The Back Door
The Back Door Bar & Grille is located at 1250 Bardstown Road, adjacent
to the Mid City Mall in the heart of the picturesque Highlands neighborhood
As a reviewer in LEO noted, the Back Door is "one of Louisville’s favorite
after-work, meet–my-friends, meet-strangers, game-of-pool, bag-of-wings,
one-more-stop-before-home watering holes."
The Back Door is owned and operated by John Dant, who purchased
the building from Tom and Linda Clemons in 1987. The 5,000-square-foot
bar and lounge previously served as a warehousing and storage facility
for the nearby A&P Grocery. The patio area was a loading and unloading
dock for the store. Our establishment is open seven days a week from
4 p.m. until 4 a.m., 1pm till 4am on Saturday and Sunday and is strictly a "21 and over" bar. ID's are checked.
The owners and employees take great pride in the Back Door's reputation
of being one of the friendliest bars in Louisville. Long-time customers,
newcomers and out-of-town visitors can relax and mingle in a casual
and cordial atmosphere.
Happy Hour runs daily from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
With 10 high definition television monitors, the Back Door is a favorite
of local fans of the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky.
A spacious arcade room includes some of the most popular contemporary
games, including Golden Tee Video Golf, Foosball, Darts, skeeball and other favorites,
as well as ample seating. Other offerings include counter video games
in the main bar area.
The Back Door has a separate pool room with high quality pool tables
that are carefully maintained and well lighted. A total of 8 tables are
available for individual play, competition or for special parties. We also
operate the Metro Pool League. Competition is held on Monday evenings,
starting at 7:30.
You're cordially invited to drop by and enjoy our hospitality. We enjoy
meeting people and making new friends.