Crescent Hill is one of the many lovely areas of Louisville. Known for period architecture, fantastic restaurants, charming boutiques and tree lined neighborhood streets with beautiful homes, all of which make it among the most unique enclaves in the city. Foodies’ will love the many options and craft beer lovers will find unique local brews.
The population is a little over 10,000, and its residents are an eclectic mx of artist, professionals, families and retirees who enjoy the walkability of a neighborhood that harkens back in time to a quaint yet bustling small town with something to discover around every corner. For a deeper dive into the history and homes for sale, click here.
Peterson-Dumesnil, 301 S. Peterson Avenue is often described as Crescent Hill’s Historic Centerpiece, was built in 1869. It is home to weddings, galas, and corporate events. With its Italian villa façade, wrap around porch, spiral staircase, and the distinctive cupola, it’s a beautiful setting for your special occasion. Click here for more information for your event.
The Crescent Hill Association has been the backbone of the positive change that has made Crescent Hill such a vibrant area. Check out their website for ongoing events, news and neighborhood updates.
Crescent Hill offers a wide range of restaurants from breakfast staples to late night eateries. Perhaps one of the best part of the restaurant scene is that most of the restaurants are locally owned, non-chain restaurants. If you’re a foodie, plan on spending a few days exploring the culinary delights that this historic neighborhood has to offer.
Located at 2622 Frankfort Avenue, Red Hog is Louisville’s first whole animal butcher deli shop with a casual chalkboard menu restaurant. Built around the love of cooking with live fire, Red Hog’s exposed kitchen is focused on a wood burning pizza oven and large wood fired grill and hearth. Guests can expect to find a constantly changing menu of charcuterie, cheese, sausages, pizzas, sandwiches, barbecue, soups and stews, grilled meats and vegetables, and anything else imaginable. They have fabulous cocktails and craft beers and an outdoor dining area. Check out their website for an array of delectable foods, everything made in house.
BE ADVISED: Read carefully for their hours, the restaurant is different than the deli.
Located at 2339 Frankfort Ave, Con Huevos is a James Beard-nominated restaurant, with multiple locations in Louisville serving Mexican-style breakfast, brunch and lunch. It brings fabulous new flavors to the area serving crowd favorites i.e. Huevos Rancheros, the Gravy Cup-winning Chipotle-Poached Eggs, Tres Leches Pancakes and Cuban Coffee are just a few to name on the menu. Check it out!
BLUE DOG BAKERY AND CAFÉ
Located at 2868 Frankfort Ave, Blue Dog is the sister company to the Red Hog Deli & Café. You can’t go wrong with either one! Blue Dog offers a wide range of light brunch and lunch fare. Their famous selection of European-style pastries and desserts and fresh artisanal breads are to die for! They spend 24 to 48 hours to hand-craft each loaf, developing flavor, crust and crumb. A must to check out their delicious menu.
CRESCENT HILL CRAFT HOUSE
Located at 2636 Frankfort Avenue, The Craft House menu changes seasonally offering patrons everything from beer battered cheese curds, burgers, soups, and delicious main course meals. They offer a full bar and over 40 taps of local and regional craft beers. It’s casual dining where the service is quite good and the prices are reasonable.
HEINE BROTHERS COFFEE
No visit to Crescent Hill would be complete without a visit to locally owned Heine Brothers Coffee. Heine Brothers is 100% Fair-Trade & Organic. The barista’s are friendly and knowledgeable. There are plenty of tasty treats too.
Located at 2722 Frankfort Avenue, Just Creations is Louisville’s not-for-profit International fair-trade store selling artisans handcrafted goods from over 45 countries. It opened their doors in 1990 and has an outreach programs giving our young people an amazing opportunity to learn other cultures. A wonderful experience for our future generations. Check out their story and their store goods, beautiful baskets, clothing, yarns, international coffees and spices, home décor and much more.
Located at 2720 Frankfort Avenue, Carmichael’s dates back to 1978, the oldest independent and beloved treasure in Crescent Hill. A great place to grab a coffee and relax with a good book. All locations host a community book club and dozens of author events throughout the year.
Located at 2650 Frankfort Avenue, Deemer’s was established in 1990. Deemer Gallery has been showcasing artists for almost 30 years. More than 50 living artists are represented and about half of those artists are residents of the Ohio Valley region. Step inside and check out 20th and 21st century paintings, watercolors, pastels and more.
URBAN KITTY CONSIGNMENT
This eclectic consignment shop at 2638 Frankfort Avenue caters to women with a selection of style from many eras. Owner Tammara Neal has a fantastic eye for quality clothing and accessories that are timeless in style.
FOURTH OF JULY AT THE PETERSON DUMESNIL HOUSE
The nations birthday celebration is attended by over 20,000 residents and visitors. It’s a family friendly celebration that has something for everyone. Among the featured activities are live music, artist exhibits, food purveyors, beer booths, inflatables for the kids and of course fireworks. You can more details from the Crescent Hill Community Council.
HILLCREST AVENUE HALLOWEEN STREET
The homeowners on Hillcrest Avenue know how to celebrate Halloween. It has been appropriately named “Louisville’s Halloween Street”. Kids of all ages enjoy walking the sidewalks, taking selfies with ghouls and goblins and enjoying the imaginative decorations that are on display. Nighttime is the most enjoyable to take in all the lighting special effects.
ST. JOE’S PICNIC
This annual event is a fundraiser for the St. Joseph Children’s Home. For over 170 years, this event on the campus of St. Joe’s on Frankfort Avenue has been a Louisville tradition. Held every August, visitors enjoy live music, food purveyors, beer booths, games, artist exhibits and a great social environment. The proceeds The proceeds from this event support children who have survived abuse and neglect as well as continue St. Joe’s mission of “Giving Children a Home.”
The Frankfort Ave Trolley Hop is fun and easy way to check out the local restaurants, breweries, and local artist. The free trolley ride is on the last Friday of each month starting in April and concluding in October. .You’ll ride Frankfort Avenue, Story Avenue and Melwood Avenue.