4th Street Live is constantly reinventing itself, and with the newest tenants building in the ashes of the Improv Comedy Club and the former Angels Rock Bar, we will soon see the latest makeover. Three Cordish owned bars are opening this spring and summer: The Kill Devil Club, The Marquee Bar, and The Tavern. When it opens, The Kill Devil Club will boast the largest rum selection in Louisville. The focus of this lounge bar will be the cocktails with made-from-scratch elements from a master mixologist. Expect house-made syrups and fresh squeezed juices in your rum drinks.
Adjacent to The Kill Devil Club will be The Marquee Bar, which is aiming to be a stylish nightclub. Don’t expect the typical top 40′s music to be pumping through the speakers. The Marquee Bar is focusing more on dance music classics, dousing dancers in their state of the art sound and lighting system. Expect two Italian marble bars, a spacious dance floor and “luxurious fabrics and finishes”.
Finally The Tavern, which is due to open this summer, will be a huge 30,000 square foot bar opening above The Sports & Social Club and incorporate the former Improv Comedy Club. The Tavern will use the former comedy club’s stage to create a room called “Tavern Hall” where a majority of the live performances will be happening. I’m most excited about the Tavern opening because a spacious indoor music hall would be a great addition downtown, and rumor has it the bridge that connects the former Improv to PBR may even be turned into a beer garden. But that’s just hearsay at this point!