Old Louisville – What To Do

Old Louisville – What To Do

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A complete list of restaurants, events, and things to do in Old Louisville.

A curated list of restaurants and activities near Old Louisville.

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Old Louisville Restaurants –

610 Magnolia ($$$$) – Fine Dining
James Beard Award Winning Chef – Reservations Required
(502) 636-0783
610 W Magnolia Ave, 40208
Wed – Sat: 6 PM – 9 PM
CLOSED Sun – Tues

Amici Cafe – Italian
50% off Bottles of Wine – Tuesday Nights
(502) 637-3167
316 W Ormsby Ave, 40203
Lunch: Mon – Sun: LUNCH 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Dinner: Mon – Fri: 5 PM – 9 PM; Sat – Sun: 5 PM – 10 PM

Bar Vetti – Italian
Reservations Suggested. Hospitality Included (no tipping)
(502) 883-3331
800 S 4th St, 40203
Breakfast: Mon – Fri: 7 AM – 11 AM
Lunch: Mon – Fri: 11 AM – 2 PM
Dinner: Mon – Thurs: 5 PM – 10 PM; Fri – Sat: 5 PM – 11 PM
CLOSED SUNDAY

Buck’s Restaurant ($$$) – Fine Dining; Live Piano
(502) 637-5284
425 W Ormsby, 40203
Lunch: Mon – Fri: 11 AM – 3 PM
Dinner: Mon – Thurs: 5 PM – 10 PM; Fri – Sat: 5 PM – 11 PM

Burger Boy Diner – Comfort Food, Burgers, Late Night
Dive Restaurant
(502) 635-7410
1450 S Brook St, 40208
Open 24/7/367

Comfy Cow Ice Cream – Ice Cream
(502) 409-5090
339 Cardinal Blvd, 40208
Sun – Sat: Noon – 11 PM

Dizzy Wizz – Burgers, Fast Food
Cash Only Restaurant
(502) 583-3828
217 W St. Catherine, 40203
Mon – Thurs: 6:30 PM – 10 PM; Fri – Sat: 6:30 AM – 11 PM; Sun: Noon – 9 PM

Griffs – Sports Bar
(502) 939-3535
323 W Cardinal Blvd., 40208

Homerun Burger – Burgers, Fast Food
(502) 708-1818
303 W Cardinal Blvd, 40208
Sun – Sat: 11 AM – 9 PM

Jimmy Johns
Delivery
(502) 634-3334
341 W Cardinal Blvd, 40208
Sun – Sat: 11 AM – 12 AM

Noodles and Company – Pasta, Gluten Free Options
(502) 632-2846
319 W Cardinal Blvd, 40208
Mon – Wed: 11 AM – 9 PM; Thurs – Sat: 11 AM – 10 PM
CLOSED Sunday

North Lime Doughnuts (COMING SOON)

Old Louisville Pizza Company – Pizza
(502) 635-6960
1201 S 1st St, 40203
Sun – Sat: 5 PM – 10 PM

Old Louisville Tavern – Local Restaurant, Sports Bar, Late Night
(502) 409-6281
1532 S 4th St, 40208
Mon – Thurs: 11 AM – 11 PM; Fri: 11 AM – 12 AM
Sat: 12 PM – 12 AM; Sun: 12 PM – 11 PM

Pizza Donisi – Pizza
Nextdoor to Mag Bar. Thin Crust Pizza. Delivery until 1 AM!
(502) 213-0488
1396 S 2nd St, 40208
Mon – Sat: 12 PM – 2 AM; Sun: 1 PM – 2 AM

Qdoba Mexican Grill – Fast Casual Mexican, Burritos
(502) 442-0201
1832 S 3rd St, 40208
Sun – Sat: 10:30 AM – 10 PM

Sabor Latino – Latin American, Dive
Order Online/Delivery
(502) 276-4954
1273 S Brook St, 40203

Seafood Lady ($$) – Seafood
As seen on Food Network
(502) 210-9381
103 W Oak St, 40203

Shirley Mae’s Café – Southern, Cafeteria
Award Winning Fried Chicken
(502) 589-5295
802 S Clay St, 40203
Thurs – Sat: 11 AM – 9 PM; SunL 11 AM – 11 PM
CLOSED: Mon – Wed

Southern Soul Food Express
(502) 963-1719
418 W Oak St, 40203
Sun – Sat – 11 AM – 10 PM

Toonerville Deli – Deli, Sandwiches
(502) 635-6960
1201 S 1st St, 40208
Mon – Sat: 8 AM – 4 PM
CLOSED: Sun

Virtue
(270) 300-2195
103 W Oak St, 40203
Mon, Wed, Th: 5 PM – 12 AM; Fri – Sun: 12 PM – 12 AM
CLOSED: Tuesday

Old Louisville Bars

Magnolia Bar (Mag Bar) – Local Dive Bar, Live Music; Late Night
(502) 637-9052
1398 S 2nd St, 40208
Sun – Sat: 3 PM – 4 AM

Old Louisville Brewery
(502) 498-5434
625 W Magnolia Ave, 40208
Mon, Wed, Th: 5 PM – 10 PM; Fri: 5 PM – 11 PM
Sat: 12 PM – 11 PM; Sun: 3 PM – 8 PM
CLOSED: Tuesday

Old Louisville Activities

Asia Institute – Crane House
(502) 635-2240
1244 @ 3rd St, 40203
Art, Education, Lectures

Caldwell Calderson House – Historic House Tours – $6 – $10
(502) 636-5023
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun – Tours at 1 PM and 3 PM; Sat: 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM
Apr – Sept, 3rd Thursday, Twilight Tours: 5 PM and 7 PM

Central Park
1340 S 4th St, 40208
Daily: 6 AM – 11 PM
• Walking paths
• Tennis Courts,
• Playground
• Events

Filson Historical Society
(502) 635-5083
1310 S 3rd St, 40208
History of Louisville on display

Old Louisville Walking Tours – $20 – $25 per person – Seasonal
March 15 – November 15 –
• Daily Architecture Tours at 11 AM and 1 PM
• Daily Haunted History Ghost Tours at 7:30 PM
October (Halloween Week) –
• Victorian Ghost Walk every 30 min from 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Planetarium at the University of Louisville – $6 – $8
(502) 852-6665
Shows Friday nights, Saturday afternoons, and 1 Sunday per month
Weekday shows available, please call in advance.
Arrive 15-20 minutes in advance for tickets

St. James Court – Self-guided walking tour
Beautiful, Historic Street

Speed Art Museum – $8 – $12 – FREE on Sundays
(502) 634-2700
2035 S 3rd St, 40208
Wed – Sat: 10 AM – 5 PM; Sun: 12 PM – 5 PM
CLOSED: Mon – Tues
FREE ON SUNDAYS (thru March 2021)

Old Louisville Events

Garvin Gate Blues Festival – Free Admission
 Annual, Second weekend in October
 Located on Garvin between Oak and Ormsby
Old Louisville Garden Tour - $20 per person
 Annual, Second weekend in June
 Tour Old Louisville hidden gardens
Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour - $30 per person
 First weekend in December, Annually
 Tour Old Louisville Mansions decorated for Christmas
 Tickets can be purchased at the Woman’s Club: 1320 S 4th St, 40203
 (502) 939-4084
Shakespeare in the Park – Free Admission
 May 30 – August 4
 Various Dates…see the calendar (http://kyshakespeare.com/sicp/)
 Central Park Amphitheater
St. James Art Festival – Free Admission
 Annual, the first weekend in October
 St. James Court and surrounding streets
Spring Fest
 Annual, Third weekend in May
 Between the 1200 and 1300 Blocks of 1st Street at Ormsby
 Music, Artists, Street Food, Live Music, Kids Activities

Nearby Restaurants

Bean (Germantown) – Coffee Shop, Small Fare
(502) 785-4079
1138 Goss Ave, 40217
Mon – Fri: 7 AM – 5 PM; Sat: 8 AM – 4 PM; Sun: 9 AM – 4 PM

Eiderdown (Germantown) – German, Comfort Food
(502) 290-2390
983 Goss Ave, 40217
Tues – Thurs: 4 PM – 10 PM; Fri – Sun: 4 PM – 11 PM
CLOSED: Monday

Four Pegs Beer Lounge (Germantown) – Gastropub, Burgers
(502) 634-1447
1053 Goss Ave, 40217
Sun – Mon: 11 AM – 2 AM (Kitchen open until 12 AM)

Hamerheads (Germantown) – Gastropub, American, Dive
Limited Seating, No call ahead, entire group must be present to seat.
(502) 365-1112
921 Swan St, 40204
Mon – Sat: 5 PM – 10 PM
CLOSED: Sunday

Lydia House (Germantown) – Breakfast/Brunch
(502) 718-6002
1101 Lydia St., 40217
Tues – Thurs: 10 AM – 10 PM; Fri – Sat: 10 AM – 11 PM; Sun: 10 AM – 10 PM
CLOSED: Monday

Morels Café (Phoenix Hill/Highlands) – Vegan
(502) 409-5916
619 Baxter Ave, 40204
Tues – ThursL 11 AM – 8 PM; Fri – Sat: 11 AM – 9 PM; Sun: 11 AM – 7 PM

Monnik Beer Company (Germantown) – Brewery, Gastropub
(502) 742-6564
1036 E Burnett Ave
Mon – Thurs: 11 AM – 12 AM; Fri – Sat: 11 AM – 1 AM; Sun: 11 AM – 10 PM

Proof on Main (Downtown) – American Fare, Bar
Modern Art Gallery
(502) 217-6360
702 W Main St
Breakfast: Mon – Fri: 7 AM – 10 AM; Sat – Sun: 7 AM – 10 AM
Brunch: Sat – Sun: 10 AM – 1 PM (continues in the bar until 3 PM)
Lunch: Mon – Fri: 11 AM – 2 PM (continues in the bar until 3 PM)
Dinner: Sun – Thurs: 5:30 PM – 10 PM; Fri – Sat: 5:30 PM – 11 PM
The Bar is open later than the restaurant

Sarino (Germantown) – Italian
502-822-3777
1030 Goss Ave
Tues – Thurs & Sun: 5 PM – 12 AM
Fri – SatL 5 PM – 12 AM
CLOSED MONDAY

The Post (Germantown) – Pizza
(502) 635-2020
1045 Goss Ave, 40217

The Table (Portland) – Traditional American, Sandwiches
Pay what you can. Local ministry.
(502) 708-2505
1800 Portland Ave, 40203

Nearby Activities

21C Museum Hotel – Contemporary Art Gallery – Free Admission

4th Street Live
• 12 Restaurants, including Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse
• Nightlife
• Live music events
• Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse

Bourbon Experiences
Angel’s Envy Distillery
Bulleit Frontier Wiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller
Copper and Kings Distillery
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse
Kentucky Peerless Distilling
Michter’s Micro-Distillery (COMING SOON)
Old Forrester Distillery (COMING SOON)
Rabbit Hole Distilling (COMING SOON)

Cave Hill Cemetery 

Churchill Downs – Historic Horse Racetrack, Home of the Kentucky Derby

Climb NULU (Indoor Rock Climbing)
1000 E Market St; (502) 540-0072
M W F: 11AM – 10PM; T & Th: 6:30am – 10pm; Sat – Sun: 10AM – 9PM
$15 DAY PASS WITH RENTALS

Frazier History Museum

Kentucky Derby Museum 

Kentucky Science Center – Great for kids!

KMAC – Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory

Palace Theater
Event Venue. Various artists and programs.

Mercury Ballroom – Live Music
Event Venue. Various artists and programs.

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