• Lite beer drinkers need not apply. However, beer geeks (and we mean that in the nicest possible way) flock here for the house-made brews as well as the extensive selection of microbrews from all over the world. If beer sampling makes you hungry, they offer pizza, pasta, and sandwiches.
    944-2577
    newalbanian.com
  • Including “martini bar” in the name of this place was no exaggeration. The martini menu includes colorfully named vodka, bourbon, rum, and dessert creations. Purists, don’t worry — we bet they’d make a classic vodka (or gin) and vermouth martini if you ask nicely. Soak up your drinks with 60 West’s upscale American bistro fare.
    719-9717
    60westbistro.com
  • This 87-year-old seafood institution is one of the essential Louisville experiences. It specialize in fried seafood of all types, served with house-made cocktail and tartar sauces.
    937-9888
    mikelinnigsrestaurant.com
  • This Clifton eatery features a sushi menu. alongside dishes like bulgoki. Try the ginger salad dressing or the tempura asparagus roll.
    894-9501
  • A wide-ranging menu based on contemporary Southern cuisine is nudged up a bit in preparation and presentation from the typical American bistro. Be sure to try the Maker’s Mark bourbon sirloin or the cedar plank salmon.
    423-1990
    austinslou.com
  • Jack’s is the more casual, lounge area attached to sister restaurant Equus. Have a seat on one of the comfortable leather couches and order from a menu of dressed up American classics. Absolutely don’t miss the cocktails mixed by longtime bartender Joy Perrine.
    897-9721
    equusrestaurant.com
  • A lengthy and ambitious menu at this sake bar allows you to taste a variety of traditional Japanese cuisine and fusion.
    894-8775
    maidosakebar.com
  • American grill and bar serving steaks, burgers, salads and more.
    412-9000
    raffertys.com
  • 384-1384
    originalchocolatebar.com
  • Get your oyster-on-the-half-shell fix at this beach-themed restaurant. Buffalo wings are also a specialty.
    245-0366
    rumorsrestaurants.com