A Rooftop Restaurant in Downtown Louisville

Located on the top of the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Louisville, 8Up Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen draws you in with three distinctive experiences - a moody restaurant, a lively lounge, and rooftop bar. Our locally inspired menus showcase elevated American comfort food made from fresh, sustainable, and organic ingredients.  

Relax amidst dark wood paneling and 8-foot, high backed banquets, and large picture windows with the best views of the city. An open kitchen lets you in on all the cooking action. Enjoy an elevated food and drink experience that celebrates the spirit of fun that defines Louisville. 

Our lounge and open-air rooftop bar are perfect for unwinding after work or hosting a special event. Watch the sunset while enjoying sumptuous food, sipping your favorite drink, dancing the night away, and gathering around the fire pit.

We offer valet parking and an elevator that spirits patrons right up to the rooftop. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 502.631.4180.

Book a Party

For Party Booking and Information, please contact our Director of Catering at 8upcatering@firsthospitality.com or call directly at 502.631.4175

Chef Henry Wesley Awarded Inaugural Children’s Champion Award

On October 27th, Chef Henry Wesley and Chef John Burton attended the annual Harvest for Hope dinner held by Bellewood and Brooklawn, a foster care facility specializing in caring for at risk youths. Chef Henry Wesley was gifted the Inaugural Children's Champion Award for his work as Chef Coordinator of Harvest for Hope for four years as well as donation of his time to other Children's' Charities including Nortons Children's Hospital, March of Dimes and Kentucky Prostart. 

Over 160 guests were in attendance and were treated to a short rib entree featured on the 8up Elevated Kitchen & Drinkery seasonal menu to great reviews.

Congratulation and job well done Chef Henry Wesley and team. We are thrilled and proud of your continued efforts and community involvement.

Hot Brown Showdown

Hot Brown Showdown

The 8up Culinary Team came in 2nd Place in the prestigious Louisville Hot Brown Competition! The team was led by MyKal Jacobs who conceptualized and executed the "prize dish" which was his own interpretation of the Classic Louisville dish - peppered thick cut bacon, blistered cherry tomatoes, smoked dark meat turkey, and a well-balanced Mornay sauce which blew away the competition. The dish even beat out the namesake of the Hot Brown event, the Brown Hotel, in the competition. Congratulations to MyKal and Executive Chef Henry Wesley!
Taste of Life

Taste of Life

The 8UP Restaurant team had the opportunity to help the community by volunteering for a Taste of Life, a special event that brings awareness to Mental Health issues in the Food Industry and raises money for NAMI Louisville, a mental health organization.
8UP served Lollipop Chicken Wings with "Chef Wesley Gourmet Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce" and Mixed Southern Style Greens. The guests loved it, and all mentioned how they were excited to come back to 8UP and visit downtown Louisville once again post pandemic" stated Chef Wesley, Executive Chef of 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen located Rooftop at the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown, KY.