These 20 Stops On The Louisville Urban Bourbon Trail Are A Treat For Your Taste Buds

Kentucky is famous for its bourbon, but in this state, bourbon is more than just a drink; it’s part of Kentucky’s culture and heritage. Bourbon is America’s only native spirit, and 95% of it is made in Kentucky!

Since 2008, the city of Louisville invented a unique way to celebrate the unofficial state beverage by creating the Urban Bourbon Trail. If you haven’t picked up your passport and hit Trail, you’re in for a treat! There were only five original stops on the trail, but it has since grown to include 35 excellent restaurants and bars in Louisville, each one showcasing Kentucky bourbon in both their food and beverages.

All of these locations are Louisville favorites, not only for their bourbon collection, but also for their food, atmosphere, and knowledgeable staff. You should visit all 35 of them if you can, but we picked 20 favorites to feature here! You will find information for the additional 15 spots at the end of this list.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Are you bourbon-ed out yet? We hope not – there are 15 more stops on the Urban Bourbon Trail! We love the top 20 featured here, but check out the other 15 Urban Bourbon Trail stops for the full Louisville bourbon experience:

Bistro 301, Bourbon Row, Bristol Bar and Grille Downtown , Bristol Bar and Grille Highlands, Buck’s, Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen and Lounge, Down One Bourbon Bar, Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar, Marketplace Restaurante, O’Shea’s Downtown, Rye, Sway at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, Varanese, Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant, Volare.