8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

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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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j
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ER
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great food. Service was timely

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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DH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

B
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

NH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is wonderful, and food was delicious!

JK
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice dining

O
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

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
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PF
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed. Food and beverages are over-rated and overpriced. Will not return.

JM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere. Nice menu with great food. I will definitely be returning.

DH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice experience and the roof top bar has a great view!

MG
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John was the best! Service was amazing. Loved every thing we ordered which included the brussel sprouts, the short rib, the scallops, the chicken, and a burger. AMAZING!!! The space is beautiful and the outdoor space was so fun. Would return!!

SA
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch before my sister’s wedding. The waitress was amazing and so attentive. She even paid for our meal as a wedding gift. The staff was also great and brought the bride a mimosa. We will definitely be returning! Thank you so much for starting her wedding day off so well!

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every area of my dining experience.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was over priced for the portion, as well as, lacked in flavor. They tried to make it up with a cheesecake dessert, and that was mediocre. We wanted to sit out on the deck after we ate, and every section was reserved for 9'oclock, so we couldn't enjoy the outside area nor have a drink at the bar.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This experience was amazing. I went once for derby but I took a girl there and I had made arrangements to ask her to be my girlfriend on a dessert plate. Staff was very helpful and courteous

CD
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was simply incredible. Such a beautiful evening that were able to dine outside. Sunset was beautiful, our food was extremely well prepared and very delicious. Our waitress was extremely helpful with the dining menu and she was very intentive to us. The seating was very comfortable and the decor was done very nicely.

M
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always

DG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

My wife’s food arrived 13 mins minutes after mine. 43 minute wait after we placed our order for her meal to arrive

K
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time overall - sitting by the open kitchen got a bit smoky which impacted some folks’ experience.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Main dining area near kitchen is very smokey. It’s been that way the past 2 times we’ve visited. Definitely need to fix that with better ventilation in the kitchen area.

DA
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lively outdoor bar and menu. We had a reservation for indoors, which was much quieter, but I would like to try the outside menu next time.

OT
E. Tennessee
31 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Will definitely come back!

LS
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

It was ok, but thought a bit overpriced for what it was. Went to the beautiful, unique bar on the rooftop afterwards and waited; got menus but never got served a cocktail (even after asking for service). Pretty spot but overrated.

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