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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
Fun (19)
Great Beer (18)
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Good for Groups (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
People Watching (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Live Sports (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Waterfront (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

Our server Robbie was outstading, he made the evening very enjoyable!! Great food and drink!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 6 days ago

Husband and I went to The Troll Pub Under the Bridge for Valentine’s Day. We had the Valentines Dinner. The meal was good, the only complaint would be the Rosetta, which they changed out for me because it had mushrooms and that was extra nice of them, but my husband had the Rosetta and he didn’t care for it and he said it was very bland. The dessert was cheesecake, and it was disappointing because it did not taste like cheesecake at all.

Overall, I would still recommend going here. It had a great atmosphere, very good drink selection, and our appetizer was fantastic. Our waitress was super sweet!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good place to eat in a laid-back, pub-style atmosphere. Service was very good - server was friendly knowledgeable and professional. Nice selection of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, and have a short but just-right kids menu (tenders, pasta, grilled cheese, etc.). Hot Brown was delicious. Nice selection of beer and bourbon. Recommended.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great place before a basketball game. In and out quickly.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Awesome place. The food was great along with the waiter and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The Troll Pub was recommended by friends, and we're glad we took their recommendation. The beer cheese and pretzels appetizer was great, burgers were cooked to perfection, and the grilled chicken salad was fresh and huge! They have a great beer selection, too. I would not recommend the drunken cheesecake - it's a tiny round cheesecake that was obviously popped right out of the freezer. Not worth the money. Everything else, including the service, was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 16, 2018

It was great. It was my first time there, but I would definitely go back. The bar/drinks were great, the food good, our server- Robbie was really nice, knowledgeable and responsive.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had a seat by the door after having a reservation. Food was cold and had to send it back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

When I booked my reservation, I wanted to take my friends to a special restaurant that was conveniently located for individuals in Indiana, Louisville and Bullitt County. The perks: the restaurant website stated happy hour was occurring during our arrival time plus the location. The downside: Little did I know that the Louisville Cardinal girls game was at the YUM center the same evening! Traffic was a nightmare for everyone to arrive inside the restaurant. Upon getting seated, we were told the happy hour is not available during any downtown events. I apologized to my guests for not doing my homework. The outcome: HOWEVER, our wonderful waiter Hunter made sure our night was still great! He kept the drinks, the appetizers and the food coming!! We enjoyed every bite and every sip!!! As well as good conversation in an awesome setting!!! THANKS for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

As always, was a great atmosphere, good food and service. Love coming to Troll Pub.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fun pub. Burger and poutine was filling. Server was informative and very friendly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The sweet potato tots were amazing! Out waitress was very sweet and knowledgeable about menu

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We LOVED our meal! We were having dinner before a show at Actor's theater, and it was a perfect choice! We had a hot brown and also a turkey with a twist sandwich with fries. The fries were some of the best we have ever had! And the place had a great atmosphere, that I would gladly visit again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

Great food and service!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 25, 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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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 18, 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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 (Louisville)·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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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 10, 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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Louisville)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Good service but the fish was very very very greasy

Tags: Casual
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 (Louisville)·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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 (Louisville)·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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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Louisville)·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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