Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant

Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant

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+1 502-566-3259+ Add website
Hours
Mon
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wed
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
features
Does this restaurant offer table service?
About
Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant is back on the Urban Bourbon Trail, serving Louisville's Best Street Food. An iconic downtown Louisville restaurant and whiskey bar, conveniently located on main street next to KFC YUM Center! What Taco’s can’t cure, whiskey will. It’s our motto that encompasses a modern and fast menu, great for lunch, dinner or pregame. Our extensive cocktail menu features local favorites that you will be sure to love.
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles496 reviews
Excellent
324
Very good
95
Average
42
Poor
12
Terrible
23
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RevPRC
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 business
Stumbled on this place during a site visit in anticipation of an event in Louisville next summer. Great little short cut to the bourbon trail (without the long drive). A great collection of specialty bourbons from Pappy to Blanton’s. In fact, their top-end bourbons are available in flights, so shop before you commit to just one. A respectable selection of tacos (or bowls if you prefer), provides a reasonably priced meal (saving your funds for Kentucky’s best bourbons.) And the service is really top shelf. Dustin, our server, dealt with our party’s multiple food allergy issues without missing a beat. Impressively patient. We even met the manager, Jason B., who we predict will do great thing with this reboot of a downtown specialty bar. The open-air seating adds to the ambiance. Try the guacamole, and definitely do not pass up the pickled red onions. Better than mine, and that’s pretty impressive. When our group hits Louisville in July 2023, we’ll send them all to “Down One” for great food, excellent bourbon selection and great service.
Written 4 October 2022
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Martin van der Laan
We look forward seeing your group next summer. Thank you for your generous comments and recognition during your city site inspection. I truly appreciate your kind comments and am thrilled that you enjoyed the experience. Stay well, Martin van der Laan Vice President of Operations
Written 5 October 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Venus v
Saint Johns6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
Oh my goodness, talk about a excellent little hidden gem! My family and i were on vacation, we wanted a little snack to tide us over. We had Masa Fried Cheese Curds(the portion is fantastic for the price) smothered nachos, some of the best nachos I've had, tasted like they were fresh made in the kitchen, and the pork, incredible. Drink were the Henderson, espresso burbon ball, souther bell and old fashion. The place was packed and service was still on point. Callie our server was very attentive, and we were heated by the Greeted by the general manager Jasen. Highly highly recommend stopping in. Even when outside looking in, people walked past saying great food to us. They were correct. Thank you so much!!
Written 25 March 2023
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Martin van der Laan
Thank you for sharing your experience and recognizing our team and offerings. We appreciate your visit and commentary.. Stay well, Martin van der Laan V.P. of Operations & General Manager The Galt House Hotel
Written 26 March 2023
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Lisa M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
We were walking by and stopped in for a drink and ended up canceling our dinner reservations somewhere else to eat there. Best decision. The Drunk Yardbird was delicious. Our server, Yung, was super attentive and the GM Jason recommended local places to visit while in town.
Written 7 October 2022
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Martin v
We are thrilled that you made the decision to visit and then stay. We are delighted that Jason and Yung were helpful making your visit a success. Thank you for your feedback. Stay well, Martin van der Laan General Manager The Galt House Hotel
Written 10 October 2022
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Gaby C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
My fiancé and I stopped by Down One after distillery hopping. Our bourbon based cocktails were fantastic and the food truly hit the spot. There was even live music! Dhishna took great care of us with quick and friendly service. She also helped us navigate the menu options and gave suggestions based on the drinks we ordered. Jason the GM was active on the floor and stopped by to ensure we were happy with the service. He even treated us to some dessert as a congrats for our recent engagement. No doubt, we will be coming back for more drinks and tacos the next time we are in town!
Written 18 November 2022
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Martin v
We look forward to your future visit and appreciate your most recent one. Thank you for your comments and recognition of our team. Congratulations on your recent engagement. Stay well, Martin van der Laan V.P. of Operations and General Manager The Galt House Hotel
Written 19 November 2022
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Timothy A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 business
Stopped in while in town on business and had a great meal. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. Dhishna was a delight and made our meal enjoyable and made sure we didn’t have an empty plate or glass the entire time. The manager even stopped by to say hello. Five stars out of Five.
Written 20 October 2022
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Martin v
We appreciate your visit and the 5-stars provided in your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the service and quality of food. Thank you for your shout out to Dhishna. We hope to see you soon again. Stay well, Martin van der Laan Vice President of Operations
Written 22 October 2022
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Wendy M
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
We where seated promptly and had drinks very quickly. The drinks where delicious. We ordered an appetizer of nachos. They where not as described and basically looked like chips with cheese wiz poured over them. Our waitress never came back to take our order after someone else deceived our appetizers. We wanted another drink and dinner. It took so long to find her that I was no longer hungry so only my husband ordered. He ordered tacos. We asked the waitress how many came with dinner and she told us it would fill 1/2 the pan. We decided to share. What we got was one taco. Menu was confusing. We then had to track down our waitress to pay as she never came back. I have waitresses for years and this is the first time I ever tipped less then 20%. There where only 3 or 4 other parties in the whole restaurant and there where multiple workers. Very disappointing
Written 18 June 2023
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Martin van der Laan
Thank you for your feedback. As you can see of our mostly wonderful comments and feedback, yours was an unusual experience based on previous consistent comments. So, I am extremely sorry that you did not experience the same. Please accept my apologies. We appreciate your visit and hope to see you again. Stay well, Martin van der Laan General Manager The Galt House Hotel
Written 19 June 2023
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John H
Louisville160 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
Food is good just be aware the menu is somewhat limited —- mostly taco variations — which taste great. Appetizers are all enjoyable Ambiance and staff are very pleasant. If you go during warm weather, they do have outside seating Our server, RISHABH, was attentive and helpful.
Written 28 November 2022
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Martin v
Thank you for your visit and commentary. We appreciate the recognition of our team members. Stay well, Martin van der Laan V.P. of Operations and General Manager The Galt House Hotel
Written 29 November 2022
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mia c
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
We got into town late and had a hard time finding a place serving food. We found ourselves at Down One Bourbon Bar and Restaurant enjoying fabulous old fashions and vodkas with our outstanding bartender Olivia. To our surprise (and excitement to eat), Jason offered to make us a special chicken nachos dish that was super unique and delicious ! Olivia and Jason were Amazing and helped our first night be spectacular!
Written 16 October 2022
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Martin v
Thank you for recognizing our team and we are thrilled that you first night at the Galt House, Down One and Louisville was spectacular. Thank you for stopping by and for your feedback. Stay well, Martin van der Laan Vice President of Operations
Written 17 October 2022
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Mel B
Texas3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
Was in Louisville for a conference and was looking for a place to relax, have a drink, and decent meal. Noticed this on my walk between hotels right off Main St. Their motto is "What tacos can't cure, whiskey will". Sign me up! Was greeted right as I walked in and told I could sit where I want. Nam recommended the signature Old Fashioned and I chose an El Classico (bbq brisket) and Fish Fry tacos. Drinks and food came out quickly and let me tell you -- that is the tastiest Old Fashioned I've ever had. Down One has a full menu of bourbons to chose from but if you just want a cocktail the Old Fashioned will not disappoint. Jason, the general manager, even stopped by and I had to rave about the food and drinks. The Fish Fry taco is like the best fish and chips without the chips. I wish I had time to sample more.
Written 19 October 2022
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Martin v
Sounds there is a good reason for a return visit. We cannot thank you enough for your description of your experience and we appreciate your visit and recognition provided. Thank you for stopping by and providing your insight. Stay well, Martin van der Laan Vice President of Operations
Written 20 October 2022
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Michele B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 friends
Friends on a business trip, we went looking for a beautiful place to have drinks and number. Down One Bourbon Bar was more than we expected or hoped for! Terrific ambiance, very comfortable while extremely professional, from being greeted and welcomed by the General Manager to our bartender and “host” Dan, it was a wonderful experience. Super fresh beef nachos, yummy salads, and creative cocktails…we were beyond pleased. If I lived here, this would be a regular weekly spot for sure! What a fabulous find!
Written 29 September 2022
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Martin v
We appreciate you partaking in our soft re-opening and our "mock service". We thank you for your feedback and recognition of Dan and Jason. Our team is delighted you enjoyed your first Down One experience. We look forward seeing you in the future when your travels bring you back to Louisville. Stay well, Martin van der Laan Vice President of Operations
Written 1 October 2022
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Zachary C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 business
I came down for a convention and stayed at the Galt hotel. We tried many restaurants and late night bars and only “Down One Bourbon” was worth writing a review for. I was there for lunch with a colleague and the tacos are 🔥. The same night after a concert they were the only place willing to make us food even though all the kitchens were closed in the area. We had some amazing bourbon while we waited for them to whip up some nachos. I have to give credit where credit is due and Jason and Olivia were friendly, offered insight to the area and had superior customer service. Highly recommend and i will be back.
Written 21 October 2022
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Martin v
We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Galt House conference experience and included Down One in your visits of restaurants. We have recently reopened Down One and are delighted with your comments and recognition. I am glad that our team was able to accommodate your late-night food needs. We look forward seeing you again. Stay well, Martin van der Laan Vice President of Operations
Written 22 October 2022
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Michael D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
I low-key hidden gem amongst a smorgasbord of overpriced and understaffed bars in downtown Louisville. Ended up getting a bluegrass rose and a southern belle signature cocktails paired with the loaded nachos (which ended up being fiiirrrreeeee). Olivia and Dustin were extremely accommodating ❤️
Written 7 February 2023
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Martin v
We appreciate your comment, the recognition of Olivia & Dustin and you recently stopping by. We are glad you enjoyed the visit and hope to see you soon again. Stay well, Martin van der Laan V.P. of Operations & General Manager The Galt House Hotel
Written 8 February 2023
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VoltGideon14
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 solo
This was my first time to Down One Bourbon bar! The ambience here was great. I had my dinner in the small lounge beside the bar. The bartender Drew was very friendly. I had the three little pigs taco and an order of street corn. Come visit I would have to say this was a five out of five delicious food friendly service the General manager Jason even stopped to see how everything was I was super appreciative of that. This is a place that I will definitely return to in the future! I highly suggest you give this place a try!
Written 20 December 2022
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Martin v
Thank you for visiting and recognizing our great team members. We truly appreciate it as well as your comments. Stay well, Martin van der Laan V.P. of Operations and General Manager The Galt House Hotel
Written 21 December 2022
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Kathleen F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 business
After a disappointing dinner at a different restaurant in the motel, we came to Down One for dessert and couldn’t have asked for better service or a better experience. Gabriel, our waiter, was very friendly and prompt with our order. Jason, the manager came by our table to ask if everything was good and I proceeded to tell him it was fabulous especially after our disappointing experience we had at dinner at Walkers Exchange. The manager was very apologetic (even though it wasn’t his restaurant) and sent us back to our room with chips, salsa, cheese dip for later in case we were still hungry. Now that’s what I call above and beyond! We assured him we would be back and looking forward to dining at Down One tomorrow!!!
Written 24 April 2023
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Martin van der Laan
Thank you for recognizing our team. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, visit and comments. I am sure that Jason has shared your experience with his counterparts. We look forward seeing you again. Stay well, Martin van der Laan General Manager The Galt House Hotel
Written 25 April 2023
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Brittany B
Huntersville1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
we’re from out of town and hopped over to the bar here on a Monday night after our dinner reservation. Dustin was at the bar and was THE BEST. He even made a specialty bourbon cream cocktail for me based on my preferences. Highly recommend a stop at the bar here!
Written 21 November 2022
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Martin v
We highly appreciate your high recommendation, your visit and the recognition of our team members. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to review us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Stay well, Martin van der Laan V.P. of Operations and General Manager The Galt House Hotel
Written 22 November 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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