• Join us in Downtown Louisville on the First Friday of every month for food, fun, art, and shopping on The Republic Bank First Friday Hop!

  • Republic Bank First Friday Hop is grateful for our many members and sponsors that make this monthly event possible.

Check out Our Members

As part of our membership benefits the Republic Bank First Friday Hop will feature a selection of our Hop member businesses, from new restaurants, to the best galleries in Louisville right here on our page. Our membership is always growing so be sure to check back every week to see our newest feature members.

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    21c Museum Hotel

    • 21c Louisville quickly grew from novel idea to a modern epicenter for culture, activity, and artistic expression. With rotating exhibitions of works by living artists, site-specific installations, regular cultural programming and unique events, 21c visitors keep coming back and sharing the dynamic experience with friends.

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  • Action Graphics

    • A full service printing company providing choice graphics products from concept to finishing. Call us for a quote. Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

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    Actors Theater Gallery

    • Located in Actors Theatre’s lobby spaces, the Actors Theatre Gallery showcases works by distinguished local and regional artists, featuring diverse media and themes. Actors Theatre Gallery participates in Republic Bank’s First Friday Trolley Hop, which occurs the first Friday of every month, starting at 5 p.m.

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    Actors Theatre and Gallery

    • Actors Theatre of Louisville is a non-profit performing arts theater located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Actors Theatre was founded in 1964 following the merging of two local companies, Actors’, Inc and Theatre Louisville, operated by Louisville natives Ewel Cornett and Richard Block. Designated as the “”State Theater of Kentucky”” in 1974, the theater has emerged as one of America’s most consistently innovative professional theater companies, with an annual attendance of 150,000.

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    Against The Grain Brewery

    • Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse is located in the southeast corner of Louisville Slugger Field at the corner of Jackson and Main Street. It is a former train station that features beautifully ornate industrial architecture, lending to the beauty of the dining room and brewhouse. Inside you will find one of the nations only operational, Victorian styled and 3 story ‘showpiece’ brewhouses. The copper clad 15 barrel brewhouse is complimented by eclectic pieces of art produced by Louisvillian artists.

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    Ah, Whatta ‘Bout Mimi

    • Ah, Whatta ‘Bout Mimi was established in October, 2003. The mission was to provide turn-key, affordable recognition to managers with multiple direct reports. As customers wanted more gift ideas, the company met demand by growing to its current location at 701 West Market St in downtown Louisville, KY and adding retail in addition to delivery and shipping. Growth also demanded a shift in the company’s mission, which now is to bring smiles to everyone!

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    Al J’s At The Conservatory

    • Considered one of the best bars in Downtown Louisville and most unique place! Al J’s Lounge at the Conservatory is the place to cozy up with your favorite libation, watch the fish swim by in the giant 30-foot aquarium tropical fish bar (perfect spot to take a photo for your social media accounts #galthouse) all while taking in fantastic views of the waterfront and the downtown Fourth Street Live! entertainment district.

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    Bargain Supply

    • Bargain Supply Company is a unique shopping experience. Bargain Supply Company stocks the largest variety of home appliances , home electronics, hand tools, power tools, generators, pressure washers, tarps & more in Louisville, Kentucky or southern Indiana. Customers from our own home town and across the nation tell us we are one of the most original stores they have ever seen.

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    Block Party Handmade

    • Block Party is a handmade boutique located in both Crescent Hill and downtown Louisville! Block Party recreates the fun vibe of an art market in a year round retail space! Block Party is an innovative retail and community space for local artists and entrepreneurs. We are a collaborative handmade boutique that operates on a micro rental space agreement. All items are handmade from local and regional artists, and artists have their own space to merchandise and sell their work! As a co-op model, members work together at the store, providing an intimate and innovative experience for shoppers. Block Party Handmade Boutique is a proud member of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA).

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    Bluegrass Brewing Co.

    • Having opened in 2010, our location at the southwest corner of 3rd and Main is centered in the heart of downtown Louisville and has convenient access to the YUM! center. Situated in an historic building erected in 1880 (and which is listed on the National Historic Register), we renovated and redesigned the first 3 stories.

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    Bristol Bar & Grille

    • Our downtown location was one of the first restaurants to open as part of Louisville’s Main Street revitalization efforts. It is a staple for business lunches and walking distance to many attractions in Louisville. People headed out for a concert at the KFC Yum Center or play at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts visit Bristol Bar & Grille downtown for dinner before or drinks after. Guests from out of town visiting nearby museums like Louisville Slugger or the Kentucky Science Center stop by to get a true taste of Kentucky’s Southern hospitality.

      Downtown Bristol Bar & Grille is home to the original Bristol Bloody Mary bar. It is available during our Sunday brunch buffet. We are a member of the Urban Bourbon Trail. Our Certified Bourbon Stewards are regularly available to educate diners on the intricacies of the state’s signature beverage. Outdoor seating is available during spring, summer and fall. We also offer private banquet rooms for parties of up to 120.

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    Copper & Kings

    • We use traditional copper pot-distillation to forge untraditional craft-distilled, natural, pure pot-still brandies. We make definitive American Brandy influenced by American Whiskey and American music. We do not make derivative brandy styled upon a European sensibility.

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    Crafts Gallery

    • CRAFT(s) Gallery and Mercantile CRAFT(s) Gallery and Mercantile, at the corner of 4th and Chestnut St in Louisville, KY, features contemporary & traditional art from around the globe.

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    Cressman Center

    • The mission of the Cressman Center for Visual Arts is to educate, engage and excite the community through the visual arts. The Center will function as a space where practice and theory; artists and the public intersect.

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    • Located in the heart of downtown Louisville’s NuLu district, Decca is excited to feature local artists and musicians alongside inspired food and drinks in a warm atmosphere.
      Decca brings the talent of Chef Annie Pettry to East Market Street. A commitment to locally farmed and small production ingredients is evident in the kitchen, and throughout the bar and wine program. Decca makes its home in a historically renovated 1870’s building, and features two intimate dining rooms, an outdoor courtyard, and a beautiful brick and limestone cellar for libations and revelry. Located in the heart of downtown Louisville’s NuLu district, Decca is excited to feature local artists and musicians alongside inspired food and drinks in a warm atmosphere.

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    Design Enterprises

    • A full service design firm specializing in kitchen and baths with a location in the Nu-Lu/east Market Gallery district featuring home and personal accessories.

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