Econo Lodge Downtown
401 South 2nd St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 583-2841
Fax: (502) 583-2629
Bars & Cafes
When the glossy hubbub of Fourth Street Live becomes overwhelming, head for Third Street Dive. It's dark and gritty, the drinks are inexpensive, and the frills are decidedly few. There's a pool table in the back, a juke box full of heavy rock'n'roll, and live music on select evenings. The regulars are full of colorful stories, and the barkeeps have their share as well. If your one-drink Happy Hour plan turns into an beer-fueled, punk-rock all nighter, you're more than welcome to order out for pizza or bring in a bag of White Castles from around the corner. See MySpace page for concert schedule and more.
Housed in the Starks Building, Eddie Merlot's is a restaurant fit for many occasions, be it a business dinner or a fun meal with the family. Serving succulent steaks and absolutely fresh seafood, it has something for everyone. Appetizers like the sesame calamari and barbecue shrimp are a great way to start a meal that could comprise bone-in filet, trio of medallions, beef bourguignon, New Orleans mixed grill and more. An excellent wine list further enhances the meal.
The Louisville Howl at the Moon is one of eleven that had their beginnings in 1990 in Cincinnati, Ohio. This piano bar packs a punch with a winning combination of riotous entertainment and an extensive drink menu. Of course, audience participation is encouraged and nearly impossible to avoid. The show commences with professional pianists dueling two at a time, interspersed with sequences of four pianos and assorted other instruments. By the end of the evening, the audience has joined the act and is having the time of their lives. It's no surprise Howl at the Moon is popular for parties and has a special deal for groups.
In the heart of downtown Louisville is an entertainment complex known as Fourth Street Live. In the heart of Fourth Street Live is a dining-and-drinking hot spot like none other, known as the Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge. Seating is comfy, decor is sleek, and the bar is long. Pull up a stool and order a Manhattan as good as any you'll find in the Midwest, or grab a table and drink your bourbon-based cocktail alongside a hearty American meal. As the evening progresses, the music gets louder and the atmosphere gets warmer. See website for event announcements and more.
The Pub offers an exciting variety of weekly specials and events. The menu includes gastropub plates, shareables, soups & salads, classic pub fare, sandwiches & paninis, sliders & burgers, desserts, and a weekend brunch.
Nestled in Downtown Louisville's entertainment hub, Fourth Street Live, PBR Louisville is a vibrant place where patrons can let their hair down and have a good time. PBR which is an abbreviation for Professional Bull Riders, follows a cowboy theme, but blends an urban touch into its ambiance. Game nights, happy hours, concerts and other events fill this place up with a lot of energy.
A traditional Irish pub offering "Irish bistro" fare which features a fusion between classic Irish dishes and American favorites - with a twist.
Prime Lounge is one of the hottest places to party in the city. The lounge is a contemporary place with decor by local artist, Maureen. The wood and white interiors go well with the art and although by day this place is great dining or lunch place, by night it takes on a completely different avatar. When the DJ hits his booth, the visual display coupled with the sound quality and music, the experience will blow your mind. The DJs here at Prime are all extremely good at what they do and are recognized locally or even nationally. It's a great place to celebrate your birthday or even a bachelorette, so do check their website for details about the kind of deal you can make. The venue is also host to a number of big music events like the official 50th Playboy Anniversary party or The John Sutton Band and more. Do visit their website for those and other details.
Hillbilly Tea as its name implies serves tea, yet it also has brunch, lunch and dinner service as well. The restaurant remains true to its Kentuckian roots with dishes like succotash and corn pone for the children and frog legs or chicken liver paté for the adults. The 'concoctions' list also has some superb libations that highlight tea as a mixer. The Hatfield & McCoy is a simple smoked tea hooch and a shot of bourbon while the Beez Kneez uses Palmetto moonshine, honey, lemon and blank iced tea. Overall, Hillbilly is a little more upscale than what the name would have you believe.
Located off the lobby of the Seelbach, this bar offers over forty bourbons, expertly mixed cocktails, and heavenly desserts like the Warm Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie. The Seelbach is known for its artfully restored, early 1900s decor, and this elegant watering hole was not passed over. The bar itself is a fine piece of mahogany, and it's as inviting a bar as ever there was. The bar is staffed by a crew not only expert at drink mixing, but also at spinning yarns about the hotel, the neighborhood, and the great state of Kentucky. Live jazz on weekends.
Open for lunch, dinner and late night fun, The Sports & Social Club offers classic pub fare and all the sports viewing you can handle. They also offer bowling, live entertainment and a fully equipped private party room.
Sully's is a full-service bar that offers a full lunch and dinner menu, as well as an assortment of daily food and drink specials. They also have an extra-large patio with full bar, open seasonally. They are known for their nightlife with live DJs, music and happy hour parties.