Beyond the Barrel Bourbon Food Tour

Discover bourbon through food on the world's only walking bourbon & food tour.

Explore the taste, history, and impact of bourbon  and experience bourbon like never before on this guided food & bourbon tour. This curated experience combines the complex notes of bourbon with cuisine that defines Kentucky through expertly paired bites and cocktails.

Starting at golden hour, your guide will lead you through the trendy NuLu neighborhood and discover hidden speakeasies, rooftop terraces, and cozy tasting rooms handpicked for their expertise and dedication to crafting bourbon tastings and cocktails. Each carefully chosen stop offers a unique experience, from sipping straight bourbon to expertly crafted bourbon cocktails, meticulously paired with a variety of small bites designed to unlock bourbon's depth of flavor and showcase its surprising versatility.

As the sun begins to dip below the horizon, you'll explore the vibrant streets of NuLu, enjoying the harmonious symphony of bourbon, delectable bites, and the warmth of Kentucky hospitality. The evening bourbon food tour in NuLu offers a quintessential Kentucky experience, leaving you with a taste of the region's cultural heritage and a newfound appreciation for the art of bourbon pairing. 

This tour is both a fantastic introduction to bourbon for the uninitiated, and a master class in bourbon and food pairing for experienced aficionados!

What's Included

  • 3 Bourbon cocktails showcasing bourbon's versatility
  • 2 Bourbon tastings featuring only-in-Kentucky bourbon pours
  • 8-10 Delicious paired bites curated to unlock bourbon's depth of flavor and versatility
  • Guided Bourbon tasting on the Urban Bourbon Trail with an expert guide
  • The unfiltered history of bourbon in Kentucky

What's Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Guide gratuity


  • 1 mile of flat walking
  • Wheelchair friendly (including 1 elevator)
  • This tour is 21+

Next Upcoming Date: Wednesday, July 24 2024
  • 634 E Market St
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40206
Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Wednesday, July 24
  • Thursday, July 25
  • Friday, July 26
  • Wednesday, July 31
  • Thursday, August 1
  • Friday, August 2
  • Wednesday, August 7
  • Thursday, August 8
  • Friday, August 9
  • Wednesday, August 14

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