8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, a dazzling outdoor + indoor all glass drinking and eating experience, offers the best in unparalleled views. Whether lounging al fresco or enjoying the dining room, 8UP offers a myriad of drinking and dining experiences designed to please the sophisticated palates and celebrate the spirit of fun that defines Louisville. Experience the lounge at 8UP that boasts its very own kitchen designated to the indoor bar and enjoy our open air rooftop bar complete with fire pits and plenty of seating overlooking Louisville.

Conceived and developed by nationally acclaimed Atlanta-based Concentrics Restaurants, the space features a 90-seat restaurant where guests can relax amidst dark wood paneling and 8 foot high backed banquets opposite large picture windows that offers the best view of the city. An open kitchen lets you in on all the action. Chef serves up an extensive menu focusing on “Progressive American” cuisine.

8UP Drinkery & Kitchen is located on the rooftop at 350 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202. Enter via private driveway entrance on Chestnut Street offering valet parking and an elevator that spirits patrons right up to the rooftop for elevated drinking and dining. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 502.631.4180.

Chef James Moran

Food is a celebration for chef James Moran. The executive chef of 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen gained his love for cooking, like most chefs, as a child. But the dishes he made were traditional Korean fare like kimchi, Kalbi and bulgogi. The Sullivan University graduate has gone on to combine those roots with his classical French training and influences of Cajun-Creole from his time staging in New Orleans, and Latin from his work as chef de cuisine at Louisville’s award-winning Seviche under executive chef Anthony Lamas. Moran’s global-inspired cuisine at 8UP includes bar snacks, small plates and seasonal entrĂ©es served in the lounge, dining room and spacious rooftop patio. He participated in the 2018 Charleston Wine + Food Festival and the 2018 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. In addition, Moran has cooked at the James Beard House in New York City four times.