Econo Lodge Downtown
401 South 2nd St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 583-2841
Fax: (502) 583-2629
401 South 2nd St., Louisville, KY, US, 40202
- Phone: (502) 583-2841
- Fax: (502) 583-2629
This is a popular venue in the city, where regular concerts and activities are held. The events held here include sporting events, music concerts and theatrical performances. The Van-Dells, the Roots and Bombshel are among the artists that have performed here. Children are not allowed to attend these events as the venue happens to be a nightclub. Also, the tickets generally get sold out faster than you can imagine, so make sure you book your tickets in time. On the days of the event the box office opens up once more from 6p onwards. Open from Sunday to Wednesday from 6pm and Thursday to Saturday from 7 pm.
A variety of plays are performed in this 1,400 seat theatre and conference center.
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.
Size does matter and especially so at the Kentucky International Convention Center, that spreads across 300,000 square feet. The type of events held here vary from trade fairs to meetings and others. Besides a ball room that provides for an expanse of unending space there 52 meeting rooms covering the whole area and a conference theater besides other facilities . For your caffeine cravings there is a Star bucks on the premises and a lunch joint. Catering facilities are also available at the convention center. Call ahead for more details.
Fourth Street Live is the soul of a revitalized downtown Louisville. Dozens of dining and entertainment outlets under one huge roof mean there is always a crowd. On select nights, the section of 4th Street right outside is barricaded, a stage is put in place, and any number of rollicking musical acts bring the funk. Whether it's music, eats, drinks or dancing you're after, it can be found here, withing walking distance of all the best hotels and all the finest attractions Louisville has to offer. See website for complete business listings and dress code information.
Bowling just became a whole new game. First opened in Hollywood, California, Lucky Strike Lanes' management envisioned a bowling alley celebrities would want to patronize - with top shelf food and ever-changing artwork showcased at the end of each lane. The idea proved popular, and Lucky Strike Lanes now has alleys across the country. The menu is surprisingly gourmet for a bowling alley; revitalized from the typical beer and nachos that may spring to mind at the mention of bowling alley food. The mouth-watering menu includes appetizers, salads, gourmet pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, desserts, and even all-day breakfast. Please note that guests are expected to adhere to a dress code.
With live music every Thursday night, special deals for women (like free Friday night admission), and a full bar, Angel's Rock Bar is a trendy place to be seen on a weekend night. Extravagant touches, like a 130-foot bar, a 20-foot high video wall, and their aim of having the glitz of a nightclub with "none of the pretense," give Angel's Rock Bar a unique edge on the nightclub scene.
Estimated at a whopping 238 million dollars, the KFC Yum! Center is slated for a grand opening in October 2010, a day Louisville will never forget. This multi-purpose venue will have a basketball arena that can hold more than 20,000 spectators and a volleyball area that can hold more than 22,000 spectators. Audiences can replenish themselves at the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut outlets within the center, while superlative facilities like parking, floodlights and security are sure to set KFC Yum apart from the rest.
Established in 1964, Actors Theatre has received three prestigious awards including the Special Tony Award as an Outstanding Non-profit Resident Theatre. It is located at the center of the cultural district in Louisville. With performances scheduled year round, the theater also offers apprentice and internships programs, workshops, tours, discounts to students, senior citizens and those with disabilities. The Intermezzo cafe is located in the theater at a lower level and offers dinner before performance, drinks at intermission and dessert after the show.
Situated right beside Residence Inn Louisville Downtown, Haymarket Whiskey Bar is housed in a building from 1885. If you love whiskey, this unpretentious Downtown bar with its fantastic selection of 100 varieties, is one you absolutely must visit. If whiskey isn't really your thing, don't despair, for the bar also has craft and tap beers for you to enjoy. Four nights a week, this watering hole buzzes with a different kind of energy, for that is when you get to see live bands in action.
The Bomhard Theater is named after the founder of the Kentucky Opera. Bomhard is a classy events venue, seating 619, featuring a M1D Meyer Sound system for sound reinforcement.
The State Ballet of Kentucky offers the finest in classical and contemporary performances.