North of Bourbon opens in Louisville, KY

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A new restaurant is bringing New Orleans’ Bourbon Street to Germantown’s front door.

North of Bourbon — a reference to the bourbon focused bar and famous street in NOLA — is opening Friday in the former Mr. Lee’s Lounge at 935 Goss Ave., which closed in 2019.

The new owners, husband-and-wife duo Stacy and Daniel Holyfield + brothers Eric and Brad Jennings, have completed $500,000 worth of renovations — mostly with reclaimed wood from Maker’s Mark.

While the food portion of North of Bourbon is focused on traditional Louisiana dishes like seafood file gumbo + red beans and rice, Chef Lawrence Weeks is also putting his spin on classic NOLA flavors — like the crawfish boudin balls.

He’s also bringing “fancied-up” versions of his family recipes to the table like the crab rice dressing made with mustard greens, bacon, basil cream, and jalapeno.

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The bar also offers custom ice for cocktails from nugget to spear + drinks range between $12 and $16. | Photo by Neon Bites.

At the bar, you can belly up for one of 26 cocktails, a mix of signature drinks, bourbon classics + non-bourbon sippers.

The bar also has a packaged liquor license, so you can leave with a bottle or if you’re a big spender — we’re talking $1,000 worth of bourbon big spender — you can lock up your bottle in one of their 16 private, on-premise bourbon lockers + receive lunch discounts, priority choice for barrel picks, and free admission to bourbon events.

There is only one $75 grand opening reservation package time slot still available from 5-7 p.m. — which includes a bottle of champagne, the house howitzer cocktail mix + a shared plate — but you can drop in after 10 p.m. when it’s open to the public, too.

Regular hours will be Tues.-Thurs. from 11-12 a.m. + Friday and Saturday from 11-1 a.m.


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