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$30 and under
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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.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Southern
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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
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(502) 568-9009
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jamie Jones
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Cross street
4th Street Live
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PARC parking garage is located on 5th Street between Muhammad Ali and Liberty, next to the Cathedral of the Assumption.
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Corner of 4th and Muhammad and Liberty and 5th and Liberty.
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House DJ Friday and Saturday 10:30pm - 2:00am

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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

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58% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Portions were small for the price. Tables were way to close together. No privacy allowed for our table due to that.

Nita (Louisville)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The wait for our food was 1hour & 20 minutes, we thought that they had forgot about us. The couple 2 tables away from us came after us & was eating way before us. The Manager never came to our table to explain what was going on. The waiter just kept saying SORRY it's taking so long. We will never go there again, or recommend it.

Shahab (Louisville)
2.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

I reserved the restaurant for 8 of my colleagues to have a dinner together. The food was good as every body had their plates done completely. The only slight shortcoming was lack of local beer on tap.
It is a very nice place to meet and have a conversation without too much loud music.
Thanks. again.

vipDANny (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The Smoked ribs were something less than I could have made at home. Not fall off the bone and they poured 1/4" of sauce on them!

BarbaraM (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was very good and the waitress was very attentive.

PK22 (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Place was decent, but uninspiring considering the price for food. Service was probably the best I’ve ever had.

BrSa (Nashville)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

SH207 (New England)
2.0  Dined on November 4, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

Took 3hours to get food:(

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
3.0  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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  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.

tonyb (New England)
5.0  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

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

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

Foodie (Louisville)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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.

LC701 (Nashville)
1.0  Dined on May 28, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0  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.

DavidS (Louisville)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
2.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
1.0  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.

vipbama (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

great food - great service! would recommend to anyone!

Yummmmmmmmm (Detroit)
5.0  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!

vipChanna (Kansas City)
5.0  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!

MCGKD (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2017

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

DBonedaddy (Louisville)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
2.0  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.

Smiley (Louisville)
5.0  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.