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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 first Hot Brown! Share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and #HotBrownHop for a chance to win an official Hot Brown Hop monthly drawing for a chance to win an official Hot Brown Hop 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.

Louisville Hot Brown Hop Stops

  • Amici Café
  • Anselmo’s Bistro and Bar
  • 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
  • Cottage Inn
  • Derby Café
  • Dish on Market
  • The English Grill at The Brown Hotel
  • Finns Southern Kitchen
  • Gary’s on Spring
  • 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
  • Loui Loui’s Authentic Detroit-style Pizza
  • O’Sheas Irish Pub
  • Sal’s Pizza Pub
  • Seviche
  • Sicilian Pizza & Pasta
  • The Troll Pub Under the Bridge
  • Twig and Leaf
  • Uptown Café
  • Village Anchor Pub and Roost
  • Waycool Café
  • Wild Eggs
  • Winston’s Restaurant

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

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