You don’t have to drive all the way to Bardstown to take in a distillery tour -- instead, head Downtown to the breathtaking Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, complete with a historical narrative of how bourbon came to Kentucky. Or ht the Angel’s Envy distillery complex just down the street. Or hell, even Kentucky Peerless Distilling, just blocks down Main Street in Portland, among others. They’ll even let you hold hands. But not theirs.
There’s just something inherently romantic about Joe Ley antiques. Maybe it’s the kinda quiet lower levels stuffed with all manner of vintage and old-timey items, or the winding staircases up through desolate, dusty showrooms full of glittering crystal, velvet, and nostalgia. When you’re finished gazing at the antiques, skip over to Royals Hot Chicken for a taste of Nashville.
Named one of Louisville’s best bars, RecBar is a place to have dinner with your date, enjoy $3 glasses of wine during happy hour, or get a little competitive on one of the 40 video games and/or 30 pinball machines that help give this bar its name… also its game.
Winter in Louisville always brings a little snow, and that brings sledders to Cherokee Park to take advantage of the hills. Or wipe out. More of the latter, usually. Once you've hit the point where you can no longer feel your hands, warm up a few blocks away at Heine Bros. Coffee with a steaming cup of joe.
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Every Sunday at the Speed Art Museum, admission is free, which means you and your sweetie can walk around and enjoy the enormous collection of works that literally spans more than 6,000 years of human creativity. If you want to step it up, catch After Hours at the Speed for live music and drinks to go with your art fix.