In Bardstown, Kentucky, we enjoy all things Bourbon. Located right in the heart of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country, Bardstown is often referred to as the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” Filled with a charming combination of eclectic shops, scrumptious dining at locally-owned restaurants, and abundant cultural and historical heritage, it’s no wonder Bardstown has become such a popular tourist destination. Reflecting this small-town charm, you’ll find our spirit-themed Bed and Breakfast a one-of-a-kind oasis fit for your bourbon-themed adventures. Book your room at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast today, and discover the best in southern hospitality.
Bourbon Eats: Dining in Bourbon Country
Exploring the beautiful countryside and visiting the many bourbon distilleries in the area is certainly enjoyable in and of itself. However, dining is also bound to be a central part of your Bourbon Country experience. Bourbon is a lifestyle in Kentucky, defined in no better way than through food. In fact, a trip through Bourbon Country serves as the perfect opportunity to sample some of the finest and most authentic food in all of Kentucky. In Bardstown, you’ll find a wonderful range of dining options, including Southern Cuisine, Bourbon specialties, and unique dining experiences such as the Old Kentucky Dinner Train.
Lunch is a great time to sample some of the regional favorites, including bourbon-infused pulled pork BBQ, Kentucky country ham, the famous Hot Brown sandwich, Burgoo, the Benedictine, or, of course, some famous Kentucky Fried Chicken–and we don’t mean the kind made famous by Colonel Sanders. Lunchtime also happens to be the best time to try a refreshing mint julep. For dinner, we definitely recommend trying an authentic bourbon dinner. Delicious food is a given. More importantly, these dinners are accompanied by specially-selected spirits, served at each course by a master distiller. Some of our favorite local restaurants and bourbon establishments include:
- Mammy’s Kitchen
- Harrison Smith House
- The Rickhouse
- Kurtz Restaurant
- Talbott Tavern
- Kentucky House of Bourbon
Unique Dining Experiences
If you’re looking for an indulgent dining experience unlike any other, then you’ll want to make a reservation on the Old Kentucky Dinner Train. A journey on the Old Kentucky Dinner Train allows you to relive the elegance of railcar dining, all while traveling through Kentucky’s scenic Bourbon Country. There are a variety of excursions to choose from, but all will leave you with a lasting impression of Kentucky’s spectacular Bourbon Country.
When you’re done exploring for the day, come back to the Bourbon Manor’s very own Bourbon Bar & Lounge, The Bunghole. Learn the story behind this interestingly named bar while you enjoy a flight of Bourbon, or a great selection of wines, micro-brewery beers, tapas, and desserts, all inside a historic tobacco barn. No where else will you find such a dedication to the complete Kentucky experience. Book your room at our Kentucky Bed and Breakfast today, and see why we stand alone in our dedication to true southern hospitality.