A night in Louisville, Kentucky
Sugarmill - 21st Feb, 2012
I had a night out in Louisville Kentucky and what a night it was. Full of dive bars, wonderful restaurants and hotel lobby bars laden with history. And lots of whiskey. First we had dinner at Proof on West Main Street. Bison marrow bones with apple butter, charred octopus with bagna couda both matched with bourbon barrelled-aged stout and of course another rye whiskey on the side. We then cruised up touristy 4th Street stopping to admire both the low cost and large serves of booze in the US of A. We kept wandering and eventually stopped to share a prawn cocktail, wine and beer at the quaint bar at the Brown Hotel, and then a cocktail at the Seelbach Hotel; another iconic 1800’s building. It’s where Tom and Daisy Buchanan were married (The Great Gatsby duh). From there we were in the right frame of mind for a 24/7 kind of joint. We hit a couple of classic American bars specializing in well, not much really. One place we spent hours at (Frankie’s maybe?) was gold. It has been there since the 1940’s and the walls are covered in accumulated paraphernalia. Signed rat pack photos, flickering beer signs etc. The floor was sticky, the beer was warm but the tunes were bluesy, the bourbon flowing and the bartender a gem. Great times were had.
Jason Williams - Group Cocktail Manager