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700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
This boutique hotel doubles as a contemporary art museum. Founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson wanted somewhere to store their growing art collection while helping revitalize downtown Louisville, so they opened a hotel with rotating public...
800 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Two Indianapolis transplants opened this cafe in the NuLu neighborhood in 2011. Customers can sip local coffee while they play records on self-service turntables. The chewy cookies studded with oversize chocolate chunks have earned a loyal...
3729 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40207, USA
Find gifts, modern furniture, home goods, and jewelry at local interior designer Andie Frisbee’s boutique. Patrons can purchase pillows stitched from recyclable materials and order custom Cale & Cole jewelry, crafted in a studio down the street. ...
Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Before attending a cousin's wedding in Louisville back in September, I took a morning stroll through downtown along Main Street and came across these buildings, formerly occupied by bourbon-related businesses and distilleries dating back between...
411 S 4th St STE 180, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
If you're looking for entertainment and nightlife in the heart of downtown Louisville, Fourth Street Live is the place to go. Free concerts and other special events take place outside under the 10-story glass canopy. Indoor options include food,...
1200 Story Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
A celebrated new bar in the Butchertown neighborhood, Meat serves the city’s most complex cocktails, such as the Bold & Fashioned, in a Prohibition-era ambiance. 1076 E. Washington St., (502) 354-3212. This appeared in the May 2013 issue.
335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Bourbon enthusiasts and Derby attendees have been frequenting this opulent hotel for 90 years. The 293-room property recently debuted a $4 million renovation that established a theme (bourbon, fashion) for each floor. Doubles from $169. 335 W....
231 Witherspoon St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
This 85-acre park is located in the heart of downtown Louisville. From biking and walking trails, scenic points, concert venues, restaurants, baseball fields, and even a cornhole tournament venue, the park offers endless opportunities for enjoying...
144 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Museum Row has something for everyone: The Frazier History Museum: Home of the Royal Armouries USA. Top highlight: the live interpretive history presentations. Glassworks: This museum is dedicated to – you guessed it – glass! Tour studios, learn...
Old Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
This neighborhood was declared a historic preservation district in the 1970s ensuring the beautiful architecture remains the same. Architecturally, Old Louisville is one of the most diverse in the country, and includes homes built between 1880 and...
921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204, USA
Don’t let the hole-in-the-wall location defer you from trying this amazing eatery. This Dive Bar/ Restaurant does not disappoint. Locals and visitors rave that this is one of the best places to eat in Louisville, despite the dark basement location...
1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204, USA
This old Unitarian Church turned bar is a great place to enjoy a good beer and good company in Louisville. A local favorite, Holy Grale offers a selection of 26 (ever changing) beers on tap, with additional bottled selections, and delicious food....
1116, 615 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Housed in an old school house and boasting three floors encompassing an overwhelming array of antiques and collectibles, you can easily spend hours browsing at Joe Ley Antiques in Louisville, Kentucky. Ample street parking was available when we...
700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208, USA
My family has been flexible on Thanksgiving traditions for the past few years--the gatherings move from state to state, and sometimes I make chili instead of turkey, for instance. So when I dragged everyone to Churchill Downs on Black Friday to...
745 Cochran Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Cherokee Park is a favorite among locals, and there are no questions why. The park turns beautiful colors in the fall, and features a 2.4 mile scenic loop through the rolling hills, meadows and woodlands, with lanes for both vehicle and...
1250 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204, USA
Perhaps more common than Starbucks in Louisville, this coffee chain offers 100% fair trade & organic coffee at all of their 13 shops in the area (and their mobile airstream espresso bar). Heine Brothers' features history of their coffee (farm and...
9200 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299, USA
This local spot for burgers and mussels (a combination I had never thought of!) is delightful. A casual but classy setting invites you into the patriotic atmosphere of the restaurant. Lots of options on the menu. Great experience!
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