Best restaurants in Louisville, Colorado

*Latest update: 5/27/2019

Lucky Pie Louisville beer sampler

Lucky Pie’s craft beer samplers… Why order one when you can order three?

Louisville, CO - Old Town Evening

Louisville, CO – Old Town Evening


“He’s proud of his town… that’s a damn rare thing these days.” – John Candy as Del Griffith in Planes, Trains & Automobiles.

I’m a Michigan transplant, but I love dining in my surrogate cityOld Town Louisville, CO boasts unchained, local-fare, foodie gems. Here are a few of my favorites….


Kids’ play area + adult booze area

Lulu’s BBQ – Say yes to sweet potato cheese tots.
Sweet Cow Ice Cream
 – There’s always a line out the door for a good reason.
Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse – Wild mushroom pizza is excellent.

*Lucky Pie and Sweet Cow designed a large play yard/garden for kids next to the deck that doubles as a drinking yard for adults. Lulu’s is smaller, but it features cornhole and other “hard to hurt one’s self while drinking” games.


Coffee, Tea… or Me? 

Paul’s Coffee & Tea
Vic’s Espresso Louisville
The Huckleberry – Mixed Berry Mascarpone crepes are fantastic.
Bittersweet Café & Confections
Precision Pours – A Coffee House Now open at South Boulder Road/Main Street, across from the Louisville ‘Bear’ !


Dive bar w/billiards + darts

Henry’s Bar & Grill


Pinball Arcade

Tilt! Pinball – Enjoy beer, wine, or soft drinks while playing pinball and classic video games.


Comfort food/lounge

The Empire Lounge – The coal-miner’s mac & cheese and Brussels sprout salad are tasty choices…
Murphy’s Tap House Louisville – On McCaslin with 40 beers on tap!

The Empire Lounge

The Empire Lounge – Try the mac’n’cheese.


Historic Saloon

740 Front – An American Dining Saloon – Craft happy hour beers start around $3, so I’m sold!

Bison Banger meal with fries and Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

740 Bison Banger with Ballast Point Sculpin IPA


Sports bar/pub

Mudrock’s Tap & Tavern – Great place to watch sports and drink beer. If you’re hungry, have a cup of the pub green chili, and pour it over your fries.



Twelve Degree Brewing – Start with a cheese plate, end with a chocolate plate. Wash it all down with Belgian beer…
Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse
Pizza King Louisville – New York style pizza

Popeye spinach and fontina pizza with Lagunitas Wheat Wine at Lucky Pie Louisville

Popeye pizza and Lagunitas Wheat Wine at Lucky Pie Louisville


Mexican cuisine

Casa Alegre – Try the huevos rancheros with corn tortillas.
Loco Hermanos – Huge Burritos!

Casa Alegre - Louisville, CO

Casa Alegre – Louisville, CO



Twelve Degree Brewing – Pink Panther Saison is the perfect summer beer.
Gravity Brewing – Try the whiskey-barrel aged DIPA.
Crystal Springs Brewing  – Their classy tap room makes you forget you’re in an office park.

12 Degree Brewing - tasters

12 Degree Brewing – low-IBU tasters


Crystal Springs beer sampler

Crystal Springs brewed a high-IBU, hoppy winner in the “13” IPA (far right)



The Huckleberry

The Huckleberry - Louisville, CO

The Huckleberry – Louisville, CO – Try the crepes!


East Asian/Tibetan cuisine

Tibet’s Restaurant and Bar – Share a kebab with someone you love.

Chicken kebab at Tibet's in Louisville, CO

Chicken kebab at Tibet’s


Indian cuisine

Taj Mahal III


Neighborhood pub

Waterloo Restaurant – Treat yourself to the potato-infused burger.

The Waterloo Mule

The Waterloo Mule


Chinese cuisine

Spice China – Be sure to check out the special Shanghai menu.


Live music

Por Wine House
Waterloo Restaurant
The Louisville Street Faire – Friday nights in summertime…


Italian cuisine

Zucca Italian Restaurant
Via Toscana – Their chicken parm is a local favorite.


Thai cuisine

Busaba Authentic Thai Cuisine – Locals love the Pad See Ew.



Lulu’s BBQ


Movie Night

Cinebarre (pub fare and full bar available while you watch the latest Hollywood hit,
although we recommend eating elsewhere before/after the movie)



Moxie Bread Co – Louisville, CO (replaced The Porch – see below)
Bittersweet Café & Confections
B.O.B.S. Diner

BOB's Diner, 12 Degree Brewing, and The Empire Lounge

BOB’s Diner, 12 Degree Brewing, and The Empire Lounge on Old Town Main Street



Sweet Cow Ice Cream


Wine bar

Por Wine House


Salad bar/patio

Alfalfa’s Louisville – Outdoor grilling + live music 4-6 pm Sundays. (weather permitting)