East Market District: NULU is the Place for You

East Market District, locally known as NULU, is a fantastic scene of art and culinary excellence and it's within walking distance of our apartments in Highlands KY.

Being in the middle of all the excitement is what living at our Highlands apartments in Louisville is all about. Nestled in the tree-lined heart of Louisville, our luxury apartments offer the best that life in the Derby City has to offer. With our spacious and sunny floorplans, outdoor grilling areas, resort-style pools, and on-site PawSpa and Dog Park for dog lovers, we’ve got everything you need to live your best life.

But perhaps the most exciting part about living at our upscale apartments in the Highlands of Louisville is how we’re only four minutes from the famed East Market District, affectionately known by Louisville locals as NULU. Representing the “new” Louisville, NULU is all about good food, drinks with friends, and proudly showcasing the finest local art and shopping.

Throughout the past 10 years, NULU has blossomed into a major entertainment and culture district that celebrates the local art and culinary scene. Here you can enjoy beautiful historic architecture, art galleries, cafes, bars, local shops, and high-end restaurants for every taste. Our favorite part? NULU is just a stone’s throw from our Highlands apartments in Louisville.

Local Bites, From Sweet to Savory

NULU boasts over thirteen restaurants in just a few city blocks. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, for a ritzy dinner, or just a cup of coffee, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here in NULU.

To start the day, grab breakfast at Toast on Market. This popular, cheerful diner offers up breakfast, America-style. Toast on Market infuses a hefty dose of inspiration to breakfast. Enjoy some French toast with a twist, build your own omelet, or enjoy a simple breakfast of eggs and toast with a specialty coffee in a sunny, bustling atmosphere.

If you’ve got some studying to do and want to work in a hip coffee shop, look no further than Please & Thank You on Market Street. Here, you’ll enjoy coffee-your-way, whether you’re feeling a Spanish Latte or a Double Espresso, or sip on some delicious tea. But be careful – you can buy a box of homemade chocolate chip cookies for just $20. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

For a fun, laid-back outing with friends, hit up Garage Bar, where you can sip on ice cold beers and enjoy pizza. What more could you want? Garage bar used to be – you guessed it – a garage. And now you can enjoy perfectly-lit outdoor seating with your pooch, gourmet pizza with locally-sourced ingredients, and a full bar from beer on tap to craft cocktails.

If you’re planning a hot date with a special someone, look no further than Wiltshire on Market. Locals love to bring their sweethearts to this intimate dining space where they can enjoy a seasonal, locally-sourced menu. Dishes here are as beautiful as they are delicious. You’ll feel right at home among the artful décor as you eat by candlelight in these upscale digs.

For dessert, you’ll find your mouth watering at Macaron Bar, which is exactly what it sounds like. Choose from a variety of delicious macaron flavors and fill up a box of colorful, delectable desserts. You’ll find yourself coming back again and again to celebrate.

Grab Some Drinks in NULU

Enjoy a late-night wine or bourbon tasting at Taste Fine Wines and Bourbons – where you can choose from some of the finest wines and bourbons on the market in a cozy atmosphere. Here, you’ll find wines that are hard to find anywhere else, and you can sip on some of the finest bourbons found in Kentucky and the whole world. This is the perfect place to impress out-of-town guests!

If you’ve got a craft beer lover in your group, you’ll definitely want to check out Akasha Brewing Company, who brews delicious pints on-site and offers a spacious, industrial-chic environment. According to their website, “From the light, crisp and drinkable Fehr’s XL to the tart classic Gose, the taproom lineup has something for all beer lovers.”

For an after-work cocktail, be sure to hit up Taj Louisville, who offers up craft cocktails with the finest rum, vodka, tequila, and of course, bourbon! Choose from a long list of the world’s finest bourbon (and taste a flight!) or grab a round of shots for all your friends.

Find Eclectic Home Décor for Your Louisville Apartment

No matter what you’re looking for, you won’t be disappointed in Scout on Market. This huge boutique offers everything from home décor to furniture to eclectic gifts and jewelry to craft soaps. So, if you’re looking for a unique gift for a special person in your life, check out Scout on Market first.

If you’re looking for more of an antique vibe, Joe Ley Antiques should be the first place you explore. For almost 50 years, Joe Ley Antiques has been a staple of East Market District. Held in an antique schoolhouse, you’ll want to spend hours perusing the wealth of items here at Joe Ley – from vintage comic books to bicycles to stunning antique furniture.

Special Treats for the Art Lover

NULU is the proud home of some of the finest art studios in the city. Check out Zephyr Gallery, which specializes in hosting innovative art projects. According to their website, “Zephyr Gallery is a multidisciplinary exhibition space… the mission of Zephyr Gallery is to serve as a platform to incubate, advocate, and facilitate innovative ideas in art and artistic practices in the region.” The art on display here is sure to give you a healthy dose of perspective.

Just a couple doors down is Swanson Contemporary, which hosts contemporary local art from some of Louisville’s finest artists. According to their website, “For the past twenty years, the gallery has showcased contemporary national and regional artists with an emphasis on energetic and challenging works in video, installation, photography, conceptual art, painting, performance, and sculpture.” There’s no doubt that art-lovers are sure to have a great time in NULU.

Discover NULU – the Culture Center of Louisville

While living at our Highlands Apartments in Louisville, you’re never far from the best that Louisville has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a dose of arts and culture or just a cold beer, you won’t leave disappointed. Enjoy the beautiful historic architecture, delicious food, and pride of NULU.

Book your free tour today at our Apartments in the Highlands of Louisville KY – where our neighbors live the good life in the heart of Louisville. Enjoy our resort-style pool and outdoor grilling areas, our state-of-the-art workout room, and our sunny and spacious floor plans. We can’t wait to see how quickly you fall in love with Louisville!

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