Iroquois Amphitheater is a great entertainment venue in South Louisville that has been around since 1938 and seats 2,400ish people. Throughout the summer there are numerous music concerts as well as drama, comedy and even free movie nights!
The Bristol is one of the most well-known restaurants in Louisville. With 5 locations and a solid menu, this place will definitely live forever. This photo is the original location on Bardstown Rd in the Highlands.
The Holy Grale in the Highlands is a quaint little beer bar with amazing food. With 26 different taps to choose from, you are certain to find the beer you are looking for here. Formerly a Unitarian Church, the building has been transformed into a very happening spot. Additional seating upstairs in the choir loft, or outside on the patio where this picture was taken
Barringer Hill or "Dog Hill" is a great vantage point to lookout over the entire 400+ acre beauty of Cherokee Park. At the bottom of the Hill you will find a junction of mountain bike and walking trails, an across the creek is "Frisbee Field" or "Rugby Field".
This old school teepee at Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park is a Louisville staple. It survived a massive tornado in the 70's and has overcome recent adversity in the way of a new master plan so that it could be torn down. You can rent this thing out for your next party through the Metro Parks website.
Eastern Parkway in the fall. This shot was taken near the Daniel Boone statue by Cherokee Park. A lot of these parkways throughout Louisville were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and remain part of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
A quaint little park in the Cherokee Triangle at Willow Ave and Cherokee Parkway. During the summer they have a free concert series and it's a centerpiece for the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, which is the week before the Kentucky Derby.
Cherokee Parkway is one of many beautiful Parkways in Louisville designed mostly by Frederick Law Olmsted. This type of street is typical of Highlands residential streets. This picture was taken standing on the median across from Willow Park looking toward the Castleman Monument.
There is definitely no shortage of delicious pizza in the Highlands, and DiOrio's fits right in! This is a great place to watch a game, host an event or gathering, or just grab a beer and some pizza. They have a 30" pizza if you're really hungry. There is another location in St Matthews on Wallace Ave as well.
This is a store that's all about motherhood. It sells retail, however they often have classes and other informative meetings in their shop. I have also seen them advertise times for moms to bring their children by for play time with other children. Another Highlands Gem!
Another one of the best burgers in Louisville is Bunz Burgerz on Baxter Ave in the Highlands. It's a small place, but they have some really creative homemade poppers, different chicken sandwiches, as well as the obvious... an amazingly seasoned burger, delicious bun and don't forget their signature sauce, Bunz Sauce. Get it on the burger and use it for dipping your fries! Outdoor dining on the sidewalk is fun for people watching.
Valu Market is all about local stuff and this location has the best beer selection in the city. There are a number of grocery stores within the Highlands, making it possible to walk to the store from most Highlands locations.
It's an art museum. It's a hotel. It's super cool and unique! This clever boutique hotel started in Louisville and has popped up in a few other locations across the country making a splash. Exhibits change but there are some pretty solid things that remain year round. Go to the elevator lobby.
This has turned into one of the best, most consistent music festivals in the country. Forecastle Festival is held each year during the month of July on the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park in Downtown Louisville. 3 days of music on the water, you can't beat it!
The Louisville Beer Store is a great little spot in the NuLu district on Market Street near downtown Louisville where you can enjoy craft beers from all over the world. There are hundreds of bottles to choose from and an amazing selection of rotating taps. This is a shot from their back patio.
A great Irish pub and restaurant in the Clifton area. Fish and Chips is my favorite in town, but I also dip into the Scotch Eggs or the Irish Smoked Salmon. Anything you get will be delightful, and service is strong here too!