Bitters End

4.4
14 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Bitters End is Whiskey Row's only open-air rooftop bar, offering over 2,500 square feet of outdoor enjoyment space . We’re serving elevated small plates, original cocktails with house-made bitters, and plenty of good old-fashioned bourbon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 14 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdeeM
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Great social distancing! We only had the Crab Dip but it was amazing! Loved the signature Old Fashioned!

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DougB
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped for cocktails and they were great. Very good service

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millerannette
SW Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I have worked in food service and appreciate how challenging and stressful circumstances are during COVID-19. While visiting restaurants and bars, I pride myself on being patient, friendly, and empathetic to service staff. My visit to this bar was no exception.

I made a reservation for 11/6 to meet friends arriving in town for my wedding and had an abysmally poor experience.

I am disappointed and angry at the experience I had despite my high threshold for understanding, particularly given that I notified the bar that this visit was a special occasion when I made our reservation. I was not a diva bride walking in off the street expecting fawning and golden ticket service. I simply expected to be served. Our reservation was meaningless.

Very disappointed to have seen a group our same size of all entitled white men without masks (!!!) being served at the bar, but my friends and I (all in masks!!! mixed gender, mixed ethnicities) were barked at by bar staff after politely attempting to order. We were told we could not be served at the bar immediately before and after Brad, Chad, Thad, and Brad were. Confusing, insulting, and infuriating.

We waited over an hour for service and STILL had no server come to us until I asked my sister to go complain. In fact, we were not even offered seating despite there being dozens of places we could have safely sat and been served in the hour we were largely ignored. There was seemingly no explanation. We were all baffled.

Just astonishing. If any other nearby bars were staying open past 11 (COVID-19 bar curfew), we would have immediately left and given our business to another establishment. Champagne was brought out, seemingly by the GM from downstairs, to apologize. However, no apology was offered. It was far too little, far too late.

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RobinC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Unique place. Drinks are good and ambiance inviting. Service was excellent. Definitely worth a visit!

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MiaG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! The setting and ambience gives it a very sophisticated feel.

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RustyV
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately because of Covid (I guess) they’ve set up a makeshift bar in the back. The vibe was more club than cocktail lounge. We were seated waited a minute or 5 and then left. Pretty disappointed, maybe next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place. Drinks, food, music and the staff is exceptional!

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vipJessie
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great atmosphere. Wonderful date spot. Fun and casual.

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Anton
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Crab dip super tasty but also too expensive. This sums up the whole experience.

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vipStavanB
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good new rooftop bar/eaterie in the Hotel Distil and Repeal Steakhouse

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Priklypete
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It’s fine. The food and drinks are definitely overpriced for the quality and quantity you get. None of it was bad, but none of it was great.
The atmosphere is okay. It tries to be trendy while remaining safe, and a winds up somewhere in the “blah” middle. I wouldn’t go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were delicious and the outdoor area it's nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go out on date night every Wednesday, and we always look to try new places in our town. Bitter’s End did not disappoint!!
The cocktails were perfectly crafted, and the FOOD!
We got the steak tartare, pimento cheese deviled eggs, crabs and artichoke dip, spicy tuna tartare, and short ribs. I would order every single thing again, especially that steak tartar!
This is located on top of the Distil boutique hotel downtown, and it was open and airy and has great music playing. Perfect date night setting.

Highly recommend!

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vipJenneypartyof4
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe! Dining outdoors was so nice- there were fans crating a nice breeze and all tables were well spaced. The drinks and food menu had a great selection. We will definitely be back!

FAQs

Bitters End offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 716-7373.

Bitters End is rated 4.4 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.