We’re opening a fourth location!
We’re excited to announce we’ve acquired a fourth location here in Louisville, KY located at 119 S. Seventh Street. Our new location will feature two separate concepts, a sandwich shop and a venue under the names Against the Grain Sandwich Emporium and The Flamingo Lounge. Both concepts will feature our award-winning craft beers!
Against the Grain Sandwich Emporium will focus on toasted sandwiches, flatbreads, and sensible sides. There will also be some signature menu items. The hours will cater to the downtown lunch crowd and focus on quick service carryout and dine-in. We also plan to launch affordable catering options for luncheons and other events!
The Flamingo Lounge, located in the building’s basement, will function as an evening to nighttime speakeasy and venue. The bar will feature our beers, cocktails, and a curated list of bourbons and spirits. The Flamingo Lounge will also offer an array of entertainment. Local music fixture, McKinley Moore, will head the booking of music, comedy, and other entertainment for the venue.
Our co-owner of Against the Grain, Sam Cruz, said this about acquiring the location:
“We believe in Louisville. This city is amazing. The principal partners of Against the Grain hail from Indiana, Kansas, and Kentucky, but this city gave us all a home. It drew us together to realize our collective dream of Against the Grain. We are committed to Louisville and, more specifically, downtown Louisville. Before the pandemic, Louisville exuded all the energy and excitement that guaranteed visitors would have a great time here. Like many when the pandemic hit, we were given the time to be introspective of our values and goals. We’ve enjoyed a social awakening and an opportunity to arise an even better city than before. We’re more than excited at the chance to reinvest and reinvigorate downtown Louisville.”
Against the Grain Sandwich Emporium and The Flamingo Lounge are undergoing a rebrand to reflect our culture and values. Currently, there is no open date, but we’re working rapidly towards one! There will be a variety of open positions at the new location so stay tuned to social media and check our website frequently for opportunities!