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Readers Vote: Louisville's 14 Best Outdoor Dining Spots

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Last week, Eater Louisville asked what's Louisville's best outdoor dining spot? Clearly there's something sacred about being able to eat outside: Eater received 33 responses (one for each year Christ was alive?). The holy trinity though was Decca, Holy Grale and Seviche, each getting multiple mentions. Still feel like a good alfresco dining spot was omitted? Navigate southward to the comments.


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1. Decca

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812 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40206
"Great in the evenings, even better when they have live music going." "Easily the most gorgeous al fresco in town, and maybe the nicest I've ever come across." "Their patio can be whatever you want it to be. Romantic dinner spot for 2, lively music venue, or just hanging out having drinks with some friends."

2. Holy Grale

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1034 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204
"Nothing better than Holy Grale... feels like you're in the backyard you've always wanted." "Great beer garden!"

3. Seviche A Latin Restaurant

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1538 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205
"guacamole made tableside and fresh ceviche and pisco sour....I'm in heaven!" "I was at Seviche this weekend and it was packed! There seems to be this energy there that I don't get anywhere else in town. Chef Lamas' personality and energy really comes through in his restaurant!" "Seviche has this NYC or LA kind of vibe that just makes it different. Love the music they play and in fact I saw a video where the whole dining room got up and danced. Now thats energy...I believe the chef is from LA, so I imagine it was his intensions to give it that vibe."

4. El Mundo

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2345 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
This Frankfort Avenue Mexican restaurant received two mentions, but no explanation. Let's assume it has something to do with margaritas.

5. The Marketplace

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651 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 625-3001
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"It has a giant waterfall, nice lounge seating, and it is tucked away from the crazy of downtown...very relaxing."

6. Wine Studio at 610 Magnolia

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610 W Magnolia Ave
Louisville, KY 40208
"I love the Wine Studio outside space when they have the pizza oven going in the summer"

7. Garage Bar

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700 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 749-7100
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"Ping pong at garage." "hip"

8. Village Anchor Pub & Roost

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11507 Park Rd
Anchorage, KY 40223
(502) 708-1850
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No explanation given, but if you've seen its patio, one really isn't needed.

9. Corbett's: An American Place

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5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd
Louisville, KY 40241
While one reader mentioned Corbett's, another asked, "Does one have a view of the Costco at corbetts?"

10. Down One Bourbon Bar

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"For sure the best patio in downtown."

11. Captain's Quarters

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5700 Captains Quarters Rd
Prospect, Ky 40059
Best to consume heaping amounts of fried food in the outdoors.

12. 211 Clover Lane

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211 Clover Ln
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 896-9570
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No explanation was given, so just look at the photo.

13. Havana Rumba

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12003 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, Ky 40243
"Always great food, drinks and wonderful Cuban music."

14. The Silver Dollar

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1761 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
No comment was provided. Assume the bourbon speaks for itself.

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1. Decca

812 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206
"Great in the evenings, even better when they have live music going." "Easily the most gorgeous al fresco in town, and maybe the nicest I've ever come across." "Their patio can be whatever you want it to be. Romantic dinner spot for 2, lively music venue, or just hanging out having drinks with some friends."
812 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40206

2. Holy Grale

1034 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
"Nothing better than Holy Grale... feels like you're in the backyard you've always wanted." "Great beer garden!"
1034 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

3. Seviche A Latin Restaurant

1538 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
"guacamole made tableside and fresh ceviche and pisco sour....I'm in heaven!" "I was at Seviche this weekend and it was packed! There seems to be this energy there that I don't get anywhere else in town. Chef Lamas' personality and energy really comes through in his restaurant!" "Seviche has this NYC or LA kind of vibe that just makes it different. Love the music they play and in fact I saw a video where the whole dining room got up and danced. Now thats energy...I believe the chef is from LA, so I imagine it was his intensions to give it that vibe."
1538 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205

4. El Mundo

2345 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
This Frankfort Avenue Mexican restaurant received two mentions, but no explanation. Let's assume it has something to do with margaritas.
2345 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

5. The Marketplace

651 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202
"It has a giant waterfall, nice lounge seating, and it is tucked away from the crazy of downtown...very relaxing."
651 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202

6. Wine Studio at 610 Magnolia

610 W Magnolia Ave, Louisville, KY 40208
"I love the Wine Studio outside space when they have the pizza oven going in the summer"
610 W Magnolia Ave
Louisville, KY 40208

7. Garage Bar

700 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
"Ping pong at garage." "hip"
700 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40202

8. Village Anchor Pub & Roost

11507 Park Rd, Anchorage, KY 40223
No explanation given, but if you've seen its patio, one really isn't needed.
11507 Park Rd
Anchorage, KY 40223

9. Corbett's: An American Place

5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd, Louisville, KY 40241
While one reader mentioned Corbett's, another asked, "Does one have a view of the Costco at corbetts?"
5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd
Louisville, KY 40241

10. Down One Bourbon Bar

321 Main Street Louisville, KY 40202
"For sure the best patio in downtown."

11. Captain's Quarters

5700 Captains Quarters Rd, Prospect, Ky 40059
Best to consume heaping amounts of fried food in the outdoors.
5700 Captains Quarters Rd
Prospect, Ky 40059

12. 211 Clover Lane

211 Clover Ln, Louisville, KY 40207
No explanation was given, so just look at the photo.
211 Clover Ln
Louisville, KY 40207

13. Havana Rumba

12003 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, Ky 40243
"Always great food, drinks and wonderful Cuban music."
12003 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, Ky 40243

14. The Silver Dollar

1761 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
No comment was provided. Assume the bourbon speaks for itself.
1761 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206