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About The Troll Pub Under the Bridge
The Troll Pub opened on October 19th 2011, underneath the 2nd Street Bridge in a 135 year old space directly next to the YUM Center on historic Whiskey Row. The Troll Pub is a subterranean retreat that features a Gastro-pub style menu with a wide selection of great tasting food items, craft beer, local artwork, and an overall atmosphere unique to Louisville. We are just blocks from the Louisville Convention Center and only steps away from many of the hottest attractions and hotels situated downtown. Just look for the Troll on the corner of 2nd and Washington, he will show you the way.
Louisville, KY 40202
American, Gastro Pub, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 2:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer $4.00 parking validation tickets for non-event days. Park in the 1st and Main garage and ask your server for a parking pass. Street parking after 6PM and on the weekends is free.
We are part of the Downtown Trolley stops, and the Friday night Trolley Hop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Troll Pub Under the Bridge Ratings and Reviews
We had a great experience at Troll Pub. Our server was attentive and timely with taking drink orders and getting things to our table. The food was pretty standard pub fare. I had the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, and honestly, I’ve had better. However, my friends all loved their food! One had the Southern Comfort burger, one the special Alfredo, one the Taco Salad, and one the Strip steak. The garlic roasted broccoli was so good! I had the Troll Pub Punch, which was a great cocktail and a couple of my friends had the cider, which they loved. I’d definitely go back for the ambiance and experience, I’d just try something different.
Service was excellent. It was the only thing that was good.
We were seated at a table looking into the hallway (bar area) - employee work area.
It was like it was an "after thought table" The employees hung in this first dining area and it was not pleasant. Up to 8 at a time -employees gathering and having a very loud time. The front dining area had plenty of seats not occupied that were away from the employee hang out(they sat at a couple of tables & booths by the hostess desk) . It ruin my experience. Would not go back.
We had a large group for my son who came home from The Navy to surprise his girlfriend & propose. The staff went above & beyond to help us, accommodate the surprise and help make it memorable for everyone. Thanks so much! We loved the food, drinks & it made our special occasion even sweeter having a secret, hidden room! Definitely a great place to celebrate!
I set a reservation on OpenTable and confirmed it with the hostess by calling. I got there with my party of 8 and they said there was no reservation under my name. They had to scramble to get a table together. Very poor organization and the waitress was not attentive at all. My food also came out incorrectly the first time.
We had a great time at Troll Pub. Myself and 8 friends went to have a few drinks and dinner. We initially made the reservation for 6 but they quickly accommodated us when our party size changed. Our waiter was knowledgeable about beer and bourbon selections and was attentive to us the whole night although he had many tables. Food was good and inexpensive, as were the drinks. Also, we were sat right in front of a large screen TV playing college sports so we couldn’t have been happier. Definitely recommend for groups!
Enjoyed everything except for the fact that it was a Friday afternoon and they just decided that they were not going to do Happy Hour. We had ordered a drink and waited until 5 for the happy hour to start before ordering a second and was informed that they were not having it even, though the sign clearly said happy hour was from 5 - 7. Very irritated they did not honor that and may not go back due to them just deciding that and not posting it anywhere.
Don't be fooled by the descriptions of it being a quaint place with the cute troll outside. It's dreadful: it smells, it's dirty, all the food is fried and not even good bar food. Everything comes out lukewarm at best. The waitstaff is the best thing the house has to offer and they are great! There's far better barfood around the corner at half a dozen other places
First experience here was great! Definitely recommend and would go back. We ate here before the Jake Owen concert, and walked from our hotel, the Galt House. Beautiful walk to get there, looks awesome inside and outside. Truly the "pub, hole in the wall bar" scene. Going down into a basement setting was so cool! Very friendly staff.
I made a reservation a week in advance for a family trip and reserved the bookcase room. A woman even called the day of to confirm the time and confirmed we would be in the bookcase room. Upon arriving we were sat in a noisy room, not in the bookcase room. I asked the person who sat us why we weren't in the area we had reserved and she said "Oh sorry, the bookcase room is closed tonight". I then blatantly saw others getting sat and dining in the bookcase room. I did not appreciate getting lied to. Plus my kids were EXTREMELY disappointed that we came all the way from Indianapolis and weren't able to sit where we were promised. What was going to be a great dining experience was ruined. Very disappointing.
Had an unusual odor to the restaurant. Although tables were open, wouldn't seat people due to lack of wait staff. Good is okay for pub food. Good selection for large group. Served tables but one waiting over five minutes for their meal. So many places to eat in Louisville....
This review is based on THIS visit only. Typically we have great food and great service at the troll pub. Unfortunately this visit didn't go as well. We went for Mother's Day at my wife's request as she loves the troll pub. The server was great, no issues there. The food was not good. I had the hot brown and I would say on a scale of poor, average, good and great - I would say it was average. It just wasn't anything special at all. My wife had a burger with mushrooms and the bun was very dry. Almost old tasting. One of my sons had the angry alfredo and the chicken in that was VERY dry. My youngest had fish and chips - no complaints there. But then to top things off, two families with six children under the age of five came in and were seated right behind us even though there was hardly anyone in the restaurant at this time. The kids were extremely noisy and the parents did NOTHING to correct them. Obviously the kids weren't the troll pub's fault but they should've never seated them right behind us. We will come back because we have always enjoyed our meals and service but based on THIS visits alone, I would not recommend or visit the troll pub
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