When you think of Louisville, what do you think of? If your answer is bourbon, you’re not wrong: Walk into any (literally any) bar and you’ll find a brown spirit collection that’s larger than most you’ll find in even the best bars elsewhere. The offerings run the gamut from budget to budget-buster. Nearly all bars will have something rare; many have barrels available exclusively to their customers; and some offer out-of-print bourbons whose price goes up as the supplies go down.
Without doubt, this city is one of the most exciting places to drink the brown spirit. But Louisville isn’t just a place to prop up a bar; it also has a food scene that’s as diverse as its bourbon offerings.