Nightlife Guide 2015: Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

401 E. Main St., 515-0174

At the entrance of Louisville Slugger Field — which plays host to the Bats baseball team and now the Louisville City Futbol Club — and the outskirts of the ever-trendy NuLu neighborhood, you’ll find the innovative and delectable brews that put Louisville on the international pint map. With an ever-changing list of house-made and uber creative nectars, it’s no wonder Against the Grain has been featured in Beer Advocate Magazine, Esquire TV’s Brew Dogs and more. ATG boasts a stellar patio where you’ll find yourself sipping the likes of a “Bloody Show” or a “HOP! Or My Mom Will Shoot,” a friendly staff (stop in and see Ashley at the bar for one of her famous mixology cocktails) and a toothsome food menu with an emphasis on smoked meats and sauces, each and every palate should consider Against the Grain a must in Louisville. —Kelsey Westbrook