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The Smokehouse & Raw Bar

Doc Crow’s is located in a building from 1869, and most famously housed the Bonnie Bros. Distillers warehouse. The distillery itself was located in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, KY. Under the Bonnie Bros. house, 5 distilled spirits were sold. Doc Crow’s building once housed barrels and barrels of Joel B. Frazier, Nelson Club, Bonnie Bourbon, Bonnie Rye, and Bonnie Malt. When prohibition ended in December of 1933, Bonnie Bros. built a new larger distillery, but by the 1950’s it was purchased by Schenley Distillers. At that point in time, the building was repurposed as a warehouse for the Burwinkle-Hendershot paper goods company until being renovated into Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar located in Louisville KY, now known as Whiskey Row. 

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The Experience

Step back in time with a visit to Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar. Our spacious eatery, renovated from an old distillers warehouse on historic Whiskey Row, offers a selection of BBQ, fresh seafood, and other Southern classics.


Whiskey Row embodies the rich history of some of Louisville’s most booming businesses from the mid 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. Louisville’s Main Street became a major trade center for whiskey dealers, blending houses, barrel warehouses & bottling plants; hence the name “Whiskey Row” came to life, & it continues to be one of the most popular locations in the city.



Currently in the heart of Whiskey Row lies Doc Crow’s, where the well-known Bonnie Bros. Distillers warehouse previously thrived. Under the Bonnie Bros. name, five distilled spirits were housed & sold. The history of these whiskey distillers are still seen in Doc Crow’s with markings on the walls from stacked barrels & a replica of the original Bonnie Bros. logo.


Doc Crow’s pays homage to the father of bourbon, Dr. James C. Crow, who paved the way for Kentucky bourbon to be born. By utilizing corn & local sweet limestone filtered water, Dr. Crow was able to establish a method of creating bourbon that took the nation by storm. Dr. Crow’s passion & innovation became & still remains the nation’s favorite spirit- bourbon.

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Our Bourbon Room

As an upscale extension of Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar, we invite you to elevate your eventing with a bourbon experience at Doc's Bourbon Room.


Our bourbon room and lounge features a selection of more than 2,000 bourbon and whiskey varieties that rotate often to ensure guests have the opportunity to taste some of the most coveted bottles in the world.


After a visit to the Bourbon Room, we are confident that every member of your party will have a memorable visit and discover their new favorite beverage.

Contact Us

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar

127 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 /  Tel. (502) 587-1626

Hours of Operation

Sunday- Thursday: 8:00 AM- 10:00 PM

Friday & Saturday: 8:00 AM- 11:00 PM

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