NuLu is best known for its art galleries, specialty stores, antique shops and a growing number of local, upscale restaurants.
The East Market District of downtown, also referred to as NuLu (New Louisville) is known for unique art galleries, specialty stores, antique shops and a growing number of local restaurants. "Thrillist" even named NuLu one of the 18 Best Food Neighborhoods in America.
For barbeque lovers, Feast BBQ is one of the hottest tickets in NuLu. For those who crave spicy food, Royals Hot Chicken would fit the bill. Everyday Kitchen is new to the neighborhood, offering elevated comfort food with local flare.
Locals rave about the wok-seared lima beans from Mayan Café. The Cuban cuisine and live music at La Bodeguita de Mima is a can't miss experience, and Decca shines with their New American fare and cellar lounge.
Try your hand at Louisville's only axe throwing venue, Flying Axes.
For a heart-thumping adventure, try indoor rock climbing at Climb NuLu.
Unwind at Garage Bar (housed in a former auto service garage) with a cold draft, bottled craft beer, Bourbon, seasonal cocktail or wine. The casual spot serves up pizzas from a wood-fired brick oven. In warm weather, ping pong tournaments are in full swing outside.
East Market Street is peppered with local shops, including Revelry (with unique art, home goods, jewelry and Kentucky-themed gifts), Six Sisters Boutique (clothing, shoes, jewelry and other gifts), Peace of the Earth (locally made bath products), Muth’s Candies (home of the famous Modjeska – a caramel-covered marshmallow confection) and White's Mercantile (apothecary, home, baby, food, clothing, pets).
Need a caffeine and sugar fix while you’re out shopping? Head over to Please & Thank You, home of what’s touted as the world’s best chocolate chip cookie. The café and record shop sells coffee, sweets, sandwiches and more. Enjoy a cup of java as you peruse the vinyl record selection.