BROWSE | Logan Street Market & Hazel + Hunt
Located just on the edge of the NuLu Marketplace (also a great spot to stop in and browse) is Hazel + Hunt. They carry beautifully made housewares, vintage inspired accessories, and locally printed apparel, all of which make a perfect gift or Louisville-inspired souvenir. For a wider array of booths to browse, Logan Street Market sits just North of Germantown. With more than 25 independent and locally owned businesses, the two-story marketplace carries anything you could be looking for, whether for yourself or someone else. Bakeries, home decor, jewelry, a wide selection of meats and cheeses, coffee, alcohol, and a rotating number of guest pop-ups. Stop in and stay a while.
EAT | Cultured & Chik'n & Mi
Looking for a laid-back bite or something to share while you sip on a glass of wine? Cultured offers up an array of charcuterie boards that feature local farmstead cheeses. Selections rotate weekly and each is paired with fruit, vegetables, pickled goods, and nuts as well a full menu of cocktails, beer, wine, and spirits.
If you’re looking for a larger meal then we suggest checking out Chik’n & Mi for Asian-style fried chicken, ramen and more. They serve up elevated comfort food that is so delicious you’re going to want to come back and explore the menu even more. Start with one of the steam buns, follow it up with the Bonita fries, and then you’re on your own trying to narrow it down after that. Good news is you can’t go wrong.
STAY | The Butcher Rose
We recently stayed at The Butcher Rose for our most recent visit to Louisville. Located in Butcher Town, the bed and breakfast is one of the oldest homes in the city, built in the 1790s and beautifully updated throughout the years. The multi-story brick structure has private rooms and plenty of communal space to gather. Each room is named after a defining woman in music - Janis, June, Aretha, Yoko, Emmy Lou, and Loretta. We loved gathering in the kitchen after a day spent exploring the city and instantly felt at home there. If you're looking for a unique hotel experience, definitely check into this one.
VISIT | Mellwood Arts Center
Originally an old packing company, the Mellwood Arts Center never let go if its industrial feel and has used it to enhance its new use. Now home to multiple galleries, studios for over 170 artists, a range of shops, and available as a venue and event space, we stopped in to browse the antiques and stayed for everything else. Supporting local artisans and steeped in culture, it’s easy to spend hours in Mellwood, so it’s best not to stop by if you have somewhere else to be soon.
DRINK | High Horse Bar
If you’re looking for a great spot to sit with friends and enjoy a drink, High Horse Bar has that. If you’re looking for a place to dance (even if you don’t know how) or listen to live music, High Horse Bar has that too. If you want to play Bingo every Thursday while enjoying some pizza and beer….well you get it. This one has it all and it’s a great spot to swing by, swing dance, and unwind with good friends at the end of the night or the end of the week.
WALK | Cherokee Park
One of our favorite things about Louisville is how much green space there is in the metro area alone. With over 120 public parks, it’s not short on spots to walk off some of the meals we’ve talked about in this Saturday Six or some of the drinks we’ve mentioned. Our favorite place to stretch our legs or walk our four-legged friends is Cherokee Park. With 409 acres, a creek that runs through it, open meadows, and shaded wetlands, there’s something for everyone here. We're always sure to make at least one stop there every time we’re in the city and we always come out recharged and relaxed.