Louie’s Wine Dive finds a home in Chevy Chase


Louie’s Wine Dive and Chevy Chase Kitchen opened on Nov. 20 in the old Macho Nacho location.

Katia Davis

Take a dive into a modern and classy new restaurant with all of the wine that you could ask for. 

Louie’s Wine Dive and Chevy Chase Kitchen opened its Lexington location Sunday, Nov. 20 and offers a wide variety of wines and spirits for customers to choose from, including bourbon, a Kentucky favorite. 

“Our craft cocktail menu includes additional bourbon based cocktails including the namesake ‘The Chevy Chaser,’ which is popular with our quickly growing guest base,” president and CEO of Louie’s Wine Dive Whitney VanZant said.

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According to VanZant, these bourbons are featured on the restaurant’s spirits list and will also be incorporated into featured cocktails and their weekly Prix Fixe menu.

Louie’s Wine Dive gives a modern twist to the classic sit-down restaurant style. Any wine will be opened if the customer agrees to purchase two glasses, then the opened wine will be written on a board for other customers to potentially try. 

“Louie’s Wine Dive has an ambiance all its own,” VanZant said. “We oversee all parts of the design and construction process to ensure our environment is dialed into the smallest of details. All décor is custom made ranging from lighting companies in Portland to Amish farmers in Missouri to iron fabricators in Lexington.” 

Whether you are looking for cheap or expensive wines to try, you have the choice of both at this wine dive. The restaurant offers various red and white wines that range anywhere from $7 to $20 a glass and $27 to $275 a bottle.  

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Louie’s Wine Dive and Chevy Chase Kitchen is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner, brunch and happy hour. 

Lexington is the chain’s ninth location, with other locations in Indianapolis, Des Moines, Omaha and Kansas City.

“Chevy Chase encompasses the history and local charm of Lexington, which Louie’s Wine Dive works tirelessly to emulate throughout its design and décor to the culture of its operation and the food and beverage product,” VanZant said. 

Louie’s Wine Dive is located at 854 E High Street in the old Macho Nacho location.