Waylon’s Feed and Firewater closes unexpectedly

A St. Matthews restaurant closed its doors unexpectedly over the weekend.

Waylon’s Feed and Firewater posted the message on their website, saying simply “Restaurant Closed. Thank you for your patronage.”

It was an extension of Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen, a quintessential honky tonk located downtown on Main Street. That location is still open.

Waylon’s was at one time the only bar to carry Buffalo Trace on tap, with more than 100 other Kentucky bourbons on the shelf to choose from, including several hand-picked barrels.

The restaurant was located on Shelbyville Road, across the street from another recently closed restaurant, Mellow Mushroom.