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Nightlife in Germantown

Germantown is a neighborhood located a few miles south of Downtown Louisville. The neighborhood was named for German immigrants that predominately settled the area. It is bounded by Barret Ave, Eastern Parkway, and the south fork of Beargrass Creek.

Germantown is growing because it is close to both the Highlands and Old Louisville, but the cost of living tends to be a little lower than in those neighborhoods. In the 1890s, shotgun houses were being built and created the largest collection, in the city. Germantown has been known as a neighborhood where families tend to stay, but has now drawn interest from singles and young couples.

Germantown is known for some of historic bars, such as Checks Cafe, which has been in the neighborhood since 1944. It serves a menu of both German and American cuisine and beers. It is decorated with pictures of long-time customers, celebrities, and the owner.

For a little different atmosphere, you can check out T. Eddies Bar and Grill. Wednesday through Sunday, they offer karaoke. According to their Facebook page, they have the cheapest, coldest beer in town.

A third option for an evening out is Barret Bar, a pool hall. Along with billiards, they also offer a full bar and a menu that includes hamburgers and sandwiches; foods that easy to eat while you are shooting pool. Barret Bar does have two sides to the restaurant, one with the pool tables and the other side being closer to a typical bar.

Germantown is full of nightlife for a group that wants a fun, different evening/night out on the town, but not spend the time in a night or dance club that comes about with crowded dance floors and loud music. It is possible to spend the evening with a group in an environment where conversation can take place.

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