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The Goldenrod Tavern

About Us

The Goldenrod Tavern is a historic home built in 1900, and located in the heart of downtown Elizabethtown. Our venue space, for 50 people or less, can accommodate your next wedding, shower, party, meeting and so much more. The space is over 1,500 sq ft and comes with tables and chairs to seat your guests. There are a total of three rooms - the main entertaining area, the “food” room and a bonus room to use as you see fit. We also have a spacious rooftop deck with additional seating right next to our “food room”. This area truly sets the scene to be more inviting & relaxing. There is also a full-sized bathroom and a large kitchen complete with stove, microwave and refrigerator/freezer. We have a wide variety of linens for rent should you require those for your tables. We also have many additional rental items available to help you with decorating the space. Our goal is to assist you in any way we can, and be a part of making your next event special and one to remember.

Our Story

Welcome to The Goldenrod Tavern - a vibrant bar and grill tucked away in the heart of Elizabethtown, KY. Established with a passion for serving up an unforgettable experience, The Goldenrod Tavern promises an oasis of hearty flavors, craft cocktails, and live entertainment that will keep you coming back for more.

Step into our cozy establishment, where the scent of sizzling burgers and hand-crafted margaritas beckons you to unwind and indulge in the finer things in life. Our specialty lies in our house-made craft margaritas, ensuring each sip is a burst of fresh flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. For those looking for a unique twist, our selection of cocktails available on draft promises a seamless blend of creativity and convenience.

At The Goldenrod Tavern, we take pride in crafting our dishes with meticulous care and dedication. Our burgers, made from only the freshest ground beef, are perfected with handmade patties that guarantee a juicy and flavorful bite every time. Whether you're in the mood for a classic cheeseburger or craving a specialty creation, our full bar and bourbon selections perfectly complement your meal with a touch of sophistication and warmth.

As you step outside onto our expansive patio, bask in the welcoming ambiance as you revel in the beauty of Elizabethtown. The large patio offers a perfect setting for gathering with friends or simply savoring a moment of tranquility with a majestic view. The Goldenrod Tavern is not just a place to dine - it is a sanctuary where friendships are forged and memories are created under the open sky.

Immerse yourself in the captivating rhythm of live music as various bands from all across the country take the stage at The Goldenrod Tavern. Our commitment to offering diverse and talented acts ensures that every visit is a new and exciting experience. Let the music transport you to a place of pure joy and celebration as you savor each moment in the company of like-minded individuals.

With a dedication to exceptional service and a commitment to delivering an unparalleled dining experience, The Goldenrod Tavern invites you to embark on a culinary journey like no other. Whether you're looking to unwind after a long day, celebrate a special occasion, or simply explore the vibrant tastes of Elizabethtown, we are here to cater to your every need. Join us at The Goldenrod Tavern and let us redefine your expectations of what a bar and grill can truly be.

Areas Served

Hardin County, KY | Hart County, KY | Grayson County, KY | Nelson County, KY | Bullitt County, KY | Jefferson County, KY | Breckinridge County, KY | LaRue County, KY | Meade County, KY | Surrounding Counties | Elizbethtown, KY

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On 5/12/2024 Daim Dizzle had this to say:
Great place to eat. The owners are awesome people, and they have the best chef in Hardin County!!!

On 2/24/2024 K S had this to say:
Great local venue for live music on Friday night. Good prices on drinks and food. AAA+ atmosphere. Great owners. Definitely coming here again!

On 10/27/2023 Gregory Smith had this to say:
Split the turkey Frisco and turkey pesto sandwiches with my wife and both were excellent. Even the seasoned fries were good. Will definately will come back again. 👍

On 10/27/2023 Odie had this to say:
The best fried pickles in town😀got the Frisco turkey sandwich was great...the onion rings were perfect Testimonial written by Odie on this site.

On 9/10/2023 joel donald had this to say:
We were traveling through town in our RV. We stopped at Waters edge next door through harvest host. They were closed due to a private party. We heard music coming from the Goldenrod Tavern and decided to try it. It was a great experience. We met the owners Gary and Diane. The staff was very friendly. We sat at the bar and had the Turkey Pesto and the Reuben. Both were excellent. Plenty of drink options and the prices were very reasonable. We will definitely stop here when we pass this way again.

Contact Us

The Goldenrod Tavern
226 W. Dixie Avenue Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: (270) 505-5474

By The State Theater and The Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame

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Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Friday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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On 8/2/2021 this was posted:
A new era is beginning at the Goldenrod with sincere appreciation for those who came before us, and an innovating spirit to match our name. The Goldenrod Tavern & Events is now under new ownership and will carry on as a premier wedding and event venue, as well as home to a brand new tavern opening very soon. We pride ourselves on service and providing a high caliber venue for events of all types. With a passion for great food, service and events, Gary & Diane Richardson and their innovative staff are bringing a fresh perspective to the table looking forward to hosting an array of unique events in their newly renovated space!
Expires 9/4/2021




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