America’s Best Bourbon Bars 2021 – BOURBON COUNTRY

Bourbon Country Region

Kentucky is The Bourbon State as it has the Best Bourbon Bars firepower to match its distilling chops. Here’s your insider’s look to some of the country’s oldest bourbon bars, like the Tousey House Tavern in Bardstown (it’s said to be haunted – make a special trip for spooky season). Newcomers to the list include Barn8 Restaurant just outside of Louisville nesting on the enchanting grounds of Hermitage Farm. It’s barn chic bougie all the way with to die for farm-to-table cuisine, a first class Bourbon selection including vintage bottles to drool over. Northern Kentucky’s “B-Line” district came on strong with 3 new additions including Smoke Justis who specializes in delicious smoked meats and with a Bourbon collection 0f 400+. Come to Kentucky for the distilleries, stay for the bars and restaurants!

Bluegrass Tavern Bar
With over 1,000 bourbons on their back bar, established bars like Bluegrass Tavern have become a must-see for bourbon loving tourists. Photo Courtesy Bluegrass Tavern.

The Amdsen Bourbon Bar, Versailles, KY

Belle’s Cocktail House, Lexington, KY

Bluegrass Tavern, Lexington, KY

Bourbon on Rye, Lexington, KY

Carson’s Food & Drink, Lexington, KY

Goodfellas Distillery, Lexington, KY

OBC Kitchen, Lexington, KY

Merrick Inn, Lexington, KY

Justins’ House of Bourbon, Lexington, KY

Whiskey Bear, Lexington, KY

Bourbon’s Bistro, Louisville, KY

Doc Crows, Louisville, KY

Justins’ House of Bourbon, Louisville, KY

Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen, Louisville, KY

Proof on Main, Louisville, KY

Repeal Oak-Fired Steakhouse, Louisville, KY

The Silver Dollar, Louisville, KY

Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar @ Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY

Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, Louisville, KY

Brendan’s Catch 23, Louisville, KY

Whiskey Dry, Louisville, KY

Barn8 Restaurant, Goshen, KY

Bourbon Barrel Tavern, Elizabethtown, KY

The Miller House, Owensboro, KY

The Blind Pig Bourbon Speakeasy, Bardstown, KY

Bottle and Bond, Bardstown, KY

The Old Talbott Tavern, Bardstown, KY

The Rickhouse, Bardstown, KY

The Old Owl Tavern, Harrodsburg, KY

Jane Barleycorn’s Market & Bar, Danville, KY

Prohibition Bourbon Bar, Newport, KY

Tousey House Tavern, Burlington, KY

Bourbon Haus 1841 , Covington, KY

Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar, Covington, KY

Goodfellas Mainstrasse, Covington, KY

Libby’s Southern Comfort, Covington, KY

Rich’s Proper Food & Drink, Covington, KY

The Globe Covington, Covington, KY

Smoke Justis, Covington, KY

Revival Vintage Spirits & Bottle Shop, Covington, KY

Midway Cafe, Fort Thomas, KY

Bourbon on Main, Frankfort, KY

Barrel & Bond, Paducah, KY

Freight House, Paducah, KY


Revival Vintage Spirits & Bottle Shop
Revival Vintage Spirits & Bottle Shop in Covington, KY. Where whiskey dreams come true.