Copper & Kings opens new bar, ALEX&NDER

 

 

When Kentucky state law changed last year, allowing distilleries to sell alcohol by the drink, Copper & Kings owner Joe Heron knew exactly what he wanted to do with the distillery's top floor space.

The third floor of the Butchertown location is now home to ALEX&NDER, a brandy and gin bar with a rooftop patio and a great view. You can enjoy the downtown skyline for now, but the highlight will soon be the new Louisville FC soccer stadium that's planned for the adjacent property. It will be the perfect backdrop for the floor-to-ceiling windows in the lounge area, which features a full wall mural by OftenSeenRarelySpoken Art Collective.

The cocktails are classic - Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Gin Gin Mule, Spanish-style Gin Tonic - and very good! Bartenders Eron Plevan and Micheal Padgett take great care in mixing and presenting each drink.

Four beers are served at ALEX&NDER, from Against the Grain, Monnik, Sun King (Indianapolis) and Modelo.

You can also share a jug of Sangria with friends; their three versions include white wine, red wine and IPA beer.

ALEX&NDER opens to the public Thursday, June 7. Regular hours are 5 p.m. - Midnight, Wednesday - Sunday.

Click through this slideshow for photos from ALEX&NDER:

The Spanish-style Gin Tonic

The White Wine Sangria

Bartender Michael Padgett mixes up an Old Fashioned

Bartender Michael Padgett mixes up an Old Fashioned

Bartender Michael Padgett mixes up an Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned

Bartender Eron Plevan mixes up the Gin Gin Mule

Bartender Eron Plevan mixes up the Gin Gin Mule

Bartender Eron Plevan mixes up the Gin Gin Mule

The Gin Gin Mule

Alex&nder bartenders Eron Plevan and Michael Padgett

ALEX&NDER at Copper & Kings

The patio at ALEX&NDER

The lounge at ALEX&NDER

Copper & Kings owner Joe Heron

The view of the downtown skyline

View of the Copper & Kings courtyard

The new Louisville City FC soccer stadium will be built next to Copper & Kings

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