Louisville is famous for many things, from the Derby, to the Louisville Slugger bat, and to some, even well-known as the birthplace of the Old Fashion.

However, the drink choices don't stop with bourbon. Louisville also has a thriving beer scene you don't want to miss.

Below we will highlight 17 of the best breweries in Louisville that contribute to the city's happy hour. Let's hop to it!

Against the Grain Brewery

Against the Grain Brewery & Public House

Located in downtown Louisville near the East Market District. A staple in Louisville, this brewery is known for its diverse beer range and creative, frivolous names. Their riverside location offers a great location, making it a perfect stop for both beer and meal.

LOCATION: 401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
HOURS: 11 AM - 10 PM
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3rd Turn Oldham Gardens

patio dining at 3rd turn Oldham Gardens

Third Turn Oldham Gardens in Oldham County, offers the perfect garden atmosphere with a diverse mix of beer selections. It’s a blend of botanical charm and craft beer that draws visitors and locals. The rustic elegance and variety of food options make it a go-to spot for a casual, yet refined experience.

LOCATION: 6300 Old LaGrange Rd Crestwood, KY 40014
HOURS: 4 PM - 10 PM
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Great Flood Brewing Company

Great Floor Brewery in Middletown

Nestled in the Middletown neighborhood, along with many great restaurants. This spot boasts a welcoming taproom and a commitment to quality brews, making it a popular choice in the area.

LOCATION: 12717 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40243
HOURS: 11:30 AM - 11 PM
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Mile Wide Beer Co.

view of bar at Mile Wide Beer Co

Located near the Phoenix Hill neighborhood, Mile Wide has quickly carved out its niche with a range of unique and bold flavors. From hazy IPAs to rich stouts, there's a beer for every palate in this hip, urban setting.

LOCATION: 636 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204
HOURS: 4 PM - 10 PM
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Apocalypse Brew Works

patio view of Apocalypse Brew Works

Positioned in the Butchertown area, Apocalypse Brew Works lives up to its name, serving robust brews perfect for the end of days. Their outdoor seating area is ideal for those looking to enjoy a pint under the stars.

LOCATION: 1612 Mellwood Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
HOURS: 4 PM - 10 PM
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Atrium Brewing

Inside of taproom at Atrium Brewing on Logan St

Atrium Brewing in Louisville blends a casual, artistic atmosphere with a diverse and innovative beer menu. A favored brewery for its friendly environment, unique experimental brews, and commitment to quality. A perfect spot for those seeking a laid-back experience with a touch of local flair and flavor! They even have a location in East Louisville in the Norton Commons neighborhood.

LOCATION: 1154 Logan St, Louisville, KY 40204
HOURS: 11 AM - 11 PM
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Monnik Beer Co.

streetview of Monnik Beer Company

Nestled in the Schnitzelburg neighborhood, Monnik isn't just about beer; it's about community. With events and collaborations, they make sure every visitor feels like a part of their extended family.

LOCATION: 1036 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217
HOURS: 11 AM - 10 PM
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Falls City Brewing Co.

patio area at Falls City Beer taproom

Located downtown, Falls City is a testament to Louisville's rich brewing history. The brewery regularly hosts events, making it a hub of activity in the city's beer scene.

LOCATION: 901 E Liberty St, Louisville, KY 40204
HOURS: 4 PM - 10 PM
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Old Louisville Brewery

taproom at Old Louisville Brewery

Situated in the Old Louisville area, this brewery offers more than just drinks; it's a trip down memory lane. With its vintage vibes and classic brews, it's a nod to the golden age of beer-making.

LOCATION: 625 W Magnolia Ave, Louisville, KY 40208
HOURS: 5 PM - 10 PM
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Gravely Brewing Co.

taproom at Gravely Brewing

Along Baxter Avenue, Gravely pairs its crafty brews with a side of rhythm. Frequently hosting local bands, it's the place to be for those who appreciate good beer and good tunes.

LOCATION: 514 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204
HOURS: 3 PM - 10 PM
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Holsopple Brewing

view of Holsopple Brewing taproom

Located in Lyndon, Holsopple is where traditional brewing techniques meet innovation. With a spacious taproom and engaging events, it’s a hotspot for both families and beer enthusiasts.

LOCATION: 8023 Catherine Ln #105, Louisville, KY 40222
HOURS: 4 PM - 10 PM
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Akasha Brewing Company

front of akasha brewing

Nestled in the NuLu area, Akasha is a serene spot where the craft of brewing is treated as an art form. Their varied selection ensures every visit offers a new tasting experience.

LOCATION: 909 E Market St #700, Louisville, KY 40206
HOURS: 5 PM - 10 PM
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Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC)

view of bar at bluegrass brewing company

Downtown's iconic brewpub, BBC is a testament to the spirit of Kentucky, blending traditional methods with local ingredients for a truly Bluegrass brew.

LOCATION: 300 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
HOURS: 11 AM - 10 PM
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Ten20 Craft Brewery

front of Ten20 Craft Brewery

Located in Butchertown, Ten20 combines sleek modern design with old-school brewing principles. Their spacious patio is a favorite spot for locals to unwind.

LOCATION: 1020 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40206
HOURS: 3 PM - 10 PM
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Gallant Fox Brewing Co

view of taproom at Gallant Fox Brewing Co

In the Clifton area, Gallant Fox is the epitome of craft, with every beer telling a story. From the brewmasters to the bartenders, passion for the craft is evident in every pour.

LOCATION: 2132 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
HOURS: 3 PM - 10 PM
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Goodwood Brewing and Spirits

View of bar at Goodwood Brewing and Spirits

Goodwood Brewing offers uniquely wood-finished beers. Visitors love its rich history! Just as barrels are good for aging bourbon, it is good for beer too. the blend of traditional and innovative brewing techniques, and the laid-back taproom atmosphere. The locally sourced ingredients and dedication to craftsmanship make each sip a testament to Louisville's brewing tradition and cultural heritage.

LOCATION: 636 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
HOURS: 4 PM - 10 PM
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Flywheel Brewing

closeup of bar at Flyweel Brewing

Located in the Elizabethtown area, Flywheel is a beacon for those seeking experimental brews. Its minimalist design ensures the focus remains on the beer, offering an authentic tasting experience.

LOCATION: 218 S Mulberry St Suite 103, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
HOURS: 4 PM - 10 PM
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West Sixth Brewing - Nulu

elevated view of patio at west sixth brewing

With taprooms found in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, and Newport. West Sixth Brewing, founded in 2012, is a craft brewery based in Lexington, Kentucky. Known only known for its commitment to quality, but also for the wide variety of beer selections, including its famous IPA. 

LOCATION: 817 E Market St Suite 101, Louisville, KY 40206
HOURS: 11 AM - 11 PM
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