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Nine Louisville bars make list of America's 55 Best Bourbon Bars

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. ( WDRB) -- Nine Louisville bars have made a list of America's 55 Best Bourbon Bars in the bourbon industry publication The Bourbon Review.

The list was compiled as part of the magazine's fifth anniversary issue.  The Louisville bars on the list are: the Old Seelbach Bar, The Brown Hotel Bar, The Silver Dollar, Down One Bourbon Bar, Proof on Main, St. Charles Exchange, Haymarket Whiskey Bar, Doc Crow's, and Charr'd Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge.

The Bourbon Review will hold a nationwide "toast" of the bars on August 28.  It will be held in conjunction with Four Roses Bourbon and its Year of the Toast campaign.  It involves fans toasting and tagging their favorite bourbon bars among the 55 using the hashtag #55Toast.

"The criteria for the list was simple," said Justin Thompson of the Bourbon Review.  "The bar needed to showcase Bourbon in a very proud manner, by educating their patrons about Bourbon and either providing them with a superior selection or a combination of a great selection along with having a reputation for showcasing Bourbon in their cocktails."

From The Bourbon Review:

America's 55 Best Bourbon Bars

Bourbon Country Region:

  • Jonathan's at Gratz Park (Lexington, KY)
  • Bluegrass Tavern (Lexington, KY)
  • Paulie's Toasted Barrel (Lexington, KY)
  • Arcadium (Lexington, KY)
  • Parlay Social (Lexington, KY)
  • The Silver Dollar (Louisville, KY)
  • Down One Bourbon Bar (Louisville, KY)
  • Old Seelbach Bar (Louisville, KY)
  • The Brown Hotel Bar (Louisville, KY)
  • Proof on Main (Louisville, KY)
  • St. Charles Exchange (Louisville, KY)
  • Haymarket Whiskey Bar (Louisville, KY)
  • Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar (Louisville, KY)
  • The Miller House (Owensboro, KY)
  • The Old Talbot Tavern (Bardstown, KY)
  • The Rick House (Bardstown, KY)
  • Charr'd Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge (Louisville, KY)

Northeast Region:

  • Brandy Library (Manhattan, NY)
  • Char No. 4 (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Maysville (Manhattan, NY)
  • Employees Only (New York City)
  • Flatiron Room (New York City)
  • Death + Company (New York City)
  • Citizen Public House (Boston, MA)
  • Village Whiskey (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Bourbon (Washington, DC)

Midwest Region:

  • Big Star (Chicago, IL)
  • Sable (Chicago, IL)
  • Longman & Eagle (Chicago, IL)
  • Delilah's (Chicago, IL)
  • Sanctuaria (St. Louis, MO)
  • J.O.B. Public House (Springfield, MO)
  • Century Bar (Dayton, OH)

Southern Region:

  • Yardbird Southern Table and Bar (Miami, FL)
  • The Standard Pour (Dallas, TX)
  • Bourbon Bar at the Intercontinental Hotel (Atlanta, GA)
  • The Crunkleton (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Husk (Charleston, SC)
  • Holland House Bar and Refuge (Nashville, TN)
  • Whiskey Kitchen (Nashville, TN)
  • The Patterson House (Nashville, TN)
  • Capitol Grille at the Hermitage Hotel (Nashville, TN)
  • Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House (New Orleans, LA)

Western Region:

  • Hard Water (San Francisco, CA)
  • Pour House (Sacramento, CA)
  • Shady Lady (Sacramento, CA)
  • Pope House (Portland, OR)
  • Produce Row (Portland, OR)
  • Rob Roy (Seattle, WA)
  • Zig Zag Café (Seattle, WA)
  • Liberty Bar (Seattle, WA)
  • Seven Grand (Los Angeles, CA)
  • The Edison (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Acme Bar & Company (Berkeley, CA)
  • Rickhouse (San Francisco, CA)

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