Situated along Whiskey Row since 2011, Troll Pub is a sports bar with historic roots. Previously the site of the original Galt House, a railroad headquarters and an artist colony, the space now features a hidden bookcase room, cozy nooks, exposed brick, wooden beams and a myrtle wood bar. Accompanying a generous beer list is the pub grub we’ve all come to love—burgers, sandwiches, pizza and more. Start off with a favorite, Louie the Troll’s Signature Beer Cheese. Made with Shiner Bock and Sierra Pale Ale, it’s served with warm, soft pretzel sticks. For those on the lookout for something new, Louie’s Burger of the Month showcases new connections.
150 W. Washington Street
The atmosphere of The Hub, located off of Frankfort Avenue, borders between industrial and modern sleekness. They feature a large patio, billiards and sizeable selection of wine, draft beer and bourbon. For the cocktail drinkers among us, The Hub boasts unique creations like the Snow Queen—Tito’s vodka, cream, white chocolate, Giffard Vanille de Madigascar, Tempus Fugit Crème de Menthe. When it comes to eats, check out their cheese stuffed croutons. An assortment of sliders, like the pineapple braised pork, makes for a solid choice.
2235 Frankfort Avenue
Founded by NBA player and Louisville resident Darrell Griffith, Griffs is a sports bar with plenty of televisions for game watchers. Yet, what sets it apart is the southern comfort food inspired by Griffith’s travels. From starters to main entrees, they don’t skimp on presentation. It’s this attention to detail that coincides with smoking their own wings and making everything fresh daily. The Mozzarella Cheeseburger will let you get your pizza fix, without all of the carbs. Topped with an egg, the Sunnyside burger is packed with protein.
323 W. Cardinal Blvd.
The craft pizza and tap-house serves up a sizeable selection of craft beers, local brews and specials. The relaxed environment is perfect for unwinding. While the menu includes items like sandwiches and pasta bakes, the pizza steals the show. One of the favorites is Tony’s Supremo, made with thick pepperoni, ham, sausage, mushrooms, onions, peppers, olives and fresh tomatoes. For the more adventurous, try the Fire Roasted Fajita—chipotle sauce, topped with chicken or steak, fire roasted peppers, onions, and fresh tomatoes served with a side of garlic sour cream.
1890 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy
Highlands Tap Room
Located off of Bardstown Road, Highlands Tap Room is a casual, down to earth pub with billiards, live music and frequent karaoke. For a snack, their Naked Chicken Wings are served with your choice of BBQ, Buffalo or Asian sauce. For main course, try one of their specialties like the hand-breaded fried chicken and homemade waffle or their take on our iconic Hot Brown. Seafood is not typically found at pubs, but Highlands offers an exception. Check out the Crabby Patty—claw meat fried, with spicy tartar sauce on a toasted bun.
1056 Bardstown Road