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Holy Grale

4.4
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61 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we have decided to only open our outdoor space in the gralegarten by reservation only. 20 Craft beers on tap, plus a limited European-inspired food menu utilizing local ingredients, as well as a small, fine selection of natural wines. We are not a full bar. 21+ only please. *Louisville currently has a 9pm curfew at this time, we will do last call at 8pm or earlier.

policies during this time:
- We are limiting our outdoor seating to provide for social distancing. Furniture cannot be moved.
- MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHEN YOU ARE NOT IN YOUR SEAT, if you do not have one - you will have the option to purchase for $20 (handmade by HG staff with proceeds going to APRON, Inc., a local nonprofit assisting Louisville restaurant workers)
- all disposable plateware & utensils
- contactless service, order at the gralegarten bar

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 61 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kentuckyfoodies
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Holy Grale for a great meal and delicious beer!

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MatthewMc
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding servers with a great knowledge of beer and a focus on the customer. When I'm here I feel at home. Best burger in the city!

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vipPaulP
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy grale is one of the best places in Louisville. Friendly service, delicious food, and beautiful surroundings

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downtowndiner54
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It accepted and confirmed reservation on Open Table. I drove 11 miles in the rain to get there... only to be greeted by a sign on both doors that only employees were allowed. Two men were inside, and both doors were locked. Thanks for the great communication Holy Grale.

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was absolutely terrible and the food was undercooked and everyone’s meals came out at different times. Beer was decent

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Unclebach
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon was helpful and attentive.

It was nice to have a place to sit down and enjoy a meal in the choir loft.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and quality of craft beers and food for a large get together. Pretzel and beer cheese is amazing, wish I could buy the cheese. Brussel sprouts had a savoring nutty flavor and is my fave on the menu. When we come back, I'm trying the Poutine as it looked really good as well.

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Lynn
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We sat in the choir loft, very fun atmosphere!

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NicciM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday dinner and Jeff took great care of us! The beer selection is amazing, overwhelming if it’s your first time looking at it, but well worth sifting through. My favorite by far was the Jasmine Tea Lager which is a Chinese import. The pretzel bread and beer cheese is a must have for appetizers, the bread was hot when it hit the table and melted in your mouth with the beer cheese spread. The poutine was interesting, in a great way! I definitely want to come back to try the bolognese and more beer!

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! my only complaint is I could have had a bigger portion of the Käsespätzle, it was so good, I wanted way more! Beer cheese/pretzel also delish and everyone raved about the burgers

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MichelleM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Holy Grale has an amazing beer selection and the food is fantastic. Servers are very knowledgeable about the food and beer and make great recommendations. Technology between the server and the kitchen is not that great though. Twice I’ve had my order lost. But I love the place and will keep going back.

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DeeDee
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Bolognese was great. The rest of our dishes were ok. Very tight quarters upstairs. And temperature not well regulated. Server forgot to order our appetizers so those came out after our dinner. Drinks were slow to get.

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CherylH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and fabulous food. We had the pretzel loaf- very tasty and delicious. We ordered the 3D Valley burgers w/Fritjes for both of us and we also asked for a side of beer cheese to go with our burgers. Great beer, great food, superb service and a very nice time spent at dinner. We weren't hurried to leave after we finished our meal as we sat in the choir loft. We will be back and I refer Holy Grale to all my friends and out of town guests.

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livclose
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My first time there was very pleasant. Everyone on the staff seemed to be in good spirits

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food was really good but the service was terrible. We sat at the bar and the bartenders acted like we were an inconvenience to them the whole time. My meal was also brought out 20 minutes before my wife’s. The food was good but we couldn’t wait to leave. We were originally planning on staying for a bit and having some more drinks but ended up leaving as soon as we were done eating.

Holy Grale
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hi, we are so sorry you had that experience with us. After checking around, there was a general consensus that the Sunday you visited was a rare moment where we were having a really bad day. You definitely did not experience us at our best. And while it happens, restaurants have “bad days,” we don’t want it to ever affect our guests, and that’s what happened to you. We want to apologize and hope you come back in for a better time.

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lynnb
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot. Our group enjoyed our time celebrating my daughter’s 30th birthday.

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vipCardinalFan
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food & service.....ate in the choir loft, which was a little quieter than downstairs....very enjoyable evening

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vipPennyD
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very noisy in the choir loft but excellent food and craft beer at a reasonable price. We always enjoy coming here and appreciate the ability to reserve a table.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service. The staff in the choir loft gave great suggestions.

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ChitownJelly
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will treasure my experience here for a long time to come. If you appreciate a true Belgian fry, be sure to visit this church-turned-tavern tastebud playground.

Additionally, Holy Grale hosts an outstanding beer list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late Fathers Day

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Susan
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place for my our of town friends who love craft beer. They also like food, and were pleased with the Kentucky Proud products. It was a beautiful evening to sit on the patio.

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culverh
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal, service and atmosphere. Will certainly go back.

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Booklady
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We took friends who had not been here before. Sat upstairs. Patio full and bar area noisy. Forgot upstairs small. Beers good. Selection almost too much. Food selection almost too small. Wanted BLT Sliders. Still on website but MIA in restaurant. Fries still great and Simple Salad tasty. We will go back but not on a regular basis.

Holy Grale
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hello! We apologize for not having sliders, despite the online menu still stating it... we had an issue with not being able to update our website at all but have since built a new website, and all menus have been updated! We invite you to come back to try some of our new menu items!

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Melanie
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff well versed on beer menu and made great recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bachelor party dinner. Reserved the upstairs loft. Perfect for the occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Well... we were disappointed that there wasn’t a full bar (we didn’t read the menu correctly) We were okay with just a bourbon until we learned they have nothing on ice- meaning warm wine, water & bourbon, and no Chardonnay. Food was just okay.

Holy Grale
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hello! Unfortunately we do not have the plumbing for an ice machine, but we do keep wine that is traditionally served cold in a wine fridge. We also keep water in a fridge so guests can enjoy cold water and wine served at its appropriate temperature. We do have Chardonnay, or something similar to it, and it is kept at the appropriate temperature for serving.

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YLit
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Confused on entry to the set up. Super friendly staff and a frequent customer directed. Open table reservation was placed. Table was set up and waiting on us in loft area with a separate bar. Super cute location and feel. Very much a highland vibe. Took a minute to figure out the menu. If you are a big beer buff this would be your jam. Overall experience was great for our girls night out. If you are in loft area bring a sweater there is a vent that hits the table we were at and the longer you are sitting the colder it feels. Would recommend this place and recommend placing a reservation if larger than four In your party. It seems to be very popular and was filling up on a Thursday night.

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vipOscar
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great bar for drinks. Thought we would grab dinner here, but food menu takes back seat to beer - ended up at another place for food, but the ambience and drinks were outstanding

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MarnieO
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Truly enjoyed the ambiance. Would recommend highly!

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AEH5
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy that Choir Loft now takes reservations. We go for family birthdays. The service is spectacular. I wish I could remember our server's name. He suggested just the right beer and was relaxed and cheerful with a large group.

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SarahB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots - best beer service in Louisville. Knowledgeable staff, and great food! Best burger.

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JasonF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy Grail was a great experience. They accommodated my last minute reservations on a Friday night. The atmosphere was very comfortable and the servers were very knowledgeable about the food and drink selection. I'll definitely go again and bring others with me.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for a large group for my birthday, and we had a perfect evening! Our server up in the choir loft was excellent, as were the other staff members who promptly brought up food and drinks. They were also very nice about helping us fit in a few extra guests at the last minute. Thanks to everyone at Holy Grale!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beers and the food is just as great!

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vipthomas5
Birmingham
63 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Holy Grale is essentially a beer bar with a selection of really good "bar" food, the beer selection is really excellent. Food choices are limited but all very good. It has limited seating, so reserve.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!

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MM1991
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Holy Grale exceeded expectations! Our server was knowledgeable and hilarious. The food was AMAZING. Every bite was just so good. The beer was ridiculously good. We left dinner so happy. Can't wait to go back.

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Kirsten
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We loved the beer menu and the two restaurant options. We ate downstairs with bar service on the Saturday night and then ate upstairs with excellent table service on the Sunday night since we liked it so much. Bartender was engaging and recommended excellent beers based on the ones I already drank and enjoyed. Excellent food both nights. Downstairs was more lively with louder music and conversations whereas the Choir Loft offered a great chance for conversation over multiple beers. Loved this place and will definitely go back if I'm ever in the city again.

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DanQ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team...
Great food and beers. Love the portion size, light, but big with flavors. Keep up the outstanding work.

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