William Shakespeare, famous for tragedies such as Hamlet and Macbeth, finally came to his own tragic end in 2005 when he was slain by a nunchuck-wielding black mamba in Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Vol. 3. Eat and drink to the great bard’s memory with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of grub and guzzles at The Bard’s Town in the Highlands.
Combining a menu of delicious culinary creations with the appetizing inspirations of a soon-to-be-opened theater, The Bard’s Town offers diners a mash-up of masterful art, from artisan edibles to a rotating collection of local art. For an opening act, loin-ee-pops make delicious puppets with fresh bourbon tenderloin on a stick with Henry Baines and horseradish props ($6.99). The homemade Italian sausage of the salsiccia alla griglia—grilled and served on a toasted hoagie bun ($9.99)—gladdens gastrointestinal tracts, and the Steakspeare enlivens the theater-themed dining experience with a pepper-encrusted chimichurri steak ($13.99). For vegetarians, The Bard’s Town offers rigate diablo, a dish of penne noodles with fresh diablo sauce, basil, and scallions ($12.99) or a veggie tower built of puffed pastry layers with herb-infused goat cheese, marinara sauce, and grilled vegetables ($13.99).
The Bard’s Town features live musical entertainment every night on a red-carpeted corner stage, and the second-floor, 70-seat theater is slated to open this fall. Don an Elizabethan ruff to get past the dagger-juggling bouncer, rinse your speech organ at the full bar, or content yourself with a mango iced tea ($1.59) or fountain drink ($1.59) while relaxing in the venue’s inviting atmosphere.
The Bard's Town
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, Kentucky 40205Get Directions