Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

Brewery · Central Business District
401 E Main St (at Jackson), Louisville, KY 40202, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 238 votes

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    Adam R.
    "The veggie chili with smoked brisket is amazing."(8 Tips)
    Charity E.
    "Loved the shart pants beer!"(2 Tips)
    Stephanie O.
    "The porkbelly on a stick is a must !"(2 Tips)
    Benjamin R.
    "Couldn't finish the beer sampler because of taste."(3 Tips)
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  • barbecue
  • beer
  • brisket
  • shart pants
  • vegetarian food
  • pulled pork
  • porkbelly
  • breweries
  • lively
  • nachos
  • trendy
  • casual
  • chili
  • grits
  • trivia
  • cocktails
  • burgers
  • tacos
  • good for groups
  • baked beans
  • Chad H.

    Great beers on tap with additional Bombers and Cans for sale. Burgers are amazing. ..gouda grits were awesome. was a little slow to come out but worth the wait.

    Chad HSR · October 18, 2015
  • Stephanie O.

    The porkbelly on a stick is a must !

    Stephanie Ortiz · October 13, 2015
  • John M.

    PorkBelly on a stick!

    John Murray · October 13, 2015
  • Graylyn R.

    Almost anything on the menu is a good choice. I love the rotating beer selection and great brisket and pulled pork.

    Graylyn Roose · September 29, 2015
  • John B.

    They don't make a bad beer. I love The Brown Note!

    John Bayes · August 26, 2015
  • Alejandra M.

    Black bean vegan chili for the win! Excellent brews, small menu but everything is good! Cozy atmosphere, outside sitting. They host Bear with a Scientist every month. Service is not always the best.

    Alejandra Marin · August 3, 2015
  • Jeremy M.

    Great beer n food

    Jeremy Miller · August 2, 2015
  • Brad W.

    Awesome atmosphere and great local brews!

    Brad Witherspoon · April 16, 2015
  • Gowowogo

    Kaden Knuddlen - a Sour Kentucky Common.

    Gowowogo · April 11, 2015
  • Adam R.

    The veggie chili with smoked brisket is amazing. You put the brisket in the chili yourself. #DIYChili

    Adam Rowe · April 5, 2015
  • Jennifer T.

    Everything we tasted here was delicious! Salmon and grits, barbeque sauce flight, beer, pulled pork nachos, brisket, hash, hamburger. It was all good!

    Jennifer Truman · March 12, 2015
  • Alejandra M.

    I went for monthly "Beer with a Scientist" program. 30 min talks on diverse topics. Great brews, wonderful program. Get there early, it fills up!

    Alejandra Marin · January 27, 2015
  • Jack S.

    Kinda made me feel like home in PDX. Brewery with great feel and BBQ style fair...definitely do it!

    Jack Stein · January 13, 2015
  • Jordan B.

    Warning: all bottles are bombers

    Jordan Bishopp · November 28, 2014
  • Harrison N.

    Brisket, baked beans, beer cheese

    Harrison Napper · November 28, 2014
  • Michael P.

    The beer flight was tasty

    Michael Porter · September 30, 2014
  • Robin S.

    The German Food!

    Robin Snider · August 22, 2014
  • Michael L.

    The tacos are a perfect appetizer!

    Michael Lambert · August 17, 2014
  • Lauren W.

    Got the memphian, tasted ok but half thru the sandwich every bite had bone hard pieces. Terrible. Service was horrible.

    Lauren Wyatt · June 22, 2014
  • Benjamin R.

    The food is better than the beers. Couldn't finish the beer sampler because of taste.

    Benjamin Roodman · May 11, 2014
  • LouisvilleGPO

    definitely my go to spot! the beer is ALWAYS amazing and the vegan wings are the bomb!!

    LouisvilleGPO · March 6, 2014
  • James H.

    Great beers. They only brew each beer once, so they are constantly changing. Reasons to come back!

    James Hill · January 9, 2014
  • It's A Major Plus

    "The Memphis" dry rubbed, slow cooked, pulled pork is perfect, as is the house slaw.

    It's A Major Plus · December 31, 2013
  • Mike H.

    Good spots bar and good food

    Mike Hermo · December 16, 2013
  • Jan P.

    Fair food once only

    Jan Pauc · November 1, 2013
  • Abigail S.

    Best beer cheese around!

    Abigail Shouse · September 14, 2013
  • Theresa C.

    Yummy beer had a awesome time waitress very helpful n knowledgeable!

    Theresa Cooper · September 10, 2013
  • Joe L.

    The ribs were cooked very well. The sauce, on the other hand, wasn't up to snuff in my opinion.

    Joe Lai · September 8, 2013
  • Carolina R R.

    Service here is really bad. We've been sitting here for over 15 minutes and nobody bothered to come and ask what we want.

    Carolina R Rieth · August 31, 2013
  • Jess Y.

    The chili is sooooo good! Get it with chorizo and ask for some extra spicy bbq sauce

    Jess Yu, Realtor · August 23, 2013
  • Jim M.

    Not the timeliest place for an hour lunch break..

    Jim MacMillan · August 20, 2013
  • Matt B.

    The pork tacos were the first thing I'd ever had from Against the Grain and they are amazing! Must try!

    Matt Brewer · August 7, 2013
  • Tracey S.

    Citra Ass Down is a great IPA. If you are lucky enough to be there when they have it on tap, order it!

    Tracey Saelen · August 2, 2013
  • Jessica G.

    Sample totally worth it!!

    Jessica Greene · July 12, 2013
  • Meitar M.

    Um...this menu design seems kinda racist to me. Why is the caricature for "dark" beers the only one holding a gun? In other news, free WiFi (no wi-Fi password) here, but few outlets.

    Meitar Moscovitz · July 7, 2013
  • Jason C.

    Great rotating selection of beers.

    Jason Cormier · June 6, 2013
  • Jessica D.

    Great service. Beer cheese and bloody Mary were amazing!

    Jessica D'aurora · May 3, 2013
  • Anthony B.

    The beef brisket is delicious. Cheese grits tasty. Not a baked bean fan but these were good.

    Anthony Blair · April 21, 2013
  • Daniel P.

    Awesome trivia every Thursday night

    Daniel Parish · April 18, 2013
  • Charlotte R.

    Try the nachos!

    Charlotte Roth · February 3, 2013
  • Sandra M.

    Thumbs down the reviews are right...

    Sandra Moreland · December 22, 2012
  • Jordan M.

    Bo & Luke BBQ sauce was gross. Cole slaw was not good. Green beans were OK, tasted like they were from a can. Pulled pork was OK, but cold to Luke warm when they brought it out. Service was great.

    Jordan Merion · December 9, 2012
  • Shelby V.

    The hickory nachos were awesome. Beer can chicken not so good. Interesting beer definitely for the more adventurous beer drinker

    Shelby VanCleve · October 28, 2012
  • Miles & Smith R.

    Had the smoked chicken wings, they were so good and dipping them in honey was a great combo of salty and sweet. Read more

  • Miles & Smith R.

    The "Ham" Burger made w/ ground pork is delicious and the constantly rotating lineup of locally made beers will keep you checking back. If you're a veggie, don't worry, they have a great menu for you

    Miles & Smith Real Estate Group · September 17, 2012
  • Haunt G.

    The beer sampler is 6 bucks..

    Haunt Goddess · June 3, 2012
  • Tim T.

    Brisket was smoked so good I didn't bother with the sauce. Baked beans were incredible. The smoked cole slaw was not to my liking but may just be me. Service was attentive and friendly.

    Tim Tucker · May 30, 2012
  • Joan T.

    Brisket sandwich has pickled onions on it and all sandwiches come with piclkles, in case you want to request they be left off.

    Joan Trolinger · May 21, 2012
  • Daniel P.

    Grope the creature is delicious!!!

    Daniel Parish · May 16, 2012
  • Dean B.

    The vision, the beers, the entire concept is absolutely brilliant. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Dean Browell · April 27, 2012

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