Jonathan Wagner

Lou's Taphouse

Whiskey Row was once home to the bourbon industry. The buildings were built between 1852 and 1905. Whiskey Row was in full swing before prohibition. But it never quite fully recovered after prohibition. The buildings were slated to be demolished in 2011, but were saved by locals and preservationists. Now, Whiskey Row is on the upswing.


Whiskey Row is the perfect place for a taphouse, serving all of kinds of local beer, bourbon, wine, and coffee, making it truly a morning, day, and night establishment. We promise not to judge you on what you drink during which time of day. After all, this is Louisville.


A digital menu has been created for mobile devices in order to support the frequently changing craft selection. Lou’s will have iPad’s in the establishment for guests to browse the current selection, save their favorites to a list for easier access later, and to request selections to be restocked. The app will also be available for customers to download, so that they may always know what we currently have on tap no matter where they are.

Through our efforts, we wish to keep Louisville local & weird!