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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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  • 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

Menu

Whiskey

    Rye Whiskey

    Rye Whiskey must be distilled from at least 51% rye mash and aged at no more that 125 proof in new charred oak barrels. Rye is known for having spicier and fruitier notes compared to bourbon whiskey

    • Booker's

      • Bulleit

        • Colonel E.H. Taylor

          • Ezra Brooks

            • High West Double

              • High West Rendezvous

                • Jack Daniel's Single Barrel

                  • Knob Creek

                    • Masterson's 10 Yr

                      • Minor Case

                        • Old Overholt

                          • Peerless

                            • Pendleton 1910

                              • Pikesville

                                • Rabbit Hole

                                  • Redemption

                                    • Rittenhouse

                                      • Russell's Reserve 6 Yr

                                        • Russell's Reserve Single Barrel

                                          • Sazerac

                                            • Smooth Ambler Contradiction

                                              • Templeton

                                                • Town Branch

                                                  • Whistlepig

                                                    • Whistlepig Farmstock

                                                      • Wild Turkey 101

                                                        • Willett 2 Yr

                                                          • Willett 3 Yr

                                                            • Willett 7 Yr

                                                              • Woodford

                                                                Whiskey

                                                                Whiskey can be categorized as American whiskey, Canadian whiskey or Irish whiskey. Each type has specialized rules, but all contain malted barley, rye, wheat and/or corn and are aged in charred white oak barrels

                                                                • Bernheim

                                                                  • Bushmill's Irish Whiskey

                                                                    • Crown Royal

                                                                      • Crown Royal XO

                                                                        • Early Times

                                                                          • Gentleman Jack

                                                                            • George Dickle No. 12

                                                                              • George Dickle No. 8

                                                                                • High West Campfire

                                                                                  • Jack Daniel's

                                                                                    • Jameson

                                                                                      • Jameson Black Barrel

                                                                                        • Jameson Caskmates

                                                                                          • Little Book

                                                                                            • Michter's Small Batch

                                                                                              • Michter's Sour Mash

                                                                                                • Old Scout American Whiskey

                                                                                                  • Redbreast 12 Yr Barrel Proof

                                                                                                    • Redbreast 15 Yr

                                                                                                      • Teelings Single Grain

                                                                                                        • Teelings Single Malt

                                                                                                          • Teelings Small Batch

                                                                                                            • Tullamore Dew

                                                                                                              Whiskey Flights

                                                                                                              • Rye Not

                                                                                                                Bulleit Rye / Russell's 6yr Rye / Rittenhouse Rye

                                                                                                                • Make Me a Maker's

                                                                                                                  Maker's Mark / Maker's 46 / Maker's Cask Strength

                                                                                                                  • Build the Bond

                                                                                                                    Jim Beam Bonded, Evan William's Bonded, Old Grand Dad Bonded

                                                                                                                    • Single Barreled

                                                                                                                      Evan William's Single Barrel, Four Roses Single Barrel, Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit

                                                                                                                      • Trial and Error

                                                                                                                        Try and guess your bartender's favorite choices. You think you know bourbon; here is your time to show it.

                                                                                                                        Scotch

                                                                                                                        Scotch whiskey is a malt whiskey distilled and aged in Scotland and is composed primarily of malted barley or grain. Scotch can be categorized as being a single malt, single grain, blended malt or blended grain

                                                                                                                        • Auchentoshan American Oak

                                                                                                                          • Auchentoshan Three Wood

                                                                                                                            • Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Yr

                                                                                                                              • Chivas Regal 12 Yr

                                                                                                                                • Dewar's

                                                                                                                                  • Glenfiddich 12 Yr

                                                                                                                                    • Glenfiddich 14 Yr

                                                                                                                                      • Glengrant

                                                                                                                                        • Glenmorangie

                                                                                                                                          • Glenmorangie 18 Yr

                                                                                                                                            • Glenmorangie Nectar D'or

                                                                                                                                              • Johnnie Walker Black

                                                                                                                                                • Johnnie Walker Blue

                                                                                                                                                  • Johnnie Walker Green

                                                                                                                                                    • Johnnie Walker Red

                                                                                                                                                      • Johnnie Walker Select Cask

                                                                                                                                                        • Macallan 10 Yr

                                                                                                                                                          • Macallan 12 Yr

                                                                                                                                                            • Monkey Shoulder

                                                                                                                                                              • Oban

                                                                                                                                                                • Peat Monster

                                                                                                                                                                  • Talisker 10 Yr

                                                                                                                                                                    • The Glenlivet

                                                                                                                                                                      • The Glenlivet 12 Yr

                                                                                                                                                                        • The Glenlivet 18 Yr

                                                                                                                                                                          Beer

                                                                                                                                                                            Local Beers on Tap

                                                                                                                                                                            • Against the Grain Something Strange

                                                                                                                                                                              • Country Boy Shotgun Wedding

                                                                                                                                                                                • Gravely Doc's Hefe

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Great Flood Blonde Ale

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rhinegeist Truth

                                                                                                                                                                                      • West 6th Cerveza

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rotating Draft Selection

                                                                                                                                                                                          Canned & Bottled Beers

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Angry Orchard Apple Cider

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Augustinier Braü Edelstoff

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Braxton Storm

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bud Light

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cider Boys Peach Cider

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Corona

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • El Gose

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Goodwood Louisville Lager

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Goose Island IPA

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Guiness BTL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kentucky Ale Bourbon Barrel Ale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Michelob Ultra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Miller Lite

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rhinegeist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rogue Dead Guy Ale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Stella Artois

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Three Floyds Selection

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • West 6th IPA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Yuengling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chardonnay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folie a Deux, Butter (California AVA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pinot Grigio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Danzante (Veneto, Italy)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Riesling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kung Fu Girl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Oyster Bay (Marlborough, New Zealand)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Interesting Whites/Rosé

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ruffino Moscato D'Asti (Piedmont, Italy)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Palm Rosé by Whispering Angel (Provence, France)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sparkling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mionetto Prosecco 187ml

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Domaine Ste Michelle Vineyard Select Brut

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Josh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Decoy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Malbec

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Trapiche Broquel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Merlot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Benziger (Sonoma County, California)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pinot Noir

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Erath Resplendent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Meiomi (California AVA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Zinfandel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Joel Gott

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Other Reds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 14 Hands 'Hot to Trot' Red Blend (Columbia Valley, Washington)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Layer Cake Primitivo (Puglia, Italy)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Strong Drinks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sazerac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rittenhouse Rye, absinthe wash, Peychaud's Bitters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Old Fashioned

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Henry McKenna 10yr, bitters, sugar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Manhattan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Russell's Reserve 10yr, sweet vermouth, bitters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kentucky Mule

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jim Beam Black, lime juice, sugar, ginger beer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • East Side

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Aviation Gin, lime juice, sugar, mint, cucumber

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Draft Cocktails

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kentucky Lemonade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Margarita

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lemon Drop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        26 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4 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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 23, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Great food! Friendly staff. Unique atmosphere

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. p

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        paulab

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        22 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        38 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        32 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        15 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        84 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        84 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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