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The Bar Belle’s Guide to Derby Debauchery

To The Locals: This is our year to re-embrace the Derby. You may think you’ve been there, done that — you’ve seen everything under the sun. You’ve thrown up in the Infield. Hooked up behind a dumpster. Woken up with licked-on tattoos. Stayed up for 48 hours and cracked a beer at the crack of dawn. Big deal.

It is a big deal … for all these peeps streaming into town. But it’s also our big deal. Let’s loosen up our skinny jeans and drink in the spirit that dazes this city every year. It’s Derby, dammit! And that’s the only excuse you need. 

To The Transplants: We have diligently compiled this list of established watering holes in Louisville (and a bit beyond) for you. There are approximately 322 nightclubs, dives, brew pubs, jock joints, hipster hideouts, lesbian lairs, biker bars, queer quarters and dude dwellings listed here by area of town. And within each, we’ve provided the cost of a domestic bottle of beer and which bartender will give you the best service. Why? So you don’t come off as a pretentious tourist who refers to Kentucky as a fly-over state except for the first Saturday in May, when you’re falling down the stairs of Molly Malone’s, drunk off your ass on cheap bourbon and high-fiving us, swearing you’re going to buy a house in the neighborhood as soon as the economy recovers. Oh, and the price of the bottle should tell you what kind of tail you’re talking to.

Wanna know how to make nice with the locals? Buy us beer. And bourbon. We won’t turn down either. Just don’t expect anything other than a nod of approval. We will gladly step aside and let you rule the roost — just remember to tip our bartenders.

Within the listings are a few special spots that I highly recommend because A) they are cool places or B) they give me free beer on occasion. Happy Derby! Please don’t call me for bail money. —The Bar Belle

2009 Louisville Bar Guide

Butchertown/Clifton/Crescent Hill

••Big Al’s Beeritaville: 1715 Mellwood Ave., 893-4487, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Kenny. Bar Belle says: This place has a horseshoe pit in the back lawn and cheap beer and wings. Deal!

Bourbons Bistro: 2255 Frankfort Ave., 894-8838, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Tina, Kyle, Margot.

Clifton’s Pizza: 2230 Frankfort Ave., 893-3730, www.cliftonspizza.com, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Dark Star Tavern: 2636 Frankfort Ave., 896-2800, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Lori, Brad.

El Mundo: 2345 Frankfort Ave., 899-9930, www.502elmundo.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Brenton, Shelby.

••Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot: 3204 Frankfort Ave., 895-3223, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Antz, Peter. Bar Belle says: Free putt-putt at Beerhalla in the back … who knew they had amazing BBQ, too?

FuZion Bar: 1335 Story Ave., 588-8861, Gay Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Joey, Will.

Irish Rover: 2319 Frankfort Ave., 899-3544, www.theirishroverky.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

L&N Wine Bar & Bistro: 1765 Mellwood Ave., 897-0070, www.landnwinebarandbistro.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Rick, Kara.

Longshot Tavern: 2232 Frankfort Ave., 899-7898, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Andy, Jaki, Kathy.

Maido Essential Japanese Cuisine and Sake Bar: 1758 Frankfort Ave., 894-8775, www.maidosakebar.com, Restaurant/Bar. Import Draught: $4-$8. Cool Bartender(s): Jim.

North End Café: 1722 Frankfort Ave., 896-8770, www.northendcafe.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Kristin, Susan.

••Patrick’s: 3202 Frankfort Ave., 897-6962, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Brandon, Peter. Bar Belle says: Ask for McDreamy and watch Brandon blush. Peter pours amazing mint juleps.

Porcini Restaurant: 2730 Frankfort Ave., 894-8686, www.porcinilouisville.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Jessica, Chris, Melissa.

Rush Inn Tavern: 1801 Brownsboro Rd., 895-4413, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Jeff, Marty.

Varanese: 2106 Frankfort Ave., 899-9904, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Amy, Rory.

Downtown

Al J’s: 140 N. Fourth St. (Galt House), 589-5200, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $4.25. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Angel’s Rock Bar: Fourth St. Live, 540-1461, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Artemisia Café: 620 E. Market St., 583-4177, www.artemisiarestaurant.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Jeff.

Bank Shot Billiards: 403 E. Market St., 587-8260, www.bankshotbilliard.com, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Rob.

BBC on Fourth: 2 Theater Sq., 568-2224, Brew Pub. Micro-Brew Pint: $4.75. Cool Bartender(s): Gordon.

BBC Taproom: 636 E. Main St., 584-2739, Brew Pub. Micro-Brew Pint: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Rob.

Bearno’s By the Bridge: 131 W. Main St., 584-7437, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Scott, Michelle.

Bistro 301: 301 W. Market St., 584-8337, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.25 Cool Bartender(s): Bobbie Jo.

BLU Italian Mediterranean Grille: 280 W. Jefferson St., 627-5045, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $4.25. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Brick’s Lounge: 120 W. Broadway, (Hotel Louisville), 582-2241, Hotel Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Pam, Diana.

Bristol Bar & Grille: 614 W. Main St., 582-1995, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Chris.

Brown Hotel Bar: 335 W. Broadway, 583-1234, Hotel Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $5. Cool Bartender(s): Rebecca, Kim, Meghan.

Champions Sports Bar: 280 W. Jefferson St., 671-4246, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $4. Cool Bartender(s): Bridgette, Jason, Jarvis.

••The Connection: 130 S. Floyd St., 585-5752, www.theconnection.net, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): John. Bar Belle says: Nightly drag shows on the hour — Asia is mine, bitches!

Cunningham’s Restaurant: 630 S. Fourth St., 587-0526, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Rob.

••Derby City Espresso: 331 E. Market St., 442-0523, Neighborhood Bar. Craft Brews: $3-$15. Cool Bartender(s): Matthew. Bar Belle says: Watch out, that Matthew character will talk your ear off. But he’s also got the inside scoop on EVERYTHING in downtown Louisville. He probably knows who’ll win the Derby, too.

Executive Club: 2829 W. Market St., 774-5093, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Mary, Patrick.

Freddie’s: 220 W. Broadway, 582-9123, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Jimmy, Freddy, Jack.

Hard Rock Café: 424 S. Fourth St., 568-2202, www.hardrock.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.89. Cool Bartender(s): Aura, Robin, Wayne, Kris, Ricky.

Hotel: 410 S. Fourth St., 540-1161, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Howl at The Moon: 434 S. Fourth St., 562-9400, www.howlatthemoon.com, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): Mary, Kelly, Brad, L.J.

Ice Breakers: 252 E. Market St., 618-2050, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre: Fourth Street Live, www.improvlouisville.com, Comedy Club. Domestic Bottle: $4.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Intermezzo at Actors Theatre: 316 W. Main St., 561-3344, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Kristi, Wes, Vinnie.

Jockey Silks: 140 N. Fourth St. (Galt House), 589-5200, www.galthouse.com, Hotel Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $4. Cool Bartender(s): Jean, Rachel.

Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge: 446 S. Fourth St., 568-9009, www.makerslounge.com, Upscale Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $4. Cool Bartender(s): Adam, Melissa, Mike.

Michael Murphy’s: 701 S. First St., 587-0013, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Susie, Diana, Danielle.

Old Seelbach Bar: 500 S. Fourth St., 585-3200, Upscale Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $4.25. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Pepper’s Sports Bar: 320 W. Jefferson St. (Hyatt Regency), 587-3434, Hotel Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $4.24. Cool Bartender(s): Jean, Todd.

Petrus: 116 E. Main St., 583-3772, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Phat’s: 632 W. Broadway, 589-5111, Gentleman’s Club. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Prime Lounge: 104 W. Main St., 587-7463, www.primeloungeky.com, Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $4. Cool Bartender(s): Michael, Mary, Ashley.

Proof on Main: 702 W. Main St., 217-6360, www.proofonmain.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $4. Pabst: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Jenny.

P.T.’s Showclub: 227 E. Market St., 587-7878, www.ptshowclub.com, Gentlemen’s Club. Domestic Bottle: $5.50. Cool Bartender(s): Mike.

The Pub: 412 S. Fourth St., 569-7782, www.tavernrestaurantgroup.com, English Pub. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): Dave.

Raw Sushi Lounge: 520 S. Fourth St., 585-5880, www.rawsushilounge.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.75. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Red Star Tavern: 450 S. Fourth St., 568-5656, www.redstartavern.net, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.75. Cool Bartender(s): Natalie, Scott.

Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant: Fourth Street Live, 587-1825, www.rira.com, Irish Pub. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): Bob, Jeff, Anthony.

River Bend Winery: 120 S. 10th St., 540-5650, Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Joe.

Saddle Ridge: 432 S. Fourth St., 569-3507, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

••Starbase Q: 921 W. Main St., www.starbaseq.com, Gay Club. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Casey. Bar Belle says: A fun, friendly gay atmosphere if you don’t mind dicks on TV and an industrial bathroom setup.

••Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar: 230 E. Main St., 582-9945, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): Damon, Cody. Bar Belle says: The best bar to check your rainy-day blues. Shake ’em off and get down.

Sully’s Saloon: 434 S. Fourth St., 585-4100, www.sullyssaloon.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $4. Cool Bartender(s): Bobby, Baxter, Madison.

Tengo Sed Cantina: Fourth St. Live, 540-1463, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Third Street Dive: 440 S. Third St., 643-1218, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Tryangle’s: 209 S. Preston St., 583-6395, Gay Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Michael.

Wet Willie’s: Fourth Street Live, www.wetwillies.com, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $4.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

East End

(includes Anchorage, Harrods Creek, Hurstbourne, Jeffersontown, Lyndon, Middletown, Plainview and Westport Road)

Beef O’Brady’s Family Sports Bar: 241 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 254-2322, www.beefobradys.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Josh, Laisha.

Beef O’Brady’s Family Sports Bar: 10000 Hwy. 22, 327-5496, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.65. Cool Bartender(s): Kristen, Cynthia.

Blue Mule Sports Cafe: 10301 Taylorsville Rd., 240-0051, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Bristol Bar & Grille: 300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0627, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Vicki, Harmony, Julie.

Bristol Bar & Grille: 6051 Timber Ridge Dr., 292-2585, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Adam.

Brix Wine Bar: 12418 Lagrange Rd., 243-1120, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): Leslie.

••Brownie’s Grille & Bar: 237 Whittington Pkwy., 326-9830, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.65. Cool Bartender(s): McKenzie, Chuck, Brittany. Bar Belle says: These cats are obsessed with the Cincinnati Bengals. Who dey?

Buffalo Wild Wings: 12901 Shelbyville Rd., 254-9464, www.buffalowildwings.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.18. Cool Bartender(s): Scott, Angela, Katie.

Buffalo Wild Wings: 3584 Springhurst Blvd., 394-9596, www.buffalowildwings.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.07. Cool Bartender(s): Andy D.

Buffalo Wild Wings: 9134 Taylorsville Rd., 499-2356, www.buffalowildwings.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.10. Cool Bartender(s): Mark.

••Captain’s Quarters: 5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd., 228-1651, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Dan, Jenny. Bar Belle says: Try the Miami Vice. Seriously.

Chubby Ray’s: 3910 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 267-1188, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Linda, Kasey, Kim.

Club Oasis: 1506 Lakeshore Ct., 412-2275, cluboasisky.com, Restaurant/Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Cunningham’s Creekside: 6301 River Rd., 228-3625, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Heather, Alicia.

Gaslite Tavern: 9119 Galene Dr., 267-1945, www.gaslitetavern.com, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Destiny, Eric.

Good Times Pub: 12612 Shelbyville Rd., 254-7275, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Diana, Brittany.

Gotcha Bocce: 1701 UPS Dr., 554-1700, 1 of 3 Indoor Bocce Ball/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Incredible Dave’s: 9236 Westport Rd., 426-4790, Family Rec Center. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Justin.

Indigo Joe’s: 1321 Herr Ln., 423-1633, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Sharon.

Jake’s Mr. G’s Lounge: 10432 Shelbyville Rd., 244-0165, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Lori.

Jerry Green & Friends: 2800 Breckinridge Ln., 456-5050, Hotel Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Joe’s OK Bayou: 9874 Linn Station Rd., 426-1320, www.joesokbayou.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Teri, Melissa, Missy.

Joe’s Older than Dirt: 8131 Lagrange Rd., 426-2074, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Stephanie, Emily, Tammy, Caytie, Shug.

Maple Inn: 9416 Taylorsville Rd., 267-0502, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Martini Italian Bistro: 4021 Summit Plaza Dr., 394-9797, Upscale Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): Gary, Tony.

Napa River Grill: 1211 Herr Ln. (Westport Village), 423-5822, www.napariverlouisville.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.75. Cool Bartender(s): Richard, Aaron.

New Directions Bar & Grill: 2630 Chamberlain Ln., 243-8429, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Alex, Hollie, Carol.

Old Chicago: 9010 Taylorsville Rd., 301-7700, www.oldchicago.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.99. Cool Bartender(s): Ryan, Ann.

••R Place Pub: 9603 Whipps Mill Ln., 425-8516, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Leigh, Stacey, Jen, Gregalo, Sarah. Bar Belle says: It’s the best bar in the East End … and that’s not because I used to work there. It’s the cheese fries and the charming regulars.

Rumors: 12339 Shelbyville Rd., 245-0366, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Cheryl.

Turkey Joe’s: 2809 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 327-9464, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Wick’s Pizza Pub: 12717 Shelbyville Rd., 213-9425, www.wickspizza.com, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Wick’s Pizza Pub: 2927 Goose Creek Rd., 327-9425, www.wickspizza.com, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Jeremy.

Winner’s Circle: 1325 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-2600, Hotel Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $4. Cool Bartender(s): Tillie, Lindsey, Hamid.

Fern Creek/Buechel/Newburg

Bob’s Bypass: 4002 Farmview Ave., 493-2544, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.45. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Brickyard Sports Bar: 4300 Fegenbush Ln., 454-5453, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Debbie.

••Creeker’s: 6330 Bardstown Rd., 762-0370, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Erin, Stephanie, Missy. Bar Belle says: I’ve dabbled in some karaoke on the Creeker’s stage … so sue me.

Fern & Moody’s: 3903 Bardstown Rd., 458-9415, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.85. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Krazy Dave’s: 2817 Del Rio Pl., 458-2824, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

More Shenanigans: 4521 Bardstown Rd., 493-3585, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Dawn, Marcy, Krista.

O’Daniel Liquors: 2141 Buechel Bank Rd., 491-7053, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Pat, Sally, Sandy.

Sportsville: 4004 Gardiner Point Dr. (Holiday Inn Airport East), 452-6361, Hotel Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Michelle.

••T.K.’s Pub: 5442 Del Maria Way, 499-5673, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them. Bar Belle says: Live music rules in this venue. Rawk!

Two Lane Package Liquor & Bar: 9702 Bardstown Rd., 239-1018, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.05. Cool Bartender(s): Tiffani, Barbara.

Germantown/Fairgrounds

(includes Schnitzelburg, Paristown Pointe, Camp Taylor, etc.)

Ash Street Station: 800 Ash St., 637-2200, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Sandra, Debbie.

••Barret Bar: 1012 Barret Ave., 458-9640, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.00. Cool Bartender(s): Mike. Bar Belle says: We’re not sure why bartender Mike is always happy — watch out, his laugh is infectious.

Check’s Café: 1101 E. Burnett Ave., 637-9515, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Billy.

Coach Lamp: 751 Vine St., 583-9165, www.coachlamp.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Bill.

Come Back Inn: 909 Swan St., 627-1777, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Flabby’s Schnitzelburg: 1101 Lydia St., 637-9136, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Jim, Sheryl, Denise.

Huelsman’s 19th Hole: 1100 Ash St., 634-8090, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

••Jockamo’s Pizza Pub: 983 Goss Ave., 637-5406, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Danny, Frankie. Bar Belle says: Two cheese breadsticks, that’s all you need. Oh, and some friends to split a pitcher.

JR’s: 701 Camp St., 637-8098, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Charlie.

Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge: 1004 E Oak St., 637-9315, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Lisa, John John.

Marmaduke’s: 4206 Poplar Level Rd., 452-1390, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Can: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

••Nachbar: 969 Charles St., 637-4377, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Duncan, James. Bar Belle says: Hipster hangout and the prime place to avoid American swill. Duncan’s beer choice always gets me drunk.

Pop’s Place: 935 Goss Ave., 634-2294, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Sandy, Lynne.

Pour Haus 1481 S. Shelby St., myspace.com/pourhaus, Live Music Venue. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Christy, Magic Mike.

Schnitzelburg Pub: 1151 Goss Ave., 634-5401, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Roy, Tucker.

Seidenfaden’s: 1134 E. Breckinridge St., 582-9217, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Wink.

T. Eddy’s Bar & Grill: 1154 Logan St., 636-5300, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Jo Jo, Angela, Samira.

Thorobred Lounge II: 4744 Poplar Level Rd., 968-7801, Gentlemen’s Club. Domestic Bottle: $5. Cool Bartender(s): Destiny, Madison.

••Tink’s Pub: 2235 S. Preston St., 634-8180, www.tinkspub.talkspot.com, Gay Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): All of them. Bar Belle says: Lesbians don’t bite … and sometimes they’ll buy you beer!

Uncle Pleasant’s: 2126 S. Preston St., 634-4147, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

••Zeppelin Café: 1036 Burnett Ave., 365-3551, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Eric. Bar Belle says: Awesome food — try the pretzels and beer cheese. Awesome beer — ice cold.

Highlands

••Air Devil’s Inn: 2802 Taylorsville Rd., 454-4092, www.airdevilsinn.com, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Gloria. Bar Belle says: If you’ll excuse the shower curtains in the bathroom, you’ll be all right.

Akiko’s: 1123 Bardstown Rd., 459-8020, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Avalon: 1314 Bardstown Rd., 454-5336, www.avalon-fresh.com, Upscale Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Christen, Jennifer.

••Back Door: 1250 Bardstown Rd. (Mid City Mall), 451-0659, www.thebackdoor.com, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Gail, Marianne, Dave. Bar Belle says: This is my second home, please clean up after yourself.

Bambi Bar: 2701 Bardstown Rd., 456-9635, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Becky, Kristy.

Baxter Station Bar & Grille: 1201 Payne St., 584-1635, www.louisvilleoriginals.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Bearno’s in the Highlands: 1318 Bardstown Rd., 456-4556, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Emily.

BoomBozz Pizza & Tap House (opening soon): 1448 Bardstown Rd., 458-8889, www.tonyboombozz.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.99. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

The Brewery Thunderdome 426 Baxter Ave., 639-8371, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Danny, Dustin, Laura.

Bristol Bar & Grille: 1321 Bardstown Rd., 456-1702, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Ken, Aaron, Tiffany.

Buffalo Wild Wings: 1055 Bardstown Rd., 454-3635, www.buffalowildwings.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.65. Cool Bartender(s): Stephanie.

Cafe 360: 1582 Bardstown Rd., 473-8694, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Debbie, Kelly.

Cafe Metro: 1700 Bardstown Rd., 458-4830, www.cafemetrolouisville.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Michael.

Cahoots: 1047 Bardstown Rd., 454-6687, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Gary, Saul.

Comedy Caravan: 1250 Bardstown Rd., 459-0022, www.comedycaravan.com, Comedy Club. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Blane.

••Cumberland Brews: 1576 Bardstown Rd., 458-8728, Brew Pub. Micro-Brew Pint: $4.25. Cool Bartender(s): Kate. Bar Belle says: Somehow two beers from this place make me tipsy. So order four.

The Dublin Cellar: 942 Baxter Ave., 583-2969, Irish Pub. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Tiffany, Emily.

••Dundee Tavern: 2224 Dundee Rd., 458-6637, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Brittany, Charlie. Bar Belle says: Have you ever had dirty thoughts about food? Try the Dundee Dip.

Flanagan’s Ale House: 934 Baxter Ave., 585-3700, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): Amanda, Rebecca.

Hideaway Saloon: 1607 Bardstown Rd., 485-0114, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Jason, Kat.

Highlands Tap Room: 1279 Bardstown Rd., 459-2337, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Will, Patty.

Impellizeri’s: 1381 Bardstown Rd., 454-2711, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Mo.

Jack Fry’s: 1007 Bardstown Rd., 452-9244, www.jackfrys.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): JR, Rebecca.

Jarfi’s Bistro: 1543 Bardstown Rd., 589-5060, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Pam, Lindsey, Clayton.

Kern’s Korner: 2600 Bardstown Rd., 456-9726, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Kat.

KT’s Restaurant and Bar: 2300 Lexington Rd., 458-8888, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Tracy.

La Bodega at de la Torre’s: 1660 Bardstown Rd., 456-4955, www.delatorres.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): Maggie.

Le Relais: 2817 Taylorsville Rd., 451-9020, www.lerelaisrestaurant.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.00. Cool Bartender(s): Elizabeth.

Left Field Lounge: 2282 Bardstown Rd., 690-3750, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Bill, Jessica, Will.

Lilly’s: 1147 Bardstown Rd., 451-0447, www.lillyslapeche.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Shane.

The Lounge: 947 E. Madison St., 889-5889, www.louisvillemojo.com/thelounge, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Shelby.

Lounge A @ Asiatique: 1767 Bardstown Rd., 451-2749, www.asiatique.bigstep.com, Upscale Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Anderson.

Lynn’s Paradise Cafe: 984 Barret Ave., 583-3447, www.lynnsparadisecafe.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.75. Cool Bartender(s): Alex.

Molly Malone’s: 933 Baxter Ave., 473-1222, Irish Pub. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): Brendan.

••Monkey Wrench: 1025 Barret Ave., 582-2433, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Meghan. Bar Belle says: It’s the closest bar to my house and they just opened a new deck bar — can you say “nightcap”?

NV Tavern: 1202 Bardstown Rd., 452-6101, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Jill

O’Shea’s Irish Pub: 956 Baxter Ave., 589-7373, www.osheaslouisville.com, Irish Pub. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): Kevin.

Outlook Inn: 916 Baxter Ave., 583-4661, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Scott, John, Megan, Dave.

Palermo Viejo: 1359 Bardstown Rd., 456-6461, www.palermoviejo.info, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): Michelle, Joshua.

Phoenix Hill Tavern: 644 Baxter Ave., 589-4957, www.phoenixhill.com, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Jason, Josh.

Pink Door: 2222 Dundee Rd., 413-5204, www.pinkdoorlouisville.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Meredith.

Ramsi’s Cafe: 1293 Bardstown Rd., 451-0700, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Amy.

Shenanigan’s Pub: 1611 Norris Pl., 454-3919, Irish Pub. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Uptown Cafe: 1624 Bardstown Rd., 458-4212, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): John, Tim, Jeremy, Sarah.

••Wick’s Pizza Pub: 973 Baxter Ave., 458-1828, www.wickspizza.com, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Shelley, Andrea. Bar Belle says: One of my favorite pizza joints in town … and their beer is especially cold and cheap.

Za’s Pizza: 1573 Bardstown Rd., 454-4544, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $2.75-$3. Cool Bartender(s): Becky, Jenny.

Hikes Point

Davern’s Tavern: 3044 Hunsinger Ln., 456-5530, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Tammy, Sonya.

••Golden Nugget: 2922 Hikes Ln., 454-9914, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Janis, Tracy. Bar Belle says: If you fall off your stool, they will pick you up.

Hikes Point Lounge: 3937 Taylorsville Rd., 456-5301, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Jock’s Sports Bar and Grill: 3423 Breckinridge Ln., 491-1199, www.jocksportsbar.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Cherokee, Missy, Joel, Lisa.

Pizza Place: 2931 Richland Ave., 451-2237, www.pizzaplace.com, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Greg, Ann, Big Ed.

Irish Hill

August Moon: 2269 Lexington Rd., 456-6569, www.augustmoonbistro.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Dave T., Brandon.

Headliners Music Hall: 1386 Lexington Rd., 584-8088, Live Music Hall. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium: 2345 Lexington Rd., 452-9531, www.jimporters.com, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Dennis, Sherry.

••Spring Street Bar and Grill: 300 S. Spring St., 584-6630, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Ginger. Bar Belle says: Wings!

Okolona/Highview/Shepherdsville

Best Western Motel Lounge: 211 S. Lakeview Dr., 543-7097, Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Castaway Lounge: 6909 Old Shepherdsville Rd., 968-8600, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Teresa, Sherry.

Corner Tavern: 5207 Mt. Washington Rd., 969-9153, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Can: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Shortie.

Fibber McGee’s: 8122 Preston Hwy., 964-4131, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Donna, Kathy.

••Hitching Post Inn: 7314 Fegenbush Ln., 239-4724, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Patty, Kenny. Bar Belle says: You could spend hours looking at all the photos on the walls … if you can get past the NASCAR memorabilia.

Hooters: 7701 Preston Hwy., 968-1606, www.hootersoflouisville.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Stacy, Christina.

Kettle Creek: 1150 Old Bardstown Rd., 538-4900, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Marlena, Fray.

Knock Out Sports Saloon: 6112 Preston Hwy., 969-6199, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Lynnview Liquors & Tavern: 1239 Gilmore Ln., 964-4179, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Lisa, Betty, Johnna.

••Norm’s Bar & Grill: 907 Ulrich Ave., 966-0654, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Terry, Shelly, Lee Lee, Kim. Bar Belle says: My favorite bar outside the Watterson — who wouldn’t want to drink out of a 32-ounce Miller Lite bottle and sing karaoke … at 6:30 a.m.?

O’Connell’s Irish Pub: 7207 Fegenbush Ln., 618-3277, Irish Pub. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Colleen.

Smyrna Inn: 8201 Smyrna Pkwy., 969-2248, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Billy, Becky, Judy, Rita, Pam.

Old Louisville/U of L

Amici Café: 316 W. Ormsby Ave., 637-3167, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Michael, John.

Blue Horse Lounge: Executive West Hotel, 830 Phillips Ln., 367-2251, Hotel/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $4.50. Cool Bartender(s): Taylor, Donn, Suzanne.

Buck’s: 425 W. Ormsby Ave., 637-5284, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): Dennis.

Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe: 2745 Crittenden Dr., 635-8686, www.cardinalhalloffame.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

CarlyRae’s: 103 W. Oak St., 379-4320, www.carlyraes.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

••The Granville Inn: 1601 S. Third St., 637-9128, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Liz, Ali. Bar Belle says: Burgers and frat boys … bring it!

Harlows Bar & Grill: 2787 S. Floyd St., 637-1881. Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

••Magnolia Bar and Grill: 1398 S. Second St., 637-9052, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): All of them. Bar Belle says: Dark and mysterious … just how I like my beer when I’m not drinking PBR.

The Rudyard Kipling: 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

T Eddie’s: 1154 Logan St., 636-5300, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

The Tavern: 1532 S. Fourth St., 637-4200, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Francis, Mark.

Teddy Bear’s: 1148 Garvin Pl., 589-2619, Gay Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Marty, Josh, Ricky.

Third Avenue Cafe: 1164 S. Third St., 585-2233, www.thirdavenuecafe.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Ricky, Laura, Jay.

Woody’s Tavern: 208 E. Burnett Ave., 635-9221, Gay Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Jeremy, Brian.

Shively

B&B Beer Depot: 3200 Ralph Ave., 448-9508, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.95. Cool Bartender(s): Melissa.

••Bud’s Tavern: 4014 Dixie Hwy., 448-0877, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): All of them. Bar Belle says: Renovated a few years ago, Bud’s and its regulars have been around longer than you. Respect.

DT’s Bar & Grill: 4652 Dixie Hwy., 448-8288, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Hacker’s Sports Bar and Grill: 2806 Crums Ln., 448-5500, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Marlene, Robin.

Ott’s Tavern: 4229 Hillview Ave., 447-9005, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Wendy.

Reflections Lounge: Dixie Hwy. and Watterson Expr. (Holiday Inn Southwest), 448-2020, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): Sharon, Rinata.

South End

(includes Churchill Downs area, Fairdale, Iroquois, Dixie, Pleasure Ridge Park, Valley Station)

19th Hole Pub: 5603 Greenwood Rd., 933-4858, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Tresa.

Benchwarmer’s Pizza & Subs: 7325 St. Andrews Church Rd., 368-1148, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.85. Cool Bartender(s): Wendy, Chrissy, Tara, Stephanie.

BJ’s Sports Pub: 7017 Greenbelt/Global, 935-1103. Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Laurie.

Bottom’s Up: 2515 Seventh St. Rd., 635-2582, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $4. Cool Bartender(s): Michelle, Michelle.

Brewskee’s: 5507 Valley Station Rd., 933-0361, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Jessie, Lori, Debbie.

Buffalo Wild Wings: 6801 Dixie Hwy., 935-1997, www.buffalowildwings.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.40. Cool Bartender(s): Brent, Tabby.

Cactus Jack’s: 3640 Taylor Blvd., 368-2686, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Sherry.

Classie Lady: 2927 Seventh St., 634-0044, Gentleman’s Club. Domestic Bottle: $4. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Cloverleaf Tavern: 4466 Manslick Rd., 367-6313, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

••Electric Cowboy: 8021 Dixie Hwy., 271-3233, www.electriccowboylouisville.com, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): Brandy. Bar Belle says: See, nightclubs can exist outside of downtown.

Fatmans Bar & Grill: 5300 Cane Run Rd., 618-0748, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Misty.

First String Family Sports Grill and Pub: 5921 Newcut Rd., 366-0049. Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Melanie, Denise.

Foxy Lady Gentlemen’s Club: 1715 Berry Blvd., 366-3273, Gentlemen’s Club. Domestic Bottle: $4. Cool Bartender(s): Kendra, Rayne.

Hit the Door: 4101 Preston Hwy., 361-5567, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Lisa.

Hoopla’s Bar (Expo 5): 2900 S. Seventh St., 636-3532, Live Music Hall. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Hoops Grill & Sports Bar: 6733 Strawberry Ln., 375-4667, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Tina.

Hooters: 4948 Dixie Hwy., 449-4194, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Joker’s Bar & Grille: 7323 St. Andrews Church Rd., 363-5662, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Betty, Sonny.

J.T.’s Variety Club: 8021 Preston Hwy., 962-9804, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Steve, Wendy, Don.

Juanita’s Place: 3294 Taylor Blvd., 361-1638, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.50. Cool Bartender(s): Charlie.

K.C.’s Tavern: 2124 Palatka Rd., 366-6353, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Jillian, P.J.

Locker Room Sports Bar: 11707 Dixie Hwy., 937-0052, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Longhead’s Bar & Grill: 8238 Dixie Hwy., 933-7837, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Beverly, Brandy.

Martin’s Tavern: 1614 Dixie Hwy., 775-5539, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Darice, Tosha.

••New View Bar and Grill: 7601 Outer Loop, 231-1793, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Jamie, Kristina, Shari, Karen. Bar Belle says: Live music, pool, darts … pick your passion at New View.

O’Bryan’s Tavern: 4123 Flintlock Dr., 449-4940, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Old Taylor Bar: 3464 Taylor Blvd., 368-9497, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Brenda, Cindy.

Peppermint Lounge: 5343 Mitcher Ave., 361-9450, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Andrea, Danielle.

The Place To Be: 8807 Old Third St. Rd., 933-7715, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Stacey.

Ralph’s Bar & Grill: 4112 Cane Run Rd., 447-0908, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.80. Cool Bartender(s): Frankie, Sharon, Donna, Wee Wee.

Rivergirls: 15514 Dixie Hwy., 937-4027, Gentlemen’s Club. Domestic Bottle: $4. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Rubbie’s BBQ and Brew: 6905 Southside Dr., 367-0007, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Brittany, Alena.

Ruthie’s Tavern: 1800 Berry Blvd., 368-2430, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Rosie, Jim.

St. Andrew’s Pub: 7807 St. Andrew’s Church Rd., 937-2538, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Terri.

Shooters: 7092 Distribution Dr., 933-7373, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Terry, Tiffany, Brandi, Kasidy, Jenny.

Spectators’ Sports Bar & Grille: 5530 New Cut Rd., 368-7650, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): John.

Steelhorse Saloon: 14009 Dixie Hwy., 933-9979, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

••Stooges Bar and Grill: 7123 Grade Ln., 363-9803, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Shelly. Bar Belle says: This place is just as busy at 10 p.m. as it is at 7 a.m. — it’s where the third-shifters like to end their day.

Thoroughbred Lounge I: 3634 S. Seventh St., 364-9793, Gentlemen’s Club. Domestic Bottle: $4. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Union Station: 9302 Blue Lick Rd., 969-6398, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Wick’s Pizza Pub: 10966 Dixie Hwy., 995-4333, www.wickspizza.com, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Amanda.

Win, Place and Show Bar: 3425 Taylor Blvd., 363-4236, Gentleman’s Club. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Wyandotte Cafe: 3700 Taylor Blvd., 363-9165, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Theresa.

Yanks Bar & Grill: 5160 Outer Loop, 592-2409, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Kim.

St. Matthews

60 West Bistro & Grille: 3939 Shelbyville Rd., 719-9717, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): Elliott.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: 7900 Shelbyville Rd., 326-3850, www.bjsrestaurants.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.95. Cool Bartender(s): Iggy, Stacy, Kim.

••Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC): 3929 Shelbyville Rd., 899-7070, www.bbcbrew.com, Brew Pub. BBC Pint: $4.50. Cool Bartender(s): Jeff, Becca. Bar Belle says: Their motto: Beer is food. ’Nuff said.

Bravo Italian Restaurant: 206 Bullitt Ln., 326-0491, www.bestitalianusa.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): Bailey, Billy.

Brendan’s: 3921 Shelbyville Rd., 895-1212, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): Justin, Bruce, Diane, Janina.

Buffalo Wild Wings: 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 899-7732, www.buffalowildwings.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.07. Cool Bartender(s): Mandy, Autumn, Don

Café Lou Lou: 106 Sears Ave., 893-7776, www.cafeloulou.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.25. Cool Bartender(s): Laura, Matt, Sara.

••Diamond Pub & Billiards: 3814 Frankfort Ave., 895-7513, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Misty. Bar Belle says: Their back deck is a pretty sweet place to chill.

Dutch’s Tavern: 3922 Shelbyville Rd., 895-9004, www.dutchstavern.com, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Jeremiah.

Fox & Hound: 302 Bullitt Ln. (Oxmoor Center), 394-7620, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.89. Cool Bartender(s): Dustin, Kelly.

Gilman’s Pointe Restaurant & Tavern: 3930 Chenoweth Ln., 893-0106, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Jack’s Bar at Equus Restaurant: 122 Sears Ave., 897-9721, www.equusrestaurant.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Joy.

Gerstle’s Place: 3801 Frankfort Ave., 742-8616, www.gerstles.com, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Claudia.

••Havana Rumba: 4115 Oeschli Ave., 897-1959, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.99. Cool Bartender(s): Miguel. Bar Belle says: Oh my mojito. I’ll take seven!

Hooters: 4120 Dutchmans Ln., 895-7100, www.hooters-oflouisville.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Beth.

Oliver’s Billiards and More: 4001 DuPont Circle, 895-6990, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: 6100 Dutchmans Ln., 479-0026, www.ruthschrissteakhouse.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $4.75. Cool Bartender(s): Michelle, John.

Saints: 131 Breckinridge Ln., 891-8883, www.saintspizza.com, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Allison, Terry.

ZaZoo’s: 102 Bauer Ave., 894-8030, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Quinn.

West End/Portland

••Angelo’s Bar: 627 N. 34th St., 776-9127, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Dennis. Bar Belle says: It’s best to stay out of family quarrels here … and the pizza is superb.

Club 26: 2523 W. Broadway, 778-0711, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Cole’s Place: 2928 W. Kentucky St., 778-4330, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Jane.

••Donahue’s Bar and Grill: 2737 Northwestern Pkwy., 776-7771, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): All of them. Bar Belle says: They’ve got more specials than a furniture store going out of business. That’s the way we like it!

Joe’s Palm Room: 1821 W. Jefferson St., 581-1251, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): Inge.

Syl’s Lounge: 2403 W. Broadway, 776-9105, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Tony.

Titusville Sports Bar: 1809 W. Jefferson St., 584-2457, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Wright Place: 501 N. 33rd St., 778-8487, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

SOUTHERN INDIANA

Clarksville

America’s Best Inn Suites Sports Bar and Grill: 342 Eastern Blvd., (812) 282-7511, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Danny Boys: 1101 S. Clark Blvd., (812) 283-3566, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Debbie.

Hooters: 941 Hwy. 131, (812) 284-9464, www.hooters.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Quarter Pole Lounge: Holiday Inn, 505 Marriott Dr., (812) 283-4411, Hotel Lounge. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Amanda.

Resch’s Tavern: 523 Eastern Blvd., (812) 288-6042, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Mike, Yvonne, Virginia, Kiwi.

Elizabeth

••ENVY Stage Bar at Horseshoe Casino: 11999 Casino Center Dr., (866) 676-SHOE, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): Gregg. Bar Belle says: Gregg is my brother — so tip well and don’t make fun of his haircut. It’s not weird to have our family reunions at a casino, is it?

Legends at Horseshoe Casino: 11999 Casino Center Dr., (866) 676-SHOE, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Floyds Knobs

Bearno’s Pizza: 401 La Follette Station, (812) 923-4600, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Mike’s Tavern: 3521 Paoli Pike, (812) 945-8915, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Sammy O’s Bar & Grill: 3579 Paoli Pk., (812) 923-9540, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Shannon.

Jeffersonville 

19th Green: 1740 Williamsburg Dr., Jeffersonville (812) 284-9088, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Alex, Kim.

Bearno’s Pizza: 2784 Meijers Dr., (812) 282-3125, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Victoria.

Buckets Bar & Grill: 430 E Seventh St., (812) 282-5387, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Jodie, Jerri, Becky.

Come Back Inn: 415 Spring St, (812) 285-1777, www.comebackinn.com, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Chris.

••Double T Tavern: 830 E. 10th St., (812) 282-0326, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Kendra, Trina, Brian. Bar Belle says: I once danced with a man here who, after the dance, revealed that he flogged his log all day long. Hmmm …

Hooters: 700 W. Riverside Dr., (812) 218-9485, www.hooters.com, Sports Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Jennifer, Caylyn.

J-Train NY Pizza & Grill: 201 Spring St., (812) 283-3663, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

Johnny D’s Bar & Grill: 960 E. Maple St., (812) 283-0823, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Connie, Johnny, Christina, Cyndi.

••Lighthouse Restaurant & Lounge: 202 E. Main St., (812) 283-0077, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.60. Cool Bartender(s): Tumeka, Allen, Steve. Bar Belle says: It doesn’t get more “Road House” than this, my friends. Karaoke, check. Fried chicken, check, check.

Mick’s Lounge: 1448 Gateway Plza., (812) 283-8096, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Julie, Shanna.

Pitt Stop Pub & Grill: 1710 E. 10th St., (812) 284-5475, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Amanda, Beverly.

Rocky’s Italian Grill: 715 W. Riverside Dr., (812) 282-3844, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Sunny.

••Third Base Tavern: 135 Spring St., (812) 283-4947, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Susan. Bar Belle says: Yeah, I got there. Once.

New Albany

11th Frame Sports Bar & Grill: 2310 State St., (812) 945-2460, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Jessica.

••Bank Street Brewhouse: 415 Bank St., (812) 944-7112, Brew Pub. NABC Pints: $4.50. Cool Bartender(s): Kelsey and Nasty. Bar Belle says: When a restaurant makes a meal out of fries, you know it’s a prime spot.

Bearno’s Pizza: 3002 Charlestown Crossing, (812) 949-7914, Pizza Pub. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Courtney, Thomas.

Connor’s Place: 134 E. Market St., (812) 725-7055, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Buddy.

Hugh E. Bir’s Café: 324 E. Market St., (812) 945-8884, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Jake.

Jack’s: 3308 Plaza Dr., (812) 948-1600, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.50. Cool Bartender(s): Cliff, Jason.

Joe’s OK Bayou: 4308 Charlestown Rd., (812) 948-2080, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Mikki, Teri.

Mac’s Hideaway: 1636 Slate Run Rd., (812) 945-4256, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): All of them.

••MYbar: 3306 Plaza Dr., (812) 948-6501, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $3. Cool Bartender(s): Levi, Ian. Bar Belle says: No, it’s mine!

Pastime Grill & Pub: 424 E. Market St., (812) 945-9055, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Roger, Rhonda.

Regulator’s Club: 1735 Stone St., (812) 941-8987, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Ms. Redd.

Rich O’s Public House: 3312 Plaza Dr., (812) 949-2804, Brew Pub. Home-brewed Pint: $4.25. Cool Bartender(s): Steve, Dan, Josh.

The Rustic Frog: 1720 Old River Rd., (502) 608-2543, Nightclub. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Bree, Heidi.

Sam’s Food & Spirits: 3800 Payne Koehler Rd., (812) 945-9757, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.75. Cool Bartender(s): Kimmy, Ruth.

Shooter’s: 330 Vincennes St., (812) 945-1850, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.25. Cool Bartender(s): Billy.

Tucker’s American Favorites: 2441 State St., (812) 944-9999, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.85. Cool Bartender(s): Ellen, April.

Vic’s Café: 1839 E. Market St., (812) 944-4338, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Bull, Rhonda.

Vickie’s Goodtimes Bar & Grill: 114 E. Market St., (812) 941-8000, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Vickie, Alan, Donnetta.

Sellersburg 

••Neil & Patty’s Fireside Bar and Grill: 7611 Hwy. 311, (812) 246-5456, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2.65. Cool Bartender(s): Jenny. Bar Belle says: I still recall that steak I had here a few years back … delicious. Does Pinky still work here?

Sid’s Pub & Ranch House: 935 S. Indiana Ave., (812) 246-8192, Neighborhood Bar. Domestic Bottle: $1.75. Cool Bartender(s): Michelle, Sherri.

Vicario’s Grill Pizza & Pub: 7773 Highway 311, (812) 246-1000, Restaurant/Bar. Domestic Bottle: $2. Cool Bartender(s): Bobbi Jo, Ann, Tammy.

 

R.I.P. — A moment of silence for those who have passed …

Anytime Lounge: 1041 Zorn Ave.

Bentley’s II: 2800 Crums Lane

Big Dave’s Outpost: 1801 Bardstown Road

Billy’s Place: 2523 W. Broadway

City Block: 116 Jefferson St.

Double Deuce: 4101 Preston Hwy.

The Dugout: 921 Swan St.

Felt: Fourth Street Live

Jenicca’s Café & Wine Bar: 636 E. Market St.

Kaelin’s Restaurant: 1801 Newburg Road

Lucky Strike: Fourth Street Live

Melillo’s: 829 E. Market St.

The Menu on the River: 100 W. Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville

Nio’s at 917: 917 Baxter Ave.

Old Hickory: 1038 Lydia St.

Park Place on Main: 401 E. Main St.

Rick’s Ferrari Grill: 3930 Chenoweth Lane

Rockwall: 3426 Paoli Pike, Floyd Knobs

Speakeasy Jazz: 225 State St., New Albany

Steinert’s Grill and Pub: 2239 Charlestown Road

The Swamp: 5300 Cane Run Road

Tailgaters Sports Bar and Grill: 2787 S. Floyd St.

Woody’s Bodacious Bar & Grill: 12205 Westport Road

Zena’s Café: 122 W. Main St.