Quality Inn & Suites University/Airport
311 E Gaulbert Ave
Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: (502) 638-6100
Fax: (502) 638-6236
311 E Gaulbert Ave, Louisville, KY, US, 40208
- Phone: (502) 638-6100
- Fax: (502) 638-6236
Bars & Cafes
While much of Old Louisville can be exactly that -- 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 rock and roll and Miller High Life. Not cutting edge exactly, but welcome respite from the mothballs around the corner. 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. Good conversation, cold beer, and good music. This is Mag Bar.
Established in 1944, Check's has been a neighborhood tradition for over 60-years. They offer a full lunch and dinner menu along with a great beer selection. They also offers sports viewing, karaoke and other entertainment.
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 microbrewery offerings. Lots of bottles, and lots of draft selections too. The walls are of exposed brick, there's billiards and a backyard, and a full bar in case beer isn't your thing. There's rock'n'roll on the jukebox, locals bellied up to the bar, and the decor seems not to have been updated since the '70s. See website for beer list, photos and more.
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.
Celebrated by such diverse publications as Spin Magazine and Milkyboots, Seidenfadens is the type of dive bar for which dive bar aficionados search the world over. Located on a spartan little corner in a quiet neighborhood, inside there's cheap beer, sauced locals, good music and a whole lot more. Live bands play on occasion, karaoke takes place on the regular, and there's even a movie night every Sunday, presented by Wild & Woolly Video.
Serving classic lunch items with Kentucky flair. They are open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you plan to catch a performance at the Louisville Palace, the Marketplace makes for a great pre-show stop. The cuisine on offer is Italian-inspired Southern fare, and there is even a lounge with great drinks and live jazz for your entertainment. The food is absolutely delicious, and dishes like garlic beef tenderloin, balsamic-marinated NY strip and roasted spaghetti and lamb bolognese will definitely leave you wanting more. The patio features a dessert counter where you can enjoy numerous sweet treats.
Of the numerous Irish Pubs along a certain block on Louisville's Baxter Avenue, O'Shea's is the godfather. It was the first to set up shop and remains among the liveliest. Revelers from all over town gather here on many a night for an atmosphere that includes live music and dancing, and a bar and kitchen serving up hot food and cold drinks. See website for live music schedule, menu, beer list and more.
Enjoy a cup of freshly roasted and brewed coffee at this flagship coffeehouse of a small, independent chain in Louisville. Initiated by the enthusiastic coffee-lovers Nathan and Amy Quillo, the focus, here, is on serving fresh, handcrafted coffee sourced from farmers that practice healthy farming. Sip on your favorite latte or cappuccino while you relax in a casual atmosphere of the bar. Live music events are also scheduled occasionally to liven up the atmosphere of the cafe. Visit their website for more information.
After a long afternoon of shopping on Bardstown Road and hiking through Cherokee Park, a pleasant place for a refreshment is Flanagan's. Less a party spot than neighboring O'Shea's, Flanagan's offers an commanding selection of beers -- both imported and craft brewed. The kitchen is no slouch either, keeping up with the beer selection with a menu of better-than-average pub grub, some traditionally Irish, some not so much. Note that barkeeps here are spirited ambassadors for their city, so if you require tips on where to go and what to see, ask away.
Wick's is an independently-operated Louisville establishment serving appetizers, salads, pasta, sandwiches, desserts, and of course award-winning pizzas. Listen to a variety of live music gigs at Wick's, or watch the big game and take advantage of game-day discounts. Don't forget to check out their list of over 60 beers and 75 blended drinks for something to wash down that slice of cheesy goodness.
Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Molly Malone's offers traditional Irish pub fare and libations. Enjoy live music from regional bands on Friday and Saturday nights.