Whiskey Row has a familiar name on the sign of its newest business.
Doc’s Bourbon Room, which opened Wednesday, is the child of Ted Bertuca, co-owner of Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar next door.
Guests can browse through a massive selection of bourbon, scotch and whiskey. Its aim is to be the country’s biggest whiskey bar and feature workshops and tastings.
Doc’s Bourbon Room isn’t just about the booze, however; a full-service coffee bar in the establishment starts brewing at 6 a.m.
The food menu’s focus will be classic bar staples with a twist, featuring lamb and beef tartare. The restaurant holds about 80 people, and the bar and kitchen open each day at 4 p.m.
“We hope that guests will move fluidly between the restaurants,” Bertuca adds, “starting the evening with delicious starters and a drink or two before heading to Doc Crow’s for dinner – or ending at Doc’s Bourbon Room for dessert. The two will complement one another and make space for the growth we’ve been seeing in Doc Crow’s and the Louisville market.”