Because of its recent influx of new residents and the high local interest in the neighborhood, the number of bars in Germantown has been growing. Many Germantown bars cater primarily to the long-time residents of the neighborhood, but many also cater to the college and young professional crowds. Here is a roundup of some of the bars in the neighborhood. Some serve food, some don't.
Located at 1101 E Burnett Avenue, Check's is a place filled with locals, families and couples alike. They have a dinner crowd and a drinking crowd and sometimes there is live music, too. It's also home to a great fish sandwich.
Located at 1012 Barret Avenue, Barret Bar is best known for its huge room of pool tables. In fact, I'd go as far as to describe it as a pool hall as much as a bar. At six dollars an hour, pool is the thing to do when you go to Barret Bar, though drinking is big game there as well. The side of the bar without pool tables is darker and more like a bar than a game room.
Located at 969 Charles Street, Nachbar is another of those Germantown bars that has evolved into a popular hangout among the young professionals, UofL students, and first-time homeowners that live, work, and study close to Germantown. Cheap prices on beer and cocktails as well as a great deck bar make Nachbar a great low-key Germantown bar.
Located at 1134 E. Breckinridge Street, Seidenfaden Café is an old Germantown bar that has evolved into a stylish hangout because of its unique character and cheap prices. Seidenfaden is tiny and embodies the term "hole in the wall." It serves beer and cocktails, but there aren't a lot of frills – if you're asking for more than a bourbon and Coke, you're likely going to be disappointed.