Louisville craft breweries with outdoor patio space to try this summer

Louisville is know for bourbon and horse racing, but its growing craft beer scene is right up there these days.

There are dozens of breweries all around Louisville serving house brews, seasonal offerings, experimental, special brews, German lagers and light and dark brews, on tap, in cans and in bottles. Most of breweries also serve food or have restaurants nearby and patio or outside seating. 

Here are a few places with outdoor patio space where you can try some craft beers at local breweries. 

Louisville craft breweries with outdoor patio space to try this summer

WHAT: Great beer and good food. Beers on tap, bottle and cans with select beers on draft for crowler fills. Menu includes Bavarian pretzel, chicken wings, house fried pork rinds, burgers, chicken wrap, fish sandwich, salads, fries, brussels sprouts, potato salad, pasta salad and more. Vegan option. 

WHERE: 1576 Bardstown Road

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Sunday

MORE INFORMATION: Open for dine-in and on the patio. Carry-out service for both food and beer. 502-409-9866; atgbrewery.com.

The owners and operators of Atrium Brewing, soon to open in Shelby Park. Left to right: Donald Mahoney, Spencer Guy, Princeton Hurst, Mark Rubenstein.

WHAT: Serving a series of ever evolving experimental and true-to-style beers. It averages about 20 beers on tap and beers in cans. For hungry taproom guests, the brewery’s food partner Daryk’s will serve burgers, tacos, tenders, vegan options, and loaded fries (noon to 8 pm. daily, food truck).  

WHERE: 1154 Logan St.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily

MORE INFORMATION: Dine in, on the patio or carryout. Menu at Daryks.com. A list of beer at atriumbrewing.com. 502-690-3069.