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Food scene

Right in the heart of downtown Bardstown, Mammy’s Kitchen & Bar is a family owned and operated restaurant that offers authentic southern hospitality and the best country cooking around. Breakfast, bourbon, burgers and more! At least check out their amazing bourbon bar.
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Mammy's Kitchen & Bar
116 West Stephen Foster Avenue
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Right in the heart of downtown Bardstown, Mammy’s Kitchen & Bar is a family owned and operated restaurant that offers authentic southern hospitality and the best country cooking around. Breakfast, bourbon, burgers and more! At least check out their amazing bourbon bar.
Italian restaurant with a local atmosphere specializing in pizzas!
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Cafe Primo
120 North 3rd Street
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Italian restaurant with a local atmosphere specializing in pizzas!
The Old Talbott Tavern was built in 1779. It is the oldest Western Stagecoach stop in America and home to the oldest bourbon bar in the world. Enjoy their famously delicious menu items such as the hot brown, pot roast, ribeye and so much more
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Old Talbott Tavern
107 W Stephen Foster Ave
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The Old Talbott Tavern was built in 1779. It is the oldest Western Stagecoach stop in America and home to the oldest bourbon bar in the world. Enjoy their famously delicious menu items such as the hot brown, pot roast, ribeye and so much more
Located in the basement of Spalding Hall, through the cast iron gates. The Rickhouse is a dining experience you won’t soon forget. Outstanding service, incredible drinks, extraordinary food. Like a barrel in the rickhouse, you’ll want to hang around for a while especially with over 150 bourbons at the bar!
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The Rickhouse Restaurant & Lounge
Xavier Drive
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Located in the basement of Spalding Hall, through the cast iron gates. The Rickhouse is a dining experience you won’t soon forget. Outstanding service, incredible drinks, extraordinary food. Like a barrel in the rickhouse, you’ll want to hang around for a while especially with over 150 bourbons at the bar!
Specializing in classic cocktails and vintage whiskey pours. Additionally, the bar features wine available by the glass or by the bottle and local beer. The menu of delicious small plates features local seasonal ingredients. Menu items range from catfish to turkey tails to rock shrimp and changes seasonally.
The Bar at Willett
1869 Loretto Road
Specializing in classic cocktails and vintage whiskey pours. Additionally, the bar features wine available by the glass or by the bottle and local beer. The menu of delicious small plates features local seasonal ingredients. Menu items range from catfish to turkey tails to rock shrimp and changes seasonally.
Homemade burgers and shakes.
Bardstown Burger
126 North 3rd Street
Homemade burgers and shakes.
THOUGHTFULLY EXECUTED, APPROACHABLE CUISINE INFORMED BY BOTH KENTUCKY CLASSICS AND THE WORLD’S FINEST FLAVORS. WE SOURCE LOCALLY, CALLING OUT THE FARMS RIGHT ON THE MENU, AND MAKE EVERYTHING IN HOUSE. WE CALL THIS THE MODERN KENTUCKY EXPERIENCE. OUR CRAFT COCKTAIL PROGRAM, ONE-OF-A-KIND WHISKEY AND VINTAGE SPIRITS LIBRARY, CURATED WINE COLLECTION, AND SELECTION OF LOCAL DRAFT BEERS PROVIDE THE PERFECT FOUNDATION FOR A MEMORABLE AFTERNOON OR EVENING.
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The Kitchen and Bar at Bardstown Bourbon Company
1500 Parkway Dr
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THOUGHTFULLY EXECUTED, APPROACHABLE CUISINE INFORMED BY BOTH KENTUCKY CLASSICS AND THE WORLD’S FINEST FLAVORS. WE SOURCE LOCALLY, CALLING OUT THE FARMS RIGHT ON THE MENU, AND MAKE EVERYTHING IN HOUSE. WE CALL THIS THE MODERN KENTUCKY EXPERIENCE. OUR CRAFT COCKTAIL PROGRAM, ONE-OF-A-KIND WHISKEY AND VINTAGE SPIRITS LIBRARY, CURATED WINE COLLECTION, AND SELECTION OF LOCAL DRAFT BEERS PROVIDE THE PERFECT FOUNDATION FOR A MEMORABLE AFTERNOON OR EVENING.
Bullitt's Winery & Bistro is a locally owned Winery and Italian Restaurant. We make multiple varieties of wine and put our unique spin on pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and salads.
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Bullitt's Winery & Bistro
126 N 3rd St
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Bullitt's Winery & Bistro is a locally owned Winery and Italian Restaurant. We make multiple varieties of wine and put our unique spin on pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and salads.
Scout and Scholar Brewing Company is a gathering place. A meetinghouse to share great beer and exceptional food. A spot in the heart of the city that honors its rich history and celebrates the community and traditions yet to come.
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Scout & Scholar Brewing Co.
112 West Flaget Street
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Scout and Scholar Brewing Company is a gathering place. A meetinghouse to share great beer and exceptional food. A spot in the heart of the city that honors its rich history and celebrates the community and traditions yet to come.

Bourbon & Cocktail Bars

Handcrafted cocktails along with hundreds of bottles of different Willett bourbons that you can taste as well.
The Bar at Willett
1869 Loretto Road
Handcrafted cocktails along with hundreds of bottles of different Willett bourbons that you can taste as well.
Live music, beer, and drinks. This is the late night local hangout.
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3rd Street Tap House
112 N 3rd St
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Live music, beer, and drinks. This is the late night local hangout.
A retro/speakeasy lounge side or bar side with over 300 bourbons to choose from. We also serve vodka, gin, beer on tap and domestic can beer.
The Volstead Bourbon Lounge
107 East Flaget Street
A retro/speakeasy lounge side or bar side with over 300 bourbons to choose from. We also serve vodka, gin, beer on tap and domestic can beer.

Local Distilleries

Best Distillery to visit in Bardstown. Family owned. Don't forget to check out their bar and restaurant upstairs!
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Willett Distillery
1869 Loretto Rd
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Best Distillery to visit in Bardstown. Family owned. Don't forget to check out their bar and restaurant upstairs!
Be sure to book a tour!
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Bourbon Heritage Center
1311 Gilkey Run Road
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Be sure to book a tour!
A short drive from Bardstown, but well worth the visit!
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Maker's Mark Distillery
3350 Burks Spring Road
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A short drive from Bardstown, but well worth the visit!
Preservation Distillery
426 Sutherland Road
Four Roses Bottling Facility
624 Lotus Rd
Lux Row Distillers
3050 E John Rowan Blvd
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Log Still Distillery
225 Dee Head Road
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Old Samuels Distillery
1000 Deatsville Road
Bardstown Bourbon Company Service Road
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Jim Beam American Stillhouse
526 Happy Hollow Road
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Sightseeing

Located in historic Spalding Hall, the museum houses an extensive collection of the liquor memorabilia of Oscar Getz and other distillers from the 1700s to today. See George Washington’s millstone, a replica of Lincoln's Tavern in Illinois, Carrie Nation’s hatchet, and new in 2018, the Prohibition Exhibition featuring interactive exhibits, life-size models, and more! Main entrance faces Fifth St., HA rear entrance only.
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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History
114 North 5th Street
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Located in historic Spalding Hall, the museum houses an extensive collection of the liquor memorabilia of Oscar Getz and other distillers from the 1700s to today. See George Washington’s millstone, a replica of Lincoln's Tavern in Illinois, Carrie Nation’s hatchet, and new in 2018, the Prohibition Exhibition featuring interactive exhibits, life-size models, and more! Main entrance faces Fifth St., HA rear entrance only.
The Old Talbott Tavern was built in 1779. It is the oldest Western Stagecoach stop in America and home to the oldest bourbon bar in the world. The Tavern has 6 rooms named after famous visitors such as Abraham Lincoln, General Patton, Jesse James and others. There is a restaurant, pub, and gift shop on premises. A full country style breakfast is included with your stay.
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Old Talbott Tavern
107 W Stephen Foster Ave
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The Old Talbott Tavern was built in 1779. It is the oldest Western Stagecoach stop in America and home to the oldest bourbon bar in the world. The Tavern has 6 rooms named after famous visitors such as Abraham Lincoln, General Patton, Jesse James and others. There is a restaurant, pub, and gift shop on premises. A full country style breakfast is included with your stay.
Bernheim Arboretum and Research
2075 Clermont Rd
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our the historic Rowan plantation home that provided the inspiration for the song, "My Old Kentucky Home," written by America's first composer Stephen Foster. Hear the song performed on your tour by the park's talented guides. Built in 1812, this large mansion is adorned with beautiful antiques, fine paintings, and has been restored to its mid-19th century appearance. Park offers specialty tours. HA first floor onl
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our the historic Rowan plantation home that provided the inspiration for the song, "My Old Kentucky Home," written by America's first composer Stephen Foster. Hear the song performed on your tour by the park's talented guides. Built in 1812, this large mansion is adorned with beautiful antiques, fine paintings, and has been restored to its mid-19th century appearance. Park offers specialty tours. HA first floor onl
Year round. Fri., 5 p.m.; Sat., 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. and other select days. Relive the elegance of railcar dining as you travel through beautiful Bourbon Country in Kentucky. Experience a gourmet meal, impeccable service and true Southern hospitality. Reservations recommended.
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My Old Kentucky Dinner Train
602 North 3rd Street
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Year round. Fri., 5 p.m.; Sat., 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. and other select days. Relive the elegance of railcar dining as you travel through beautiful Bourbon Country in Kentucky. Experience a gourmet meal, impeccable service and true Southern hospitality. Reservations recommended.