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Brown Hotel Lobby Bar

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355 W Broadway, Located in Louisville's Central Business District., Louisville, KY 40202
+1 502-583-1234
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15:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 01:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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166 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Nice place for a late snack, limited menu but still some excellent choices. A little pricey, but if you need something late it's okay. Hot Brown is cheaper at lunch in the Cafe

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Thank Dwayne G
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear Dwayne G, Appreciate the nice thoughts. By your next visit, we will have an expanded menu in our Lobby Bar for you to enjoy. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

San Diego, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Georgina was our fantastic server on the several occasions we visited the lobby bar for a quick meal or a drink. John, the bartender, knew his stuff and offered great suggestions for new cocktails. Definitely added to our experience!

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Thank Shannon F
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear Shannon F, Many thanks for the 5 stars and your mention of Georgina and John, two great ambassadors for us. Please contact me when your travels bring you back our way and I will reserve a nice table for you. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

First, the rating is due to the bartender. We were the only people eating at the bar. Everyone else were seated in the late baby area. The bartender was unhappy...we tried talking with him about his home city of Louisville, but he wasn't interested. Our food was very good.... I recommend the Hot brown and derby pie.

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Thank anchorlisa
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear anchorlisa, Thank you for your constructive thoughts. Please contact me when your travels bring you back our way and I will reserve a nice table or chair at the bar for you. We always receive great comments on our bartender staff for their service and knowledge. I will personally ensure you have a great experience on your next visit.... More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Arguably the most perfect place to enjoy a fine bourbon from their wide selection. Very attentive, professional service and relaxed, classic ambiance.

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Thank VanW303
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear VanW303, Thrilled to read your review. I certainly agree that the Lobby Bar is a very special place to sit back, enjoy a fine bourbon and watch the passers-by. Hope to have you back with us soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Calgary, Canada
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108 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Live piano, great service, excellent bourbon list. Ordered the Hot Brown sandwich and a Bourbon Barrel Ale. He sandwich is greasy, but extremely tasty!

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Thank RobS2011
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear RobS2011, Many thanks for your 5 stars. Our famous Hot Brown does carry a few calories, but most every guest leaves saying they will return for another. I never miss a week without one. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Marco Island, Florida
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137 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I Always eat at the Lobby Bar when traveling thru the area, ALWAYS! Highly Recommend that you stop here and have a cocktail and their signature Hot Brown. Did notice the Hot Brown had some added shredded cheese this year. Maybe a new chef? Maybe trying to upgrade the entree. Hard to improve on the real thing! This is where... More 

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1 Thank Captain648
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear Captain648, Thrilled to read all your fine comments…always great to hear of a “love affair” with The Brown. The Lobby Bar is indeed a great place to listen to the piano, watching the passersby and enjoying a good bourbon. Appreciate the great notes on our famous Hot Brown, which brings guests to us from miles away. Hope to have... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have been here for dinner and drinks several times. Order the Hot Brown to share. The view is quaint and historic. Truly a beautiful hotel.

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Thank UEmama
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear UEmama, Thank you for the nice thoughts. Please let me know when you are next out for a nice evening and I will reserve a nice table for you…and ensure we hit 5 stars! Hope to hear from you in the near future. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Owensboro, Kentucky
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373 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stopped in to have dinner on our way home. We were not guests at the hotel. We ordered the steak au poivre and the open face steak sandwich. Both were phenomenal. The wines were good...you can't go wrong with a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. For the lobby bar to have food this good is outstanding! The piano player was... More 

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Thank BudNLily
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear BudNLily, Thank you for the nice thoughts. Delighted to have you stop in with us…we have many folks not staying with us that enjoy watching passers-by while listening to our talented pianists with a glass of bourbon. Hope to have you back with us again. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Ohio
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81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Visit with friends and enjoy a glass of wine or bourbon. Listen to the piano -- all in a space that transports you back to the 1920's. You won't be sitting at a bar -- instead there is comfortable upholstered furniture. I completely enjoyed the time I spent here.

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Thank BCDOhio
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear BCDOhio, Thrilled to read your notes…great to know you had a nice evening. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Buffalo, New York
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Had an amazing drink and meal in the lobby bar. The home of the hot brown and they certainly do it right. A must stop if you enjoy food even a little to get a taste of the original!

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Thank ckmc07
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this review

Dear ckmc07, Many thanks for the 5 stars! Delighted you enjoyed your evening along with our famous Hot Brown. Hope to have you back with us again. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 01:00
Monday
15:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 01:00
Thursday
15:00 - 01:00
Friday
15:00 - 01:00
Saturday
15:00 - 01:00
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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