Downtown Louisville – What To Do

by | Mar 11, 2018 | City Guides

Downtown Louisville Things to do.

A comprehensive list of things to do and see in Downtown Louisville Kentucky.

Whether you are in Louisville for work or leisure, 24-hours or one week, we can help you make the most of your time and have a great experience!

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Bold Listing = Locally Owned
P – Great patio
B – Open for breakfast/brunch

Birracibo (L,P) – Italian
4th St. Live
(502) 915-8113
445 S 4th St, 40202
Half-price Wine Wednesdays
Mon – Sat: 11 AM – Close
Sun: 4 PM – Close

Bourbon Raw (B,L)
4th St. Live
(502) 568-9009
446 S 4th St, 40202
Mon – Thu: 11 AM – 11 PM
Fri – Sat: 11 AM – 1 PM
Sun: 11 AM – 11 PM – $2 Bloodys and Mimosas

Brazerios Brazilian Steakhouse (L)
4th St. Live
(502) 290-8220
450 S 4th St, 40202
Lunch: Tue – Sun: 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Mon – Sat: 5 PM – 10 PM
Sun: 3 PM – 9 PM

Brendan’s Catch 23 $$$ (Seafood)
Try the warm crab in butter appetizer
(502) 909-3323
505 S 4th St, 40202

Gordon Biersch (P)
4th St. Live

Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse (P)
4th St. Live
(Try the grilled Okra)

Hard Rock Café
4th St. Live

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse $$$$

Manny and Mearle’s $$ (American food)
(Try the tacos)

Milkwood (An Edward Lee Restaurant)
Below Actors Theater

Morton’s Steakhouse $$$$

Proof on Main $$$

Mussel and Burger Bar $$

The Fudgery
4th St. Live
(Try the milkshakes)

Wild Eggs $$ – (B) Great for Brunch!

Wiskey Dry by Ed Lee $$
4th St. Live

Just outside downtown…and worth the drive

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

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


A Taste of Kentucky

Block Party Handmade Boutique

Craft{s} Gallery

Duluth Trading Company

KMAC Gift Shop


Just outside of downtown…and worth the drive

Butchertown Market

Blofish Unisex Clothing


21C Museum Hotel – FREE
(Contemporary Art Exhibits)

Angels Envy Distillery

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
(Bourbon Experience)

Farmers Market at Fourth St Live
Wednesdays, May – October, 11 AM – 2 PM
(Free Parking in the 4th St Live Garage –
on 5th between Muhammad Ali and Jefferson St)

Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse
(Bourbon Experience)
4th St Live

Louisville Science Center and IMAX
(Science Center – Family Friendly)

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
(Daily Tours – Family Friendly)

Just outside of downtown…and worth the drive

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)

Nightlife, Activities, and Bars

Howl at the Moon
(Dualing Piano Bar)
4th St Live

Mercury Ballroom
(Music Event Venue)
2 Blocks South of 4th St. Live

Sports and Social Club
4th St Live

Tavern on Fourth (Table Games and Sports Bar)
4th St Live

The Palace Theater
(Venue for National Touring Acts)

Just outside of downtown…and worth the drive

Play Louisville
(Gay Bar/Drag Shows/Dance floor)

Groceries and Convenient Stores

(1 Block South of 4th St Live)

Falls City Market – Full gourmet grocery
Omni Hotel

Salon, Spa, and Grooming

Beards and Beers
Men’s Salon and Facial services

Mokara Salon and Spa at the Omni
Omni Hotel – 3rd Floor

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