10 of the Best Bourbon Bars in America are on The B-Line in 2022!

Edited Dec. 9, 2022 to add that sadly Bourbon Haus 1841 has had to close their doors.

The B-Line – our friendly neighborhood Northern Kentucky bourbon trail – launched in 2018. We were proud (but not surprised) that first year when five stops on The B-Line were named as the Best Bourbon Bars in America by The Bourbon Review.

Every year since, our number of Best Bourbon Bars has grown! Eight B-Line stops made this glorious and delicious list in 2019, nine were named to it in 2021, and this year, ten B-Line bars and restaurants have been honored by The Bourbon Review as some of the best bourbon bars in America. (The Bourbon Review didn’t create a list during the year that shall not be named.)

In addition, two more NKY favorite bourbon watering holes made the list again,

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Midway Café in Ft. Thomas, Ky.

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And Revival Vintage Spirits in Covington, Ky.

Here’s the tasty list of B-Line stops that made the list of Best Bourbon Bars in the U.S.:

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Rich’s Proper Food and Drink

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Bourbon Haus 1841

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Tousey House Tavern

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Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

Prohibition Bourbon Bar

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Smoke Justis

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Libby’s Southern Comfort

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Wiseguy Lounge at Goodfellas Mainstrasse

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The Globe

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The Purple Poulet

For more information about each stop, take a look at our B-Line page with details about The Lineup. Then get on over here and Do The B-Line! We’ll send you a free gift. Just check in at two B-Line restaurants, two B-Line bars, and two B-Line distilleries. You can check in on a paper passport — we call ours a Line Guide and they’re available at all B-Line stops. Or you can check in on your phone with this handy digital B-Line Guide.

As the Bourbon Review says in America’s Best Bourbon Bars 2022, “Come to Kentucky for the distilleries, stay for the bars and restaurants!”