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Brown Hotel Lobby Bar

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355 W Broadway, Located in Louisville's Central Business District., Louisville, KY 40202
+1 502-583-1234
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Chicago, Illinois
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217 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

wanted to experience the local legen of the Hot Brown in its natural habitat and were blown away by how beautiful the room was, and the exceptional service on a cold winter night. Cocktails, and dinner were delivered quickly and with a smile by a great staff. we got our work done and enjoyed a piece of American culinary history.... More 

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Thank dixonconsultinginc
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear dixonconsultinginc, Thrilled to read your review. Thank you for all the nice comments on our timely service with a smile. It’s always great to see 5 stars from a very well traveled guest as yourself. Hope to have you back soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Columbus
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161 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Was in town one night. This restaurant was near out hotel and wanted to give it a try. Lovely service but our dinner took FOREVER! We ordered a steak, kids meal, and their famous turkey dish. Sadly the steak was cold but bc it took forever I was not interested in waiting for another so I didn't say anything. But... More 

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Thank Columbus_Mom
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear Columbus_Mom, Many thanks for your constructive thoughts. Please let me know when your travels next bring you our way and I will reserve a nice table for you and guarantee an exceptional evening for you and your guests, with timely service and the hottest steak you have ever had. Hope to have you back with us again in the... More 

Fishers, Indiana
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331 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We were in town for the Jackie Evancho concert on 12/17/16. We stayed at the Seelbach and walked the 4 blocks to the theatre. The Brown Hotel is on the corner of Broadway and 4th. The Brown Theatre is right next door on Broadway. On the way we stopped by the Lobby bar for a cocktail and on the return... More 

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Thank DMJA21
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear DMJA21, Delighted to read all your nice thoughts…great to see you enjoyed the Lobby Bar twice in one night. Next time, you must stay with us at The Brown rather than that other “old” hotel up the street. Please let me know when your travels next bring you our way and I will reserve a nice room for you.... More 

Novi, Michigan
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424 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The food was very good and very generous portions. One of us had to get the Hot Brown, since it originated here. She loved it. The sandwiches were very good. The mixed drinks were fantastic. We each ordered a different one and loved them all. It is in the lobby, so it's pretty, but not quiet and private. We loved... More 

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Thank Davidamy617
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear Davidamy617, Thanks so much for all the great thoughts. Pleased to see that you enjoyed our Hot Brown and lobby setting. Please let me know when your travels bring you our way again and I will make a reservation and ensure we hit on everything…and look for 5 stars next visit! Hope to see you back with us again... More 

Lapeer, Michigan
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We went here for the hot brown sandwich. The hotel was beautiful all decorated for Christmas. There was Christmas music playing, linen tablecloths and napkins and flowers and candles on the tables. Very nice for lunch. Expensive over $50 for lunch. We split the hot brown. This sandwich is VERY RICH with the creamy sauce. Not for me.

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Thank playparkfun
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear playparkfun, Many thanks for the 5 stars. Appreciate the nice thoughts on the hotel décor and setting. Christmas is a special time in the lobby. Our famous Hot Brown does carry a few calories with it…hopefully you will see a good selection of entrees during your next visit. Please let me know if ever I may be of assistance.... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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166 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Nice place for a late snack, limited menu but still some excellent choices. A little pricey, but if you need something late it's okay. Hot Brown is cheaper at lunch in the Cafe

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Thank Dwayne G
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear Dwayne G, Appreciate the nice thoughts. By your next visit, we will have an expanded menu in our Lobby Bar for you to enjoy. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

San Diego, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Georgina was our fantastic server on the several occasions we visited the lobby bar for a quick meal or a drink. John, the bartender, knew his stuff and offered great suggestions for new cocktails. Definitely added to our experience!

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Thank Shannon F
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear Shannon F, Many thanks for the 5 stars and your mention of Georgina and John, two great ambassadors for us. Please contact me when your travels bring you back our way and I will reserve a nice table for you. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

First, the rating is due to the bartender. We were the only people eating at the bar. Everyone else were seated in the late baby area. The bartender was unhappy...we tried talking with him about his home city of Louisville, but he wasn't interested. Our food was very good.... I recommend the Hot brown and derby pie.

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Thank anchorlisa
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear anchorlisa, Thank you for your constructive thoughts. Please contact me when your travels bring you back our way and I will reserve a nice table or chair at the bar for you. We always receive great comments on our bartender staff for their service and knowledge. I will personally ensure you have a great experience on your next visit.... More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Arguably the most perfect place to enjoy a fine bourbon from their wide selection. Very attentive, professional service and relaxed, classic ambiance.

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Thank VanW303
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear VanW303, Thrilled to read your review. I certainly agree that the Lobby Bar is a very special place to sit back, enjoy a fine bourbon and watch the passers-by. Hope to have you back with us soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Calgary, Canada
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108 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Live piano, great service, excellent bourbon list. Ordered the Hot Brown sandwich and a Bourbon Barrel Ale. He sandwich is greasy, but extremely tasty!

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Thank RobS2011
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear RobS2011, Many thanks for your 5 stars. Our famous Hot Brown does carry a few calories, but most every guest leaves saying they will return for another. I never miss a week without one. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 01:00
Monday
15:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 01:00
Thursday
15:00 - 01:00
Friday
15:00 - 01:00
Saturday
15:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 W Broadway, Located in Louisville's Central Business District., Louisville, KY 40202
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-583-1234

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