welcome to the edge of bourbon country

Kentucky has a lot of nicknames, but probably one of the most popular is "Bourbon Country."  In Northern Kentucky, we're proud to be the edge of Bourbon Country, an Official Gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and home to some amazing history & distilling rebirth.  So while you're in town (or even if you're just passing through), be sure to stop at one of our unique distilleries, bars, and restaurants and sample a few.

A short walk across the river from downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky gives you the opportunity to enjoy the big-city feel with small-town warmth & hospitality.  There's plenty to do, see, eat, and drink to keep you occupied on your own bourbon adventure.

 

The B-Line

B-Line logoNorthern Kentucky's unique bourbon experience, The B-Line is a collection of distilleries, bars, and restaurants  offering the freshest tastes in bourbon culinary delights.  Participants can download a Line Guide and collect stamps to earn bourbon swag.  Learn more and view itineraries at findyoursippingpoint.com.

 

Come Find Bourboncome find bourbin in covington, frankfort, and bardstown kentucky logo

Covington, Frankfort, and Bardstown have the quintessential experiences for a complete Bourbon Country experience.  Follow an example of the Covington leg of the itinerary here.

 

Select Six

The “Select Six,” have banded together to do a special collection of barrel picks this year.Select Six logo This joining of great bourbon minds includes BB Riverboats, NEAT Bourbon Bar, Rich’s Proper, Union 42 Bourbon & Brew, Midway Cafe in Fort Thomas, and Mainstrasse Village Pub.  Find a delicious choice at any of the Select Six stops by following our itinerary here.

 

Bourbon Events

Northern Kentucky is home to some epic bourbon events, including Kentucky's Edge, the Bacon, Bourbon & Brew Festival, and the NKY Bourbon Festival, just to name a few.  If you're looking for more bourbon events, check out a bourbon-dedicated event calendar at findyoursippingpoint.com/b-there/.

 

Bourbon Establishments

Beyond the list of members of The B-Line and Select Six, Northern Kentucky has numerous bourbon-centric establishments waiting to pour for you.  Check them out below:

New Riff Distilling

New Riff Distilling joins the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour and brings craft bourbon and spirits…

Neeley Family Distillery

We are a family owned and operated distillery. We make Moonshine, Bourbon and Whiskey here on site.…

Old Pogue Distillery

Private tastings; executive dinners; executive meetings; wedding showers at the historic Old Pogue…

Second Sight Spirits

Second Sight Spirits is a small, artisan distillery located in downtown Ludlow, Kentucky. The term…

Boone County Distilling Company

In 1833 in Kentucky’s Boone County, a region of proud limestone hills that gradually fell to their…

Purple Poulet

Southern Bourbon Bistro with cuisine reminiscent of Charleston and New Orleans with a Kentucky…

Newberry Bros. Coffee & The Prohibition Bourbon Bar

Locally owned and operated, Newberry Bros. Coffee opened in August 2013. This one-of-a-kind,…

Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar

Nestled in the heart of Covington's charming Mainstrasse historic district, Bouquet Restaurant and…

Goodfella's Pizzeria

Goodfellas has been serving pizza by the slice in the Lexington, Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati…

Bourbon Haus 1841

Bourbon Haus 1841 is a celebration of America's only native spirit...Kentucky Straight Bourbon…

The Globe Covington

The space at 12 East 5th Street in Covington, which now houses the Globe, was for many, many years a…

Chandler's on Market

Chandler's Restaurant is located at 212 Market St. in historic downtown Maysville and features an…

Tousey House Tavern

We invite you to experience our hospitality and southern cuisine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.…

Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar (OKBB)

Located in the heart of Mainstrasse Village, the OKBB is everything you would expect from a Molly…

Pompilio's

Pompilio’s is a full-service family style restaurant and bar that serves traditional Italian and…

Rich's Proper Food & Drink

Rich’s Proper Food & Drink is a bar and eatery specializing in Creole-influenced pub fare and…

Coppin's at Hotel Covington

Coppin’s Restaurant and Bar is driven by hyper-local sourcing and collaborative partnerships…

Aloft Newport on the Levee

Zipping through Northern Kentucky on a business trip or carefree vacation? Aloft Newport on the…

Hotel Covington

Like many great things in Kentucky, it began with a horse race. The state’s first modern skyscraper…

Union 42 Bourbon & Brew

Local bar with a great relaxed atmosphere. Features great bourbon and craft beer selections.

Mainstrasse Village Pub

Now this is what a pub should be! Beer aficionados throughout Greater Cincinnati and well beyond…

Baker-Bird Winery

Bourbon Barrel-aged wines are Baker-Bird Winery's specialty. The red and white wines are aged at…

StoneBrook Winery

Pair a barbecue dinner with a fine glass of locally grown wine at StoneBrook Winery in Camp Springs.…

NEAT Bourbon Bar

Bourbon bar with over 150 bottles of bourbon, local craft beers and a southern themed menu with…

Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter

Our hotel is located in Covington, a historic neighborhood overlooking the Ohio River and downtown…