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About BOURBON RAW

Bourbon Raw provides you the ultimate dining experience with a modern twist on Southern Cuisine. Come try our Free Range Fried Chicken with a collard green or our BBQ Smoked Ribs with cole slaw. We also have the perfect addition to southern favorites; an extensive Raw Bar including oysters, shrimp, crab legs, and lobster tail.

Interested in bourbon? We houses over 85. Can't choose just one? We offer bourbon flights that are perfect for sampling. Check out our 12 craft cocktails with hand squeezed juices and daily house made syrups. Not a bourbon fan? No worries; we have a variety of bottles of wine and champagne that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Complete your experience with our melt in your mouth, warm Peach Cobbler or Bourbon Balls.

446 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Lunch 11am-4pm, Dinner 4pm-11pm
Tuesday: Lunch 11am-4pm, Dinner 4pm-11pm
Wednesday: Lunch 11am-4pm, Dinner 4pm-11pm
Thursday: Lunch 11am-4pm, Dinner 4pm-11pm
Friday: Lunch 11am-4pm, Dinner 4pm-11pm, Bar Menu 11pm-1am
Saturday: Lunch 11am-4pm, Dinner 4pm-11pm, Bar Menu 11pm-1am
Sunday: Brunch 11am-4pm, Dinner 4pm-11pm

Cross Street:
4th Street Live

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 568-9009

Website:
http://www.bourbonraw.com/

Entertainment:
House DJ Friday and Saturday 10:30pm - 2:00am

Parking Details:
PARC parking garage is located on 5th Street between Muhammad Ali and Liberty, next to the Cathedral of the Assumption.

Public Transit:
Corner of 4th and Muhammad and Liberty and 5th and Liberty.

Executive Chef:
Jamie Jones

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Bourbon Raw provides you the ultimate dining experience with a modern twist on Southern Cuisine. Come try our Free Range Fried Chicken with four cheese Mac & Cheese or our Smoked Prime Rib with Creamed Collard Greens and Jalapeno & Goat Cheese Mash Potatoes. We also have the perfect addition to sout

BOURBON RAW Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.2

service

3.3

ambience

3.8

value

2.9

Noise

Moderate

36% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
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Good for Birthdays (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

We all had seafood and it did not taste fresh.
The Quality of the food did not match the price .

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

There was nothing bad about our experience at Bourbon Raw - it was just not great. Which was disappointing because it was for my spouse's birthday while we were in Louisville for the weekend. The cocktails were mediocre, and the food was ok (is gravy on fried chicken a Louisville thing? because it made it soggy). Our server was very nice, and it was fun to sit outside and watch the excitement of Fourth St.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

while the wait staff were knowledgeable and cordial, service was quite slow. entrees took almost an hour after placing order. place was not full. good bourbon selection. we had eaten here a year ago for the first time, and that time was a great experience. This one was not.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a great experience. Arrived in time for happy hour and sampled several appetizers all delicious. Service was friendly but a tad slow.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Took 3hours to get food:(

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I want to love this place because of the great location inside 4th Street Live. We sat at an outdoor table and enjoyed the people watching. Loved the vibe of the place, but the service was poor, and the food was just so-so. I love dining in 4th Street Live area of downtown Louisville, but would probably not go here again. Disappointed in the overall experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Ordered a Mimosa and a Bloody Mary and they were $10 each. The mimosa wasn't worth $5. The fried fish platter on the lunch menu was just so so, I've had better. Our waiter was nice and on top of things so I would give him a 5. We really thought they had brunch on Saturday and that was the main reason that we went but once we arrived and found out it was only on Sunday we decided to give it a try. Wish we had tried somewhere else though

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Very disappointed. Went there for Louisville Burger Week. First time going I was told they were not serving the burger until 4pm that day. So, I was like ok. Decided to stay for brunch. Bad decision. Ordered a very simple dish, biscuits and gravy and 2 eggs over easy. Gravy was cold. Eggs were scrambled. I specifically asked if they were serving a certain number of burgers each day, and was told no, they were making burgers when ordered. So I made reservations for 6:30 that evening, 2 1/2 hours after they started offering the burger. When we got there, they were not busy. So I'm thinking this is perfect. When out server come to our table and asked what we'd like everyone at the table said the burger. And we were told they were out of the burger. Very very disappointing. Most likely will not go back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

On vacation from New York and this place hit all our expectations. Just a great find not to be missed

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Marginal at best. Good for bar food and 4th street scene.

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We went to Bourbon Raw for Father's Day per my dad's request. It eas,easy to get to and our waiter Bobby was very attentive and knowledgeable. I got the smoked ribs and they were okay. I was looking forward to getting the short ribs when our waiter came back and said they were out and would not be ready for another 2 hours. That was disappointing especially for being my first time there. I did enjoy my drink and their selection of bourbon was phenomenal. Overall there was nothing particularly bad, but nothing particularly good either.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Entree was served when we were only halfway through our appetizer. Outside of that it was fine but that spoiled the enjoyment of having an appetitizer.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 29, 2017

They had NO staff - only literally like 3 people working with a restaurant full of patrons. Don't take reservations, if you can't be of service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 28, 2017

There were only 2 tables sat when I got in - told them I had a res and wanted to sit at the bar. They didn't check me in, so I didn't get credit. Waited 25 minutes for anyone to come up - ordered a drink and food ... Got neither (and didn't see the bartender again) for 35 more minutes. He came back, forgot about me (with 8 people in the whole place) so I walked out. An hour of my day off wasted.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Reservation 5:30. First dinner choice 30-40 minute wait (kitchen forgot to put ribs on). Going to theater so can't wait. Second choice fried chicken. Chicken arrived smothered in gravy so crispy chicken soggy. No gravy on mashed potatoes & they were cold-not even room temp! Manager tried very hard to amend for problems so gave free dessert. Had "Turtle" cheesecake described as chocolate & carmel cheesecake w/nuts (visions of Cheesecake Factory-YUM). It was nothing more than plain cheesecake with chocolate & Carmel sauce drizzled on top. Meal VERY disappointing. On up side, other meal (seafood) good & staff really did try to address problem.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This was supoosed to be a Mother's day brunch. It turned out to be a horrible experience. We were seated for about 30 minutes when our server advised us that they were out of sausage and eggs. We asked how was this possible for brunch? The server informed us that the manager went to CVS to purchase more eggs. We asked to speak with the manager and he was very apologetic for the mishap. He offered to comp our entire meal. We then waited for another forty five minute for food that came out cold, over cooked omelets and tasteless! Needless to say this wasn't a happy Mother's day!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I made reservations at Bourbon RAW at 4th Street Live for noon on Mother's Day 2017. After waiting 15 minutes before any server even approached our table we finally got our drinks. We ordered our meal but after waiting an hour and a half to be served, we ended up walking out. Think twice before going to this place.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 12, 2017

great food - great service! would recommend to anyone!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Enjoyed a meal at Bourbon Raw after a day at the racetrack and it did not disappoint! We loved the Shrimp and Grits and also enjoyed the goat cheese skillet. Great service!

Tags: Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Being in town for the Derby, our group decided to try this restaurant. The service was fantastic and the food from appetizer to entree was delicious. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Best Bloody Mary I've ever had! That's not just because it was $2.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Our server was exceptional. The oysters were delicious. The rest of the food was solid. I reserve five stars for exceptional. Overall, an enjoyable meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went for the Easter brunch. We found the menu online and made reservations. The online menu advertised $15 pitchers of Bloody Mary's and Mimosas, which weren't on the menu when we arrived. Also $1 oysters were advertised online for the Easter brunch. They had NO oysters at all, and there was only one other table with people, so they didn't sell out that morning. The potatoes used in the breakfast hash were old and rubbery and the over easy eggs couldn't be cut with a fork because they were so overcooked. Last but not least, the service was almost non-existent. We're from out of town and will never return to the Bourbon Raw when we return to Louisville.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had reservations for 5 for my daughters birthday, Easter Sunday. The brunch menu was awesome. Service was quick and pleasant. Our food was done timely and everyone was very pleased, satisfied, and full. The menu Is very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back for brunch again.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Very watered down drinks combined with a very limited but very expensive menu. Many better options downtown. We will not be back.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Nice restaurant, food was pretty good and service was ok.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 28, 2017

First, the service was fantastic. No complaints on that front. I had the catfish and ribs and my husband the fried pork and waffles. First, waffles need to be crunchy. Second, at $26 give us real maple syrup. The catfish was also soggy for a fried fish. It was underwhelming. Not worth what we paid.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Not very good, in past years it was. The seafood options were not good. Most of my group said the appetizers were better than the main course. I believe the menu has changed since last year.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Server was rude, didn't even do anything for my husbands Birthday per my request, bartender/server substituted cheaper bourbon in our flight without telling us and then didn't know it was cheaper when we asked for money off or one of the same value, food was ok... not worth the money. Worst meal/experience of the entire weekend trip.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 24, 2017

The raw bar was outstanding as well as the bourbon cocktails. I had crab cakes and oysters and my husband had the short rib Wellington. He said it was the best he had ever had. Highly recommend. Our server was excellent and very attentive!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Pre theatre dinner

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Love this place. Service is great & the food is amazing. Was very disappointed the meal I had the 1st visit there was not on the menu. The pork chops, apples & mashed potatoes. It was the best.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great dinner, amazing service, odd seating. We sat on a couch and a low chair.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Good Bourbon selection. Liked the flights. Food was so so. Not worth the price.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 4, 2017

One of the best filets I have had. Oysters were vey good - a little pricey at $30 per dozen.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Really enjoyed the dining experience and the incredible selection of top quality bourbons and very very reasonable prices.

Food quality was excellent albeit pricey.

I will definitely go back and recommend to others who want A great dining experience conveniently located downtown Louisville.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The shrimp and grits was the best I have ever had. The chef made a special order Oysters Rockefeller also, which has delicious. My friends said the bourbon drinks were amazing as well.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Attentive service, the Wellington was prepared very well. Great bourbon selection. Pricing was very reasonable.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 26, 2016

This was our first time dining here. It was a great experience that started with the super friendly host, bartender (she recommended several great bourbons) and ended with our amazing wait staff, Ricki. Great food, ambiance, service. Will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Good atmosphere and nice open table for business dinner with a client. Nice menu (not to big or small) with a good bourbon selection. Our waiter was super friendly and we all had an nice time. I would definitely come back if we are in the area again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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