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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.

150 W. Washington Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub, Burgers

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
2nd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 618-4829

Website:
http://www.trollpub.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
We are part of the Downtown Trolley stops, and the Friday night Trolley Hop.

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (9)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Live Sports (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
People Watching (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Authentic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Business Meals (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
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Waterfront (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Hot Spot (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great and the beer cold!! Our waitress, Laura was amazing. Everyone loved the environment of the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

We specifically made a reservation to avoid waiting. We arrived early and made our way to the bar. The hostess approached us a little
While later and stated that the party currently occupying our table was not going to be finished in time for our reservation and offered to comp us an appetizer if we chose to eat at the bar. While not exactly what I wanted for date night, it all worked out.

I would highly recommend the drink The Bloody Derby and the Angry Alfredo entree! We will definitely be back when we visit Louisville again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was decent, however I made a reservation days In. Advance. The only seat available was the smallest table at the very front right near the door. It was very cold outside and every time the door was opened it was freezing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I like the Troll Pub, different, able to talk across the table, good selection of beer. My salad could have contained a little more vegetable varieties, green pepper, a radish,, missing the avocado I ordered.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Have the beer cheese!!! Wonderful taste, smooth and the pretzels are great with it. I had the chicken and waffles, husband had fish n chips both were fried expertly, crispy outside done and still moist on the inside. My sister in law had the Swiss and mushroom burger and loved it. I wish we lived local. We would be there all the time. Service was great, lots of drink choices. Even for little ones.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

By far, one of the coolest places I've ever been in. The service was great by both the hostess and the server. It was a great place to get dinner before heading to the theater for a show. I'll definitely eat here again.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great, unique atmosphere and wonderful service. Food was very good, but not great.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Reservation were confirmed early so able to add a person, friendly service, great food, enjoyable evening. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great place to meet friends to hang out or before one of the U of L basketball games! Highly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Average food and service in a great location. Not a destination restaurant, but convenient to The Yum Center and Kentucky Center.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Western KY)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Fun, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Good service but the fish was very very very greasy

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This place is amazing! The food and drink selection was great and the service was Phenom! You have to hit the place when you are downtown!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Unique decor authentic underground pub. The chicken salad sandwich was very fresh and the fries were hot. Would return if I was in the area and would recommend to family that live in Louisville.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent restaurant with a lot of atmosphere. The food, service and wait staff were fantastic.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was just ok. First impression: it smells like one mght expect a troll's hideout to smell.
The food was pretty good sports-bar fare.
Happy hour pricing does is limited; does not include wine.
Would not recommend.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Waiter was great. He had good suggestions for drinks. Enjoyed the black bean burger with some loaded tater-tots.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Fun
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Easy not back reservations for a party of 11. Waiter was AWESOME! History of the pub is very interesting. Food was very very good. Overall 10!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Waterfront, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We went for dinner and were not impressed. Most of our food was over cooked and the service was mediocre at best.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Interesting place, nice staff. Food was adequate pub food. Not worth trying a second time.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Initial smell of mildew upon entering. Dreary and dark atmosphere. Beer cheese and baked pretzels were good. Taco salad was tasteless and unappealing. Philly cheesesteak was dry and bland. Will not be returning.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Aside from them not having our reservation from Open Table, it was a perfect spot before we went to the baseball game. Great ambiance, delicious food, and great happy hour specials. We will be back soon!!

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Really enjoyed the restaurant. We came for my birthday and they had given us our own private room. Service was awesome and food was even better. We didn't wait with reservations and food was brought out quickly. Highly recommend!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Just a great little place with really good and drinks and staff!! Tshirts are cute and bought two!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I was on a group of 7, every one loved what they got. I had the hot brown, it was very good, great comfort food! Our server was quick and attentive. I will go back there when I attend concerts downtown.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

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

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Super cool building & great atmosphere. Quick service. Outstanding good!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

This is a really fun place to eat with great food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Amazing Kentucky Hot Brown! Fun spot and excellent service, I highly recommend this spot to anyone visiting Louisville!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Love the chicken and waffle sandwich and beer cheese. Good beer specials.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was really good and we were seated promptly using OpenTable. Wish the waiter had been more knowledgeable on the beer selection. The beer list was written on a blackboard in the back of the room and wasn't very descriptive.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Before event choice. Very glad I could make a reservation

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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