AC Hotel Louisville Downtown

AC Hotel Louisville Downtown is located in one of the city’s most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods. The NuLu (New Louisville) district features a wide range of independent retail stores, gift shops, restaurants, art galleries, quirky one-of-a-kind bars and more.  The bustling neighborhood of microbreweries, distilleries, the Flying Axes axe-throwing studio, nearby Waterfront Park and more make this location one of our most unique AC Hotel properties.  Named one of the top 18 best food neighborhoods in America by Thrillist, NuLu offers everything from BBQ, farm-to-table, American or bourbon-themed restaurants.

After a good night’s rest inspired by our plush bedding, and perhaps a quick workout in the AC Gym, guests can start their day with a light breakfast at the AC Kitchen, then within just steps of our doors, easily spend a day shopping, enjoying a drink at a nearby wine bar, taking a stroll or run across the Big Four pedestrian bridge over the Ohio River. There’s also plenty of entertainment with soccer matches and baseball games at nearby Slugger Field, or perhaps basketball or concerts at the KFC Yum Center arena, just blocks away. Waterfront Park also hosts numerous events and activities throughout the year. Everything is within walking distance.

At the end of the day, guests can then return and recharge with a drink and light snack at the AC Lounge, before heading back to their room to relax while streaming their favorite Netflix or Hulu shows on the large flat-panel TV.

There’s a lot to do here. Guests can be on the go all day long or relax as much as they want.

Flying Axes

First Friday THROWTIME at Flying Axes

on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop!
146 N. Clay St.
Louisville, KY 40202

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 has taken off in Canada over the past decade as a private game and even in leagues. Similar to darts, axe throwing is an individual sport played with and against other members of a group. Individuals throw 2 lb. hatchets at wooden targets marked with a bullseye and score points based on where on the target they stick the axe. In the last year axe throwing clubs have been popping up in all the hottest parts of cities like Chicago and Philadelphia, and now Louisville is ready to join the ranks with it’s very own, you can even join a league. For all the info and to sign up for invitations and news head over to

Got a question to Axe? Check out some quick info right here:

$20/Hour (Each Thrower)

– Walk-ins are always welcome
– No group minimums, but subject to Cage availability
– Half-hour ($10) sessions available

Advanced Bookings:
– 4 thrower minimum to reserve a Cage*
– Limit of 8 throwers/Cage
– Book any available cage. Coaches will place your group when you arrive.
– Catering services available upon request.

Age Restrictions:
13+ years old before 8 PM**

Do you all provide the equipment we need?

-We supply the targets, the axes, and a coach. All you need is your enthusiasm to learn!

Can kids do this?

-We can host kids as young as 13 with a legal guardian who can sign their waiver for them. You must be 21+ to purchase beer.

Can we take pictures or videos while we are there?

-You can, and we completely encourage it!

Is there an Axe-throwing league?

-We will launch our leagues very soon, stayed tuned!

What are the rules of the game?

-Games are played 1-on-1, each player gets 5 throws. Each throw is worth between 1-5 points based on accuracy. The highest score wins. Best of 3 games wins the match.

flying axes

Hard Rock Cafe Louisville

Hard Rock Cafe Louisville

Est. May 31, 2004

From the heart of the Bluegrass state of Kentucky, Hard Rock Cafe Louisville offers fresh, delicious American cuisine from the home of the Kentucky Derby, the Slugger Bat Museum, and the birthplace of heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali. Since 2004, guests of Hard Rock Cafe Louisville have savored world-class flavors and enjoyed impeccable service. Explore our amazing collection of memorabilia from music legends, and enjoy our delectable, scratch-recipe menu of savory appetizers, Legendary® Burgers, and premium drinks!

Making Culinary History in Louisville

The spirit of rock n’ roll is alive and well at Hard Rock Cafe Louisville. Enjoy freshly prepared American cuisine made by the best chefs in the business. Choose from an enticing menu of flavorful salads, tempting side dishes, and culinary classics. Experience the difference of Hard Rock’s service with our energetic, hardworking staff of music enthusiasts, ready to provide you with everything you need for the perfect dining experience.

Inspiring the Pulse of Kentucky

Located downtown in the 4th Street Live! complex, between Liberty Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, our cafe is within walking distance of the Kentucky International Convention Center and minutes from the city’s performing arts theaters. After you spend a day touring the vibrant local culture of Louisville, take some time to unwind and recharge with Hard Rock. After a delicious meal, stop into The Rock Shop® for the perfect souvenir like one of our collectible pins, specialty glassware, and classic tees!

Tim Faulkner Gallery

Our new hours are Mon., Tues., Weds., Fri., Sat., Noon-11pm Sun., 2-6pm Tim Faulkner Gallery is a Contemporary Art Gallery with a 2,500 sq. ft. exhibition space & working artist studios.
Tim Faulkner Gallery is located at the corner of Logan st. & Kentucky st and is home to the TFG Art bar.
Plenty of space to practice social distancing while you enjoy a beverage from @tfgartbar

Against The Grain Brewery

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