Bourbon is, unquestionably, the one thing you will find everywhere you go in Louisville. And Louisville is, unquestionably, the most exciting place to drink bourbon.
But for the uninitiated into the pleasures and particulars of the brown spirit, know this: You do not have to be a card-carrying bourbon enthusiast in order to partake. Neophytes will find plenty of low-proof selections and bourbon cocktails to ease their way in and bartenders keen to introduce you to their hometown spirit. And if you don’t like bourbon? We’ve got you covered there, too.
Here are five of our favorite places to drink in this boozy mecca.