Where to Drink Beer in Louisville
There's more to drinking in Louisville than juleps. There are about 14 different breweries in the Louisville area, plenty of beer bars, and even a brew bus if you want someone else to do the driving. On our recent trip to Louisville, we decided to explore the city one beer bar at a time while catching up with some old friends.
Some Bloomington friends of ours shared this little bar with us because of their beer selection and chicken and waffle sandwich. This laid-back bar is located in Germantown and has a big craft beer menu. We sat at the bar and ordered up chicken and waffles and one fish and chips. Deep fried goodness. The beer list rotates so check out their current selection online.
This is not your typical brewpub. Known for their hop-forward beers, Against the Grain is a must when in Louisville. The pub is located at the baseball field so you can catch a minor league game and try some of their delicious bbq. We soaked up some rays outside and enjoyed some samplers.
This brewery was the furthest away from downtown but our friend Toby swears that there's nothing better than their Watermelon Crack beer on a hot day. He was right. It was light and fruity but not too sweet; perfect for patio hangs.
Our server at Against the Grain recommended Sergio's World of Beers and I'm so glad he did. I have no idea how anyone would find this place if you weren't explicitly directed there. From the street, it looks like a restaurant that has been closed, but as soon as you walk in there is a large bar with 40 taps or so and wall to wall coolers with beer from all over the world. They have an entire walk-in cooler for beers from Belgium.We enjoyed some people watching and killed some time before dinner, sipping our beers at the bar.
If I lived in Louisville this place would be my hang out. It reminded me a lot of Ted's Most Best in Athens, Georgia, an old garage turned artisinal pizza joint with huge patio, so I felt right at home. Located in the NuLu neighborhood, the patio is HUGE and full of people on a Saturday night. The space inside was cozy and casual with big booths and long farm tables. They had a great bar menu with cocktails, bourbons, wine, and beer. I'd had my fill of beer during the day so I tried the honey lavender lemonade - not too sweet and oh so refreshing. The pizza was top notch too.
I know, I know. I don't have Holy Grale listed in this post but I didn't make it there on this trip. Next time for sure.
Do you have a favorite watering hole in Louisville?