Louisville Nightlife

  • Entrance to 4th Street Live
    Entrance to 4th Street Live
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  • Fourth Street Live!
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  • The Kentucky Center
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Best Rated Nightlife in Louisville

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    Fourth Street Live!: How much fun can you fit into one block??

    by TravellerMel Written Jan 12, 2009

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    Fourth Street Live!

    Fourth Street Live! is a cool one-block dining, entertainment, and shopping mecca!

    Restaurant and entertainment venues include Hard Rock Cafe, Lucky Strike Lanes, Red Star Tavern, The Improv Comedy Club, TGIFriday’s, The Pub, Sully’s, and J. Gumbo’s.

    Bars and nightclubs include; Tengo Sed Cantina, Angel’s RockBar, Hotel, Saddle Ridge, and Sully’s. Live dueling piano music is featured nightly at Howl at the Moon.

    Food court has "fast food" restaurants such as Wendy’s, Subway, and Rocky Rococo’s Pizza. Retail shops Borders Books, Foot Locker, T-Mobile, Hallmark, and GameStop.

    Dress Code: Casual - no specific dress code.

    Related to:
    • Music
    • Singles

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    Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts: All the World's a Stage...

    by TravellerMel Updated Jan 12, 2009

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    The Kentucky Center

    Beautiful venue - hosts the PNC Broadway Across America series, as well as other theatrical, orchestral and dance performances.

    Also home to the KentuckyShow!, which is shown on the hour.

    Dress Code: Sunday Best to Formal, depending on event. C'mon folks - don't wear your jeans to the theatre!

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Music
    • Theater Travel

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    Many great places depending on...

    by bmiller39 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Many great places depending on your age and interest...Dietrich's on Frankfort avenue is a popular drinking place/restaurant with a cabaret atmosphere and sidewalk seating. It is located in a converted theater and has a very unique and interesting interior.
    Ambiance !

    Dress Code: Anything goes..but probably more toward the country club casual

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    Lucky Strike Lanes: Get your Bowl On...

    by ATXtraveler Written May 3, 2007

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    I am not sure whether this should be a Sports Tip or not, but since I rarely make it out past 8pm, I thought I better add it into Nightlife!

    Lucky Strike is a franchise that is found throughout the US, but the Louisville location has the advantage of being located right in the heart of the Downtown scene. Its Fourth Street location makes it a convienent spot for a drink after work, or a party with a few of your rowdy friends.

    You have two options when it comes to the bowling side... per person rates or a lane rental per hour. The per person rate ranges from 3.95 to 5.95 depending on what time, and the lane rental is $45 on weeknights, $65 on weekends. Shoe rentals are $3, and there are also billiards tables.

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    • Road Trip

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    4th Street Live: The Bar Scene at 4th Street Live

    by MatthewMetcalfe Updated Apr 28, 2005

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    4th Street Live Bar Scene

    4th Street Live is a nice bar district in Louisville. There are several bars, restaurants and clubs in the area and it's kept clean an friendly. The Louisville Hard Rock Cafe is also located here. They is a glass canopy covering the street which help protect from the elements when the weather is inclement.

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    • Singles
    • School Holidays

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    O'Malley's Corner!: O'Malley's Corner!

    by John195123 Updated Feb 3, 2004

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    O'Malley's Corner

    I'm not a fan of a bunch of drunkards. This club had lousy music by my standards (dull, monotonous beat- repeated ad nauseum)
    Their headlining band wasn't very good- although they do get good bands in occasionally. The theme is country, and you can ride their mechanical bull, or go into various rooms with differing styles of decor. But, (watching most of the people there) standing around, holding a beer and talking to no one while listening to cruddy music is not my idea of a good time. I had earplugs, though, and they have pool tables. A bunch of sleazy guys and slutty girls... maybe that's too harsh...

    Dress Code: Whatever...skimpy...
    no knives, guns or weapons of any sort

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    Definitely a locals spot, not...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Definitely a locals spot, not for tourists, generally, and if you are clean cut and well dressed, you might not fit in, but I recommend the Back Door Bar. It has atmosphere and doesn't have the rich drunks from the east end.

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    Definitely a locals spot, not...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Definitely a locals spot, not for tourists, generally, and if you are clean cut and well dressed, you might not fit in, but I recommend the Back Door Bar. It has atmosphere and doesn't have the rich drunks from the east end.

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    Hey, for decent bar food, and...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Hey, for decent bar food, and some fun, go to Oliver's Billiards on Dupont Circle, right off Breckenridge Lane. There are over ten tables there, and games cost $3 USD every night except Tuesday and Thursday when they only cost $1 USD. Under 21 allowed until 10 or so.
    Nothing special. just a place for 21+ to hang out and play pool.

    Dress Code: Casual.

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  • O'Shea's Traditional Irish Pub

    by dzni Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    O'Shea's Traditional Irish Pub
    I don't know if this is really a 'traditional' pub, but it certainly is nice. There WAS a $1 cover at the door, which slightly annoyed me, but oh well. The place can be pretty loud with the music and people talking, but it's not incredibly crowded either, so you can move around fine! They have Guinness and Harp, and other wonderful beers on tap here.. I've decided I'm not a big fan of Harp. ;) Anyway, there's a back room with a couple pool tables, and then there's a large enclosed patio off the to the side. Really nice place... was busier later on in the night after we had left and repassed it. Anyway, quality place to go!

    Dress Code: Just casual... nothing fancy

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  • Friday's and BW3's.... chains...

    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Friday's and BW3's.... chains of course
    I realize these are chains, but oh well. They both have that interactive trivia game that's a lot of fun, and they're both good places to just hang out, have a beer, and talk or play the game.

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  • I do know that if you like...

    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

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    I do know that if you like clubs, go to the end of Baxter Avenue (well, almost the end) around where it intersects Lexington. Anywho, there are a number of clubs/bars here... Phoenix Hill Tavern, Have a Nice Day Cafe, Jillians, and a couple others. I'll add more specifics on different places if and when I visit them.

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  • Bluegrass Brewing Company: Bluegrass Brewing Company

    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Much bigger place than I thought! There's a nice bar immediately when you walk in with tables surrounding it. There's also seating in the dining area if you're interesting in buying food. They had a live band there when I went, which was pretty neat. There's also an outside patio which is really nice when the weather is cooler (i.e., not hot and humid), like it is now. They have some darts out there too (although, if you're wondering where the third missing dart is, I threw it behind the partition by accident. Oops!). Anyway, nice place to hang out and have some good microbre beers!

    Dress Code: Casual... you'd be ok in a t-shirt or dressed really nicely.

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  • Bucky's--------UPDATE: ...

    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Bucky's

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    UPDATE: BUCKY'S IS UNDERGOING RENOVATIONS RIGHT NOW SO THEY ARE CLOSED AT THE MOMEN
    Umm... bar. I personally feel it's kind of shady, but if you are interested in drinking alcohol, you can't go wrong here. ;) If you're into loud music, small quarters, and an almost weird atmoshphere, stop here! :) Actually, the people who work there were friendly, and it really wasn't too crowded when we went, which was on a Saturday night. But it is a bar... it's not someplace to enjoy a glass of wine!

    Dress Code: Anything

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  • Flanigan's: Flanigan's

    by dzni Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    This is a neat little bar that has outdoor seating, both on an enclosed patio in the back and right on the side of the building. It's kind of an Irish pub sort of place, and they do serve food here, but I'm not so sure if it's Irish food. They have Irish beers on top, like Murphy's Irish Red, as well as your traditional American beers. Oh, John Courage is also sold here, but I didn't try it.

    Dress Code: Casual, nothing fancy

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