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Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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3204 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2744
+1 502-895-3223
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is the second time my husband and I have tried coming here. Of course the smokers outside are eye appealing, all the out door seating looks inviting and the smell is amazing BUT I kid you not, only come if your patient it took literally over 20 min for a server to even appear. Took an additional 10 min... More 

Thank Kristen B
Louisville, KY
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I hadn't carried out food from FABD for perhaps a year and was drawn to revisit this neighborhood institution because I wanted barbecue and didn't want to wait. Within five minutes of placing my order, I exited with a generous pound of tender, moist pulled white chicken atop chunky pickles and thinly sliced onions, a side container of sauce to... More 

Thank MwSons
Louisville, Kentucky
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373 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

For some reason, our last trip for brisket was a bummer. The brisket we always order by the pound was super fatty :(((.... it was a lot of work to pick it off. The service was fantastic, as always, and the beer was cold. The ladies restroom seems to have had some kind of work done on it, but it's... More 

1 Thank O-Lora-O
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend lived in Louisville for over 5 years so when we drove down from Wisconsin we had to stop. The food was amazing and Brittany was a great server. She had an incredible story of her vacation time in Wisconsin. Thank you for such great food and service.

Thank travelprincess72
Prospect, KY
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The meat itself is what any good barbecue should be...right amount of smoke, done but not at all dry. But, the sauce was just OK, almost more like steak sauce than BBQ. Sides, particularly the green beans, were excellent. Definitely worth the trip even for carryout. Bar is quite the neighborhood hangout. Covered outside seating is OK (not in winter),... More 

1 Thank Art R
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Great little place. The food, people and atmosphere were all great. They also have a large selection of beer and bourbon

Thank Tracy C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent time! They've redecorated a bit and the place looks great. Food is, as always, outta this world! Had the fried cheese balls, fried green beans, double cheeseburger, and the bacon wrapped sausage. Yes - will be restarting cholesterol meds tomorrow, but we'll worth it! Highly recommend this place!

1 Thank John H
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

FABD has great food. I went one day with a friend who loves bbq and recommended it, and I wish I had gone more when I lived in Louisville because I really enjoyed it. The atmosphere wasn't the greatest: We sat outside at a picnic table, but the food made up for the lack of atmosphere.

Thank Benjamin S
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Being a Brit abroad this was my first try of a southern style smokehouse. A great friendly informal dining experience served with local brew! Shame I won't be around to go back again

Thank UnclePablo54
New Albany, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Got some creds just for onions and pickles served with ribs. And fair selection of drafts. Also, if you sit out front, you will smell some smoke from one of two big smokers. Enjoy that all you can. That is it. Could not taste smoke in ribs. Two thin sauces, but neither tastes like barbecue sauce.

Thank Alan T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3204 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2744
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-895-3223
We were there about a week and a half ago. If you're looking for fancy, don't go! If your looking for GREAT smoked ribs, etc, this is THE place to get them! You won't go away hungry, either!

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