About Us

Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen is a toe-tappin classic whiskey hall located in Downtown Louisville on Whiskey Row. Featuring an award-winning menu of Southern/American cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails. We host live music from local, regional, as well as national artists.

When you enter through our open-air vintage doors, you’ll be transported to a classic western whiskey hall. The historic interior features belt-driven fans and a bar built in the 1920’s. We’ll have you making new friends and having good times. Whiskey Kitchen: Memories are made here! See Y’all Soon!

We are open two hours prior to all KFC Yum! Center events on Saturday/Sunday/Monday.

  • Part of the Urban Bourbon Trail

  • Stave & Thief Society Member

Merle's Whiskey Kitchen

Food and Appetizers

The Food

From Southern kitchen specialties to classic American cuisine, Whiskey Kitchen is a great place to come and kick back after a long day. We even have a lunch special, so we are ready for you, any time of day. We have plenty of new additions and specialties coming soon, so come hang out with us, grab a bite, and stay for a while!

Bourbon, Beer, and cocktails

The Drinks

We were recently named one of America’s Best Bourbon Bars! We feature a wide selection of bourbon, but also plenty of draft beers, cocktails, and mixed drinks. We come highly acclaimed and certified by the Stave & Thief Society, and we are right on the Urban Bourbon Trail! Come and see for yourself what makes Whiskey Kitchen so different!

Live Music

The Music & Events

Whiskey Kitchen is all about the music. Well…we’re kind of about food and booze too, but music is integral to what you’ll experience at our place. We have acts every weekend and on special events. Come hang out with us and experience our new expanding spaces!