Hell or High Water, the discreet bar located on Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row has debuted a new cocktail menu, including a large format beer program. With a chill in the air, it’s the perfect time to try the new “Chicago Overcoat” with Irish whiskey, turmeric honey, lemon juice, CH Amaro, Corazón Bitters, and Italian Gin Spritz. The drink gets its name from the 20’s slang term for a coffin. Or maybe you prefer a twist on breakfast when you order a “Riddle Me This” that has Ramazzotti amaro, bacon Guinness syrup, chai ginger tea, whole egg, and aromatic bitters and herbs. Take a full look at the menu here.
Hell or High Water is led by brother-sister duo and Louisville natives, Stirling and Maud Welch. Though the menu has been completely updated, concepts for the “Hell” and “High Water” sides remain the same, with “Hell” being stronger, more spirit-driven cocktails and “High Water” sporting refreshing, brighter, and lighter beverages.
The team at Hell or High Water has also released two new cocktail sections to the menu. The first being the “Classics Section,” which features house favorites from the two earlier menus at Hell or High Water, and the second being “Downtown spirits.” The latter section hopes to showcase the wonderful spirits made in downtown Louisville (Rabbit Hole, Peerless, Angel’s Envy, and Michter’s), and to highlight a high-end connoisseurs cocktail program with elevated ingredients and a more baroque approach to their conceptualization.
The last addition to the menu is a large format beer program. “We thought that, given the bar’s emphasis on shared intimate moments, a specialty large format beer menu would give people a great opportunity to share a premium beer together. It’s a good way for us to offer something to the beer drinker who wants to try a higher quality product,” said Stirling Welch.
Hell or High Water is located at 112 W Washington St in Louisville, KY. The bar is open Tuesday – Thursday 4:00 PM-12:00 AM, and Friday – Saturday 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM. Reservations are highly recommended and can be secured through the RESY app or by visiting www.hellorhighwaterbar.com. The bar has earned national praise in VOGUE, Playboy, and Thrillist.