At the intersection of Lexington, Frankfort and Shelbyville roads, there sits a distinct Louisville landmark, one that has stood proudly since 1924. It has nothing to do with the Derby or bluegrass or bourbon-making, but all those things run through its veins — it’s Gerstle’s Place, a neighborhood bar of indispensable variety.
Located in St. Matthews, Gerstle’s is a venerated dive-style tavern and celebrated music venue that has become the anchor of the recently revitalized East End nightlife district. Inside, the action revolves around the stages, where local and national acts play every single night, in styles ranging from the aforementioned bluegrass to rock, blues and country cranking out the hits for the dance floor on the weekends.
Home to the Minnesota Vikings fan club, The Derby City Norseman, Gerstle’s is also an ideal spot to catch the day’s biggest games on one of the many plasma TVs or HD projectors. Whether it’s UK, UL or your favorite NFL team, Gerstle’s serves up great drink specials for all the big games. The cheap drinking isn’t just for game days, though, as the friendly bartenders serve up deals every day — daily Happy Hour until 7 p.m. that includes $3 Drafts & $5 Cheeseburgers, 2-for-1 well drinks 11 p.m.-close and $2 PBRs and $3 Beer of the Month all day every day.
The bar also features a tasty selection of pub food, billiards, shuffleboard and the best outdoor patio bar around. Above all, Gerstle’s offers a social, entertaining bar atmosphere 90+ years in the making that’s perfect for everything from after-work to after-hours — which is why it’s a true Louisville landmark.
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