• This is the only place in town where an expertly crafted beer list is served in a former church, complete with an upstairs bar called the Choir Loft. The menu consists of snack-sized portions of bar food like scotch eggs and chorizo tacos. It would be a sin not to take the beer pairing recommendations on the menu.
    holygralelouisville.com
  • This hip hangout is known for its live music lineup, but just as much care has been taken with the menu. Standouts include House Friez and Totz, (crisp fries and tater tots with several dipping sauce choices) the Z Burger and the Track and Field Wrap with hummus, falafel and tzatziki sauce.
    635-1227
    zanzabarlouisville.com
  • Mussel and Burger Bar comes from the same minds responsible for Havana Rumba, Mojito and Guaca 502-384-4834

  • A new addition to the New Albany restaurant scene, this spot offers local craft beers and Kentucky specialties, including Louisville’s hot brown and a bourbon molasses barbecue sauce.

    (812) 948-9999
    cafe27.com
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    290-8888
    mannyandmerle.com
  • This friendly bar on the side of Mid-Coty Mall is much larger than it appears. Along with pool tables and other games, it offers every kind of bar grub — wings, burgers, quesadillas, pizzas and more.
    451-0659
    thebackdoorlouisville.com
  • The Fern Creek neighborhood’s best dining spot, the pub boasts an eclectic menu. Favorites include the Kentucky Hot Brown, frog legs, Icelandic cod and jumbo shrimp, along with soup du jour and gumbo. Beer garden in back for private parties.
    499-5673
  • This Cheers-like bar and grill in Norton Commons is known for its meat offerings, particularly the triangle steak. Live music on Friday nights. Breakfast fans should come hungry on weekend mornings.
    327-5646
    karem.com
  • With a lunch menu featuring avocado hummus, big bleu burger, and cranberry turkey brie, Big Four Burgers and Beer is a savory haven of food.  

    (812) 913-4967
    www.bigfourjeff.com
  • Located in the historic Whiskey Row of downtown Louisville, Doc Crow’s offers the freshest flavors of American Southern cuisine.

    502-587-1626
    http://doccrows.com/