We Know When You Attend the 2019 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, You’ll Need Some Places to Take Your Clients. Here Are a Few Tips!

You’re headed to the 2019 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show. And although you’re excited to check out all the innovations, you probably would welcome a chance to get some fresh air and change of scenery.

Why not grab your favorite clients and take them to one of these Louisville hot spots to eat and drink in downtown? From the Crowne Plaza, most spots are just an 8- to 13-minute drive.

Take clients out to some of the Louisville Hot Spots

Casual dining in Louisville, for lunch or dinner.

Daytime Excursions to Louisville Hot Spots

Grab coffee or brunch before your day of exploration, or step out for a lunch break at one of these loved locations.

Quills Coffee Firehouse: Strongest coffee and tea in the city, say reviewers. Delicious pastries as well — try their homemade take on Poptarts!

Highland Coffee Co.: Try their vegan chocolate mini bundt cakes, on-tap kombucha or something off their classic coffee menu.

Harvest Restaurant: Open in the mornings only on weekends, this popular spot — called “eclectic” by reviewers — features stratas (breakfast casseroles), smoked pork belly and pretzel croissants.

Wild Eggs: An open and friendly space featuring daily grits specials, pomegranate mimosas and classics old and new. Reviewers say any wait is worth it.

The Café: An enchanting and tucked-away gem. Great for a classic, hot and affordable breakfast or lunch — try their cake!

Louisville Hot Spots for Small Group Networking

Bourbon, especially in an Old Fashioned, is the classic drink in Louisville. You’ll miss out if you don’t have a taste. But Louisville’s drink scene is actually quite diverse. Anyone for a Mint Julep or Kentucky Mule?

No matter your drink choice, try toasting your client at one of these hot spots:

Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar: Southern cooking, a hip atmosphere and plenty of bourbon drinks. Famous for their oysters and BBQ.

Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant: Alongside classic, affordable American fare, this bar features over 160 bourbons. You’re bound to find something you’ll like. A quick walk from Doc Crow’s, you could stop by both to check off two spots on your “Urban Bourbon” tour.

Buck’s Restaurant & Bar: A little more upscale, this spot is covered in flowers. Perfect for showing your client a bit of “old world” class.

Galaxie Bar: Tacos, craft cocktails or beer more up your alley? This spot features global-inspired fare, Wednesday night trivia and weekend dancing.

Holy Grale: Housed in an old church, this spot serves up beers from around the world, prioritizing local fare and a community atmosphere.

Volare is a great place among the Louisville Hot Spots for a nice dinner

Upscale dining at Volare is a great way to spend an evening.

For a Big Night in Louisville

Want to host a party or presentation in a larger space? Need a restaurant that easily accommodates large groups? These Louisville hot spots fit the bill.

Volare Italian Ristorante: Elegant, cozy, perfect ambiance — oh and the food is some of the best Italian fare you’ll experience, according to reviews. Call ahead and it should be easy to reserve a spot for a larger group.

Havana Rumba & Tapas Bar: Plenty of tapas, cheap margaritas and specialties such as bacon-wrapped dates. With Monday night’s half-off tapas deal, you can’t go wrong with this place. Call ahead to reserve a spot for a larger group.

Lilly’s Bistro: Offering seasonal fare and handpicked cocktails, this spot is perfect for a party of 20 or fewer. Contact Jeff at to plan your menu and reserve the back room.

Proof on Main: Inside Louisville’s 21c Art Museum and Hotel, this restaurant also features locally sourced fare.  A variety of conference rooms can fit parties of 10 to 400. Your clients can enjoy art, artisan cocktails and, of course, bourbon.

The Wine Studio: Give your clients an immersive experience by renting this unique spot. Guests can network on the patio attended by a wine steward and watch a chef prepare their meals (menu chosen by you). Call 502-636-0783 for more info.