The Best Bars in Louisville

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If there’s one thing we Louisvillians know how to do – it’s how to drink! The bars in Louisville are open later, and our whiskey just tastes better.

Alcohol-free? You’re in luck, most bars in Louisville are stocking non-alcoholic and mocktail options! And you can even ask for a Kentucky 74 substitute at select bars.

The Grale only makes three cocktails – The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost (they really like leaning into a good theme).

1. Holy Grale

Silver Dollar is like a beautiful modern-day honky tonk, with colorful hanging lights and a massive bar top perfect for sliding a mug after a long day.

2. Silver Dollar

Starting off with the Grilled Caesar Salad is a must! It’s grilled (yes grilled!) romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, crispy Kentucky country ham, drizzled with apple brandy caesar dressing.

3. Alex&nder

Inside the posh Omni Hotel, through the lobby past the portrait of the finger to lips quiet pose, and then down the hall past the “Shh..” neon sign down to Pin + Proof. 

4. Pin + Proof

I love that the entire bowling alley bar is authentically vintage. The 8-lane alley is the oldest in Louisville!

5. Vernon Lanes

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