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10 Bars Open Thanksgiving Day

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Too much turkey, too much football, too much family entertainment? Here are ten options for some Thanksgiving Day fun for those over 21.


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1. Proof on Main

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702 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 217-6360
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The stylish bar at 21c will be open until the last plates clear from Proof's Thanksgiving service, probably between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. [Image: Proof official site]

2. The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

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500 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 585-3200
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An authentically restored, early 1900's bar featuring an expansive bourbon collection is a great place to escape relatives.

3. Sully's Saloon

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434 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 410-3926
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Sully's usual "Thursday night house party" (featuring a beer pong tournament, drink specials and no cover) will be ready for action even on Thanksgiving.

4. Nach Bar

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969 Charles St
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 637-4377
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Laid back, quirky bar with a large selection of beer and liquor. Opens 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. [Image: Yelp]

5. Phoenix Hill Tavern

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644 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 589-4957
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Thanksgiving Night is "Gobblestock," with live bands, "turkey trot fox shots," "turkey bowling" and more for a $15 admission. Doors open at 7 p.m. [Image: Phoenix Hill/Facebook]

6. O'Shea's Irish Pub

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956 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 589-7373
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Beer and music can be found at the Baxter Avenue outpost of O'Shea's on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 7 p.m.

7. Cahoots

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1047 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY
Cahoots bills itself as "a place for strong drinks, ... great live music and unique people," which may beat cranky relatives hands down.

8. The Back Door

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1250 Bardstown Rd, #116
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 451-0659
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The Back Door describes itself as "one of the friendliest bars in Louisville," where "newcomers and out-of-town visitors can relax and mingle." Opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. [Image: Back Door official site]

9. Sergio's World Beers

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1605 Story Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 618-2337
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"Home to over 1000 beers," Sergio's may very well be more enlightening and educational than your Thanksgiving crowd. Open from 2 p.m. [Image: Yelp]

10. Bluegrass Brewing Company

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3929 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 899-7070
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The Shelbyville Road outpost has been here for 20 years. The kitchen's closed for Thanksgiving, but the bar will be open at 7 p.m.

1. Proof on Main

702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
The stylish bar at 21c will be open until the last plates clear from Proof's Thanksgiving service, probably between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. [Image: Proof official site]
702 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

2. The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

500 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202
An authentically restored, early 1900's bar featuring an expansive bourbon collection is a great place to escape relatives.
500 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202

3. Sully's Saloon

434 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202
Sully's usual "Thursday night house party" (featuring a beer pong tournament, drink specials and no cover) will be ready for action even on Thanksgiving.
434 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202

4. Nach Bar

969 Charles St, Louisville, KY 40204
Laid back, quirky bar with a large selection of beer and liquor. Opens 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. [Image: Yelp]
969 Charles St
Louisville, KY 40204

5. Phoenix Hill Tavern

644 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204
Thanksgiving Night is "Gobblestock," with live bands, "turkey trot fox shots," "turkey bowling" and more for a $15 admission. Doors open at 7 p.m. [Image: Phoenix Hill/Facebook]
644 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204

6. O'Shea's Irish Pub

956 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204
Beer and music can be found at the Baxter Avenue outpost of O'Shea's on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 7 p.m.
956 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204

7. Cahoots

1047 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY
Cahoots bills itself as "a place for strong drinks, ... great live music and unique people," which may beat cranky relatives hands down.
1047 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY

8. The Back Door

1250 Bardstown Rd, #116, Louisville, KY 40204
The Back Door describes itself as "one of the friendliest bars in Louisville," where "newcomers and out-of-town visitors can relax and mingle." Opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. [Image: Back Door official site]
1250 Bardstown Rd, #116
Louisville, KY 40204

9. Sergio's World Beers

1605 Story Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
"Home to over 1000 beers," Sergio's may very well be more enlightening and educational than your Thanksgiving crowd. Open from 2 p.m. [Image: Yelp]
1605 Story Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

10. Bluegrass Brewing Company

3929 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207
The Shelbyville Road outpost has been here for 20 years. The kitchen's closed for Thanksgiving, but the bar will be open at 7 p.m.
3929 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40207