2020 was… well, ya know. Let’s all toast to a fun, exciting re-opened world the best way we know how – at happy hour! Now, this is in no way an extensive list. I mean, Louisville has so much to offer that we’d need an entire app to list all of the happy hours in town… oh, wait.
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Without further ado, here is a list of some of our favorite happy hours in Louisville! List number 1, that is 😉
Flanagan’s Ale House
Located on Baxter Avenue, this bar takes you back to an old country Irish pub setting. With 14 flat screen HD TV’s, over 150 craft and import beers (with 18 on tap), and world class pub grub, Flanagan’s has something to offer for everyone. Between weekend brunch, Mug Club, and trivia nights, there is truly never a dull moment here. They also have a fantastic beer garden that features live music when the weather permits. Don’t forget to say hello to Larry the Squirrel if you see him out there!
AppyHour Online: Flanagan’s Ale House
Monday – Friday from 4 to 7pm
$3 Wells, $3 House Wine, $2 Domestic Pints, $4 Lagunitas IPA Draft
Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays ($2 Mimosas and $4 Bloody Marys)
Napa River Grill
Napa River Grill has served as Louisville’s only upscale-casual restaurant for over 10 years. They offer a Northern California cuisine with Pacific-Rim fusion that is independent and locally owned. With a wide variety of wine, Napa River Grill provides you with an experience just like being in California’s wine country. This is the perfect place to wine and dine with friends or family in a relaxed setting. Check out their feature in our Top 20 Best Patios in Louisville, KY.
AppyHour Online: Napa River Grill
Monday – Friday from 4 to 6pm
$10 Double Bacon Cheeseburger, $10 Ahi Tuna Nachos, $10 Smoked Chicken Quesadilla, $10 Wings, $10 ½ Charcuterie and Cheese
$3 Well Brand Cocktails, $5 Old Forester Cocktails, $5 Finlandia Cocktails, $7 Sangria by the glass, 50% wine by the glass, $3 Bud Light, Miller Lite, Coors Light, or Michelob Ultra, $4 Blue Moon, Falls City, Fat Tire, or Corona
Who doesn’t love tacos? Taco Luchador uses fresh ingredients that are craft-fully prepared by their chefs. This casual taqueria makes it easy to enjoy a bite in-house or on the go with their walk-up counter service. With locations all over the Louisville area, there’s a happy hour waiting near you!
AppyHour Online: Taco Luchador
Monday – Friday 3 to 6pm
$2 Domestic Beers, $3 Import Beers, $15 Margarita Pitchers
Family owned since 2010, this lively restaurant is equipped with a full bar and plasma TV’s to provide you with the best experience when watching any game. Grab a slice of delicious pizza and enjoy a cold one any day of the week at one of their two locations in Louisville. You have to try their homemade mozzarella and dough that’s made fresh daily in house. Check them out in our Best Pizza Spots list!
AppyHour Online: DiOrio’s on Baxter & DiOrio’s Pizza Pub
Monday – Friday 4 to 7pm
$2.50 Domestic Bottles and $3 Wells
Noche Mexican BBQ
Celebrate familia with this authentic Mexican BBQ flair brought to Louisville. Founded in 2019 by Aaron Diaz, the goal has been to provide the best tingas, antojitos, and distinctive salsas. It sits on Bardstown Road inside a former church built in the 1920s. Experience a fun atmosphere that reminds you of those who have passed or are still with you today. Did we mention the Mexican inspired hand-crafted cocktails? Yum!
AppyHour Online: Noche
Monday – Friday 3pm to 5pm
$2 OFF Top Shelf Margs, $2 OFF all beers
Chik’n & Mi
Ever craving a warm bowl of ramen noodle soup? Chik’n & Mi has got you covered! Specializing in Asian inspired comfort foods, they provide local ingredients and house-infusions. Gluten free and vegan options are also available to provide comfort to every costumer. Also, their outdoor dining is a plus with a beautiful patio surrounded by greenery.
AppyHour Online: Chik’n & Mi
Monday – Friday 4 to 6pm
$2 Lettuce Wraps and Steamed Buns, $5 House Wine, $5 Sangria
Located in the former Cumberland Brewery, Public House by Against the Grain represents the amazing moments this brewing community has created. From the framed memories showcased on the walls to the board games and cozy atmosphere upstairs, this is truly a unique place to enjoy a beer or some pub food. Check out their feature in our Game Day Experience at AtG Public House.
AppyHour Online: Public House
Monday – Friday 4 to 7pm
$1 OFF Wine, $4 Well Liquor, $4 Draft Beer
If you are a burger fan, BurgerIM is a must try. This traditional American restaurant has such a variety of unique burgers that will have your tastebuds going crazy. The name literally means “many burgers” in Hebrew. BurgerIM was founded in 2011 as an Israeli fast-food chain before making its first appearance in the U.S. in 2016. Shortly after opening this location in Los Angeles, California, the company grew to over 200 locations. And what goes better with burgers than a cold beer?
AppyHour Online: BurgerIM
Monday – Friday 3 to 6pm
$2 Domestic Draft Beer, $3 Craft Draft Beer (all day on Wednesdays)
A Nulu staple, GALAXIE is known for their margaritas and nachos. Their inventive flare adds an exciting spin on street food. The eclectic nature and “trippy visuals” make this the perfect place to kick back with some friends and enjoy the good vibes. You can’t miss their patio (aptly named “Outer Space”) on your walk through Nulu. Make sure to stop in next time you see the colorful picnic tables!
AppyHour Online: GALAXIE
Tuesday – Friday 4 to 6pm
$2 Tecate (Mexican Lager), 50% off Loaded Black Bean Nachos ($3.50)
Mussel & Burger Bar
A go-to destination for burgers, mussels, and beer at their two locations in Louisville. With a chef’s attitude, Mussel & Burger Bar provides you with an experience that’s more than just pub grub. Everything is delivered with complete freshness by being made in-house with top-notch ingredients. Enjoy classic favorites with a unique twist while sipping on your favorite drink during happy hour.
AppyHour Online: Mussel & Burger Bar
Monday – Friday 4 to 6pm
$3 Domestics, $5 House Wine, $5 Wells, $6 MBB Cocktails
With a love of good food passed down from mothers’ and grandmothers’ kitchens, Celtic Pig offers Celtic dishes including Scottish and Irish favorites along with Southern comfort foods. This group has a passion for smoking meats and sharing the Celtic culture. They started out as an amateur BBQ team using recycled components in 2014 and have now opened a full restaurant and pub in 2019. Experience home away from home in their historic building while enjoying a cold drink.
Tuesday – Saturday 5 to 8pm
$1 OFF drafts and wells
Fork & Barrel
Where southern hospitality meets charm, indulge in your favorite comfort foods alongside some of the best cocktails in the region. With parts of their menus being seasonal, you are guaranteed to get the freshest ingredients all year round. Fork & Barrel often features different weekend specials and, of course, great drink specials during happy hour and other times during the week. Check out their Instagram page to stay up-to-date on their specials each day!
AppyHour Online: Fork & Barrel
Tuesday – Saturday 4 to 6pm
$5 Classic Cocktails, 25% OFF Wine (with purchase of $30 on food)
Taking over a historic building in Clifton built in the 1870s, Bourbons Bistro provides a great atmosphere with a wide variety of bourbon and seasonal Southern fare. It uniquely represents Kentucky and celebrates over 200 years of tradition. Opening in 2005, this restaurant hit the ground running and has won awards like the Gold Metal from Whisky Magazine’s “Whisky Bars of the World”. Give them a visit during their fantastic happy hour, I promise you will not be disappointed!
AppyHour Online: Bourbons Bistro
Tuesday – Saturday 4:30 to 7pm
$2 OFF Wine by the glass, $2 OFF Bottle Beers, $3 OFF ALL Bourbon, $4 OFF ALL Appetizers
The passions of beer, music, and food come together at this funky Louisville brewery. Located on Baxter Ave, you can find about 14 beers on tap with a variety of flavors to appeal to everyone. Grab a fresh beer and try out their acclaimed Mayan Street Food partner serving authentic grub.
AppyHour Online: Gravely Brewing
Monday – Thursday 4 to 6pm
$.50 OFF Beer in tulips, $1 OFF Beer in pints, $1 OFF Cocktails and Wine
District 6 offers Vietnamese classics with a modern twist. The name represents the origin of the owners’ family from the District 6 neighborhood in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. At this pho restaurant, you will experience a sense of family while honoring heritage and this dynamic city. Along with the exciting food that is a huge part of this culture, the cocktail menu includes a diverse selection of Vietnamese-inspired concepts that will allow you to explore your adventurous side.
AppyHour Online: District 6
Monday – Thursday 3 to 9:30pm
$5.50 Martinis and $5.50 Margaritas
The place where coffee meets booze. What could be better than that? This sports-centered coffee shop opened its doors in 2020 when Rob Arnold sought out transforming the way customers seek their caffeine fix. By not only providing exceptional coffee, but also a place for work and play, you are guaranteed to experience a coffee shop like no other. Try their Kentucky Coffee or perhaps visit the Pregame Theater Room which is perfect for watching sports games.
Monday – Saturday 4 to 6pm
50% OFF 2 for 1 wine, 25% OFF Beer, 25% OFF Cocktails
Parlour on Frankfort
Kentuckiana’s best place for craft pizza and beer! The original location sits in downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana and they have now moved across the river to open their Louisville location in 2020. They serve 13 artisan pizzas from a showpiece oven brought from Italy, 30 craft beer taps, and have a full drink menu. Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere when you visit Parlour!
AppyHour Online: Parlour on Frankfort
Monday – Friday 3 to 6pm
$2.50 Wells, $2.50 Domestic Pints, $5 Select Wine, $5 Craft Drafts (All day on Mondays)
River City Drafthouse
Known for their amazing wings and fresh sushi, River City Drafthouse is a one-of-a-kind restaurant here in Louisville. You’ll be sure to support local at this independently owned pub located in the heart of the Highlands. Founded in 2012, RCD offers an amazing beer selection on draft and in bottles with over 20 on tap. Make sure to try their award-winning pretzel and beer cheese, it’s delicious!
AppyHour Online: River City Drafthouse
Tuesday – Friday 4 to 6:30pm
$2 OFF Draft Beer, $3 Beer Battered Pickles and Fried Okra, $4 Cheese Cubes, Loaded Tots, & Beer Cheese, $5 Buffalo Tenders and Jalapeno Poppers (All day on Sundays)
Cask Southern Kitchen & Bar
Cask Southern Kitchen & Bar provides a new take on traditional southern food and cocktails. This upscale eatery gives you the full experience of Kentucky with the state’s fabulous bourbons and local beers alongside excellent food by Chef, Jason Jones. Be sure to try their delicious oysters or stop for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Their happy hour makes it the perfect time to sit, sip, and relax on their patio with a beautiful water view.
AppyHour Online: CASK Southern Kitchen & Bar
Tuesday – Friday 4 to 6pm
$1 OFF Drafts, $5 Seasonal Sangria, $5 Whiskey Berry Lemonade
Steak & Bourbon
Owned by Louisville’s favorite hometown restaurant group, Olé Hospitality Group, Steak & Bourbon is a premium steakhouse experience at an affordable price. This modern, sleek restaurant showcases Kentucky bourbon’s history and Louisville’s most iconic locations. Pairing a bourbon with hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, or colossal baked potatoes is perfect at this award-winning restaurant.
AppyHour Online: Steak & Bourbon
Tuesday – Thursday 5 to 7pm
$5 Bourbon Peach Punch, $5 Old Fashioned, $5 Margaritas
Agave and Rye
This fast-growing taco chain opened its door in Louisville in early 2020. They feature house-made margaritas with freshly-squeeze juices with agave tequila along with other cocktails. You haven’t had a taco until you’ve had Agave and Rye’s epic tacos that are different from the ordinary. They bring a modern spin on traditional Mexican food and their happy hour is to die for!
AppyHour Online: Agave and Rye
Monday, Wednesday – Friday 3 to 6pm
$1 OFF All Epic Tacos, $3 Chips & Queso, $6 Bourbon Peach Punch, $6 OG Margaritas, $2 Domestic Cans
New York Style pizza brought local to Louisville, KY. This contemporary restaurant goes by the saying of “order slices in person, order everything else online”. It’s a fun place to hang out that honors the neighborhood’s style and location’s history in the former VFW post 3593. With much renovation, this 1,600 sq. ft. restaurant serves extraordinarily good pizza and the coldest beer in town.
AppyHour Online: The Post
Every Day 3 to 6pm
$1 OFF Domestic Cans, $1 OFF Wells (All day on Tuesdays)
Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen
Sitting on Louisville’s Whiskey Row, Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen is an award-winning restaurant with a Southern/American cuisine. Entering through the vintage doors is like being transported to a classic western whiskey hall. The bar that was built in the 1920s creates memories and good times like you’ve never experienced. Try out their crazy good cocktails during happy hour and listen to live music from local, regional, and national artists soon!
AppyHour Online: Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 3 to 7pm
50% OFF Mannyritas, 50% OFF Wells
Thursday – All day happy hour ($2 Cock-a-doodle brews, $3.50 Mannyritas, $2.50 Wells)
Dragon King’s Daughter
Dragon King’s Daughter explores new territory to fuse Asian and Western ideas in wonderful ways. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or meat/fish-loving, you are certain to find the right items for you. This restaurant is named in honor of the first woman to reach enlightenment and provides an exceptional dining experience. Venture out and try a unique beverage selection of eight different sakes as well as local brews with a collection of import and craft beers.
AppyHour Online: Dragon King’s Daughter
Every Day 3 to 6pm
$2 Small House Sake, $4 Large House Sake, $5 OFF Small Bottle of Sake, $10 OFF Bottle of Wine, $10 OFF Large Bottle of Sake
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