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Old 02-26-2016, 09:23 AM
 
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I planned a 7 day road trip from our home in Pittsburgh PA to Nashville TN via Cincinnati OH and Louisville KY. I booked the hotels and scheduled the black cultural tours of each city. I also planned our dining for each destination. I have yet to plan our late night bar hoping activities. We enjoy good music and inexpensive drinks. We do enjoy tame " hood bars " for the over 30 crowd. We are looking for live music coupled with 80/90's hip hop and R&B. WE are staying in downtown Louisville and do not mind venturing into the hood for a good time. Please help!
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Old 02-26-2016, 04:18 PM
 
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I planned a 7 day road trip from our home in Pittsburgh PA to Nashville TN via Cincinnati OH and Louisville KY. I booked the hotels and scheduled the black cultural tours of each city. I also planned our dining for each destination. I have yet to plan our late night bar hoping activities. We enjoy good music and inexpensive drinks. We do enjoy tame " hood bars " for the over 30 crowd. We are looking for live music coupled with 80/90's hip hop and R&B. WE are staying in downtown Louisville and do not mind venturing into the hood for a good time. Please help!
I've never been and don't know much about "hood bars" but I'm always seeing things from Syls Lounge and it seems to be among the most popular bars in the West End, so it might be worth checking out, seems to not be too wild. This Leo articlle (which also lists all the other best bars in the city and describes their vibes) says it's the best bar in Louisville. Nightlife Guide 2014: A snapshot of Louisville's favorite bars - LEO Weekly

I know you have the culture part figured out, but be sure to check out the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Very interesting exhibits in a lovely building. Louisville's "Harlem," Walnut Street west of 4th, was almost totally urban renewed away, like most of the rest of the city sadly. The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage | KCAAH
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:09 PM
 
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Maybe you'd be interested in this bar that has been around many, many years:

Joes palm room @ 1821 W Jefferson St - Louisville, KY 40203 - Places to Go in Louisville

or:

Stevie Rays Blues Bar


And don't forget to see the Muhammad Ali Museum:

Muhammad Ali Center | Be Great :: Do Great Things | Muhammad Ali Center – Louisville, KY
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:25 AM
 
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I've never been and don't know much about "hood bars" but I'm always seeing things from Syls Lounge and it seems to be among the most popular bars in the West End, so it might be worth checking out, seems to not be too wild. This Leo articlle (which also lists all the other best bars in the city and describes their vibes) says it's the best bar in Louisville. Nightlife Guide 2014: A snapshot of Louisville's favorite bars - LEO Weekly

I know you have the culture part figured out, but be sure to check out the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Very interesting exhibits in a lovely building. Louisville's "Harlem," Walnut Street west of 4th, was almost totally urban renewed away, like most of the rest of the city sadly. The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage | KCAAH
Theres lots of places...but you kind of need to know where to go:

I have heard this is a nicer "hood place."

Legends Old School Friday

West Broadway is definitely hood...when it is warm, folks will drive up and down that with bright color cars, music, rims, the whole deal.

B96.5 is the main hip hop station. Check their website for events

8-25 Homepage - Old School 105.1

old school 105.1 is throw back hip hop. A good station actually. They also have a twitter which announces club events so check on the date you will be here.

WMJM - Magic 101.3 - Louisville - Listen Live

Is a good R&B station...they will announce events/clubs that go off that weekend. I am sure they have a twitter too if you look.

Louisville is a pretty diverse community. Most of the upscale black professionals, and older crowd will mix in with everyone else. So theres lots of places for that scene.


8UP : Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen offers Louisville a rooftop experience unlike any other

Is an example of a pretty diverse, upscale crowd. The music will be mostly lounge, house or something of that sort, and its a very diverse and mixed crowd. Maybe even leans more with or even hispanic or asian, but lots of black professionals. I wouldn't say a hood crowd though. If you want more options like that, let me know!


Downtown proper, you have a few spots, but I think it depends on the night/act if they are good:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Club-116/246621365355948



clubliv

Probably a great place if there is a concert/event

I am sure theres lots more, so just let me know if you need help.
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:31 AM
 
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I planned a 7 day road trip from our home in Pittsburgh PA to Nashville TN via Cincinnati OH and Louisville KY. I booked the hotels and scheduled the black cultural tours of each city. I also planned our dining for each destination. I have yet to plan our late night bar hoping activities. We enjoy good music and inexpensive drinks. We do enjoy tame " hood bars " for the over 30 crowd. We are looking for live music coupled with 80/90's hip hop and R&B. WE are staying in downtown Louisville and do not mind venturing into the hood for a good time. Please help!
Make sure you see the Muhammad Ali Museum and his boyhood home. I cannot think of hardly anything more important to black heritage in Louisville than perhaps one of the most famous black man in the world. It is worthwhile popping into Proof on Main for a cocktail if you want and checking out the small but neat contemporary art museum in the 21C hotel for free.

If you are interested in the cultural history of blacks in Louisville, this is a great read:

Two Centuries of Black Louisville: A Photographic History | Butler Books Online Store

It is available in Carmichael's which is a cool local book store.
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