Food & Drink


Bites & Bourbon

To get the real flavor of Louisville, you’ve got to bite, chew, swallow, sip and share it.  Greater Louisville is a flambé of dining possibilities from James Beard Award-Winning chefs to a large farm-to-table movement to food tucks for any palate – you’ll never be bored here. Oh, and did we mention we have more barrels of bourbon than people?

Tasty Treats for Everyone

The Hot Brown. Ed Lee. Damaris Phillips. James Beard. This is Louisville.

Our fusion of North, South, Midwest, and a thriving international population means that no matter what you’re craving, you can get it here. Our farm-to-table movement and locally-owned restaurants are points of pride for Louisvillians. But don’t listen to us – come and taste for yourself. 

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Sample America's Finest

More barrels of bourbon than people? Yep. That's us.

Sure, we’re the birthplace of bourbon, and we’re very proud of it. We’re so crazy about bourbon that we don’t just drink it. We distill it, age it, ship it, eat it, honor it, and carry it with us wherever we go. If you don’t believe us, just ask any Louisvillian you encounter – although we might not agree on everything, we can all agree that everyone has their favorite bourbon.

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Brewed to Perfection

Roasted. Toasted. Dripped. Iced. Sustainable. Local. We have it all.

Whether you prefer your coffee with a side of cream or the latest vinyl, we’ve got it here. Our fiercely independent spirit extends to our coffee shops with more local shops than you’ll have time to visit. Pop in anywhere and get a pour-over or hand drip any time of day.

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Hop on the Beer Train

We don't just make great bourbon — we also make great beers.

Recently named one of the Top 10 Beer Destinations, Louisville’s craft beer scene is on the rise. You can enjoy a pint in a former gothic church, on a roof overlooking the city, across the river in Southern Indiana, and everywhere in between. Local, national, international, and, of course, bourbon-infused beers are all on tap and waiting to be poured.

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