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Hot Brown Hop

Many restaurants in the city pay tribute to The Brown Hotel’s original creation with their own recipe.

The variations are as inventive as the chef’s imagination. To help you find the perfect Hot Brown for you, we have created a list of restaurants within the city that share in the Louisville tradition and feature a Hot Brown, or Hot Brown inspired menu item.

To begin the Hot Brown Hop, all you need is an appetite. The Hot Brown Hop has no beginning or ending-you decide which restaurants sound best to you-or stick to just one! And don’t worry about losing anything, you won’t need to carry any brochures or keep track of anything you collect at any stops. Participating stops are located throughout the city, so wherever you are there is sure to be one nearby.

Once you’ve eaten a Hot Brown, you have succeeded in the Hop.  And be sure to snap a photo of your Hot Brown.  Share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #HotBrownHop for a chance to win a seasonal drawing for an official prize package including a Hot Brown Hop t-shirt, and a Hot Brown platter created by Louisville Stoneware. You will also be entered into an annual grand prize drawing for a complimentary weekend in Louisville with a night where it all started...the historic Brown Hotel. 

Louisville Hot Brown Hop Stops

  • Amici Café
  • Bistro 301
  • Blue Horse Restaurant & Bar
  • Bluegrass Brewing Company
  • Bristol Bar & Grille
  • Brooke & Billy's Bites Bourbons and Brews 
  • Buckhead Mountain Grill
  • Buck’s Restaurant & Bar
  • The Café
  • Café 360
  • Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge (Louisville Marriott East)
  • Cheddar Box Too 
  • Churchill Downs (at various kiosks throughout the track)
  • Café Magnolia (The Galt House Hotel)
  • Captain’s Quarters
  • Come Back Inn - an Italian version on Ciabatta
  • Cottage Inn
  • Dish on Market
  • Down One Bourbon Bar – on a biscuit
  • The English Grill at The Brown Hotel
  • Goose Creek Diner
  • The Highlands Tap Room Grill
  • Hilltop Tavern
  • J. Graham’s Café at The Brown Hotel
  • Kayrouz Café
  • Lobby Bar at The Brown Hotel
  • Napa River Grille - Croque Madame version
  • O’Sheas Irish Pub
  • Sal’s Pizza Pub - Hot Brown Pizza
  • Seviche
  • Sicilian Pizza & Pasta - Hot Brown Pizza
  • The Troll Pub Under the Bridge
  • Twig and Leaf
  • Uptown Café
  • Village Anchor Pub and Roost
  • Waycool Café
  • Wild Eggs - with an egg for Brunch
  • Winston’s Restaurant - Not-so Brown fish version

There may be other Louisville restaurants that serve a version of a hot brown, some just as a daily special.  Let us know if your favorite is not on this list.  

2019 Derby

Kentucky Derby

May 4, 2019
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    394
  • HRS
    01
  • MIN
    16
  • SEC
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