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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant to open May 21 in Louisville’s Fourth Street Live!

by Steve Coomes

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant announced it will open its first Louisville brewery-restaurant (its 34th overall) on May 21 on Fourth Street Live! in the space once home to Borders.

According to a news release, the 500-seat, 9,000 square-foot site will include an on-site brewery (not all GBs have them) and full bar. It will employ 115 staffers and operate seven days a week.

Founded in Palo Alto, Calif., 20 years ago, its headquarters have since moved to Chattanooga, Tenn. It has locations in 20 states.

Gordon Biersch offers eclectic, sophisticated décor within a relaxed atmosphere that includes high-definition, plasma flat-screen televisions and outside seating along Liberty and Fourth Streets.

“We are so pleased to be able to bring our mastery of brewing fresh, handcrafted beers and our true commitment to hospitality to Louisville’s Fourth Street Live!” Gordon Biersch general manager Dan Potter said in the release. “We look forward to sharing our passion for great guest experiences, every guest, every time, and illustrating our dedication to fresh food and extensive beverage offerings.”

More from the release …

Beers of interest: Gordon Biersch produces six authentic lagers: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner, Märzen (Maert-zen), Schwarzbier and a rotating seasonal offering. Several “Brewer’s Choice” selections will always be available in rotation.

Food and featured dishes: The menu includes chef-inspired dishes including Lobster & Shrimp Tacos, California Cobb Flatbread, Grilled Chicken & Avocado Sandwich, Bistro Steak Medallions and Crab Stuffed Shrimp, just to name a few.

Hours for the new GB are Sunday-Monday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (bar 11 a.m.-midnight); Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (bar 11 a.m.-midnight); and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.- midnight (bar 11 a.m.-2 a.m.)

Reservations and private parties are accepted and encouraged. Contact the restaurant for specific dining questions and reservations at 502-589-8935.

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