Louisville offers visitors a delightful little-big town vibe, a diverse food scene, centuries of American pop culture, and a vibrant gay scene in the Highlands. Upcoming Events in Louisville. This article is part of a series. Opened inthis Louisville institution offers pool tables, go-go boys, and friendly bartenders with a heavy pour. Opened inthis old-school neighborhood bar is Louisville oldest gay bar. Much like the bourbon trail, Kentucky's cities and towns offer up delectable sugar confections on a different kind of trail. Photo courtesy of Kip McGinnis.
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Get Down and Derby in Louisville Though part of a very Southern state, Louisville is influenced by both Southern and Midwestern culture which makes for a diverse community. In fact, on the list of metropolitan areas with the highest number of LGBT residents, Louisville comes in at number This historic four-diamond hotel was opened in by Bavarian immigrant brothers hoping to replicate the old-world grandeur of Europe. There are also 44 bars and restaurants on the Urban Bourbon Trail. Kentucky is synonymous with fried chicken, but this NuLu restaurant is where you want to be when you get the drunk munchies.
Louisville is known for several signature dishes, from the savory Hot Brown to the whitefish sandwich. Today, its architectural and decorative splendor has been carefully preserved. Here are our favorite stops along the way. Louisville's downtown rests on the Ohio river and the neighboring districts are the hot seat of Louisville's gay scene. Fischer is a staunch supporter of the LGBTQ community and promotes working towards a city that is inclusive and embraces diversity. If you're looking to dance on planet fierce check out Starbase Q or The Connection, where men occasionally dance in showers.