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Gambrinus Libation Emporium

) #22 of 120 Restaurants in Owensboro $$ - $$$ , , American
116 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42303-4111
+1 270-685-5464
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pretzels” (2 reviews)
“great beer” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub
$$ - $$$
116 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42303-4111
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is funky little place with great service and great atmosphere. They have a whole table of board games you can play with friends, a few snacks and a huge selection and variety of drinks. They offer a 4oz. sample of anything on tap for...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used Gambrinus as our "staging area" for the BBQ and Beer Fest. The selection of beers was fantastic and the atmosphere very welcoming. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This downtown restaurant has beers and cocktails for any taste. The comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff, you feel right at home. Excellent addition to the downtown area. Only ordered the fruit and cheese platter, but an excellent place for cocktails.

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This "restaurant" is all about drinking so if you think you're going to get anything good to eat with your drinks think again. Ordered the "Memphis" and cheese cubes and Smoked Sausage with toothpicks was served. Only non-alcoholic drinks are Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite,...More

Thank Cathy R
kinggambrinus, Owner at Gambrinus Libation Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Cathy, I'm sorry you did not enjoy your experience at Gambrinus. Unfortunately, TripAdvisor does not allow for "Bar" listings. We are sorry if you felt mislead, but we are not a restaurant. We have a small food menu which we believe are all delicious! To...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is my favorite bar in Owensboro. The atmosphere is absolutely beautiful. The cocktails are creative and fun and the waitress was so much fun and made the night for everyone she waited on.

1  Thank glt888
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....More

1  Thank Cade F
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....More

1  Thank Preacher2760
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!

1  Thank gtmom2017
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...More

1  Thank Lynn W
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.

1  Thank Rich O
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Questions & Answers
Anthony H
13 August 2016|
Response from kinggambrinus | Property representative |
No, not all the beers are brewed in Kentucky, but a large amount of the are!
Anthony H
13 August 2016|
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Response from kinggambrinus | Property representative |
We do not brew anything at Gambrinus. A large portion of our brews are produced in Kentucky though and many more in our neighboring states.
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 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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