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Do As the Locals Do - The Best Hidden Gems in the Louisville Area

Louisville is a growing metropolitan center that offers culture, great food and southern hospitality. Known as the home of Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat Company, The Kentucky Derby and the largest municipal forest in the US, there is a lot to explore and love about this city. But if you're a foodie or lover of great drinks, Louisville has even more to offer to you!

While there are many well-known spots to grab a drink or a great meal, locals know that there are some hidden gems that will give you a few more reasons to love Louisville.

A Place to Grab that Morning Coffee

Who doesn't enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea in the morning to kick-start their day? Mrs. Potter's Coffee in the heart of downtown Louisville is a great place to be a regular. The large, spacious interior and outdoor patio make this a great spot to have a business meeting, grab lunch or just take a break from your hectic day.

Best for Food and Live Music

Locals have been flocking to The Rudyard Kipling for several years now. Best known for their live music entertainment, this is a great spot in Old Louisville to unwind after work with a cocktail and hear some up-and-coming local talent.  The owners, Ken and Shelia, will make you feel like family and keep you coming back for more.

For a Night Out on the Town

Whether you’re planning a special dinner with your significant other or want to enjoy a great meal out with friends, add 60 West Bistro & Martini Bar to your list. Located in the St. Mathews neighborhood, this local find has an extensive martini list of 60 options and a menu priced to satisfy your budget and your appetite. With regular specials like $5 martinis and half-off wine nights, you'll be sure to return to 60 West Bistro & Martini Bar after your first visit!

If you're looking for a bar to enjoy a great drink, karaoke and maybe some pool, check out Highlands Tap Room. Consistently rated one of the best hangout spots in Louisville, this bar totes great drinks and fun times. Open until 4 am, this is a great place to continue your night on the town.

A Relaxing Weekend Brunch

If weekend brunch outings are your thing, be sure to stop by Superchef's Breakfast in Clifton Heights. They serve all of the classics and have a few signature local favorites including: red velvet pancakes, BLT on a pretzel croissant and granola crusted french toast with a strawberry rhubarb topping.  The high quality of the food and reasonable prices make this a great weekend brunch option in Louisville.

These spots are just the tip of the iceberg. Each of Louisville's distinct neighborhoods offers unique flavors and ambiance. As you walk around the city, you'll discover your own hidden gems that will make you feel more like a local in the know each day. Take in the sights and sounds of the city and before long you'll be head over heels for it.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

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