• 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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    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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    Decca

    • 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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    Doc Crow’s Smokehouse

    • Located in the historic Whiskey Row of downtown Louisville, Doc Crow’s offers the freshest flavors of American Southern cuisine. The traditional menu celebrates classic seafood favorites from the coastal areas and diverse barbecue styles found throughout the interior regions. This Southern institution pays homage to its Whiskey Row location with a wide selection of the world’s great whiskies and a focus on America’s Native Spirit, bourbon. Stop by and dig in.

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    Down One Bourbon Bar

    • Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant is unlike any other bourbon experience in Louisville, KY. With a speakeasy theme, Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant is nestled in the middle of Louisville’s Historic Whiskey Row. Relax on our patio lined with magnolia trees, sip on one of over 160 bourbons, and reminisce of the speakeasies of the Prohibition Era in our secret phone booth room with some of the rarest bourbons. We also offer a proprietary barrel program.

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    E&S Art Gallery, Inc

    • E&S Gallery, Inc. (E&S) was established in Louisville, KY in 1989 by Walter Shannon. Today, E&S is operated by Shannon and wife, Cathy. Over the course of 25 years, E&S grew from a 2,500 square foot strip mall location, to it’s current location – an 11,000+ square foot gallery, custom framing and art publishing company. […]

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    Feast BBQ

    • BBQ is our passion. We strive to produce the most consistent smoked meats possible and scratch made sides. This takes time, dedication, and the constant pursuit of perfection. It takes us a long time to cook our food and we hope you can taste our patience. Seating and food is first come, first serve. We do not take reservations. Ordering and service is at the front counter. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and soy-free options are available, but there are no true vegan options.

      Sorry, kind of; we are a BBQ place after all.

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    Festival Of Faiths in Louisville

    • A nationally acclaimed annual interfaith event of music, poetry, film, art and dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual leaders, thinkers, and practitioners. Festival programming honors the union between thinking globally and acting locally. The mission of the Festival of Faiths is to promote interfaith understanding, cooperation, and action through exploring how different participating faith traditions address […]

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    Flea Off Market

    • The Flea Off Market is a once-a-month outdoor bazaar featuring vendors of all kinds that takes place in the heart of Louisville, just off Market Street.

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    Flying Axes

    • First Friday THROWTIME at Flying Axes 2pm-Midnight on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! 146 N. Clay St. Louisville, KY 40202 1-855-LETS-AXE Since the dawn of man, humans have been throwing stuff at other stuff. Why? Because it’s fun. Axe throwing is just taking that to the next level. As an indoor competitive sport, axe throwing […]

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    Fourth Street Live!

    • Fourth Street Live! is Louisville’s premier dining and entertainment destination, located in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. A short walk from historic downtown hotels, the Kentucky International Convention Center, Waterfront Park, the KFC YUM Center, Slugger Field, and much more, Fourth Street Live! offers something for everyone! Beckoning residents and visitors alike to the […]

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    Galaxie Bar

    • Light-filled watering hole serving globally inspired tacos & the like, plus craft cocktails & beer.

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    Galt House Hotel

    • The Galt House Hotel, located in historic downtown Louisville, encompasses the epitome of gracious hospitality and Southern charm. As an iconic landmark, the Galt House offers 1,300 luxurious guest rooms with stunning waterfront views of the Ohio River as well as top notch meeting and convention amenities. Our central location, in the heart of Louisville, makes the Galt House Hotel the perfect destination for both business and leisure, allowing you to discover the best of Kentucky for an unforgettable experience.

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    Garage Bar

    • Garage Bar is housed in a former auto service garage in downtown Louisville’s vibrant East Market or NuLu neighborhood. A nod to its roots as a historic saloon, Garage Bar serves up ice cold draft and bottled craft beers, Kentucky Bourbons, seasonal cocktails and wine. The casual neighborhood spot features pizzas from a wood-fired brick oven and Southern specialties, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. Open seven days a week.

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    Garner Narrative

    • garner narrative celebrates art with generative messiness and personal-political content. These are some hallmarks of a committed studio practice, in which fluid personal truth is defined through artmaking.

      In a contemporary narrative artwork, the plot is rarely fixed or linear. The meaning of a story emerges only in conversation with what a person brings to it. This is a source of tremendous energy and creative possibility.

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