URBAN BOURBON TRAIL

Welcome to Bourbon City

           
It’s time to traverse Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail®️, a mouthwatering cocktail and culinary experience highlighting the city’s best Bourbon bars and restaurants. This appetizing adventure will have you sipping Kentucky’s finest at dozens of local establishments, each stocked with at least 60 different varieties of bourbon. Come hungry and savor bourbon-infused food dishes from appetizers to entrees to desserts. Check-in from at least six different locations to receive a coveted UBT t-shirt and become an official Urban Bourbon trailblazer.

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The Urban Bourbon Trail

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • No apps to download
  • Save on the best of Louisville
Free

How this Pass Works

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of curated bourbon bars and restaurants offering deals and discounts to redeem during your visit.

Step 2 - Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 - Redeem

When visiting a participating business, simply present your phone to the attendant or staff member to redeem available discounts.

Included Venues

See locations on an interactive map.

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21st In Germantown
Oldest continuously operating tavern in Louisville (1887). Extensive bourbon, beer and cocktail menu plus delicious upscale casual food offerings and live entertainment.

What's Included

  • BOGO Appetizer
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8UP Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge
8up restaurant, lounge & rooftop offers 3 different experiences under one roof and unparalleled views of downtown Louisville. Whether lounging al fresco or enjoying the dining room, 8up offers a myriad of dining and drinking options designed to please the sophisticated palates and celebrate the spirit of fun that defines Louisville. The lounge at 8up boasts its very own kitchen designated to the indoor bar and enjoy our open-air rooftop bar complete with fire pits and plenty of seating space.

8up features a 90-seat restaurant where guests can relax amidst dark wood paneling and 8 foot high backed banquets opposite large picture windows that offer the best view of the city. An open kitchen lets you in on all the action serving an extensive menu focusing on American favorites, using local and sustainable ingredients.

8up is located on the rooftop of the Hilton garden inn downtown at 350 west chestnut street, Louisville, KY 40202. Enter via private driveway entrance on chestnut street or through the hotel lobby. We offer valet parking and an elevator that spirits patrons right up to the rooftop. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 502.631.4180.

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What's Included

  • 15% Off Food Purchase
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Bourbons Bistro
Opened in 2005, Bourbons Bistro has been celebrating bourbon with great food, service and bourbon!

What's Included

  • 50% Off Appetizer
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Brendon's Catch 23
Described as a “Seafood Paradise,” Brendon’s Catch 23 has established itself as a Chef-driven premier restaurant destination for the best the ocean has to offer. The seafood at Brendon’s Catch 23 is flown in daily and cut by Brendon’s chefs. In addition to responsibly fished wild-caught seafood and shellfish, the diverse menu includes classic and unique inspired side dishes and appetizers such as Alaskan King Crab, Jumbo Lobsters, freshly-shucked Oysters available on ice, Mac & Cheese, Asparagus, Fries, and their much-desired Seafood towers, all of which will satisfy any personal craving.
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Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown
Our downtown location was one of the first restaurants to open as part of Louisville’s Main Street revitalization efforts. It is a staple for business lunches and walking distance to many attractions in Louisville. People headed out for a concert at the KFC Yum Center or play at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts visit Bristol Bar & Grille downtown for dinner before or drinks after. Guests from out of town visiting nearby museums like the Frazier Museum, Louisville Slugger, Muhammad Ali Center or the Kentucky Science Center stop by to get a true taste of Kentucky’s Southern hospitality.
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Buck's Restaurant
Est. 1992
Welcome to Buck’s, we hope that any time you come in is a chance for us to make it special.
When Buck started the restaurant in 1992, he wanted to create an experience for our guests that they would never forget. He had always admired “moon gardens,” using that as his inspiration, he painted the walls dark hunter green, added lots of candles and filled the restaurant with white flowers. Put that together with a fine continental menu, artfully mismatched china and nightly live piano music by Reggie Watkins and Buck’s Restaurant was born.
Buck’s is in the heart of Old Louisville and located in the historic Mayflower building which was built in 1926. We are well known as the place to be for special occasions, birthdays and anniversaries. We love to do parties of any kind, from rehearsal dinners to business meetings and have private rooms for almost any sized group.
We are a proud member of the Urban Bourbon Trail and take pride in serving Kentucky Proud ingredients.
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Charr'd Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge
From the food to the decor, Charr'd is truly bourbon-inspired. The restaurant features local and regional ingredients harvested in Bourbon Country, and serves it in a beautifully curated space inspired by bourbon barrels and limestone.
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Corner Restaurant & Bar
At Corner Flavors of Kentucky, located in downtown Louisville on Historic Whiskey Row, you’ll find modern Southern fare and local twists on classic recipes - all in a stunning location on the corner of 1st and Main. Whether you’re looking for an after-work happy hour, local flavors of Kentucky, or dinner before the next big game, Corner Restaurant & Bar has it all.
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Derby Café At The Kentucky Derby Museum
The perfect spot to eat lunch (e.g. hot brown sliders, burgoo, bourbon bread pudding) and enjoy a bourbon flight (65 bourbons available) or a Mint Julep.

What's Included

  • 10% Off Food
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Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar
Doc Crow's is nestled in the heart of Whiskey Row in Downtown Louisville. It currently sits where the well-known Bonnie Bro. Distillers warehouse previously thrived. Doc Crow's pays homage to the father of bourbon, Dr. James C. Crow, who paved the way for Kentucky bourbon to be born. So stop on by for a glass of bourbon and a variety of southern treats that will make your stomach happy!
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What's Included

  • 20% Off Food Purchase
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Down One Bourbon Bar
“What Tacos can’t cure, Whiskey Will”. Choose from 140 of the finest Kentucky bourbons, our signature bourbon flights, spirited and zero proof cocktails, whiskies, local beers, and select wines served with tantalizing street foods, and backyard favorites.

What's Included

  • $1 Off Your First Drink
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Garage Bar
A relaxed bourbon, beer, and cocktail bar with wood-fired oven pizzas and an outstanding patio and beer garden.

What's Included

  • 10% Off Appetizer
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Harrods Creek Tavern
We have waterfront dining and cocktails with outdoor seating and great views of Harrods Creek and plenty of room on our boat docks to come by water. We offer a very nice casual atmosphere with great food and drinks.

What's Included

  • 20% Off Appetizer
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Hell or High Water
Local Speakeasy, craft cocktails and extensive spirits list.
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Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar
Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar first opened its doors on the second floor of The Galt House Hotel in 1972 and is one of the first bourbon bars in Louisville. As a founding member of Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail, Jockey Silks pours 100 different bourbons in an upscale lounge with a copper top bar.
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Lobby Bar & Grill At The Brown Hotel
Contemporary classic meets old world opulence at The Brown Hotel’s spectacularly beautiful and surprisingly unstuffy Lobby Bar. A popular spot for the next generation of Louisville merrymakers, this glamorous, gilded space balances its history with modern touches and sophisticated tastes. Indulge in classic comfort food and kick back with a hand-crafted cocktail. Our Signature Hot Brown and Derby Pie pair perfectly with our hand selected bourbon flight.
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Merle's Whiskey Kitchen
Award-Winning American Whiskey Hall, Southern inspired menu, lots Kentucky bourbon, cold beer & live music. See y'all soon! Memories are made here!

What's Included

  • 10% Off Food Purchase
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Patrick O'Shea's
In 2010 Patrick O’Shea’s opened in downtown Louisville. The O'Shea's family reclaimed a four story historic building in the Iron Quarter, adding O’Shea’s style, charm and legendary welcome to the downtown renaissance.

What's Included

  • 10% Off Of Food & Retail
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Pin + Proof
Hidden Speakeasy inside the luxury hotel, Omni Louisville
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Porch Kitchen & Bar
Our name comes from the cultural significance that the iconic American porch holds — acting as the neighborhood's living room, a place that connects individuals to the community. Serving comfort food and a soulful experience that is down-to-earth, Porch Kitchen & Bar in downtown Louisville gives off a spirited energy that is truly magnetic, drawing people in. Swing on by, come for the comfort but stay for the conversation.

Restaurant: Sunday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Bar: Sunday-Wednesday 4:00pm-11:00pm and Thursday-Saturday 4:00pm-12:00am.
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Proof On Main
Located in downtown's 21c Museum Hotel, Proof on Main features a diverse selection of Kentucky's finest bourbons -- including a library of small batch, rare, and discontinued bourbons, as well as a deep collection of '21c Selects' private barrels. The bar and restaurant offer bourbon and whisk(e)y flights and an innovative list of carefully crafted cocktails. Named the Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Kentucky by Food & Wine, Proof on Main's ever-evolving menu is inspired by fresh, local ingredients.
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Recbar
Recbar is the ultimate retro restaurant and bar! Over 150 classic arcade and pinball machines combined with eclectic pub grub & a full bar. Recbar offers one of the largest bourbon collections in the state.

What's Included

  • 20 Free Tokens With $10 Food Purchase
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River House Restaurant And Raw Bar
In August 2015, Chef Varanese announced his second restaurant, River House, part of a 27,000 square foot development located at 3015 River Road. In September of 2015, Chef Varanese revealed that a second restaurant and lounge, Levee at the River House, would also be opening. River House is Louisville’s premier riverfront dining destination and will represent the realization of Chef Varanese’s ultimate dream of opening a riverfront dining option in Louisville. For more, visit RiverHouseLou.com.
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ROC Restaurant is a chic, authentic Italian restaurant filled with high energy located in the heart of “The Highlands” on Bardstown Road. Originally from Tribeca, NYC and now relocated to Louisville KY! Rocco Cadolini, brings authentic fresh pasta and seafood dishes from his hometown of Sorrento, Italy.
ROC has over 100 Bourbons and a Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine list.
Many private rooms available and an outdoor pergola.
Make a memorable experience at ROC!
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Sidebar At Whiskey Row
Sidebar at Whiskey Row 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. Our 16 foot ceilings, 11 foot windows, and convenient location under the shadow of the 2nd street bridge makes SIDEBAR at Whiskey Row the obvious choice for a Bourbon, Burger or Beer and a great time regardless of the occasion! We offer the ideal atmosphere for your next lunch, dinner, or end to any evening.
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Based on the farm to fork concept, Sway brings southern fare inspired by the rich heritage of the region to Fourth Street. The seasonal menu combines the flavors of southern kitchens, American favorites and Sunday dinners with the freshest ingredients from local farms, dairies and butchers.
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TAJ Louisville
Taj Louisville is a modern drinkery that recalls and embraces both Louisville’s past and future. The unique gathering space has a history dating back to the 1800s with new-age fabrications and an eclectic feel that’s truly original. Located in Nulu, Taj features over 80 bourbons in addition to a wide selection of beers, signature cocktails, and other spirits. The outdoor patio offers sun and shade while delivering the perfect stage for Louisville’s next big thing. The legacy of Taj as a popular neighborhood hangout lives on, often populated with friends, family, artists and the just plain ol’ curious.
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The Old Seelbach Bar
Our iconic hotel has played host to US presidents, legendary artists, and Prohibition mobsters like Al Capone. We're home to The Rathskeller – a favorite haunt of The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald. World-class bourbon awaits at The Old Seelbach Bar!

What's Included

  • 15% Off Appetizer
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Troll Pub Under The Bridge
An underground pub that is a one-of-a-kind experience in Louisville, KY.

What's Included

  • 20% Off Appetizer
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Varanese
Located in the historic Clifton Neighborhood on Franfort Ave. Varanese features New American Cuisine and Live Jazz seven nights a week.
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Volare
Volare Italian Ristorante is a fine dining restaurant serving modern Italian cuisine with southern hospitality.