Prior to the spring football game, shelter from the driving rain was difficult to find. But we found it just across the street in the old Tailgaters Bar & Grill, which was undergoing renovation.

The good news is that Tailgaters will be making a comeback under new ownership, which includes University of Louisville fans Craig and Kelly Schubert and Adam Krajicek. They plan to reopen the facility in late May or early June, with the interior featuring quality U of L decor.

One of the new owners said every football stadium needs to have a good bar in the vicinity to celebrate victories and to Monday morning quarterback other outcomes. They believe U of L fans will like the new look.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

4 thoughts on “Tailgaters Making A Comeback”
  1. Charlie…. where is/was Tailgaters? We currently head over to Beef O’Brady’s after ballgames…

  2. I hope they can make a go of it. That building has been a lot of different restaurant and bar concepts since it opened shortly after we began work on creating the Parrish House.

    Attracting and keeping clientel after football season will be the key to success. I hopethey come up with an idea or two to do this. Open mic nights, indoor cornhole and an extensive pool and game room all failed. Quality food would be a plus also…something the original Tailgaters started out with…but a concept that slowly died during the succession of ownership changes.

  3. This is outstanding news! My friends and I loved going to Tailgaters, before and/or after games and at other times, and we’ve missed it. I look forward to visiting the new version.

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