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Black Jockey's Lounge

4.2
4.2
160 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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

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What 160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Hot Spot

  • Central Kentucky

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Louisville

    Hot Spot

  • Louisville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. KJ

    KeyonnaJ

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment and the shrimp and grits were delicious!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to meet for drinks and listen to music.
  3. CS

    ChrisS

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great (had Sunday brunch) but for some reason, the front garage doors were open (half of the front of the building) and it was 92 degrees at noon. It was very hot inside. The heat did not detract from the amazing food and drinks though. Maybe look at a weather forecast before you open those doors!
  4. J

    Jazz

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pleasant experience. Great service. Definitely will come back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the environment was great. Nice place to unwind relax and have some great food and drinks.
  6. m

    mikerob

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a very nice vibe for a date night or if you're just looking for something chill to do. Live music, great customer service and mature crowd. We were greeted and seated immediately as soon as we arrived. The music helps to set the mood. The view from large windows onto Fourth Street also gives you the energy from the activity on Fouth Street Live (perfect location). Thr food was really good. We had the egg rolls for appetizers and the pan seared salmon for the entree. Presentation was great. Taste was excellent. Drinks were made perfect. Our waiter was very personable and helpful. Will definitely be back.
  7. WF

    WannabeFoodCritic

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Truly enjoyed this restaurant. I felt very safe and close street parking was available. The manager was delightful, and so attentive as was our server. We will definitely be back.
  8. K

    Kenny

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Chicken wings were really good. Pasta dish was OK. The Pasta was overcooked. Overall experience was AWESOME. Definitely a place to kick back and enjoy, have a drink and listen to some live music AROUND GROWN FOLK
  9. B

    Britt

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    It took over an hour to get our food once it was ordered. But her had to demand our food otherwise it would have taken longer. We were almost late for our show at the palace theater. I had to get my own drink refill from the bar. Will never go back. If we could give it a zero start we would. Maybe if you’re just going for drinks it would be okay, but even that was a limited menu
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Dinner before show
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The place was nice but was very disappointed with menu choices. There was only four appetizers to choose from and the wings were not available so that only gave three choices. Appetizers took so long that we were unable to order food before our show started. Only good thing was it was happy hour so we were able to get drinks for only $5.
  12. G

    kimG

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I was excited to visit the lounge. I had heard so much about it's history. I dined with a guest and ordered the salmon that was advertised as blackened with olive and cape tapenade, on a bed of curry rice with a side of maple glazed brussel sprouts. My palate was ready for this meal. What I received was a 5 oz portion of very well-prepared salmon on top of al dente white rice with a side of maple boiled frozen brussel sprouts and no tapenade. The management's response to the issues was to give me half off of my meal. That is an unfortunate response to a very problematic situation.
  13. RW

    RichardW

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I paid $20 for reservations for four through Open Table that was not deducted on my final bill (I did not realize this until I returned home). The waiter forgot to place the order of one person in my party until after the food was delivered to my table which prevented us from fully enjoying the evening. Although the food was late for the one person in my party, we were given about 15 minutes beyond our 2 hour limit to stay at our table before we were asked to leave to accommodate other reservations. Another issue I had was we were close to the rear of the restaurant, the music became extremely loud which prevented me from hearing most of the conversation at my table after the band started playing around 7:45pm.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have the best time at the Black Jockey’s Lounge! We try to make it every Saturday, it’s our favorite spot! The best Live Music in the city!!! We tell everyone that! The food is good as well! Service is excellent! The best grown and sexy crowd ever! Great entertainment! We LOVE this place!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Music was good, has improved from last visit. We will go again.
  16. J

    Jean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I order catfish and fries they where great the catfish was down to earth very tastes never had a good catfish until last .I would recommend that order .and hope to try something else next week when I've visit again next saturday .very well appreciate.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I like this place but the band was warming up while we were dining and it was bothersome. Testing, test test test and speakers cracking. Once they started playing they were good but much too loud for dining at 6:00.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Very noisy and the Reservation wasn’t ready
  19. n

    nikil

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. It would’ve been great to hear the Dj play more instead of the guy singing. But all in all it was very good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience (food, music, and service)
  21. CC

    ClarkC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Brunch was delicious! Great customer service! Will come back again!
  22. RH

    RobH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived for our reservation a few minutes early. We were created but the greeting felt odd as if we we imposing on him talking to a women on a laptop. We we sat right next to the door with hot air coming in off the street, plenty of room else where in the restaurant. I used the restroom which where kinda clean, came out and literally ran into one of the workers coming from what looked to be a sit down area. I sat back down and still no water in our cups and I asked if anyone came over, she say “nope”. Time in restaurant is probably close to 11 minutes with no greeting or even and offer of water from the host that seated us. We watched as the host sat a few other tables who were greeted and even got refreshments. Time elapsed, 15-17 minutes. So, we sat in the restaurant and found us another place to eat, order the Uber and politely told the host we have waited too long and we were going elsewhere to eat. He said “umm okay” with a slight smirk on his face. It’s funny because we spent nearly $400 at the next restaurant because the service was outstanding. I am unable to rate anything other than service and the restrooms, we didn’t get to try the food or even the water. My advice, take you money elsewhere; sometimes just looking for another restaurant is worth it.
  23. CC

    CiCiK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great BUT the music was too loud. We literally had to yell at the dinner table. #nobueno! It was jazz night but instead of it being smooth jazz to my ears it sounded like metal jazz! When asked if they could turn down the speakers a notch so we can enjoy our family, it couldn't be done. Do not recommend and will not go back.
  24. MW

    MargueriteW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Unlimited Show Band was AWESOME!!!! Food was delicious! The only negative l can say is the band was toooo loud for such a small place while trying to talk & enjoy dinner.
  25. N

    Nesha

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Kayla was a great waitress and it was a WHOLE VIBE in there on a Friday night! I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The Unlimimted Show Band was amazing!!! Ambiance is perfect, management is running this place very smoothly! Shout out to this DOPE black owned Business!!
  26. NM

    NicoleM

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    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.
  27. R

    Renee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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.
  28. MA

    MADALYN

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience with service and music.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Management was extremely helpful and present!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    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.
  31. MS

    1MoSpice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    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
  32. NH

    NickH

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! The menu was limited, but everything we had was delicious. The cocktails were well crafted and Nikki did a great job hosting. Whenever we head back to Louisville, this will be our first stop.
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. 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!!!
  36. SJ

    ShehanJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great vibe. Good drinks. The live music was amazing!
  37. 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!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    A good place to go and enjoy
  39. 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Girls night out

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 4.2 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
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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