We love this Art Deco baby for many reasons. It could be their Southern-style hospitality. Or their killer cocktails. Or the 1920s parlour vibes, which have warm and inviting down to a tee.
Located on the first floor, the black wooden-topped bar is the first thing you notice when you reach the top of the stairs, and possibly the last if you stay put for long enough. Your drinks come with the side of good chat from some of the friendliest barkeeps in town. There's a pleasing seasonal wine and beer selection, but the cocktails are where it’s at. Expect well-executed contemporary takes on the classics. We got giddy on the refreshing Louisville Libation, made with Bulleit steeped in fresh mint and blood orange. Bar snacks have a British slant (think Scotch eggs and black pudding croquettes), thanks to their British inspired restaurant downstairs called, well, Downstairs.
On a date? Bag one of the plush sofas in a cosy corner to snuggle up. Larger groups can get comfortable in one of the many wooden booths fashioned from old pews. This isn't a bar with gimmicks. Just good drinks, good chat and good times. Amen to that.