This Highlands bar and performance venue pays homage the Bard himself, Shakespeare, in both name and spirit, with a weekly mix of live theater, stand-up comedy and musical performances on offer. If you aren’t in the Louisville theater scene this spot may have missed your radar - but it shouldn’t. There’s a ton of talent under the Bardstown’s roof. Insider tip? Make sure to visit when Stand-Up Comedian Sean Smith is on the schedule, a hysterically talented Louisville local with a rising star.