Louisville Bats Overview

Fast facts

League: International League

Head Coach: Pat Kelly

Team Mascot: Buddy Bat

Year Opened: 13131

Capacity: 13131

City / State: Louisville / Kentucky

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Indianapolis Indians vs Louisville Bats

Rival Team: Indianapolis Indians

You won’t want to miss it when the Bats take on the Indianapolis Indians. Not only are the Indians and Bats divisional rivals their parent clubs are also divisional rivals. A Bats-Indians game showcases many of the future stars of the Reds-Pirates rivalry, so don’t miss it when the Indians comes to town.

Louisville Bats vs Columbus Clippers

Rival Team: Columbus Clippers

The Bats and Clippers have an intense rivalry as the two teams often square off in important games that determine the winner of the West Division. There are few games as pivotal as when Louisville takes on Columbus, so make sure to get tickets to Bats-Clippers games.

Louisville Bats Tailgate Guide


Louisville has a rich baseball history and is the home of Louisville Slugger, so you’ll find lots to see and do before attending a Louisville Bats game. One of the must do things when attending a game in Louisville is taking a tour of the Louisville Slugger Factory. The tour lets you see how the bats the majority of major leaguers used are made and is a must-see for any baseball fan. The tour even comes with a free bat giving you a nice keepsake.

After a day at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory head over to Louisville Slugger Field for a Bats game. Outside Louisville Slugger Field is a statue of Hall of Famer Pee Wee Reese, so stop by and snap a picture of the Hall of Fame shortstop before entering the park.

The area around the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Louisville Slugger Field is home to a variety of bars and restaurants providing you plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or something to drink. Stop by one of the bars or restaurants on our list if you’re in need of some inspiration.

The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is a must-see for any baseball fan and alone is worth making the trip to Louisville, although you won’t want to miss the opportunity to take in a Bats game at Louisville Slugger Field.


Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

No trip to Louisville is complete for any baseball fan without visiting the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. The museum and factory tour offer tons for baseball fans to see, and the tour even comes with a free mini bat.

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Pee Wee Reese Statue

Get a picture with the Pee Wee Reese statue before entering Louisville Slugger Field. The Hall of Famer is the most famous baseball player from the city, so don’t miss your opportunity to check out the statue before the game.

Where to tailgate

Louisville Bats Stadium Guide

In Game

There is no better way to spend a summer evening in Louisville than by taking in a Bats game at Louisville Slugger Field. Bats games offer something for everyone and are a fun time no matter what your age or how big of a baseball fan you.

If you’re a huge baseball fan, then there is a lot to love about attending a Bats game. Louisville Bats games give you the opportunity to see future Cincinnati Reds take the field against top minor league competition from all over baseball. Louisville Slugger Field is also home to a Hall of Fame that features artifacts and memorabilia from Louisville’s extensive baseball history, and you can even get autographs from your favorite players before the game.

More casual fans and those of you bringing young kids to the game will enjoy the carousel in right field which is unique to Louisville Slugger Field. You also won’t want to miss the in-game entertainment, which features the ever popular Buddy Bat.

No matter how big of a baseball fan you are, you’ll have a fantastic time taking in a game at Louisville Slugger Field.

Things to check out

Hall of Fame

Learn more about the history of baseball in Louisville by taking some time to view the Hall of Fame at Louisville Slugger Field. The museum features all kinds of memorabilia including photos, championship banners, and more.


Located next to the right field bleachers the carousel is a great place to take the kids or yourself during the game. Rides cost $1 and are fun for the whole family making a carousel ride a must for anyone attending a Bats game.

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If you want to get an autograph from your favorite Bats player, then stop by the railing near the field. Autographs are available up to 20 minutes before the game giving you plenty of time to snag a signature.

Overlook Deck

The Overlook Deck is located in right-center field and is the perfect place to grab a snack during the game. Not only is the Overlook Deck home to concession stands it also features a picnic area as well making it a great spot for groups to gather.

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Louisville Slugger Field Tour

Get a behind the scenes tour of Louisville Slugger Field through the stadium tour. The tour begins in the Hall of Fame and shows you the press box, clubhouse, dugout and more.

All-You-Can-Eat Seats

The All-You-Can-Eat Seats provide you with an all you can eat two-hour buffet that is located on either the Right Field Patio Deck or in the Hall of Fame Pavilion. Those of you looking for a group outing will without a doubt want to consider reserving All-You-Can-Eat Seats at a Bats game.

Team Store

The team store is the best place to pick up a souvenir during your trip to Louisville Slugger Field. The store is home to a variety of bats merchandise including caps, jerseys, t-shirts, and more.

Buddy Bat

The Bats mascot Buddy Bat gets into all kinds of antics during the game making him a can’t miss part of any Louisville Bats game. Fans young and old love Buddy Bat, so make sure to give him a high-five if you see him on the concourse.

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Louisville Bats Bars & Restaurants

  1. Bristol Bar & Grille

    Beer tap

    Enduring eatery serving green chile wontons & other American staples, plus wine in vintage digs.

    1321 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse

    Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse

    BBQ & beer made on-site are in the lineup at this industrial brewpub at Louisville Slugger Field.

    401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  3. Garage Bar

    Garage Bar

    Hip bar/eatery in a former garage for brick-oven pies & Southern chow, with a huge patio.

    700 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar


    Bustling spot for live music 6 nights a week including jazz & blues, as well as a full bar.

    230 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Bluegrass Brewing Co


    Laid-back microbrewery chain offering housemade beers, pub grub & outdoor seating.

    300 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Down One Bourbon Bar

    Linebacker Lounge beer

    Classy setting for modern twists on American pub grub plus lots of bourbon selections & cocktails.

    321 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Main Eatery


    Brick walls, art & plants adorn this quaint standby for salads, soups & sandwiches.

    643 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  8. Troll Pub Under the Bridge

    Troll Pub Under the Bridge

    Atmospheric sports bar with pub grub, a sizable beer list & a hidden dining area behind a bookcase.

    150 W Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  9. The Old Spaghetti Factory

    The Old Spaghetti Factory

    Family-friendly chain eatery featuring traditional Italian entrees amid turn-of-the-century decor.

    235 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

    Bar website

    italian - $$

  10. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

    Jeff Rubys Steakhouse

    Upscale steakhouse with ritzy digs & notable seafood options, including sushi & a raw bar.

    325 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$$

  11. Spinelli’s Pizzeria

    Spinelli's Pizzeria

    Big, cheesy slices of Philly-style pizza are on offer at this no-frills, late-night chain.

    614 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  12. Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse

    Doc Crows Southern Smokehouse

    Spacious eatery (housed in a renovated old building) serving BBQ, oysters & other Southern classics.

    127 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  13. Mussel and Burger Bar

    Mussel and Burger Bar

    Their menu features unique, inventive burgers along with gourmet twists on classic bar and grill fare.

    9200 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Havana Rumba & Tapas Bar

    Havana Rumba

    Havana Rumba is a celebration of the culinary genius of the island of Cuba brought to life by a team of passionate people.

    2210 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Hammerheads


    Tiny hot spot serving creative pub grub like duck fat fries, plus various beers, from basement digs.

    921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Magnolia Bar

    Magnolia Bar

    Playing host to kings, queens, saints and scoundrels, the Mag Bar’s colorful neon glow has been a beacon to thirsty souls the world over.

    1398 S 2nd St, Louisville, KY 40208, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  17. Granville Inn

    Granville Inn burger

    Granville Inn is reputed to serve some of the best burgers in the city of Louisville.

    1601 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  18. Zanzabar


    Circa-1938 tavern with a wide beer list, Southern-style pub grub, vintage arcade games & live bands.

    2100 S Preston St, Louisville, KY 40217, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. Derby City Pizza Co.

    PRP Pizza

    Outstanding choice for a fun hangout before, during and after the game.

    2500 Crittenden Dr, Louisville, KY 40217, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - sportsbar - $$

  20. Coconut Beach

    Coconut Beach

    Cheap delicious tacos right next to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and just a walk from Churchill Downs.

    2787 S Floyd St, Louisville, KY 40209, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  21. River Road BBQ

    River Road

    Spartan, no-nonsense smoked-meat specialist serving sandwiches & BBQ by the pound along with sides.

    3017 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  22. Ramsi’s Cafe On the World

    Ramsis Cafe

    Bustling, hip eatery offering a huge international menu (from banh mi to fish tacos) in funky digs.

    1293 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $$

  23. The Fish House/Cafe Beignet

    Fish House

    Get laid back like the locals do, and dig into our scrumptious conch-style cooking. Keys people know that fine fish meals start at The Fish House.

    1310 Winter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  24. Wild Eggs

    Wild Eggs

    Innovative dishes that offer a fresh approach to traditional breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

    3985 Dutchmans Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  25. Highland Morning

    Higland Morning

    Quaint cafe with a menu of homestyle Southern breakfast & lunch eats in tiny, bustling quarters.

    1416 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  26. Toast On Market

    French Toast

    Breakfast available all day. Free Wifi & Plenty o' Smiles!

    620 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  27. Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge

    Bourbon Raw

    Stylish, contemporary bar & eatery offering a long bourbon list (including flights) & Southern fare.

    446 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  28. Señor Iguanas

    Senor Iguanas

    Dining out has never been more rewarding!

    3105 S 2nd St, Louisville, KY 40208, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$