Highlands Taproom
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The Highlands Taproom (Also referred to as the "New Old Taproom").
Background information
Founded 2000 - 2013 (Original Location); 2014 - Present (New Location)
Capacity 75 - 100
Location Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Website Official Page

The Highlands Taproom is a dive bar in Louisville, Kentucky that hosts a "Metal Monday" to showcase independent or otherwise unknown metal bands, some of which in the stoner & doom genres.


The Highlands Taproom began on Bardstown Road in 2000, hosting karaoke and local bands in the general area on occasion. In 2013, a spin-off began at the Taproom entitled "Metal Mondays" which would feature one or two heavy metal bands after Crescent Hill Radio's "RiotHeart" (Previously known as "Keep Louisville Loud" and the name of the Tuesday showcases at the venue, primarily featuring Louisville bands.). One of the first metal mondays at the Taproom (And one of the only ones at the original venue before moving to a new location.) was Louisville sludge/thrash band Stonecutters.

In 2014, the Taproom moved to a different section of Bardstown Road in the Highlands area but still maintaining the typical live schedule, including Metal Mondays. Though the Metal Monday showcases feature bands of any metal genre and typically bands in the surrounding Kentucky area, it has featured various Doom, Stoner or Sludge bands. On a few occasions metal shows have happened on other nights. All shows at the Taproom are free though bands are free to sell merchandise.

Notable Performances at the VenueEdit

NOTE: This is only a list of select performances at both incarnations of the Taproom.


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