Explore the wonderful world of interactive opportunities that await you at Bourbon & Beyond.
Tiki Barrel Bar
One part bourbon tiki cocktails. One part dance party. Stirred and shaken. Follow us on social media to be the first to find out who’s helping us keep Louisville weird.
The Big Easy Boil
presented by Southern Comfort
The Big Easy drops into Bourbon & Beyond with celebrity guest chefs, incredible New Orleans music, and pitchers of refreshing Southern Comfort cocktails. Oh, did we mention over half a ton of delicious seafood? Yeah, that’s coming too.
Funk & Soul & BBQ
Come dressed to impress, ready to get down and eat up at Bourbon & Beyond’s backyard barbecue party. Throwback hits, classics cocktails, and good-to-the-bone barbeque. Follow us on social media to be the first to find out about our guest chefs.
The Big Bourbon Bar
Presented By Courier Journal
The Big Bourbon Bar is an impressively-designed destination featuring our incredible lineup of bourbons serving signature bourbon cocktails created by the best bartenders from across the country. Entry to The Big Bourbon Bar is included with your ticket and all signature bourbon cocktails are available for purchase all weekend long. The Big Bourbon Bar is presented by Louisville Courier-Journal.
The Hunter’s Club
An exclusive bar with experimental, rare, and hard-to-find bourbons, The Hunter’s Club is a bourbon hound’s dream come true.
Grab & Go Bars
You’ll find plenty of Grab & Go Bars throughout our grounds with Kentucky’s kindest bartenders serving bourbon, spirits, beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages for purchase.
Bourbon & Beyond is proud to offer festivalgoers access to bourbon’s best and brightest in a series of free and intimate workshops throughout the weekend. Entry to the Bourbon Workshops is first-come, first-serve. Follow us on social media to be the first to find out about our distilling, bartending, pairing, and cooking workshops.
Experience the excitement of making bourbon at The Distillery, where festivalgoers can discover the life of a master blender, taster, and distiller.
The History of Bourbon
Discover and learn about bourbon history at our History of Bourbon exhibit.
Chefs, master distillers, and bartenders come together for a weekend of surprise performances and exciting entertainment. Stay tuned for more details!
The Chicks & Champs Gospel Brunch
Join us Saturday & Sunday morning for an incredible feast with bottles of bubbly and down-home fried chicken – the perfect pairing to kick-off your day at Bourbon & Beyond.
The Mint Experience
Freshen up your weekend by upgrading to The Mint Experience, and you’ll gain access to exclusive amenities. Packages include:
- Dedicated entrance lanes into the festival.
- The Mint Garden, an exclusive and comfortable hang area with dedicated culinary offerings.
- Mint Bars with premium beverages for purchase and a daily happy hour with specialty bourbon cocktails.
- Elevated grandstand-style bleachers and VIP-only viewing areas with excellent views of the music stages.
- Upgraded restroom facilities.
- The Mint Garden gift shop, where you can pick up your commemorative Bourbon & Beyond tasting glass, plus additional festival brand merchandise for purchase.
The B&B Supper Club
hosted by Tom Colicchio
Bourbon & Beyond is proud to host the first-ever B&B Supper Club featuring award-winning chef, restaurateur, and Top Chef host Tom Colicchio. Join us for an exclusive four-course dinner with bourbon and wine pairings as well as an unbeatable view of our stage. Only 30 seats will be available.
A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit A Place at the Table.
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The Bourbon Barrel Cooperage
Stop by the The Bourbon Barrel Cooperage to get a behind-the-scenes look at how coopers craft the oak barrels used to age bourbon.