Nightlife in Louisville

One or Two Social Speed-Dating Events from Dinner With Friends Social Club (50% Off)

Dinner With Friends Social Club

Multiple Locations

$199 $99

Groups of eight meet at local bars and restaurants for an evening of dining, cocktails, and getting to know each other

Stephen "Ragga" Marley at Mercury Ballroom on August 13 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Stephen "Ragga" Marley

Mercury Ballroom

$30.25 $15

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Grammy-winning son of Bob Marley plays cuts from "Revelation, Pt. 1: The Root of Life" and possibly songs from its upcoming sequel

Maxwell at Louisville Palace on July 22 at 8 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

Maxwell

Louisville Palace

$52 $25

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Grammy-winning neo-soul legend continues to build on his triumphant 2010 return with heartfelt odes to love and loss

Standup at The Laughing Derby Through December 30 (Up to 75% Off)

The Laughing Derby

The Laughing Derby

$60 $15

Club hosts nationally touring comedians throughout the week

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live at Brown Theatre on June 28 or 29 (Up to 59% Off)

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

Brown Theatre

$25.55 $12

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Kids gaze in awe at near-life-size dinosaur puppets, including a T. Rex and a Titanosaurus, and play onstage with baby dinos

Coors Light Summer Concert Series Presents Don Williams at Iroquois Amphitheater on September 11 (Up to 40% Off)

Sherpa Concerts

Iroquois Amphitheater

$34.49 $21

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Country legend Don Williams celebrates a new album with fresh hits and classics such as “That’s the Thing About Love”

Select Local Merchants

Chef Harold Baker and his team transform classic American steak and seafood dishes with upscale, contemporary flourishes including rich provençal sauce, seasonal produce, and local cheeses. Their attention to detail led the Courier-Journal to hail the menu as "concise, well thought out—with consideration for local products—and tastefully executed." In addition to elegant entrees of New Zealand lamb loin, bison rib eye, and sea scallops, they assemble half-pound burgers and sandwiches to please more casually minded diners or those contractually obligated to consume a bun with each meal.

The restaurant resides in the old Spring Street Meeting House, but Leo Weekly notes that they've remodeled the 19th-century building into "a stylish dining room with exposed brick and mocha colored walls … [and] historic Louisville photos." Leather couches gather around the fireplace's hearth, and cream-colored tablecloths help accentuate the banquettes' matching stripes. Diners can also venture outdoors for al fresco dining and to the upstairs bar, where bartenders pour an extensive selection of whiskeys, vodkas, and cordials to supplement wines by the glass or bottle.

204 S Spring St
Louisville,
KY
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Inside Siggy’s Pizza & Pub, one might never feel alone. The rustic eatery is populated by not only a lively staff and buzzing crowd, but also a moose, 12-point buck, and cougar. Situated throughout the bar and restaurant, a variety of prized finds are mounted and posed—including an enormous brown bear who holds his arms outward in a never-ending plea for hugs. The wooden bar grows colorful with plates of beer-friendly eats, including wings and pizzas littered with toppings such as green peppers, sausage, and fresh mozzarella.

5620 Barrett Ln
Louisville,
KY
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The Vernon Club, nestled in a historic building dating back to 1886, rolls out eight gleaming lanes with automatic scoring, a new Internet jukebox, and tasty comestibles for fueling competitive appetites. Players don borrowed footwear and the letterman jackets of league-player ghosts before hurling three-holed spheres toward pins poising themselves for the welcomed whack of a spare or strike. Bowlers can rest their pin-striking biceps of fury with a gooey 12-inch pizza or maintain concentration while grasping a bratwurst in non-bowling hands. On select nights, rock bands set up shop beside the lanes and churn out foot-tapping ditties until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m.

1575 Story Ave.
Louisville,
KY
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All About Kids inspires self-confidence in children through a varied curriculum of sports programs at its sprawling 47,000-square-foot Louisville flagship and equally impressive Oldham County location. Kids can undertake classes in dance, gymnastics, swimming, basketball, and soccer. Aside from organized sports, both locations feature play areas loaded with ball pits, inflatable mazes, and tunnels.

2531 Blankenbaker Pkwy
Louisville,
KY
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The Bard's Town blends two households, both alike in dignity, yet separate all the same. A theatre on one side, and a restaurant on the other, The Bard's Town is not a dinner theatre, as dishes never find their way into the staging space. Contrary to what the name might suggest, The Bard?s Town Theatre chooses to pay homage to Shakespeare not by performing his plays, but by following in his footsteps and creating new work. This mission has resulted in the performance of several world premiers, short plays, and the Obie-award winning A Bright New Boise.

In the self-contained restaurant, a raucous menu full of hearty dishes and Shakespearean puns abounds. Prologues (appetizers) include dishes such as Titus Nacho-nicus, while main course dishes include The Mushroom of Venice burger with Swiss cheese and mushrooms, and The Steakspeare?an 8-ounce Shell Island steak coated in original rub. Epilogues (desserts) include homemade gooey butter cake and key lime pie.

1801 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville,
KY
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A host of savory Mediterranean dishes fill plates at Eat a Pita, where cooks whip up dishes such as the Jerusalem, a fresh-sliced eggplant skillfully fried and surrounded by warm pita. Meaty gyros arrive in regular or Hercules sizes, as do Philly cheese steaks that sneak onto the international menu. Other entrees include grilled chicken kabobs with mushrooms and green peppers.

1613 Bardstown Road
Louisville,
KY
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