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Brown Hotel Lobby Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, 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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15:00 - 01:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like good food, relaxing atmosphere and history. You will love the Brown Hotel. I will go to the hotel every chance I get.

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Thank DRP02
Topeka, Kansas
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In town for a week long business trip, we were told to have the Hot Brown. What better place to have this food experience than at the origin of the Hot Brown. Their Salmon was excellent and the Crem Brûlée & Derby pie were each perfectly done. Exquisite hotel proudly displaying the '20 & '30 era decor. The Lobby Bar... More 

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Thank KSCabana
Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, along with incredible service and atmosphere. It should be on the "Must Do" list if you are visiting Louisville.

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Thank Dom1149
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear Dom, So pleased to read that you have a nice evening with us. The staff enjoyed hearing your “must do” remark. Please let me know if ever I may be of assistance. We look forward to having you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker, Vice President and General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Step back in time to this elegant bar area in the Brown Hotel. There are many small round tables. Great to order drinks and appetizers before a concert downtown or just to relax after work.

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Thank joanhagedorn46
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear Joan, Thank you for taking the time to write. Appreciate the 5 stars and the “step back in time” note. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker, Vice President and General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Powell, Ohio
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for the famous Hot Brown, which was good; however, the Hot Fried Chicken was outstanding!! Highly recommend. We also had two of their signature drinks (The Kentucky Derby and The Lilly). TIP: Save money from using the valet. There is tons of parking in the streets and you don't need to use the meters on Sunday. If this... More 

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

Dear Chris, Many thanks for your nice thoughts. While we do receive many comments on our famous Hot Brown, the recently added “Hot Fried Chicken” is a fabulous addition to our menu. Please let me know before you next visit and I’ll reserve a nice table and ensure we rate 5 stars in your book. Hope to have you back... More 

Pasadena, California
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came back a couple of times. Sure its a great place to enjoy cocktails. We particularly liked the bourbon flights which let us compare a broad range of bourbons. But we also really enjoyed the Hot Brown which earned its role as a famous entree in Louisville. By the way, this place is also on the Downtown Urban Bourbon... More 

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

Dear Guest, Pleased to read that you returned several times to our Lobby Lounge. It doesn’t get any better than a seat in the lounge, sipping a great KY Bourbon while listening to our pianist. Glad to know you experienced our famous Hot Brown. Hope to have you back again. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President and General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Michigan
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151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has it's own menu, but still has a touch of elegance. Not exactly "bar food". You can get the Hot Brown here, too. The soup of the day was a mushroom, oyster chowder that was a bit salty, but good taste and lots of mushrooms. The Lobby of the Brown Hotel is pretty spectacular and very lovely. It gets busy,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the 5 stars and all your good thoughts on our bourbon selection and “elegance.” We look forward to welcoming you back again. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President and General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Mobile, Alabama
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've spent many evenings sitting on the furniture in the hotel lobby sipping on cocktails. It's always an additional treat when someone plays the piano

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1 Thank AThorn2016
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Delighted to read that you have spent many a night in our lobby lounge. We have recently increased the hours of our piano players, so we should be well covered for your next visit. Please let me know if ever I may be of assistance during a future visit. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President and General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Racine
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Okay this was a great place for dinner. Bourbon cocktails were awesome. We shared a salad which was super fresh and then went on to have The Hot Brown. This did not disappoint. Ambience is fancy but I saw people dressed casually so that is the best of both worlds. Service was great. This is a must do for Louisville!

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

Dear Guest, Always great to read "fantastic" and "must do" in a review of the Lobby Bar! It is a special place to sit back and enjoy our famous Hot Brown at night with a great KY bourbon while listening to the pianist. We hope to have you back again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President and General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

South Shore, Kentucky, USA
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome selection of bourbon but a tad pricey. Staff were friendly and prompt. We tried the hot brown but we're not as impressed as recommended from previous posts.

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Thank AJ_Jenny181

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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