Down One

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Down One


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May 11, 2018

A beautiful bourbon bar in Louisville, Down One impresses with over 150 varieties of bourbon, an array of exquisite cocktails, and award-winning food.

The state of Kentucky is known the world over as the birthplace of bourbon, with its largest city Louisville even home to an area called Whiskey Row – the birthplace of numerous distilleries in decades past. In the heart of the modern-day Whiskey Row you will find Down One, one of the finest places in the entire city to sip bourbon, cocktails, and enjoy fine food. Unlike other whiskey and bourbon bars in the city, Down One is speakeasy-themed, adding a dash of vintage class to the sampling of Kentucky’s greatest export. The bar isn’t hidden away, per se, but it is decked out in the style of the prohibition-era (think stained glass, chandeliers, bookshelves) and features one secret room home to their rarest bourbons (hint: look for the phone booth). The bourbon list at Down One is over 150 strong, and is a collection of the best big names in the business and labels that connoisseurs have come to love. Down One pours them straight up, over ice, or in a line of sensational cocktails. A few of our favorite are the Hoosier Hooch – premium bourbon, artisan cider, vermouth, and cardamon –  the Seven Across The Board – bourbon, mixed berry, and smoke – and the Surrealiality – small batch bourbon, prosecco, Italian liqueur, and peach. Down One also offers flights of bourbon in addition to fun pairings of a shot of bourbon and beer; a uniquely American tradition. If you get peckish, you will find a creative gastro-bar menu, starring the Three Little Pigs Sandwich (pulled pork, roasted pork belly, and bacon with mustard-y barbecue sauce, pickles, and coleslaw), which was recently declared one of finest in all of America. Credit Photo: