LOUISVILLE'S BOURBON DISTRICT

Located in Downtown Louisville, the Bourbon District is a walkable urban experience for anyone looking for a taste of Kentucky. In the Bourbon District, you’re never more than 5 minutes away from the next attraction, so planning that group tour or birthday celebration just got a lot easier.

Sip, Stroll, and Savor the Birthplace of Bourbonism®


We are a city of hot browns and Ali, riverfront parks and Slugger bats. We throw parties for horse races and pronounce Louisville like we’ve already had a taste of bourbon.

We are a place of unique offerings and world-class attractions – and our Bourbon District is no exception.

Located in Downtown Louisville, the Bourbon District is a walkable urban experience for anyone looking for a taste of Kentucky. In the Bourbon District, you’re never more than 5 minutes away from the next attraction, so planning that group tour or birthday celebration just got a lot easier.

We invite you to indulge in the environment of Downtown while you walk to your next stop, learning about bourbon’s rich heritage and booming renaissance along the way.

Walk our streets, sip our bourbon, and enjoy this city for as long as you like. Welcome to our home. We’re excited you’re here.

Getting Around


Walking the Bourbon District has never been easier. With yellow pole banners and directional signage around every corner, you can sip and stroll while navigating your bourbon experience with ease. And if all else fails, look for our interactive kiosks to display the map of the district and send turn-by-turn directions to your mobile device. No matter where you are in the district, rest easy as we guide you to your next tour or tasting in no time.

Bourbon District Attractions


Attractions that will quench your thirst for a taste of Kentucky. Enjoy the Bourbon District, Downtown’s unique walkable experience. Whether you’re a Louisville native on an afternoon stroll, in town on business with a couple hours to spare, or a bourbon connoisseur looking to expand your palate, our Bourbon District distilleries will transport you through generations of history, community, and passion.

Distilleries

Attractions

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Bourbon Itinerary

Throughout Downtown

  • Bourbon Tours
  • Bourbon Souvenirs and Chocolatiers
  • Bourbon Retailers
  • Bourbon Historical Sites
  • Bourbon Events
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The Barrel on Main

100 South 4th St

  • Educational Signage
  • Historic Information
  • Selfie Hotspot
  • Public Art
  • #barrelonmain
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Frazier History Museum

829 W Main St

The Frazier History Museum is located on Museum Row in the West Main District of Downtown Louisville, Kentucky, and is the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

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Bourbon Country Visitor Center

301 S. Fourth Street

The Visitors Centers in Bourbon Country are a great place to start your adventure.

  • Urban Bourbon Trail® Passport
  • Maps
  • Brochures
  • Book a tour or restaurant
  • Buy bourbon-themed gifts
  • Get general assistance on planning your day at one of the region’s centers.
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Bourbon Restaurants

Throughout Downtown

  • 8UP Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge
  • Bourbons Bistro
  • Corner Restaurant & Bar
  • Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar
  • Garage Bar
  • Lobby Bar & Grill At The Brown Hotel
  • Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen
  • Proof On Main
  • Sidebar At Whiskey Row
  • Sway
  • Taj Louisville
  • The Old Seelbach Bar
  • Troll Pub Under The Bridge
  • Whiskey Dry
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Bourbon District Historic Sites

Throughout Downtown

  • Bridgeford, Ricketts & Company
  • J. Monks
  • D.X. Murphy & Bro. Architects
  • The Columbia Building
  • Historic Louisville Hotels
  • Applegate & Sons
  • I.W. Bernheim, Bernheim Brothers
  • T.H. Sherley
  • The Louisville Public Warehouse Company
  • Coon Hollow Distillery Offices
  • Louisville Board of Trade + Wine and Spirits Bulletin Offices
  • Crystal Springs Distillery Office
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Satellite Bourbon Tasting Rooms

Throughout Downtown

Open your Satellite Tasting Room in the Bourbon District!

Louisville's Bourbon District


A walkable trail through Downtown. Historically, Downtown Louisville was the epicenter of the bourbon industry. Before Prohibition, Main Street was a hub of activity for the industry due to its proximity to the Ohio River. Today, there are seven Downtown Distillery experiences. This renaissance has sparked a new wave of bourbon tourism. We call it Bourbonism®. Cheers!

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