The Highlands in Louisville KY : Official Travel Source

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The Highlands

Long known as “Restaurant Row," The Highlands, Baxter Avenue and Bardstown Road are home to a number of eateries offering every kind of culinary delight.

Bardstown Road, Louisville’s original “Restaurant Row,” is situated in the city’s Highlands neighborhood. In addition to being a dining mecca, it’s also known for its eccentric collection of shops and is one of the most popular neighborhoods for local nightlife.

The area is as eclectic as it is charming. You’ll find Victorian homes and turn-of-the-century architecture along quiet streets, just off bustling Bardstown Road, which is truly a people-watching paradise. Sit in a coffee shop or café and see business people, creative types, families and skateboarders gliding past.


The Highlands has been a foodie haven for decades. Long-time staple, Jack Fry’s is a favorites for locals celebrating special occasions. You can also spy celebrity chef Anthony Lamas whipping up Latin delights at Seviche.

Or, if you’re in the mood for a more casual evening, this neighborhood is teeming with great pizza joints and pubs. (The garlic butter soaked breadsticks at Impellizzeri’s are to die for.)


For family fun, visit the Louisville Zoo. Hike, picnic or just relax at Tyler Park or Cherokee Park.

The Highlands nightlife is legendary and neighborhood bars are a great place to play pool, hear live music or perform karaoke.

The Gralehaus Bed & Breakfast is the perfect home away from home. Louisville’s only “Bed and Beverage” offers accommodations above the dining area for visitors 21 and up. On the menu, you’ll find Southern-style breakfast and lunch, like biscuits and duck gravy. Or enjoy a beer cocktail in the picturesque beer garden. Or, stay at the new Bellweather - a touchless service boutique hotel located in the heart of the Highlands.


For fashionistas, several locally-owned boutiques, including Dot Fox, Pitaya and General Eccentric, pepper Bardstown Road.

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