Nightlife might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Louisville, but these bars are sure to make you reconsider. Home of the Kentucky Derby and the Louisville Slugger, Louisville is also the center of the American whiskey industry, and the bars they’re served in. We explore 10 of best the city has to offer.
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse is the innovation of four guys: Andrew, Jerry, Sam and Adam, and it’s the brewhouse with the most impressive collection possible. Located in the south east corner of Louisville Slugger Field, at the corner of Jackson and Main Street, it’s a former train station with ornate industrial architecture that lends beautifully to the dining room and brewhouse vibe. Against The Grain houses one of the nation’s only operational, Victorian-styled and three story showpiece brewhouses, as well as eclectic local art and the best beers around.
Address & telephone number: 401 E Main St., Louisville, KY, USA. +1 502 515 0174
A boutique hotel, art museum, phenomenal restaurant and bar all in one, Proof on Main is known for its post-Derby parties. Whether you’re there for cocktails or a casual bite, Proof is perhaps the best place in Louisville to people watch, with a dedication to diversity and originality. Their signature cocktails are original recipes inspired by the season and their wine list is award-winning. Proof is accessible, eclectic and above all, ready to shake it up.