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8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, Louisville, KY

8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

3.6
3.6
797 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Please note, if interested in an Igloo Reservation, please click this link for igLouisville:
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8up Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, A Dazzling Outdoor + Indoor All Glass Drinking and Eating Experience, Offers the Best in Unparalleled Views for adults 21 and over (after 8pm)

8up Offers A Myriad of Drinking and Dining Experiences Designed to Please the Sophisticated Palates and Celebrates the Spirit of Fun that Defines Louisville.

Please note we are currently serving our limited Chef Driven Modern American Bar Fare in our Bar, Patio, and Lounge areas. The dining room and separate menu will be coming back soon.
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Reservations on this portal are ONLY for regular dining at 8UP Elevated Drinkery and Kitchen. Thank you

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 631-4180

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Henry Wesley

  • Catering

    Catering is provided for the adjacent Henry Clay event center. Contact the catering sales manager for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    8UP boasts several unique and customizable event spaces to suit your private event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Ian Saroyan: (855) 286-6641

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross Street

    Enter Rooftop through lobby of Hilton Garden Inn or in 4th Street garage.

  • Parking Details

    Self-parking is available in the Clay Commons Garage.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music on Friday & Saturday!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 797 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Louisville

    Outdoor Eating

  • Louisville

    Scenic View

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  1. C

    Chaz

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Just a different environment from what was expected online
  2. MK

    MarkinKY

    Louisville

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We met at 8Up for an early dinner before a show. The food and service were very good, the room was noisy and a little cold. I loved the pizza.
  3. HH

    HopeH

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great from top to bottom. The service was great, staff was attentive and helped us celebrate our son’s birthday. Food was good with fresh ingredients, the salmon was spectacular. The Tahini Tuna did not know what it wants to be, the flavors didn’t pair well for me but the wings and greens appetizer was tasty, especially the greens. Nice crowd and good vibes on a cold Tuesday night in November.
  4. KS

    KatelynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food. Service was great. View was amazing.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful rooftop and perfect drinks! Food and service was also great. Highly recommend
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Salmon was amazing , pizza wasn’t all that great. They charge you $18 for 3 meatballs that was disappointing but over all good.
  7. SG

    SamG

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Hated the music genre & volume of it! Food was good. Not outstanding.
  8. B

    Britth

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was cold and over priced. I’ve had better frozen pizza. Drinks were overpriced. Bathrooms looked like that of a truck stop they were so filthy. Hostess looked like she just woke up and hopped out of bed and was not friendly at all. I would not waste my time or money going here ever again.
  9. JS

    JamieS

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Service was bad. Should let people know if there is only 3 waitresses for the entire place. We would of went somewhere else. Was there for over 2 hours and left because there was no service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great late night bite in a fun environment.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time! City view is amazing as well.
  12. S

    Stunning

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful location, unfortunately the sunset was peripheral. The buildings next door obscured the drama. Just check the stars etc. If you are going there for sunset views. Otherwise a good option for outside dining
  13. L

    Leigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to 8UP as a happy hour stop between events for a birthday. The restaurant was beautiful and the city skyline views were awesome. The food and drinks were delicious. The ‘A little bit of sunshine’ cocktail was the favorite of my group. We ordered the chicken wings, miners potatoes, margherita pizza and pineapple upside down cake to share between 3 people. There was plenty of food for the group and all of it was delicious but the favorites were the miner’s potatoes and the pineapple upside down cake. Also our server Isaiah was awesome and answered all of our questions and was fast and friendly. We will absolutely be back!
  14. LS

    LauraS

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    My friend and I went to 8Up for my birthday. We had the kale and artichoke dip and chips to start with cocktails. They were all excellent. I asked the server (a young blond woman) about the first drink on the cocktail list called the 'Classic'. I said, "Is it just like an old-fashioned?" She said it was. It was a delicious drink. To our surprise at the end of the dinner when we received the bill we found out the Classic was $24! I had three, so $72 was quite a bar tab for me! We did not notice the cost of the drink on the menu. I don't know if it was small or what, but usually, when I order an old-fashioned it is usually around $10-$12. I guess it must have had a special bourbon or something. We felt a little taken advantage of. I called the manager the next day (yesterday) to discuss the bill, but he/she has not returned my call. For dinner, I had the salmon entree and a chocolate mousse dessert. Both were delicious. The view of the city, comfortable sofas, and outdoor heating made the atmosphere very enjoyable. Be careful what you order to drink.
  15. LR

    LuciaR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was very slow starting out and then we waited forever for our food and they brought our dinner and apps at the same time! We sent the dinner back and they brought it later cold!
  16. W

    Wineguy

    Chicago

    175 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Loud hip hop, rap music blaring. I liked it but not everyone’s style. $200 for a pizza and salad and a few drinks was outrageous.
  17. CG

    CottrellG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I always love the experience and view one of my favorite restaurants
  18. JN

    JNAC

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We came here as part of the urban bourbon tour. Despite asking several times for the tour stamp, we finally found a manager to get the code. Regrettably, our waitress told us that she would also apply the coupon tied to the tour to our check. She only told us they would not honor it after bringing us the check. She said it was expired but it was clearly dated to expire in 2023. In our 2 hour stay (really only planned to stay for a quick bite and drink but we couldn’t get out since the service was slow) our water was never refilled even in the 30 minutes or so that it took her to bring us our check. Poor service, poor communication. Would not recommend unless I was recommending to the city that they remove this hotel bar from their tour.
  19. CB

    CydniB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Bri, our server was amazing. She sang happy birthday to me & made sure I had the best night for my birthday. She’s made my experience worth it.
  20. SN

    SonjaN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time there. We were in town for an appointment. We live in another state, 2 hours away. Not super impressed with the menu but food was good. My husband was looking for a steak but he the double smash burger. I had the salmon and it was excellent.
  21. w

    winetraveler

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The rooftop location for an evening dinner was very nice. The food was slightly overdone.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    One of the worst meals I’ve had in a long time. The miner potatoes were so salty you couldn’t eat them. Told the waitress and she said she’d have a manger come by. Nothing and didn’t take off the bill. Rest of food was mediocre at best. Drinks were not good either. Won’t be back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Poor service from the server, food was not great poor experience
  24. F

    Fairground

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We got a drink at the bar. The coke for rum and coke was totally flat. The bar was sticky and had to be wiped down. My husband’s shrimp were way over cooked. My strip steak was more like a chunk of pot roast- dry, hard to cut and not a steak at all. Everything was overpriced - a waste of $100! The view was of other rooftops - nothing nice to look at. Do not go here- over- hyped.
  25. TW

    TraceeW

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    We have loved here in the past - the view / the ambience. But wow- this visit made me sad. You had to pay to get on out to the terrace, thr food was just awful- pretty sure canned tuna, scallops had no sauce - took 30min to get a drink, saw the waitress once. Will not be returning :(
  26. DA

    DeAnnaW

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    The floor is literally falling apart I almost fell on multiple occasions, due to the tiles moving. My table was slanted again due to the flooring issues. There was a concert that night so I expected alot of people but they needed more servers. We waited 15 minutes before the server came to introduce herself. Afterwards once she took my card to pay she took another 10 minutes to return, which made me very uncomfortable with all the fraud going on in the world today.
  27. LA

    LAAA

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Waiter was gone for most of my visit. Stopped by maybe twice. No water refills. All the other waiters were running around checking on their tables, asking if they needed anything, our waiter, not so much.
  28. EB

    EricB

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful sunset view
  29. AE

    AlexE

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    It is a great spot spot if you’re able to sit outside in the evening, but overall it’s not kept up well and it is very overpriced. We don’t mind expensive prices for quality drinks and food, but the drinks were basic, small, and not fantastic especially for their very high prices. Not many food options and not many price variability. All very expensive for moderate food. Slow service and we were the only people there.
  30. BG

    BettyG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Service and food were great. The downside was the cleanliness from the bathrooms to the table being sticky to the chairs being very dirty. Also, the temperature in the at space was so warm, on an almost 100 degree day, the sugar rim on my drink melted.
  31. TH

    TerryH

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ordered an old fashion with four roses I was told it would be the bourbon price +4 dollars she charged me 26 dollars a drink I asked which four roses was used she said the small batch which was 16 dollars plus the Four dollars would be 20 dollars and on top of that the regular four roses was 10 dollars my wife told me to let it go so I did, but there should be a better system definitely put a damper on my evening.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Our server was so rude and condescending. He also tried to promote his business after giving awful service.
  33. AT

    AlazaeT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Steak was terrible very over cooked and no flavor, drinks took 20 min to get, okay service, they “ran out of steak” after we ordered when really the manager came over and told us that the steak was over cooked and they took it off the floor to serve. So they served the main guest of our dinner the last steak that they knew was bad. Spent 56 dollars on my bill for a terrible over all experience. The appetizers was good but again, took forever to get. After voicing our grievances to the manager, he stated he would “take care of all of us” and only took the ruined steak off the ticket. That’s it. No discount for everyone else that didn’t get the food they requested and waiting anywhere from 20-30min for a drink. We ordered a round of drinks at the beginning of our meal and didn’t get them till we were all done eating. By that point we sent the drinks back because it was pointless and we waited too long.
  34. SR

    SummerR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Service horrible. Good subpar. Potato fritters came out burnt and way too salty. Order pizza and they came out saying they were out of pizzas!
  35. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I believe his name was mike(older gentleman that used to be in the service) did an outstanding job and helped me big time with our proposal. Always made sure are drinks were full and got us everything we needed. Definitely will be back. Thank you guys!
  36. TP

    TonyP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Overall awful service and awful drinks. In Kentucky how can you not know what a Kentucky mule is? Also to put sweet and sour in it, yikes! Also it cost us 45 dollars for two drinks what the hell. Two drinks with sweet and sour in it!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. The decor is nice and the outdoor patio space is fun— definitely too hot to eat outside right now as there is not much of a breeze up there, but a decent view. Food was pretty good but overpriced. Pepperoni pizza was the best liked of the selections we made. Cocktails were great. Brought some out of town friends in to celebrate a special occasion, and we enjoyed ourselves but were not overly impressed. Probably would not return unless the menu is expanded. Desserts were delicious but are not made in house.
  38. j

    johns

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Staff was great, place was real nice roof top. The menu was bar bites. I would have liked a real menu with dinner items. So if your doing bar bites this is your place.
  39. TC

    TheCosmicGarden

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    This is not a place to go for dinner to, but to just go for cocktails and bar food. Their lamb ribs were terrible, way too salty and with every bite you would spit out a bunch of small bones, and the entrees don't come with any sides.
  40. r

    rbnsxm

    Columbus

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Dined outside, most umbrellas were in disrepair, server bumped their head numerous times. Seemed understaffed; many tables were not cleared, way too many tables were filled with dirty dishes for too long which dampened the ambiance quite a bit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 631-4180.

8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen is rated 3.6 stars by 797 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

350 W. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Enter Rooftop through lobby of Hilton Garden Inn or in 4th Street garage.

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Self-parking is available in the Clay Commons Garage.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Henry Wesley

  • Entertainment

    Live Music on Friday & Saturday!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 631-4180

  • Catering

    Catering is provided for the adjacent Henry Clay event center. Contact the catering sales manager for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    8UP boasts several unique and customizable event spaces to suit your private event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Ian Saroyan: (855) 286-6641

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