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.
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.
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.
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WHAT: The laid-back microbrewery offers house made beers, always on tap standards, seasonal offerings and special brews, food and outdoor seating. Menu includes sandwiches and burgers with kettle chips, soup, salad, stir fry, tacos, chicken tenders, fish, hot brown and more.
WHERE: 300 W. Main St.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2-8 p.m. Sunday
MORE INFORMATION: Dine-in, carry out and outside dining. A list of beers on tap and full menu available on its website. 502-562-0007; bbcbrew.com.
WHAT: They have seen prohibition, pandemics, world wars, ups and downs, triumphs and defeat, and Falls City Beer is still here. It was founded in 1905 by Ben Schrader and a group of local tavern owners and grocers. Because of declining sales, Falls City closed its door in 1978 and reopened in the late 2000s serving a variety of craft brews, draft beer and seasonal beers in a laid-back atmosphere. For hungry guests, Bandido Taqueria is next door and welcomes all guests to bring in outside food.
WHERE: 901 E. Liberty St.
HOURS: 4-10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; noon to 10 p.m. Thursday; noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-8 p.m. Sunday.
MORE INFORMATION: Inside, patio and curbside pick up. 502-257-7147; fallscitybeer.com.
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WHAT: Gordon Biersch, founded over 25 years ago, is where German precision brewing meets American craft beer creating clean, fresh German lagers and the finest American craft beer. Menu includes appetizers, salads, soups, baby back ribs, steaks, ribeye, poke mahi, tuna poke rice bowl, fish and chips, fish tacos, grilled salmon, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, desert and more.
WHERE: Fourth Street Live, 400 S. 4th St.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
MORE INFORMATION: Dine-in, patio and carry out. Online alcohol sales valid only with purchase of a food item. 502-589-8935; gordonbierschrestaurants.com/locations/kentucky/louisville/louisville.
WHAT: Great Flood has 20 taps, most of them house brews. The Shelbyville Restaurant and Brewery menu includes pizza, burgers, salad, mac and cheese, hot brown, fish and shrimp tacos, chicken tenders, chicken and cheese quesadilla, sides and more. The Highland Taproom does not have a kitchen but encourages guest to bring whatever food items they desire. There are a number of great restaurants mere steps from the bar (menus available at tables and bar).
WHERE: Restaurant and Brewery, 12717 Shelbyville Road; Taproom, 2120 Bardstown Road
HOURS: Shelbyville: 5-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; brunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Highland’s: 3-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 2 p.m. to midnight Friday; noon to midnight Saturday; noon to 10 p.m. Sunday
MORE INFORMATION: 502-208-0882; greatfloodbrewing.com.
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WHAT: House-brewed beers and growler fills offered and live music on the weekends. For guest who are hungry, Twin Spires Pizza (next door) will deliver pizza to guest.
WHERE: 8023 Catherine Lane, #105
Call HOURS: 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 2-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-7 p.m. Sunday
MORE INFORMATION: Outdoor seating under the tent. 502-708-1902. instagram.com/holsopplebrewing
WHAT: The taproom and brewery are nestled behind a towering grain silo between downtown and the Original Highlands. The production space is separated from the taproom by a floor to ceiling glass wall allowing patrons to enjoy their favorite beer while watching them craft beer. Mile Wide has more than 15 beers on tap, also board games and a game room with a few classic arcade and pinball machines, patio and beer garden. Mac’s @ Mile Wide serves brick oven, Neapolitan-style pizzas, wings, salads, small bites and desserts.
WHERE: 636 Barret Ave.
HOURS: 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 2-11 p.m. Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday
MORE INFORMATION: Taproom consists of multiple seating options and plenty of space to unwind. Beer is currently available on draft and to-go in cans. 502-409-8139; milewidebeer.com.
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WHAT: The brewery and restaurant located in the heart of the Schnitzelburg neighborhood has 20 beers on tap featuring a mix of flagships, rotating seasonal and one-off brews. The menu include bar snacks, house cut fries (BBQ pork fries, Togarashi fries and War/10), Germantown Reuben, bratwurst, burgers, smoked salmon, sunny schnitzel, jackfruit rice bowl, salads and more.
WHERE: 1036 E Burnett Ave.
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday
MORE INFORMATION: 502-742-6564. monnikbeer.com
WHAT: Family owned brewery in the SoBro neighborhood. Its craft beer selections is a sketchbook of experiences that are constantly evolving featuring light beer, dark beer, fruit overtones, chocolate, sour flavors and more. Noble Hearth Craft Pizza located on premises adjacent to Noble Funk Brewing Company offers rotating specials as well as a menu that includes appetizers, salads, classic pizzas, and some signature favorite pizzas from their chefs.
WHERE: 922 S. 2nd St.
HOURS: 4-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 3-10 Friday; 2-10 Saturday; 2-8 p.m. Sunday.
MORE INFORMATION: Noble Funk Brewing Company has over 10,000-square-feet of finished space designed to accommodate groups of up to 400 guests. 502-755-2739; noblefunk.com.
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WHAT: The Taproom and brewery has 19 beers on tap, beer in bottles and in cans. It does not serve food but you can order from various restaurants in the courtyard, bring in outside food or grab something at one of the establishments nearby. West Sixth has seating in the beer garden, outdoor courtyard, main bar area or upstairs when open. Guided tastings at 1 p.m. Saturdays.
WHERE: 817 E. Market St., Suite 101
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
MORE INFORMATION: 859-705-0915; westsixth.com.
WHAT: Constantly rotating list of beers, crafted beer flights or build your own. Also food, TVs, games and growlers. Menu includes sharables, tacos, bowls, burgers, salads, salmon, ribeye, steak frites, fried shrimp, fish and chips, soup, sides and sweets.
WHERE: 9850 Von Allmen Court, #108
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday
MORE INFORMATION: World of Beer is pet friendly and has patio seating. 502-690-4280; worldofbeer.com.
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