Chicken wings are famous at The Back Door. This late-night hotspot also has pool tables and terrace seating. So, the traditional dive bar – and institution – welcomes everybody. The Back Door is a landmark. It’s the pub that many young Louisvillians graduated to after outgrowing their favorite college bar. According to owner John Dant, their customers range from “bikers to brain doctors.” Many bartenders have been at the venue for over 20 years and are widely renowned for being liberal with their pours, so make sure you fill up on some of their classic bar cuisines. The Back Door Bar & Grille is located on Bardstown Road, next to the Mid City Mall, in the center of Louisville‘s attractive Highlands district. Previously, our 5,000-square-foot lounge operated as a warehouse and storage facility for the local A&P Grocery.
The patio area where tourists congregate was once a shop loading and unloading dock. The owners and personnel take great pleasure in the Back Door’s reputation as one of Louisville’s friendliest bars. Long-time customers, newbies, and out-of-town guests may unwind and chat in a relaxed setting. It is one of Louisville’s favorite after-work, meet-my-friends, meet-strangers, pool game, a bag of wings, and one-last-stop-before-home watering spots. The Back Door, which has 13 high-definition television monitors, is a favorite among the local University of Louisville and University of Kentucky supporters. A big arcade room in the main bar area has some of the most popular modern games, such as Golden Tee Video Golf, Foosball, Darts, skeeball, and counter video games.
The Back Door includes a pool area with six tables for solitary play, competition, or special events. Pool League is held on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. You are warmly welcome to visit us and take advantage of our hospitality. We like making new friends and meeting new folks! They have served everyone from motorcyclists to brain surgeons for over 35 years! You’ll need the persistence to find this tavern on the rear side of Mid-City Mall. When you do, you’ll discover one of the city’s friendliest bars, with a reputation for the most excellent drink pouring in town. The chicken wings are a must-order on the limited bar menu. So, this is one of the best bars Louisville has to offer you. If you are in the city, we highly recommend you visit this bar at least once! Go with your friends, family, or loved ones for a memorable time!