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Black Jockey's Lounge

4.1
4.1
134 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Black Jockeys Lounge is committed to providing a fine dining experience that will have you on the edge of your seats. We have intentionally curated this establishment to be a perfect cocktail of education, food, luxury, and, entertainment. This is what the city needs and we are here to provide that unforgettable experience.
Black Jockeys Lounge is the Edu-tainment; destination for an Exquisite Gourmet Food, History, and Smooth Jazz!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 587-0526

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kevin Nelson

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 134 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Hot Spot

  • Central Kentucky

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Louisville

    Great for Brunch

  • Louisville

    Hot Spot

  • Louisville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. NM

    NicoleM

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined today

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Do not waste your money or time on this place. The food is not worth your money. We got there (4 of us), had reservations, and the hostess was like "Oh, let me see if we even have a table for you." This was our first time visiting this establishment. The $18 burgers where burnt & dry, $27 Salmon, no curry rice, peppers, and the cold brussels sprouts looked like button mushrooms, the $16 Shrimp Taco's missing all ingredients, and the head chef stated "oh, we haven't had slaw in months", but where was my cabbage, peppers, soy sauce? The music/jazz band was entirely to loud, to the point where people started to relocate to the back where we were and the private party asked for the doors to be closed. Also, found out that just the day before, people left because of the music being to loud. When the manager finally made her way to our table an hour & half later, the first thing she said, was 'you all have to hurry up and leave, because the other reservation for this table is now here" while we where eating our desserts. Only to come back 10-15 minutes later and was like "Oh, I hear this is your first time here, I hope you have enjoyed it and will come back." They served a teen a alcoholic drink, because instead of the appletini coming in a martini glass, which they have, it came in a regular soda glass and was red like the Big Red that was ordered for him, due to the person bringing the drink couldn't tell us what it was, especially since the drink had foam. If you are wanting a place for ambiance, lounge swag, decent decorations, this is your place. However, for food...nope. For seafood, go across the street to Brendon Catch 23, the River House, or even Captain D's. For Shrimp & Grits, go to Le Moo's, First Watch in the Spring, or Wild Eggs. For Burgers, go to Kaelin's 80/20, Mussels & Burgers, or the 24 hour Burger Boy. Save your money & your time. This is the first time that I have had to write such a review & I am a restaurant critic.

  2. R

    Renee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience4

    Went for Father’s Day buffet, it was a beautiful day. The only thing I enjoyed was the grits from the shrimp and grits dish, the grits had plenty of flavor. I tried the chicken, hash browns, oh and the bacon but it was good. The food lacked flavor and it was cold we arrived at 2:30, started eating about 2:45. The only fruit they had was cantaloupe, salad was two big bowls of mix greens, there was two little plates that look like it had some pastries on them. Peach cobbler was the dessert well I not going to even speak on that either let just say it was a No. Our waiter told us 4x’s,”there’s a 20% Gratuity to party’s 6 an more,” our response was ok cool. I love the way the place looked, but the Food was a No for the Whole table. I say I’ve been but won’t be back.

  3. MA

    MADALYN

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and experience with service and music.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service! Management was extremely helpful and present!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love the Black Jockey Lounge. Staff is friendly and the atmosphere is fun. The food is great and the live band is a great addition to the vibe.

  6. MS

    1MoSpice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment we walked thru the door, our experience was AMAZING! The customer service was impeccable. The food was delicious. The drinks were well executed. The live music was mesmerizing. The ambiance was grown and sexy. Our party of 10 (which included out of town visitors) had nothing but great things to say about the Black Jockey's Lounge. I highly recommend this establishment

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. The wait staff was friendly and made great drink suggestions. Great place!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Perfect venue for a birthday celebration for my mother. We all enjoyed our dinner and drinks! Dasia and Tez were Amazing! Recommendation - if you’re wanting to hear live music schedule a later reservation. We were expecting live music at 7 and made reservations for that time. Music started at 8:15… so we spent a good hour waiting for the band.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    Food mediocre some came out cold but waiter was exceptional this place is great great music and drinks this place not so for food but hey this place is meant to come have drinks and listen to band or music and lounge. The ambiance is great!!!! Its sexy!!!

  10. SJ

    ShehanJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great vibe. Good drinks. The live music was amazing!

  11. b

    bonnafond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service, great food and great ambiance!! Can’t wait to go back!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    A good place to go and enjoy

  13. LC

    LyndaC

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We dined there on a Friday evening. Great food, service, ambiance, and music. We truly enjoyed the band and the music! I will be a regular customer. The only thing that they need to work on is providing a wider range of entrees.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Girls night out

  15. SM

    SharonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely enjoyed our evening at Black Jockeys Lounge. Great ambience and the band was on point! We will definitely be back!!! Everyone needs to pay a visit to Calvin and his team- they are phenomenal!!

  16. IJ

    IrisJ

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    Salmon was dry. I am not why the menu lists Brussels sprouts as being candied. Also, peach cobbler was list on menu, but I wasn’t able to get any because none had been made. Atmosphere was nice for hanging out with friends, but missed the mark with the various food issues.

  17. N

    Neeti

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    I have been 2x now and I absolutely love black Jockey

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance, food, & LIVE music!!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Oh boy…where do I start? My girlfriend and I went here before a show across the street at the Palace. When we walked in, we had to request to be seated after standing at the door for sometime like we were lost. We were told to sit where we’d like. It then took over 10 minutes for us to be greeted by a waitress and that only happened as soon as it did because we had to find her. The restaurant wasn’t busy and the staff was having social hour directly behind us. The table behind us left their drinks full and walked out. Then, when we got our food it was sub par. Only after being half way through our meals, our waitress notified us that our two different sides they were out of. They only have four to choose from. Then, after she gave us our bill, she forgot to take my card. This made us late for a show I was very excited for. The entire experience was miserable and I’ll never go back. I would suggest Porch or any of the local steakhouses. I’m a local food critic and this is my first bad review I’ve ever written. I’m very understanding of the times we are currently in with employment issues. But this was unacceptable.

  20. OG

    OliviaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere was nice ant the band was amazing. I would recommend people to support this nice lounge.

  21. k

    krisd

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere. Food was delicious. Will definitely go again.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Overall, I loved Black Jockey’s Lounge. I got the catfish, which was excellent and the ambiance of the place was 10/10. There was also live music and the place was lively. We had a great experience and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

  23. DD

    DeniseD

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    My cousin ordered shrimp tacos and never got her food. The drinks were watered down.

  24. L

    Luvblackestablishments

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    Very personable and accommodating staff. The "brunch" definitely could have had a better selection as well as faster service to refill empty serving dishes. The entertainment was excellent. The history behind the photos in the lounge is something everyone should know about. Overall, it is a great place to visit, sit, have a drink (or a meal) and enjoy the ambiance and entertainment.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and really enjoyed the live music. I will recommend this place to friends and family.

  26. JC

    JatuyanaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! The waiters and waitress where all very courteous and Nikki the manager was so accommodating. When visiting the city, we will most definitely return to this lounge😍

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Made reservation and yet we couldn’t get attention for even a drink for 45 min. We had to order from bar. We finally got a waitress assigned to table an hour after being sat. Terrible service… not a great way to celebrate a birthday.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible!

  29. J

    Justice

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, drinks, atmosphere and band. Great place for the grown and sexy!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    We enjoyed the experience. The food was good. Servers seems a little inexperienced but was willing to do whatever she needed to make us happy. Wine list was odd, just listed the name brands but not the type of wine (Cabernet, Chardonnay etc) we were too early for live music but that would have been fun. So if you’re looking for live music while eating , this place is ideal.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Easter Brunch and the Jazz music was FANTASTIC and so was the food! They do a great buffet with lots of options! I loved the Jazz club vibe and equestrian decor! Lots of Jockey history facts and which I thought was very cool! Can’t wait to come back for an evening experience here!

  32. BP

    BradleyP

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious shrimp and grits. Portion size was on the smaller side. Peach cobbler was just okay. Live jazz music and drinks were outstanding.

  33. TW

    TimothyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    I had a great time. I will definitely be back. I have found a place to come chill...

  34. KG

    KevinG

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5

    Chicken wings were cold. Only got served 5. The table next to us, 8 wings per plate. 20 minutes to get a drink.

  35. DF

    DeniseFW

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was awesome, but my favs are the mimosas and the shrimp and grits!! We will be back!

  36. TC

    TamikoC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Very nice atmosphere. Loved the food and music. Loved the look of the restaurant. So glad Louisville has a restaurant where you can eat and listen to a live band.

  37. KG

    KyleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was my second time going with my wife and both times it was an exciting. The food is always excellent and service is great. I've already recommended the lounge to friends and family members. This is exactly what the city of Louisville needed, something positive and relaxing for adults. The Black Jockey Lounge will be around for along time if it keeps up the professional service and the relaxing atmoshere.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Shrimp tacos along with the Shrimp & Grits were delicious! The only thing I didn’t like was the catfish dinner which I replaced with the burger and it was just like my momma would cook. Speciality drinks were on point! The Jazz band & singer made the evening extra special like we were at a concert. Will definitely come again!

  39. l

    ljcreeper02

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3

    The food was excellent. The server was excellent. The issue is the bar was out of different beers, entrees on the menu weren’t available (due to the restaurant running out), and the food was slow to arrive. An example of the slow arrival is we ordered a dessert. We waited around 20 minutes after ordering, then were told that there were 5 orders ahead of ours. So the dessert was taken off of the bill since we never received it. Overall, the food and staff were great. The business itself needs to work on proper product supply and a faster kitchen.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    There wasn’t enough food for the brunch. Chicken wasn’t seasoned. But the Mango Mimosa was amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Black Jockey's Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 587-0526.

Black Jockey's Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Google Map for Black Jockey's Lounge

630 S 4th St Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kevin Nelson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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