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Brown Hotel Lobby Bar

355 W Broadway, Located in Louisville's Central Business District., Louisville, KY 40202
+1 502-583-1234
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
355 W Broadway, Located in Louisville's Central Business District., Louisville, KY 40202
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Reviewed yesterday

Just entering the Brown Hotel screams nostalgia. The lobby bar is all class as well. The staff are impeccable and very friendly. The bourbon selection is very good and the food is outstanding. The live piano while we had our dinner was outstanding and made...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar is a long narrow space just off the lobby and is appointed with ornate furnishings, piano and views to the street.

Thank Business77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon a recommendation to try their specialty sandwich, the 'Big Brown', my husband and I stopped in at lunchtime, on our way to Lexington. The Hotel is very interesting to see as it was built in the early 20th century, just prior to prohibition, and...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chatting with bartenders for a late night drink was fun! They remembered us from earlier when we'd had to wait for checkin and requested an unusual drink.

Thank Marie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the reasons we decided to spend our first night ever in Louisville at the Brown Hotel was because they had a well-reviewed, moderately priced restaurant on premises. After a long day on the back roads of Indiana, we just wanted to sit down...More

Thank Scowboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stopped in for a quick drink and the people there are just so accommodating! Several of the staff are at the hotel from the Philippines learning the hospitality craft and they are so nice!

Thank micaelasmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After attending a show at the Brown Theatre, we stopped for a quick drink at the lobby bar. It was a beautiful lobby. The drinks and appetizers/bar bites were quite good! The server was so friendly and service was impeccable. Best part of all was...More

Thank pattyr339
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere and the service was prompt and friendly!! The bar area is absolutely beautiful and the actual bar is carved from old walnut wood and is a eye treasure in itself!!

Thank Anne Dedman W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got in late and decided to grab a hot brown and drink. The service was amazing, food was good, and the music was relaxing. The vibe was what you wanted from a historic hotel. Highly recommend it.

Thank Violet4125
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice, quite, polite service. We stayed over night and had an over-all great stay. I would highly recommend it for any couple.

Thank markdH3497GB
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Questions & Answers
8 November 2017|
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Response from Imi10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, denim would be ok. The Lobby is quite elegant so one might like to dress accordingly, Sport casual would be a better choice.
9 March 2017|
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Response from Brad W | Property representative |
Good morning: Thank you for your interest in visiting us at the Brown! You are correct, we do not take reservations at the Brown Lobby Bar; it is walk-in seating. Our English Grill does take reservations, but Derby evening... More
Peggy H
10 September 2016|
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Response from Brad W | Property representative |
Hello Peggy H., Thank you for contacting The Brown Hotel on Trip Advisor! We have a parking garage that is attached to the hotel with a pedway. Self-parking is $20 (plus tax) per night and valet parking is $24 (plus tax... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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: +1 502-583-1234
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