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Brown Hotel Lobby Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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355 W Broadway, Located in Louisville's Central Business District., Louisville, KY 40202
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice venue, good food, good service. History. Beautiful old hotel. Hot Brown very tasty. A bit pricy, but worth it. Very active spot after work.

Thank wwdrummy
Westfield, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fun experience! It was like traveling back in time - we sipped on delicious handcrafted cocktails (John is the best mixologist!) and delicious snacks (order the hummus tray). The lobby is so pretty to look at, and it just made the night even better!

Thank V3rN33
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it may not be the easiest to get to to without valet parking it is worth the trouble to park across the street Elegance at its finest. Great service and fine wine and bourbon selection. If you want to have a causal dining experience, at one of the premiere places in the country, then this is a must!

Thank Roger N
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They might have other items on the menu, but if you are there only once, you have to get the hot brown. It is a like an open face sandwich baked in a casserole dish with a yummy cheese sauce on it.

Thank MazelTov_Travel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came for lunch to have The Original Hot Brown. It was simply one of the best comfort food meals we had the entire trip to Louisville. It was also a jumping off point to try the other Hot Brown culinary treats customized to other places. Not only was it excellent, but it's extremely affordable. We would have like to... More 

Thank Scott_A_Drake
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always has that comfortable Louisville hospitality flowing. The 'original' hot brown was outstanding! That was the dish of the day in our party. We were not disappointed in the least! Service was wonderful!

Thank Billie D
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

came in to have the well known Brown sandwich and was not disappointed. The setting was elegant, the service helpful with the menu and drinks. Nice place to relax for lunch in an otherwise very busy day.

Thank janina p
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were very surprised to see the bar still packed with a lot of people having a good time till late. They serve food late too if you're looking for a snack before bed.

Thank Chad J
Odenton, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came to the lobby bar, just to relax and have a drink. The ambiance of the lobby is really beautiful, architecturally, and in style. We had a women playing the piano during our visit, she was quite talented, and we really enjoyed listening to her, she was even taking requests. We had a Derby and an old fashioned while... More 

Thank dgbg100106
Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Brown Hotel opened in 1924 and the decor in The Lobby Bar is reminiscent of a bygone era of elegance in dining establishments. There are tables and chairs but also large, comfortable lounge chairs in an adjoining seating area if one just wants to enjoy a drink while listening to the soothing piano music. Since Kentucky is the home... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 W Broadway, Located in Louisville's Central Business District., Louisville, KY 40202
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: 5025831234

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