Louisville Magazine

FEB 2019

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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liveinlou.com 44 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 2.19 Lake, pictures and postcards, a random mishmash that wouldn't be out of place in your kitchen. She's pouring shots of bourbon and Fireball, popping light beers. e digital jukebox plays the Rolling Stones song "Waiting on a Friend." A Hikes Point man gets his first drink before his night shift as a bartender at another place. He says he got weird looks as a new guy when he first started coming here. Not anymore. "I can name everybody except one guy and the dark-haired girl," he says, pointing. "You got Carl. You got Duke. You got Mark. You got Gary. You got Dave. You got the other Mark. You got Ben. e guy wearing the hat I don't know. And that's Eric at the pool table." A few feet away, 63-year-old Vince Alexander sips a shot of Fireball and a Bud Light, a cigarette behind his ear. He's teaching me how to bank pool shots on a bumper- pool table. Alexander, a retired carpenter who works at UPS, was born to military parents in Germany. He says for a long time he was one of the bar's few black patrons, partly because the biker nights made some nervous. He says Dan Shockley welcomed him. "He Bartender Mikey Norris and the late-night crowd.

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