8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

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$30 and under
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American
8UP Restaurant, Lounge & Rooftop, a dazzling outdoor & indoor drinking and eating experience, offers the best in unparalleled views. Whether lounging al fresco or enjoying the dining room, 8UP offers a myriad of dining experiences designed to please sophisticated palates and celebrate the spirit of fun that defines Louisville. Experience the dining room at 8UP or enjoy our rooftop bar, lounge in front of a fire pit and watch the unparalleled views of downtown Louisville.
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

This Valentines day, 8UP will be offering a special, 4-course prix fixe dinner with the menu curated by Executive Chef, Henry Wesley. We will also be offering a wine pairing option selected by our Wine Specialist, Nicholas Hays. For more information, contact the restaurant directly at 502.631.4180.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and love the atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right away. Awesome service and awesome food. Make sure to step outside and take in the view of they city!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Extremely disappointed with food and service. Definitely did not meet the hype or my expectations. Guests for the holidays. Server made excuses for everything that couldn’t happen I.e. drinks, dessert, snow. Accused us of smoking in the igloo. No smokers not to mention she popped her head in every 3 minutes to interrupt our conversation. On a scale of 1 to 10. I’d give it a 1. Don’t do it.

KR
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience at 8UP! The food was wonderful, the service was outstanding and the ambiance was perfect! I would highly recommend this place. The manager (Nick) was "hands-on"; walking though the restaurant checking on the customers which made me feel very good! I had several people with me who were from out of town and they felt the same way! Love it here and I will definitely be back.

Z
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was very good. Bar area nice. Limited menu with no extras. Bread, etc. Average service in restaurant. Bartenders nice and knowledgeable about bourbons.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

A group of 6 of us went there on Saturday to celebrate my 30th birthday, and have dinner. I ordered the crab cake sandwich. The waitress brought everyone else’s food, but mine never came. After about 5 minutes or so, my sister asked the server where my food was. She tells us that they ran out of crab cakes. My boyfriend asked to speak to the manager to complain about no one ever telling us they ran out of them. The manager yelled at my boyfriend, and then stormed off. The manager did offer to give me something else, but at that point it was already so late and we were meeting other friends soon. The food was eventually comped which I was happy about, but the experience was not pleasant.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful and the staff was so friendly and prompt!!
Will definitely be going back!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We first waited in the bar and ordered a drink. I ordered a Manhattan on the rocks with bitters. The drink I was served bore no resemblance to a properly made Manhattan. Once seated, I explained this to our server who took my drink back, tracked down the bar manager and soon a properly made Manhattan was brought to the table. The rest of the evening was good. My ribeye was served rare when I ordered medium, so it was sent back. It came back to the table medium and I enjoyed it.

AT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My picky family from Los Angeles enjoyed every aspect of the experience. The hostess was warm and welcome despite the chaotic way my mom and sister approached her . She was very professional and our waitress was too.

MG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent Thanksgiving with you and had the most delicious turkey I've ever eaten. Delicious food, attentive service and great atmosphere. Thanks for everything.

RC
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Large drink selection, prices were a bit steep. Very energetic atmosphere.

B
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service with a group who all needed separate checks. We were from a business meeting down the street. The food was very good and I would definitely go back if I return to the area.

JH
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. The staff went above and beyond for my girlfriend and I for her birthday. The setting is so amazing and it flows very nicely. Food was some of the best I’ve ever had and the pricing was very good for the quality of food. We even got our own rooftop heated dome to eat in while looking out at fourth street. Definitely recommend going to this place.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, service was great. No complaints, only the highest praise!!!

LS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- my wine spritzer was over priced

j
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I would recommend for setting and some of the food. The hot brown was not good, it didn’t come close to any hot brown I have ever had any where else. Bad idea. Really, 3 scallops for $32. Service was good but freezing inside. We asked for the air conditioning to be turned off 3 times. The vents blow right down on the table.

E
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Food was fantastic. Would go again.

TK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. We had three people arrive late and they accommodated those arriving early with service while we waited for the rest of out party to arrive. Well done.

DE
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great restaurant i picked a great spot for my birthday didnt really care to much for the server but overall the food and location is good

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations, was seated quickly. Service was fantastic. Waiters were very polite.

MG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can it wait to come back. There was a convention on the outer deck that we wanted to sit at but service was great and they even adjusted the menu for my four yr old, who was with us to help celebrate mommy’s birthday.

GH
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We sat on the patio as the weather was very nice. Our server was attentive but not over bearing. The timing of our food was good. All of us enjoyed our food. I had the hot brown and it was good but could have been warmer.

RF
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatloaf was amazing! Great place for dinner after the theatre.

ER
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food. Service was timely

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Bachelorette Party

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DH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at 8UP. We very much enjoyed the entire experience and will definitely return.

B
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, pretty much anything you order is going to be awesome. The craft cocktails are pretty nice too they make a really good old fashion there

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and dessert were wonderful, wine was way too expensive.

NH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is wonderful, and food was delicious!

JK
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Air conditions was blowing far too cold and windy - cools our meals very fast. Steak ended up ice cold by the end due to the level of air conditioning. Otherwise it was great.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dining

O
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

A great place for outdoor rooftop drinks. Great bourbon selection. However the food is very poor quality with over the top prices for sub par Arby's type food. Maybe not as good as Arby's. We ordered the Hot Brown which was brown ( burnt ) dried up two day old turkey breast. Maybe Turkey jerky. The sauce had no flavor but help with swallowing the Dry bird. They desperately need a qualified chef. Meatball pizza was almost as good as a Pizza Hut pie. Lots of under age young girls taking up space.

L
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

There is natural gas coming from the fire pit (fire pit was not on) outside that was very strong. When we advised the waiter about it twice we were just told “yeah, we have been having this issue but I guess they haven’t fixed it yet.” This not only seems very dangerous but very off putting/annoying when you are trying to eat a meal.

The waiter was not very attentive, no refills on the drinks (no ice either), and simple drink orders took longer then expected. (The place was not busy, no one inside, and a few tables outside.)

Bathrooms were dirty, floor was very sticky, and there were no paper towels in the bathrooms.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One Word. Amazing!

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious, our waiter was very informative, and the outside seating was perfect!! We enjoyed every second at 8UP

GB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding pork chop in a terrific setting, & Abigail's friendly service made for a great date night. We will definitely go again.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Me and my fiance waited for 30 minutes to get some service. Had to ask a bartender for a menu. Excellent venue.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good service and the food was great. Try the derby pie on the dessert menu. You won’t be disappointed!

MM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Friendship, Family, Love and a birthday with those I love at 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen this weekend.
We had a fantastic time!!!
From the scenic view, to the atmosphere in the dining area, it was simply elegant, romantic and sophisticated. The staff was extremely helpful, polite and professional. Making this a great night for me and my family.
Will definitely be going back.

T
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband surprised me with a weekend downtown Louisville, For My Birthday we stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn and We love the rooftop dining and view of the city, the food was delicious

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