What are we going to do tonight? Idk what do you want to do? I don’t know… Does this conversation sound familiar? I bet it does and Hardin Local is here to help.

Maybe you grew up around Hardin County, Kentucky like I did or maybe you moved here recently and are still clueless about what to do after work or on the weekends. Hardin Local is here to help you find that perfect spot for your free time in Hardin County. In this article, we will be featuring nightlife in Hardin County (Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Cecilia, Vine Grove). Keep on reading to learn more about the Hardin Local approved nightlife in Hardin County.

Many of the bars and restaurants listed are in downtown Elizabethtown which is pretty impressive. If you tried to find a place to have a drink three years ago in downtown Elizabethtown you would be out of luck. We know first hand when we moved our office downtown 3-4 years ago the only retail hangout was Vibe Coffee and also Cobblers Cafe. Vibe & Cobblers Cafe are both great spots to enjoy a cup of joe, food, and a conversation with a friend. But now let’s talk Hardin County Night Life.

Hardin Local Approved Nightlife Bars & Resturants in Hardin County, Kentucky

Bourbon Barrell Tavern

Address: 112 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
Hours: Sun-Wed 4-11 / Thur-Sat 4-12:15am

Looking to have a few drinks with family, friends, or colleagues? BBT has over 100 different bourbons, a fully stocked bar with beer on tap and in the bottle. You will also get to enjoy that small town bar atmosphere with good live music. If live music isn’t your scene you should still check out BBT prior to 8 pm (most live music starts around 8-9pm) and enjoy a few cocktails and hop on down to one of the other locations on this list… BBT was the first bar to open downtown Elizabethtown and it is one of our favorite nightlife spots in town.

Flywheel Brewing Elizabethtown

Address: 218 S. Mulberry St. Suite 103, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
Hours: S-Th 4-10 / Fri 4-12 / Sat 12-12

If you enjoy craft beer Flywheel Brewing is Elizabethtown’s first and only micro-brewery to date. If you are looking for a spot to enjoy a conversation, play cornhole, and/or enjoy occasional live music all over the best craft beer made in Hardin County, Flywheel Brewing is your place. Flywheel Brewing recently won the best startup award in our region and with good reason, they know how to treat their customers well and are pretty good at brewing beer. Flywheel Brewing is a great option any night of the week and can get pretty insane (good) on the weekends. Flywheel Brewing is also dog-friendly!

Impellizzeri’s Elizabethtown

Address: 14 Public Square, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
Hours: Sun 12-10pm / M-Th 11am-10pm / Fri-Sat 11 -12am

If you are looking to eat and enjoy a few drinks Imps Etown has a full-service bar and a menu loaded with some tasty Italian grub. Located in the Elizabethtown square, Impelizarris is a fun place to eat and have drinks with friends and is also a family friendly environment for those who are looking to take the kids out to eat. They also have a rocking patio and some pretty amazing garage doors they open when the weather is nice. But even during the cold weather months Impellizzeri’s is a great place to start or end your evening out with family or friends.

Roxie’s Etown

Address: 114 E Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
Hours: Sun 10am-5pm / M-Th 10am – 9pm / Fri-Sa 10am-10pm

Roxie’s is located next to the courthouse in Elizabethtown and is one of our favorite happy hour spots. They have a wonderful and affordable happy hour menu from 3-6pm Monday through Friday. The happy hour includes well drinks, margaritas, beer, and half price appetizers. Roxie’s is also a great spot to eat lunch and/or dinner. They have meeting space as well for corporate or family events. We highly recommended checking out Roxie’s next time you are downtown.

Deez Butts BBQ & Bar Elizabethtown

Address: 654 East Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 42701 – Hours: Mon: Closed / Tues-Sun 11am-8pm

Deez Butts is the newest bar and restaurant in Hardin County. They have some amazing food and a full-service bar with plenty of TVs to watch your team play. They also have the best wings in the county, in our opinion. We enjoy the late night happy hour at Deez Butts as well. If you are looking for a fun spot to eat, drink, and spend time with friends all while watching a game Deez Butts is your newest option in town.

The Wicked Eyed Woman Elizabethtown

Address: 133 W Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
Hours: Sun Closed / M-W 11am-10pm / Th-Sat 11-12am

The Wicked Eyed Woman is a bar/restaurant downtown that has a unique atmosphere. They serve lunch and dinner along with a full-service bar.

Wings & Rings Elizabethtown

Address: 1604 Ring Rd, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701 –
Hours: Sun 11am-10pm / Mon-Thur 11am – 11pm / Fri-Sat 11am -12am

We love eating lunch and dinner with friends at Wings and Rings. Every Tuesday we stop in and enjoy their wing special. Wings and Rings even threw me a birthday party earlier in the year. They have prompt service and some of the best quality chicken wings in town along with a full-service sports bar and a family-friendly environment.

Buffalo Wild Wings Elizabethtown

Address: 1511 Ring Road, Ste 106, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
Hours: Mon-Sunday 11-12am

Buffalo Wild Wings in Elizabethtown is almost always open. They offer a full-service bar, food, so many TVs I lost track when trying to count them, and a covered patio. If you are a UFC fan this is probably the only bar in town that will show the fight. It is also a comfortable spot to catch a football or basketball game.

The Spot In Vine Grove

Address: 139 Tiptop Rd, Vine Grove, Kentucky 40175
Hours: M-Th 3pm-12am / Fri-Sat 3pm-2am / Sun 3pm-9pm

Are you ready to get outside of the norm? The Spot may not even be in Hardin County but we still consider it a Hardin County favorite. On the weekends they stay open till 2 am and they have pool tables! We have had several fun nights singing Kareokee, playing pool, and cornhole at The Spot and we encourage you to try out The Spot next time you are ready for a Friday or Saturday night adventure. You can even smoke inside at The Spot.

Otter Creek Tavern

Address: 6860 Flaherty Rd, Vine Grove, Kentucky 40175
Hours: Sun Closed / Mon-Wed 7:30am-10pm / Thur-Sat 7:30am-12am

Good food, cold beer, pool tables, darts, and good times is the word on the street for Otter Creek Tavern. Otter Creek Tavern serves lunch and dinner and has a full-service bar. We have heard they also have a pretty good fish sandwich. Can’t you still smoke inside, pretty sure the answer is yes!


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