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One of the best Old Fashioneds in Kentucky can be found at Rich's Proper Food & Drink in Covington

Rich’s Proper Food & Drink

Rich’s Proper Food & Drink is a bar and eatery specializing in Creole-influenced pub fare and approachable cocktails in downtown Covington.

The hand-made still shaped like a crystal ball and a swami at The B-Line Distillery Second Sight Spirits in Northern Kentucky

Second Sight Spirits

Second Sight Spirits is an artisan distillery located in Ludlow, Ky., focused on bringing the art of hand-crafted distilling back to Northern Kentucky. In addition to bourbon, Second Sight produces a variety of premium spirits including rum, moonshine, and whiskey.

Bar tender making a drink at Hotel Covington and Coppin's on the B-Line in Northern Kentucky

Coppin’s at Hotel Covington

Food and Beverage menus at Coppin’s Restaurant & Bar are designed to encourage sharing and camaraderie, while offering an inclusive atmosphere for the transient and single diner. Coppin’s unique culinary position represents influences from Covington’s Northern and Southern neighbors highlighting local craft beers, cider and sodas along with wine and cocktails on draft. Seating options are ideal for social gatherings and intimate experiences.

Neeley Family Distillery's entrance with the name written on the wood roof and wood doors leading inside

Neeley Family Distillery

A family-owned and operated distillery, Neeley Family Distillery makes Moonshine, Bourbon and Whiskey and offers tours and tastings.

Closeup shot of a bourbon cocktail at Wiseguys Lounge, on one of their black and white branded napkins.

Wiseguy Lounge

A tip of the hat to the days of secret speakeasies and passwords, Wiseguys, above Goodfellas Pizza is a perfect place to enjoy a carefully crafted cocktail or Bourbon flight.

sign in front of tousey house tavern, a historic, southern restaurant with bourbon in burlington ky

Tousey House Tavern

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to this one-of-a-kind setting in the heart of historic Burlington, Kentucky. Operated by generations of the Burlington, Wainwright family, this tavern offers Southern cuisine done fine and many Bourbon pairings and Bourbon events.

bourbon cocktail drink at The Globe Covington

The Globe

The Globe’s location in the core of the downtown Covington business district and its new twist on cocktail culture has made it a popular addition to the community. This charming neighborhood bar has some serious bartender credibility and whiskey knowledge to share.

A white plate with a waffle and heap of award-winning fried chicken at the Purple Poulet restaurant in Dayton Kentucky

The Purple Poulet

Charming Southern bourbon bistro inspired by the cuisines of Charleston and New Orleans with an infusion of Kentucky comfort. Owner/chef, Rick Zumwalde, boasts a dedication to hospitality and fine Bourbon offerings.

A red and white neon sign hanging in the window of Newberry Bros. Coffee and Old Prohibition Bourbon Bar that reads "Pappy Van Winkle Kentucky Bourbon Sold Here"

Prohibition Bourbon Bar

Located at the Newberry Bros. Coffee, the Prohibition Bourbon Bar proudly offers the most robust collection of whiskies in the world all served up in a relaxing and friendly environment full of true Southern hospitality.

A rack of the Old Pogue Distillery's bourbon barrels aging in Maysville Kentucky.

The Old Pogue Distillery

Family history is strong at this Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour distillery. The Pogue family has been making Bourbon in Mason Co, KY for more than 150 years. The newest generation of Pogues have perfected the craft in their experience at the distillery and the joy in the taste of their product.

The wood privacy wall on the patio at Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar in Mainstrasse Village, hung with signs for 1792 and Buffalo Trace bourbon. People are drinking bourbon at black patio tables under a dark night sky.

Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

This charming bar in Covington’s Mainstrasse boasts more than 600 Whiskeys including 450 Bourbons, a plethora more Ryes and a dedicated staff crafting your perfect cocktail. Wonderful outdoor patio in the heart of Covington.

The three story copper still at New Riff Distillery, seen from below with blue sky and white clouds visible through the glass ceiling.

New Riff Distilling

Meet the anchor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, New Riff. This gem in Newport, KY has been distilling and creating a new riff on bourbon since 2014. Their design inspired distillery will lift your spirits and give you new insight to the art and science of bourbon making.

A bourbon flight up close on the pation at Bourbon Haus bourbon bar in Mainstrasse Village. Lots of people on the street in the background in front of Bouquet Restaurant.

Bourbon Haus 1841

A new addition to a thriving Bourbon scene in NKY, the Bourbon Haus 1841 boasts some of the most robust Bourbon flight offerings in town and a perfect patio to enjoy them and the sights of Mainstrasse in Covington, KY.

Main street in Mainstrasse Village in Covington KY at night, with glowing red and white lights and the sign for Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar hanging above

Bouquet Restaurant

Bouquet Restaurant is an upscale farm-to-table bistro opened in 2007 by Stephen Williams, one of the top chef owners in NKY. Bouquet’s menu is constantly evolving to utilize the best products from over fifty farmers and purveyors and has a strong offering of Bourbon.

Green and copper sign reading Boone County Distilling Co. Made by Ghosts.

Boone County Distilling Company

Boone County Distilling has been making fine Kentucky Bourbon since 2015 but their legacy roots trace back hundreds of years when Boone County, KY was the king of the Bourbon industry. They honor their history and proudly declare their Bourbon is “Made By Ghosts.”