This Library Bar In Kentucky Is Every Book Nerd’s Paradise

There are hidden gems all over Kentucky, some more hidden than others. As if from another era, there’s a speakeasy-themed bar in Louisville that also has plenty of appeal for book lovers. Hell or High Water is an underground destination that has book-lined walls, a roaring 20s atmosphere, and is basically every book nerd’s paradise.

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Hell or High Water is a truly unique destination in Kentucky that takes you below Louisville’s vibrant Whiskey Row and back to a time when bars were hidden, the music was as smooth as the drinks, and the library-esque decor pleased every book nerd that walked through the door. Have you discovered this hidden library bar and speakeasy in Louisville? Tag someone who would love to step back in time with you!

Hell or High Water is, as it should be, a little tricky to find. Its address is 112 West Washington St., Louisville, KY 40204. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to midnight, and on Friday & Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit its website here. Keep in mind that, as this is a bar, valid identification is required at the door.

And for another type of speakeasy in Kentucky that’s worthy of a visit, check out our previous article here.