Since 1885
The Mellwood Tavern is the longest continually operated tavern in Louisville, as it dates back to 1885 and even served as a speakeasy during Prohibition. It was originally known as The Rendezvous Inn, and later The Mellwood Inn, and then became The Rush Inn until finally becoming The Mellwood Tavern in 2016.
We have live music throughout the week and marquis groups on the weekend. With the nice weather, we even play outside in our Serenity Garden.
We serve premium micro-brews, mix great cocktails and a nice simple menu including are locally famous fried chicken.
You may remember our corner building in Historic Clifton... close to Crescent Hill, Butchertown and the Waterfront.
Weekly at The Mellwood Tavern
Fried Chicken Night!
Live Music

Fried Chicken Night!

Live Music

Live Music

Early Service followed by The Pranksters

Getting better all the time!
You should check out our new building remodel. We've repainted the building, restored windows, replaced the bar floor and tables, added a new design for the bar and updated the Serenity Garden. And we're just getting started!
A Comfortable Neighborhood Bar
Since 1885
The Mellwood Tavern will be open daily from 3 p.m.-4 a.m. including Sundays beginning with the Strings into Spring concert series.

1801 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 290-3377