3. Southern Indiana
Those Louisvillians who are loathe to cross the bridge into Indiana don’t seem to know what they’re missing. Between Jeffersonville and New Albany, Southern Indiana offers a ton of food and drink options that rival any neighborhood in Louisville proper. Just over the Big Four Bridge, you’ll find Big Four Burgers, The Red Yeti Brewing Company, Flat 12 Bierwerks, and Match Cigar Bar. Travel a little further to New Albany and the food options explode, with Feast BBQ, Toast, The Exchange, Dragon King’s Daughter, Brooklyn & The Butcher, Gospel Bird, and NABC Bank Street Brewhouse. That bridge traffic kind of seems worth it, now. Begin your day with a brunch of eggs any way at Toast, and then grab beers at Flat 12, cocktails at Match, or the best fried chicken of your life at Gospel Bird. Finish the night in Brooklyn & The Butcher’s secret speakeasy for drinks and jazz. Need something to help you recover the next day? Head to Big Four Burgers for a delicious burger, a milkshake, and a side of pork rinds.