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,
Midway Café in Ft. Thomas, Ky.
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.:
Rich’s Proper Food and Drink
Bourbon Haus 1841
Tousey House Tavern
Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar
Prohibition Bourbon Bar
Libby’s Southern Comfort
Wiseguy Lounge at Goodfellas Mainstrasse
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!”