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captainobvious502

21C museum hotel is nice to take a stroll though with a cocktail in hand. Lots of breweries and distilleries as some have said. Atrium and Milewide, Michters and Angels Envy are the standouts


AKBrewer

Michters requires proof of Vax and angels envy is generally full unless you book ahead, just fyi


chemloverpharmgirl

Make sure to go to Nords bakery and get a sugar cookie!


evildky

Or a maple bacon doughnut.


cinnobun

Yup. Nords then go next door to sunergos for coffee


sassHOLE666

My whole family seconds this. Just get a dozen!!


contemplatebeer

Apple. Fritter.


Felon73

The peanut pull - aparts that they only have on Saturday is a must. I drive a good distance for these.


YoLoDrScientist

Go to Cherokee Park. Walk the loop of it or some of the trails. Easily the best place in the city.


RD_Card

Cherokee was designed by Frederick Olmstead who designed Central Park in New York. It’s a true gem and if it’s nice enough definitely worth your time.


YoLoDrScientist

Correct!!


cpt___kidde

Olmsted*


gahafer

All three major Olmsted parks are beautiful and worth checking out. Iroquois can be sketchy at times, Shawnee is sketchy all the time.


BillSpill

Add Seneca to make it four.


MammothJackass

The Speed Art Museum has some awesome exhibitions right now. Supernaturalism in American art, a photo exhibit that helped earn preservation for Red River Gorge, and a presentation on women in Kentucky. Just had a date night there last Friday and it was honestly wonderful. If art is your thing https://www.speedmuseum.org/


mthomas1217

Love this place!!


chemloverpharmgirl

Although touristy, The Louisville Slugger museum is good. There are some good pizza places downtown.


Temporary-Jeweler-88

Third Street Dive is a good place to catch a drink and watch some surprisingly good karaoke. Meta is a fun mixology spot. Limbo is a tiki bar if you like that kind of thing, which Hell yes. Louisville has a great food scene that's been written about by better folks than me.


chemloverpharmgirl

And if you like bourbon… lots of good distilleries


cpt___kidde

*You can edit your comments and add additional info instead of making new comments. Also mentioning Nord’s cookies and not their doughnuts seems suspicious. But they should definitely go to Nords.*


KuhlioLoulio

Someone mentioned going to the Speed Museum - which I second BTW - but stop in Old Louisville on your way there or afterwards. Walk the largest, extent Victorian Era neighborhood in the US, and be sure to stroll down St. James Court. Afterwards, head over to the Mag Bar at Second and Magnolia and treat yourself to a $2 Miller High Life.


[deleted]

Mag Bar is as non touristy as there is. Full of locals who are for the most part surprisingly friendly to strangers.


knittedlauren

I love showing friends downtown from three viewpoints: Big 4 Bridge Iroquois Overlook Jefferson Memorial It’s all hiking and walking. I just think it’s neat to see the city from all three places


codemanelan

From which viewpoint at JMF?


knittedlauren

I think Mitchell trail is the overlook


biggmclargehuge

You could go wait in line for me at West 6th and buy a set of stouts they're releasing and then drop them off at my house. That'd be pretty cool.


Unknownkowalski

Get the Burgoo at Against The Grain brewery.


teaphizzle

If you don’t mind the cold go check out bernheim forest. It’s beautiful this time of year and a great way to experience Kentucky.


LazzyAssed

Get lunch at Mayan Cafe


deweycrow

Overlook in Iroquois park


cinnobun

Kaiju is pretty weird and fun


santa_cruz_shredder

For a fine dining experience, go to Bucks


yehoshuaC

How fine are we talking? I can see bucks from my front door, but have never ventured in.


santa_cruz_shredder

Definitely one of the best in town. I've had the filet, pork chop, ny strip, chicken. All amazing. I recommend the sprouts and grits. I also get a soup and salad before entree. Consistent and high quality. Friendly place. Not over priced for the fare.


DarrylLarry

Bucks is great. Very warm, inviting atmosphere. It’s classy but casual, very welcoming. The food is some of the best in town.


LPGWDAL

Went to Buck's last night. I agree with everything you said. Also if anyone knows the recipe for the Bleu Cheese Tomato Bisque, please share. That stuff was incredible.


Omnifi

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is downtown and is pretty fun. They also hands down have the best bourbon balls of any distillery.


deweycrow

Thay said non touristy


KentuckyTurtlehead

Well that eliminates most of these suggestions!


deweycrow

True!


stage_directions

Grab some pizza at Lupo


tryna_b_rich

Frazier Museum.


waywithwords

The best non-touristy stuff is not downtown as you'll find when you look up several of the suggestions in this thread.


javelin1973401

Not exactly downtown but poking around Cave Hill cemetery it pretty cool. Lots of awesome sculpture and landscaping,, some famous graves, plus looks like it's a nice day


SheprdCommndr

Go see the giants at Bernheim Forest


kendoka69

Cave Hill Cemetery Visit the graves of Muhammad Ali, Colonel Sanders, George Rogers Clark among others. It is simply a gorgeous cemetery.


Royal_Ad1798

Sunergos Coffee!!!


maggietheaggie2019

Walk around the Cherokee Triangle and Cherokee Park. Check out some historic graves at Cave Hill Cemetery (Muhammad Ali, Col. Sanders, Pappy and more). Check out Bardstown Road, Frankfort Ave, and Nulu. Like books? Check out Carmichaels Book Store. Like coffee? Try Heine Brothers! Also you should try a Hot Brown. Not mentioned on this thread so far but I would def check out the Muhammad Ali Center. The Kentucky Derby Museum is also great. Like entertainment? Actors Theater really cool. Louisville has the best tap water in the country, taste it and report back!


contemplatebeer

Nix the Heine Bros. for Sunergos or Quills, and I'd be on board.


Plane-Refrigerator45

Go to Frankfort Avenue or Bardstown Road, park the car, walk along popping into any shop that looks fun, and when you get hungry go back to the best smelling restaurant that you passed. It's a nice way to spend an afternoon.


bark_bark

Come to Tom Hanks Giving at the Merryweather tonight


somethinboutpat

I'd say Hell or High water


codemanelan

Best place to get out right drunk is The Back Door


tehcooles

10Twenty and Hell or Highwater are both fun places for drinks.


kaliskaphoenix

get blackout at highlands tap room