Hotel in Downtown Louisville Near Urban Bourbon Trail

Experience Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail

Our downtown Louisville hotel celebrates Kentucky’s bourbon heritage as one of five founding members of the Urban Bourbon Trail. Featuring many of the world’s most notable bourbon bars, the establishments on the trail all have a marvelous collection of labels—at least 50 different bourbons—at any given time.

As impressive as that seems, it gets even better . . .

To experience the trail in all its spirit and glory, there’s a free passport that helps you keep track of where you’ve been and where to go to next.

Here’s How It Works:

  • Pick up your printed booklet from the Visitor Center or participating locations. There’s also an app you can download with interactive maps, directions, recipes, and bar information
  • Visit these locations and enjoy a guided history of Louisville’s love of bourbon
  • Some stops on the trail offer as many as 150 different bourbons, with our very own The Bar at BLU featuring a rare Bottled in Bond collection
  • To help you learn more about the great varieties on display, the locations all have trained staff that can explain the flavor notes of each offering
  • What’s more, all Urban Bourbon Trail bars and restaurants offer bourbon flights, making it a fun way to sample a larger variety
  • Before you leave, remember to collect stamp or ask for validation if you’re using the app

Beginning at Marriott Louisville Downtown

Our downtown hotel features The Bar at BLU, the first stop on the legendary bourbon trail. The trail is centered around downtown Louisville and many stops are within walking distance from us –

  • Dish on Market – 434 West Market Street – 0.3 miles
  • Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar – 127 West Main Street – 0.3 miles
  • Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown – 614 West Main Street – 0.5 miles
  • Proof on Main – 702 West Main Street – 0.6 miles

Remember, there’s no right or wrong way to drink bourbon. You’ll find bourbon-inspired creativity in foods, specialty cocktails, and even in tasty treats like milkshakes.

Check out the menu at BLU Italian Grille and The Bar at BLU and discover something deliciously bourbon that’s just right for you.