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“Nice Atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brown Hotel Lobby Bar

Brown Hotel Lobby Bar
Ranked #3 of 1,748 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lexington, Kentucky
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

For the business traveler, it was a great place to get outside of your room, relax with a drink and watch people coming and going. There is a small TV at the bar if you prefer that.

Visited July 2014
Thank Susan R
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Kind of Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

After just arriving in Louisville to enjoy "the bourbon experience" my husband and I went to several places on the URBAN BOURBON TRAIL. We started at lunch and worked our way around 4 of the locations on the "trail". This was our second stop. We sat up to the bar so we could gain some knowledge about the area and bourbon from "a local". Didn't happen. We were there at 3:30 only one other couple sitting away from the bar. We had to work very hard to get the bartender to talk to us and most questions were answered with very short answers.
The bourbon ( Manhattans) drinks he made were good but basic. We shared a hot brown. It was very nice that it was split for us on separate plates. The dish was hot, very flavorful and extremely filling. Tried to get the low-down on the history of the hotel and food but he kept his back to us almost the whole time doing busy work. We ate, we drank and we left. Disappointed. Beautiful hotel with lots of history good food but missed the mark on southern hospitality and service. We have no reason to ever go back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Barbara B
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Service was friendly and fast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

After a long day of driving, we preferred the more casual bar over the restaurant. The hot brown and dessert were all that we expected and more! We didn't sit at the bar, but I recall the bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable about bourbon.

Visited December 2013
Thank KansasRose
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Dayton, United States
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Hot Brown Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Amazing time in this wonderful historical bar. The piano music was superb. The service was perfect.I had never had a Hot Brown thus it was my choice. Amazing. Enough for two. I will be back .

Thank Melzoni1
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Hartland, Wisconsin
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236 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“The Hot Brown is a MUST!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

The decor in the Brown Hotel Lobby is splendid! The wait staff is wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience! I had two teenage daughters and they loved the food as well!

Visited August 2013
Thank SouthernJewelryGirl
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