Louisville KY Bourbon Bars and Restaurants

Marty Rosen from the Courier-Journal says “Even in the land of bourbon, where massive catalogs of whiskey are the pride of many bars, Bourbons Bistro stands out as one of the key destinations on Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail."


Located downtown in 4th Street Live!, Bourbon Raw offers a unique Southern-inspired menu highlighted by an extensive raw bar. The 57-inch-long marble table is the perfect location to try one of its 80 Bourbons or unique, handcrafted cocktails.


From the food to the décor, Charr’d is truly bourbon inspired. The restaurant features local and regional ingredients harvested in Bourbon Country and serves it in a classy dining room inspired by bourbon barrels and limestone.


Doc Crow’s name is a nod to the Scottish-born physician responsible during the mid-19th century for scientific advances that gave greater spirit consistency in the American whiskey industry. Most notable was his refinement of the “sour mash” process.


With a selection of more than 120 bourbons, including a proprietary barrel program, Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant has some of the rarest bourbons. The bar/restaurant was featured in National Geographic magazine’s “Best in the World: Must-See Places for 2014.”


The Haymarket Whiskey Bar is a great place to imbibe, enjoy a band or play vintage pinball. The Haymarket is the only “dive bar” in downtown Louisville to feature more than 75 bourbons, 100 whiskeys, 50 craft beers and a full menu of signature house cocktails.


Featuring the country's largest selection of Kentucky Bourbons with more than 150 to choose from, Jockey Silks is one of Louisville's oldest bourbon bars. The selection includes those rare bourbons you'll have a hard time finding elsewhere - all served with a generous pour.


Located in downtown’s 21c Museum Hotel, Proof on Main features a diverse selection of Kentucky’s finest bourbons. Named one of three American “New Whiskey Temples” byGQ, Proof offers a library of small batch and single barrel bourbon as well as proprietary bourbon selections.


Sidebar at Whiskey Row, home of bourbon, burgers and beer, is located inside the beautiful Whiskey Row Lofts. This historic limestone structure was originally built in 1877 by the L&N Railroad to serve as their headquarters.


For a modern Louisville experience, step into a fresh new space of contemporary design at BLU. Sample 60+ bourbons from the “Wall of Bourbon” or try one or more of the bourbon tasting flights.