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    Odeon won a 2018 Critic's Choice award in the 2018 Best of Louisville awards. 

    Odeon, 1335 Story Ave. 

    We debated keeping the Odeon secret to ourselves but figured you’d eventually notice the Butchertown bar’s glowing, fat-bulbed sign. What was once the Butchertown Pub is now part speakeasy, part lounge and venue. (In May, the bar’s first concert was a benefit for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth featuring local artists Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore and Mark Charles Heidinger.) Customers sip cocktails on Mid-Century Modern furniture — blue, purple and orange lights creating a mellow vibe in the dark space. Some congregate around the fireplace in the room with shag carpeting. Oh, and you’d better have the chops if you’re gonna sit down at the piano.

    This originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of Louisville Magazine as a Best of Louisville Critic's Choice winner. To subscribe to Louisville Magazineclick here. To find us on newsstands, click here.

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