Quality Inn & Suites
716 Brooks Hill Rd
Brooks, KY 40109
Phone: (502) 955-6272
Fax: (502) 955-5911
Bars & Cafes
Linda’s Cafe is an ideal spot for large groups to grab a wholesome meal. At prices that will make wallets happy, this cafe serves delicious American breakfast and lunch specials. The cafe is quite spacious and has an inviting ambiance with comfortable seating spaces and an extended back patio. Their pancakes and biscuit and gravy come recommended for breakfast while the fried chicken platter is a must-try lunch special. The portions are huge and the service is amicable, which is why Linda’s is bustling with patrons throughout its working hours.
Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe is lively cafe that serves delectable traditional American food. It is known to be one of the best sports bars in town. Also, it is a good place to be with family and is moderately priced. The staf is very warm and welcoming. For more details, please see the website.
Zanzabar is a local institution. Since its opening in 1938 it has changed templates many times, but it has always remained a local watering hole. The recent incarnation has it all, from old-school arcade games and pinball tournament nights to local farm-to-table food and live music, things have surely changed since those prewar days. The food and drinks are outstanding, but a lot of people come just to revert back to their childhood with games like Paperboy, Asteroids, Frogger and Donkey Kong. When you add the live music, this version of Zanzabar appears as if it is the best one in the last 80 years.
Sol Aztecas Grill & Cantina - Bardstown Road is located in the center of Louisville and stays true to its Mexican roots. Inspired by Mexican cooking and techniques, the menu showcases a variety of dishes from across Mexico such as the delicious Enchilada Verdes, Fajita Burrito Grande, Seafood Fajitas, Huevos Con Chorizo, and many more delicious fares. Diners have a lot of options from seafood to vegetarian delights, to meat and poultry specialties, or just choose from the la carte menu. If you are someone who loves their desserts, you do have have some nice options like Flan (Mexican custard), Xango (a rich creamy cheesecake in a flaky pastry tortilla, topped with whipped cream and cherry) etc here. Keeping up with the Mexican tradition, they have a bar stocked with a lot of margaritas, daiquiris and Mexican and American beers. You can enjoy the delightful food with live entertainment at an affordable price. Sol Aztecas is a fabulous place to be with your family and friends with its warm hospitality and great food.
Located across Bardstown Road, the Bard's Town is a local restaurant that is popular amongst one and all. What sets it apart from the rest is the fact that it serves artisan food and even the names of the dishes are symbolic, savor the Julius Ceasar Salad or simply order Mushroom of Venice. Right from the dishes to the events held here, everything is in sync with the theater theme of the restaurant. Happy hours, live music concerts and similar events are a regular feature at the Bard's Town. That’s not it, there is another surprise awaiting you on the second floor, the Bard's Town Theatre of the restaurant. This theater showcases works of new play-writers and stages innovative plays. Truly, Bard's Town offers a great mix of entertainment and tasty food.
Four Pegs bills itself as a "Beer Lounge and Social Eatery." It aptly fits the bill because the friendly and knowledgeable staff treat guests to a smorgasbord of great beer and hearty grub that sticks to the ribs. The beer selection is carefully curated (rivaled only by Sergio's World of Beers), it has choices from some of the best regions in the world, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, the list goes on-and-on. Almost every night, there is some kind of special, wings on Tuesdays, pints on Wednesdays and Trivia Sundays are always a blast.
On one of the most bustling blocks of the always-bustling Bardstown Road corridor, Cumberland Brews serves up tall pours of craft-brewed beer and healthy helpings of Southern-fried comfort food. Brews range from traditional English-style classics to decidedly experimental stuff like a pale ale spiced up with a hit of Yerba Mate. To eat, fried fish sandwiches and cheeseburgers go great with a side of fried green tomatoes. Enjoyment of all of the above is amplified by the fast-paced street scene out front viewable through big picture windows (or through your own two eyes if you grab a table out on the sidewalk).
A venture by renowned chef Anthony Lamas of Food Network fame, Seviche is the place to go for not only its namesake dish, but for plenty of Latin flavors. Making use of local ingredients, the chefs at this restaurant serve mouthwatering Ceviche like the signature Old Fashioned which is tuna cooked from the acidity in a bluegrass soy, Kentucky bourbon, orange and pineapple brine. Some of the other dishes include plates from around the world as well, with skirt steak and Chimichurri from Argentina, the traditional Paella dish influenced from Spain and veggie chimichangas that hail from the Mexican kitchen. As the menus constantly change, guests can rest assured that they will eat something novel and innovative.
Beer nerds take note: The Nachbar is the place to be for beer selection in Louisville. There's a hefty menu of Belgians, Germans, other imports, and the best of the American microbreweries. There are lots of bottles and plenty of cascading hops out of the taps too. The walls are made of exposed brick, there's billiards and a backyard and a full bar in case beer isn't your thing.
While much of Old Louisville can be exactly that, meaning old, Mag Bar takes a step (albeit a baby step) in the direction of the new. That means in a neighborhood full of bed and breakfasts trafficking in chamber music and merlot, this place offers a loud jukebox and Miller High Life. The bar's facade is made up of big plate-glass windows, so the sun shines in warmly right up to the bitter end of happy hour.
Lisa's is one of Louisville's fine, aged, neighborhood dive bars. It's dark and dank and full of locals. Occasional live music events bring in outsiders from time to time, but this place's bread and butter is cold cans of cheap beer. Located on a stretch of East Oak Street halfway between downtown and the Bardstown Road area, Lisa's is the perfect place to stop for a cold one on the way from one side of town to the other. See website for photos and more.
Located on the Bardstown Road, El Camino is a youthful and vibrant place serving some mouth-watering Mexican delights. They whip up some of the best tacos and fillings vary form chicken to beef. They also house an elaborate menu of cocktails and also serve coffee. The place is a must visit for the ambience that it offers, colorful and distinct!