Bristol Highlands is throwing back the beer prices. | Courtesy of Bristol

Louisville’s beloved Bristol Bar & Grille celebrates 40 years this year, and to mark the occasion, it’s offering various specials leading up to a giant party in September. While the details on that are still being worked out, Insider did catch wind of a spectacular deal happening only at the Highlands location starting Friday.

Management has decided to throw back beer prices through May 1 on all of their inventory — from local and regional beers on tap to domestic bottles to hard-to-find ciders. And this isn’t just a $1-off gimmick to get you in the door and munching on green chili wontons.

Take a look at some of these specials, courtesy of T.J. Oakley, director of operations for the Bristol.

  • 10-ounce drafts start at $1.50
  • 20-ounce drafts start at $2.75
  • Craft and import bottles start at $1.75
  • All domestic bottles (Miller, Bud, Coors, etc.) are $1.25
This is a steal at $8.75.

It’s close to impossible to find a Bud Light for less than $2 in this city, so that alone should tell you how cheap these prices are. If craft is more your style, The Bruery’s Belgian-style beer Jardinier, normally a $12-$15 bottle, will be $8.75. Looks like happy hour might have to relocate.

“We have lots of things planned at all our locations this year but wanted to give an ‘extra’ special gift where it all began … in the Highlands,” Oakley tells Insider. “We are essentially giving up our profits on beer as a gift to everyone who lives in or loves to visit the neighborhood.”

The Bristol Highlands has 10 taps that carry the following regional beers: Apocalypse Brew Works (Louisville), Goodwood (Louisville), New Albanian (New Albany), Ethereal Brewing (Lexington), West Sixth (Lexington), Blue Stallion (Lexington), Braxton Brewing Co. (Covington), Rhinegeist (Cincinnati), Upland Brewing (Bloomington), and Flat 12 Bierwerks (Indianapolis/Jeffersonville).

Also worth noting, New Albanian is creating an Anniversary IPA just for the Bristol that will be dry hopped with hard-to-find Siracho Ace hops. It’ll be served at all four locations once it’s ready.

The prices begin Friday, Feb. 17, and continue through May 1. The Highlands Bristol is located at 1321 Bardstown Road.

Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."