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Against the Grain

401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-1110
+1 502-515-0174
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Barbecue, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-1110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in before a tour at Angels Envy and wished we could have stayed longer. Beer was very good but the hit was the wings. Hands down best wings I've ever had. Brisket sandwich was good but I could have eaten more wings. We plan...More

Thank Eng1JC92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had a very cool, hip vibe when you enter and the art on the wall and in the restrooms are eclectic, unique, and fun. The staff was amazing and their personalities all shined for lunch. If you plan to eat here I would...More

Thank WanderlustMom17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner right before a basketball game (15 minute walk from Yum stadium and right beside the baseball stadium). The beer selection is constantly changing since they only brew each beer once and never again. The food was excellent. Five of us...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walked over while awaiting an Angels Envy Distillery tour. Great welcoming service, delicious brisket, IPA brewed on location. And they had great selection of dozens of whiskies, including 10- and 12-year old PappyVanWinkle bourbon.

Thank Earl P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location next to the ballpark and near the river give this brewery an extra “point” otherwise it would have been three. The service was fine, nothing special, but super slow. They were not busy, so that didn’t seem to account for the lack of...More

Thank esdmadison
Reviewed 10 February 2018

On a recent trip ate here with a group of 20 and also with my family. Both times the staff made us feel at home. The appetizers for the big group were delicious and built to be shared. My pulled pork sandwich had good flavor...More

Thank fourthand10
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I stopped in for lunch and ordered a burger and it was cooked perfectly medium rare (hormone free meat). The taste was fantastic. Server was Teresa J and she did a nice job. It was a little chilly for room temperature but it's got very...More

Thank MRbluegill
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Very neat micro brewery. Really like the beer they made. There Dark Lager and Smoke Porter are outstanding. To get started the Pork Nachos are unique and very good. Really liked the Pork Belly, Brisket sandwich, and wings. Two interesting sides are the brussel sprouts...More

Thank Dayton H
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Our tour and the explanation of the brewing process was very thorough and lots of fun. Our guide, Amelia, is extremely knowledgeable and cheerful, answered all our many questions, and made our whole experience one we will remember for a long time. We also really...More

Thank DGM71
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. They weren’t busy. Service was ok but not very attentive. Food was decent but over priced for what it was. The corn side dish was $4 and was a very small portion. Nachos were good but very little...More

Thank Lisa S
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Patrick C
4 November 2016|
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Response from likeparty | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Michel O, they rotate craft beers, ales, IPAs, and stouts here. Though not England, I think you'll be pleased. This entire area is flooded with both craft beer and KY bourbon specialty businesses.
25 June 2016|
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Response from alex C | Reviewed this property |
There is no direct line of sight to the stadium, but I'm certain the game will be on their televisions.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-1110
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-515-0174
Against The Grain Brewery and Smokehouse is Louisville's first brewer-owned brewery and, like most worthwhile undertakings, the product of dissatisfaction with the status quo. The Louisville area has had a number of quality brewpubs for some time now, but still there was simply not enough beer! Against the Grain is an effort to help solve this problem. We maintain a diverse array of beers covering all of the major categories of beer flavor while generating an endless stream of innovative new brews. In short, everything is "specialty" and boredom will be extremely difficult. At Against the Grain, we have thrown out the traditional mode of thought and shifted our attention to producing amazing beer consistently, which can be any given style or have any twist on it. we hang our hats on quality and want you to know there are a world of options out there and we make them! AtG is committed to providing the highest quality beers, ranging from classical styles, to a variety of innovative ales and lagers. Our smokehouse fare coupled with our fresh and local approach, will satisfy both carnivores and herbivores alike. Think you wanna give us a try? Come on down to Slugger Field and move Against the Grain!!
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