libation Emporium

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Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub
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116 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42303-4111
+1 270-685-5464
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16:00 - 00:00
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Mon 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Alabaster, Alabama
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I travel to this part of KY from AL often, and I try to make it Gambrinus as many times as I can. Always a great selection of local and regional brews and a few from other parts of the US. Nice atmosphere as well. I will continue to go back to try new beers.

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Thank Cade F
Owensboro, Kentucky
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great atmosphere with goo drink choices. Wather you want a craft beer or a martini, you can get it here in a very low key environment. If you get hungry, they have great appetizers. Our favorites are the Memphis, pretzels and the buffalo chicken bites. If you want a meal, they have a wonderful special occasionally. Don't miss trivia night... More 

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Thank Preacher2760
Owensboro, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

If you are in Owensboro for any event, stop by Gambrinus. It has an excellent drink and appetizer menu, and is a beautiful bar to meet up with friends!

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Thank gtmom2017
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Another really good brew pub. Great atmosphere and selection of beers to try. The bartender was awesome with her suggestions. Very good vibe, easy going. We did not try the food, and in fact were advised not to. However great place to hang out and try some beer!

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Thank Lynn W
Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I was not expecting such an excellent beer selection. Not fancy. Normal liquor choices. Bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable. A good place to wind down after work or post-dinner.

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1 Thank Rich O
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is exactly what Owensboro needed, a relaxing spot to enjoy outstanding beers. I've never had any food here, but I know they have a small menu selection. You can try a wide variety of delicious craft beers, and they have a rotating handle. The servers are knowledgeable and can recommend selections based on your preferences. Highly recommend!

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1 Thank Ben C
Madison, Indiana
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180 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This is a nice drinking spot, hip and relaxing, but the first three drafts I tried ordering were out. Tried ordering the bottle beer that came with the free glass and of course they were out of those too. Not really a restaurant souf you are looking for food, food I would recommend going elsewhere. If I were in town... More 

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Thank Jeep1977
kinggambrinus, Owner at Gambrinus Libation Emporium, responded to this review

We're sorry that you left unsatisfied with your visit. Sadly, TripAdvisor doesn't give us the option to be a "Bar" instead of a restaurant, so it can be misleading in that regard. However, we do happily allow our patrons to order food from any of our neighbors and they will, usually, bring it right to you at your seat in... More 

Owensboro, Kentucky
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I'm not much for the food at Gambrinus, but I go there for the great beer! Gambrinus carries a wide variety of area beers and beers from around the nation. Owensboro is lucky to have this place!

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2 Thank Jacob_Kiper
Kentucky
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272 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Cozy bar vibe, and being downtown it is a nice location. Typical drink pricing for the area and some nice outdoor seating. Some light bar fare you can order.

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1 Thank Kermo75
Owensboro, Kentucky
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Owners are very knowledgeable in craft beers and the history of the area. The downtown area of Owensboro has been revitalized to an urban nightlife. This place is ground zero for all things fun in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42303-4111
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 270-685-5464

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?