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Down One Bourbon Bar, Louisville, KY
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Down One Bourbon Bar

3.6
3.6
116 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Down One Bourbon Bar and Restaurant® is a unique bourbon experience in Louisville, KY. Down One is nestled in the middle of Louisville’s Historic Whiskey Row. Relax on our patio lined with magnolia trees, enjoy a beef brisket biscuit sandwich and sip on a bourbon, beer or one of our delicious cocktails.

This former underground parking garage features one of Louisville’s hottest and only bourbon bar along the historic Whiskey Row in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 566-3259

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Down One Bourbon Bar is a great place to unwind in a business lunch, after work over a few drinks, or in an evening with your closest friends. Between our restaurant-style seating and semi-enclosed lounge, we have the space for your next private event. For groups of 12 or more, please contact Latina Haley at lhaley@ajshotels.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross street

    3rd and Main Streets

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. AU

    AmyU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place. Friendly/fun staff, great variety on the menu and, of course, the bourbon. We had a great time! Thank you.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great, a very nice Valentine’s Day outing!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Down One Bourbon Bar is a fun atmosphere with great drinks and food. We were there on a special night where we got to celebrate Black History Month with a beautiful tribute to Uncle Nearest Bourbon. My husband says this is the place with the Best Old Fashioned in town.
  4. KS

    KelseyS

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Down One was very good! The cheese curds were great!!
  5. A

    Asb1969

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed stopping eating at this restuarant after attending a U of L basketball game with our daughter and and another family. There was high energy with many people attending since the restaurant is right by the YUM center. The food is high end bar food and the drinks were very good. The service was really good and I would highly recommend trying this restaurant when in Louisville. Go Cards!
  6. KC

    KelaiahC

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and of great quality. Went with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday and everyone was pleased! The service was great and our food came out quickly!
  7. HW

    HopeW

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Food was good it had long wait for food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Friendly staff. Unique atmosphere
  9. p

    paulab

    Louisville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before sporting event. Fun atmosphere, great service and great food.
  10. OG

    OperaGoer

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We are a group of 6 ushers at Actors Theater who typically "grab a bite" before an ushering gig. We pick place within walking distance of Actors so we do not have to move cars. Down One Bourbon Bar is directly across the street, putting it on our radar. The food and service were fine. We tell the wait staff up front that we have to be out in time to make our Actors call and they were very efficient. The only snag was that the water tasted like in had been stored in a garden hose all day. When we asked about it, they brought us new pitchers for the table and it was fine. Fluke? Who knows. But we'll visit again.
  11. C

    Chris

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food and service was just ok...not likely to come back.
  12. EA

    EricA

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    As a bourbon bar, the few basic cocktails on the menu should be top-notch, but they are not.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Did not like the food. Service was the only thing good.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable. It was our first time there, and liked the casualness of the place. Also the wait staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. It fit our style just perfectly.
  15. MD

    MichaelD

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Great Bourbon selection. Food was average. Bread was way too dry. Nothing special.
  16. JT

    JenniferT

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Cool place. Very limited vegetarian options. Drinks are 11.00 'and up.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love this place!
  18. J

    Juanita

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The service team and hostess were prompt and professional. The menu looks good online only. The restaurant was empty except for one table. Our food came out luke warm. The brisket platter had no bbq baked beans. We actually went to Doc Crows after which was AMAZING. Manager gave us accommodation on the bill because he felt bad. They need new cooks in the kitchen. Big disappointment
  19. AC

    AmyC

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    This was our second visit & we were a little disappointed this time. The food was not as expected. Everything was dry & just sort of blah. Not something I would go back for. The service was just ok. The staff was friendly, but not very efficient. We were given appetizer plates that had not been washed because we lifted the top plate and there was chips & cheese in the second plate from someone else. I gave them to our waitress and she apologized, but I feel like they should have given us a discount or something more. It was pretty disgusting. She sort of acted like it was not big deal & never mentioned it again.
  20. P

    Patsy

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Service started poorly, as we sat for 20 minutes before being waited on. We could actually hear two waitresses argue over who was going to take our table. Food was cold. We go here before every concert at The YUM! Center. Really disappointed this time.
  21. HG

    HollyG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service!
  22. EC

    EricaC

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good for a quick drink and appetizer but not great for dinner. Drinks okay but not hand crafted. More of a college scene vs an adult night out. Not exactly the atmosphere portrayed on the website.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cheese curds ever! Rest of the menu is great, too.
  24. DD

    DeeDee

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had reservations during a very busy hour and the staff was very accommodating and had our table ready 15 minutes early, great dining!
  25. EG

    EmilyG

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    It’s a trendy spot right across the Yum! Center. However, the food isn’t great and the drinks are a little pricy. Staff is a bit snooty but the service was good and our server was attentive. All in all, you can’t beat the location if you’re coming in for a concert or event.
  26. RA

    RickA

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been enjoying the patio all summer. We had relatives in from out of state this past weekend. We made reservations for Saturday evening. The music by Doug Pinson was great and we had the best server. I don’t recall her name, but she made our evening so enjoyable.
  27. TS

    TinaS

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    For happy hour I would. Price wise for drinks was pretty pricey
  28. P

    Paull

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    For drinks. Food ok but wife found French fries in salad. Weird. Service great.
  29. KT

    KristenT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was very good! I had a pork taco & a brisket taco. It was very busy. Our server was NOT friendly. My friend asked if they had a certain liquor. He never came back with an answer, leaving her with no drink. When he finally reappears, she asks him about it & he says I don’t know, I’ve been busy. We believe the appropriate response should have been, I’m so sorry , it’s busy & I forgot to ask. He did not care at all, never offered to go ask bartender, just took a different order from her. We still tipped, but he didn’t deserve it at all. We had to flag another worker for our bill.
  30. AC

    ArielC

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    First time at this restaurant and was really excited to check it out. Overall I think the atmosphere is fantastic and really enjoyed the unique patio with greenery. Additionally the food and quality of bourbon selections were fantastic. Unfortunately a lot of this was overshadowed by extremely poor service. Our waitress not only didn’t check on us often but could easily be seen chatting at the host station while we were waiting to order our food. The bourbon flight that we ordered was delicious but the service in which it was delivered was poor and no identification of the different spirits was given until we asked. Additionally she had to come back and ask us sides for our entrees, one of which was still left off in the end! Then when we finally were able to ask for our check she didn’t seem to even understand what we were saying until it was repeated multiple times. I hate giving poor service reviews as I used to be a server years ago but this was truly poor. Either there is more training to be done or there are some people working there that are better fitted for other, less demanding jobs. Really overshadowed a lovely evening.
  31. WT

    WilsonTC

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was there for lunch - service was good, our food arrived quickly as did the check (they apparently do this to attract those working downtown with tight schedules) it was a good experience - I will go back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Got here a bit early. There was no clear place to check in. I just stood for a while. Finally someone asked if I needed anything. I said a table and he seated me. From that point one it was a fine experience. I had a selections of tacos which were better than I expected. Other than the beginning, it was a fine experience.
  33. k

    kdsturson

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Inside and outside options.
  34. LM

    LisaM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner date here with my husband. The service was fast & the food was great. The staff was friendly. I definitely will go back
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Great atmosphere and bourbon prices were largely fair. I liked the grouping of bourbons by mash bill. While they have an extensive list of bourbons and ryes, many were not available and the bartender acknowledged the list badly needs updating. Even though there were only a few at the bar, wait staff were more focused on chatting with themselves. I was hoping for some expertise and suggestions to try some new bourbons.
  36. GS

    GreatService

    Chicago

    88 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Disappointed in this place; it seemed more like a community pool food window then a restaurant on Open Tables....ugh....... food seemed old and stale....drinks overpriced.
  37. AS

    AudreyS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Definitely disappointed in this experience after Yelp made it seem premiere for bourbon and delicious food. The bourbon was over priced, the food was subpar, and it was not kid friendly - no changing tables in either bathroom.
  38. D

    Dixiedoodle

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice patio seating. The fish sandwich and fries were great. The prices were very good.
  39. d

    diner24

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Prices were reasonable. The old fashioned was not well made. The nachos and brisket grilled cheese were good. The side salad was okay.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was great she made sure we made it to show on time.

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Down One Bourbon Bar is rated 3.6 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd and Main Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 566-3259

  • Private party facilities

    Down One Bourbon Bar is a great place to unwind in a business lunch, after work over a few drinks, or in an evening with your closest friends. Between our restaurant-style seating and semi-enclosed lounge, we have the space for your next private event. For groups of 12 or more, please contact Latina Haley at lhaley@ajshotels.com.

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