Louisville

Good food and excellent drinks have fueled Louisville's reputation as one of the hottest bar and restaurant towns in the nation. Chefs take advantage of a network of nearby local farms for meat, dairy, poultry and produce. The birthplace of craft cocktails (the old fashioned was invented in Louisville), Derby City has had a lively bar scene just about since flatboats poled downriver to New Orleans, and the renaissance in craft beer breweries can also be traced back to Louisville's past. Today Louisville is a city that loves to eat and be entertained—and there's a growing list of great places to do so.