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8UP is a restaurant and bar offering one of the best rooftop views, paired with a unique dining and drinking experience which will satisfy your palate. Being located just a few blocks away from The Mercury Ballroom and the Louisville Palace Theater, this is a good place to visit either before or after a concert. The seasonal contemporary menu is coupled with a creative cocktail list and promises a dining experience to remember. Savor dishes like the duck confit with pinenuts and sherry vinaigrette; mussels steamed in beer with bourbon butter and green chilies; and flounder with fennel, watercress, and hazelnuts while soaking in views of the Ohio river through the all-glass walls.
Dance away the evening to the lovely music played in the background as you visit Meta. This peppy bar is known for serving some of the best cocktails in town. In addition to the cocktails, you can choose from various wines, beers, sake and other spirits of your choice. Although they don’t serve food, you are sure to have some good time with its friendly service and lively ambiance. The energy of this place never goes down as they have weekly event plans like their Jazz nights, happy hours and the DJ playing your favorite number on the weekends. Unwind yourself from the hectic week as you sip on to some refreshing craft cocktails at Meta.
A venture by renowned chef Anthony Lamas of Food Network fame, Seviche is the place to go for not only its namesake dish, but for plenty of Latin flavors. Making use of local ingredients, the chefs at this restaurant serve mouthwatering Ceviche like the signature Old Fashioned which is tuna cooked from the acidity in a bluegrass soy, Kentucky bourbon, orange and pineapple brine. Some of the other dishes include plates from around the world as well, with skirt steak and Chimichurri from Argentina, the traditional Paella dish influenced from Spain and veggie chimichangas that hail from the Mexican kitchen. As the menus constantly change, guests can rest assured that they will eat something novel and innovative.
Equus & Jack's Lounge is located east of downtown in the neighborhood of St. Matthews and it serves an amalgam of upscale pub-grub. Where else will you find tater-tots made with a truffle aioli alongside Maple Leaf Farms duck breast? The menu is customized for casual dining and it features food as diverse as fried calamari and osso bucco to pot roast and diver scallops. It also changes often as they only use fresh, seasonal produce in the kitchen.