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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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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 01:00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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179 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Brown Hotel is very historic and old. So neat to just see and walk around. We also stayed in this hotel though. The bar is great. Friendly. Also serves food. We had the famous Hot Brown here. It was $23 which sounds like a lot, but we split it between two people and still didn't finish it all...it's huge... More 

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Thank PSimms
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A group of us had dinner here New Years Eve but I have had drinks and snacks here many times over the years. It's a historic and elegant atmosphere that's especially pretty at Christmas time. The food and service are excellent. (The cheeseburger is very good).

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Thank wannaseeitraveljones
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to stop before or after an event at one of the local theater locations. Depending on the event, there are places to sit and have a drink with friends before heading over or heading home

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Thank Debbie B
Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful, old-fashioned environment where you can enjoy classic cocktails and excellent bites from their award-winning kitchen. Nice.

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Thank Paul T C
Stamford, Connecticut
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1,612 reviews
978 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hot brown (open faced turkey sandwich with bacon and mornay sauce) was created here. It is delicious. It is very large share with a friend. If you tell you are sharing they will divide it for you. The lobby is also beautiful and the service is great!

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Thank Autumn M
Louisville,ky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit brown hotel have a cocktail and then indulge your self with the original hot brown. Others have imitated but this one is the best.

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Thank Scales
Plainview, New York
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140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the brown hotel lobby bar, which was very beautiful, old world charm. Im pretty sure they have the same menu that you can have in the restaurant, which is right next to it. I had a bourbon flight, chose which three i wanted,(or you can have different combinations that are pre arranged). I had a great cheese... More 

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Thank purple8293
Oxford, Ohio
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two colleagues and I are staying at the Brown Hotel, and based on TripAdvisor, we tried the Brown Bar restaurant. They had an incredible piano player playing a wide variety of songs. As one reviewer pointed out, the bar is in the lobby of a grand and beautiful hotel. We all ordered Kentucky Bourbon Barrel ales and the Big Brown.... More 

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

Dear crowdemw, So pleased to read of your experience with us in the Lobby Bar. Appreciate the kind thoughts on our piano player, as well as our famous Hot Brown. We look forward to having you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Brown Hotel Lobby Bar is one of my favorite places to go in Louisville. First, the drinks are top quality. Besides the obvious bourbon drinks, they make a nice martini and have some nice wine and beer selections. It features a nice array of food options, but I tend to order the world-famous Hot Brown. My favorite thing to... More 

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

Dear Hoosier00, Thank you for your glowing review. It is always great to hear from a regular guest, who knows that a great evening in Louisville includes a seat in our lobby with a Hot Brown and good bourbon. It doesn’t get much better than this. Please let me know if ever I may be of assistance. We hope to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Feels like going back in time. Sit in the lounge and listed to a superb guy on the piano while watching the hustle around the lobby. Great bourbon selection and staff that can talk about it all day, particularly the manager, who roams the lobby a lot.

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Thank ssmart232323
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear ssmart232323, Many thanks for your great comments. There isn’t a more relaxing place in town than a seat in our lobby listening to the piano while sipping on a great Kentucky bourbon. Hope to have you back on your next trip east. 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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