Go Out, Have Fun & Enjoy Louisville in a Sober-Friendly Environment

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There is plenty of fun to be had in recovery. Some of these activities can be enjoyed for free, but make sure to look for discounts and coupons to save money for those that come with a price! Here is a list of sober-friendly things to do in Louisville. Click on the links below for more details and let us know if there is an alcohol-free option we should add to the list.



  1. Old Louisville Architecture and Ghost Tours: Old Louisville is filled with impressive mansions dating back to the 1800s. Choose between an architecture tour or a ghost tour. Visitors will stop at several historic, spooky locations including the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum and the Witches’ Tree.
  2. Kentucky Kingdom: Discover adventure-filled days with exhilarating rides, fun water slides and pools, games, live events, and more.
  3. Louisville Zoo: Dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet, the Louisville Zoo is home to over 1,130 animals and covers 130 acres of zoological habitat settings.
  4. Louisville Mega Cavern: Explore the world of underground caverns with a tram-tour, ziplining adventure, or the only fully underground aerial ropes course in the world.



  1. The Louisville Palace: Catch a concert, ballet, comedy show, magic show, theatrical performance, and more at the historical Louisville Palace.
  2. Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts: Buy tickets to a show at one of their venues including The Kentucky Center, Brown Theatre, and Old Forester’s Paristown Hall. Discover all kinds of shows including orchestras, theater, concerts, comedy, dance, and more.
  3. Flame Run Glass Studio & Gallery: Visitors are encouraged to explore this world-renowned glassblowing where guests can watch artists transform molten glass into masterpieces and view galleries of beautiful glasswork.
  4. The Speed Art Museum: The Speed Art Museum offers modern architecture, expanded programming, interactive exhibits and inviting outdoor spaces. Their collection of art spans over 6,000 years of art, culture, and experiences.
  5. Kentucky Exposition Center: Find an event that interests you at the Kentucky Exposition Center. They host events from concerts, festivals, competitions, fairs, showcases, and more.


Food & Restaurants

  1. **Porch Kitchen + Bar: This restaurant serves a variety of delicious meal options from brunch, lunch, dessert, and dinner dishes including, salads, sandwiches, loaded nachos, and more. They also have two mocktail choices on their drink menu.
  2. **The Mayan Café: The Mayan Café serves authentic Latin, Central American cuisine with many vegetarian friendly options and several unique dishes to choose.
  3. **Logan Street Market: 25,000 square feet filled with more than 25 locally owned and operated food, beverage, provisions and artisan shops. The Logan Street Market hosts many events including live music, block parties, workshops, and more.
  4. Blue Dog Bakery & Café: Choose from several delicious pastries and fresh-baked bread or enjoy breakfast or brunch at the Blue Dog Bakery & Café.
  5. **Mark’s Feed Store: Try out some delicious barbeque and southern dishes like ribs, pulled pork, burgers, corn bread, and more. They also offer many gluten-free options.
  6. **Havana Rumbo – Middletown: Serving authentic Cuban cuisine, Havana Rumbo has a large range of appetizers, lunch, dinner, and dessert options for everyone to enjoy.



  1. Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory: This museum celebrates the extraordinary role Louisville slugger baseball bats have played in the sports past, present, and future. Explore the Bat vault and museum gallery with rich history of the Louisville slugger.
  2. Kentucky Science Center: Bring your family or friends to the Kentucky Science Center to explore exhibits that teach us how science interacts within the world around us and in our everyday lives.
  3. The Muhammed Ali Center: Founded by Muhammed Ali and Lonnie Ali, this center is comprised of three levels of award-winning exhibits that tell his story, and exhibits that incorporate his six core principles.
  4. Historic Old Louisville Walking Tours: Discover the history of Old Louisville lined with mansions of Victorian architecture and cobblestone roads. See several historic locations such as Millionaires Row and St. James Court.
  5. Conrad-Caldwell House Museum: Symbolizes the progressive spirit and Victorian grandeur of the gilded age. Built by the iconic architect Arthur Loomis of Clark & Loomis, this house is one of the finest examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture.
  6. Kentucky Derby Museum: Visitors can explore two levels of a self-guided tour that showcases the history of the Kentucky derby followed by a 30-minute guided walking tour to the Churchill Down Racetrack.
  7. Farmington Historic Plantation: Farmington was the home of the John Speed family and as many as 70 slaves. It is over 550-acres and once welcomed future president Abraham Lincoln for three weeks in 1841.


Parks & Recreation

  1. Louisville Waterfront Park: This public park has plenty to do and see including self-guided tours, the big four bridge, belle of Louisville, boat docks, playgrounds, Lincoln Memorial, picnic areas, public art, rowing, and a swing garden.
  2. The Big Four Bridge: Take a walk or bike ride over the Big Four Bridge that crosses the Ohio River and connects Waterfront Park to Jeffersonville, Indiana.
  3. Cherokee Park: Check out Cherokee Park’s several amenities including a dog park, basketball court, trails for biking and hiking, picnic shelters, playgrounds, soccer fields, and more. The main feature of this park is the 2.3-mile Scenic Loop.
  4. Iroquois Park: This park features an open-air theater that accommodates to 2,366 people. Amenities of this park include archery, basketball courts, trails for biking and walking, disc golf, tennis, picnic shelters, golf, and more.
  5. The Parklands of Floyds Fork: With four major parks covering nearly 4,000 acres, The Parklands is one of the largest supported public park systems in the U.S. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, the dog park, biking, walking, and more.


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**PLEASE NOTE: This venue also serves beverages containing alcohol.
Photo provided by Louisville Tourism