Southern Indiana guys trip

The hype, the anticipation, the angst…it’s a GUY trip! One of the best things to look forward to every year, at least for me.

These getaways are unique. I believe guys trips are a must thing to do once a year, they can help you recalibrate while you take time away from normal life and hang out with your buddies.

People have jobs, they have families, and they have lives, but sometimes you just need to get by with the bros.

What to do

If you’re like me, you love some of the following: guns, gambling, and golf! Yes, there are other things, but here are some of the best things to do for “guys” in southern Indiana.

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Get ready to roll the dice and try your hand at table games, slot machines or sports betting at Caesars Southern Indiana.

Covered Bridge Golf Course

Southern Indiana offers plenty of golfing opportunities in the area, but be sure to check out the courses at New Albany native and champion masters Fuzzy Zoeller, Champions Pointe and Covered Bridge.

Sports Club at the Farm

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Sports Club at the Farm
There’s nothing more that screams “guy stuff” than shooting guns. The Sporting Club at the Farm offers skeet shooting, big game hunting, archery, fishing and more.

View of the Ohio River and Bridge at Ohio Falls State Park

Good weather, good company and relaxation… that’s fishing. Discover these 7 fishing spots.

Deam Lake State Recreation Area Cabins

State Parks
There are four state parks in southern Indiana: Charlestown State Park, Clark State Forest, Deam Lake Recreation Area, and Ohio Falls State Park. . Each park offers something slightly different from the other. Between these parks you can swim, hike, fish, horseback ride, camp and more.

*Premium: Most of the time, you can’t talk about southern Indiana without mentioning Louisville’s proximity to the region. Kentucky has everything from bourbon to horses and basketball!

Distillery 64

Huber's Starlight Distillery

If you’re looking for bourbon, be sure to visit Angel’s Envy Distillery, Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., or Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, to name a few. Or stay on the Indiana side of the river and check out Starlight Distillery and Distillery 64.

Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

While in this part of the country, visiting Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, is almost a must. They offer daily and weekly races depending on the time of year, so why not try betting the ponies and see if luck is on your side? You know what they say, don’t you? “Get lucky in Kentucky.”

Louisville Slugger

My favorite thing in the world is sports, so if you and your “team” want to watch a game, go to Louisville City FC (football), Louisville Bats (baseball), or see the Louisville Cardinals ( college athletics) during a home game. If all the teams are away, you can still get your sports fix at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory or the Muhammad Ali Center.

Where to eat and drink

I’m a big bar kitchen guy. I would say pizza, wings and burgers are my three favorite foods. Here is my list of the best places in SoIN to grab some food, watch a game and of course have a drink!

Highland Brewing Patio

Upland Brewing Co.
Sample a local Indiana beer by the river.

The exchange

The Pub + Kitchen Exchange
Number 1 rated restaurant in New Albany, according to Yelp.

Red Yeti

The Red Yeti restaurant and brasserie
My favorite place to eat in downtown Jeffersonville.

Union playground

Union Restaurant & Gameyard
A place to play games while you eat and drink.

Bubba's 33

Bubba’s 33
A great neighborhood bar to watch a game.

Charleston Pizza

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Charlestown Pizza Company
Pizza joint in the country.

Hugh E. Birs

Hugh E. Birs
Local dive bar known for live music.

Match bar

Match cigar bar
If you want the perfect pair: Cocktail and a cigar.

Brooklyn and the Butcher's Basement

Brooklyn and the Butcher
If you like refined things and high-end style.

1894 Lodge

The Lodge of 1894
For steak lovers.

*Honourable Mentions:

HM Franks and O’Shea’s Pub

Tucker’s American Favorites

Recbar 812

Harry’s Taphouse and Kitchen

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The barrel on the market

Salon, Jeffersonville

Living room, New Albany

Cluckers, Jeffersonville

Cluckers, New Albany

Where to stay

View of the Ohio River and the Bridge from the Sheraton Hotel

Clark and Floyd County have plenty of hotels to choose from, so here’s a list of hotels conveniently located around top attractions!

Riverside: Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel

Near casino: Hampton Inn by Hilton New Albany Louisville West

Near Downtown Jeffersonville Bars: TownePlace Suites

Close to restaurants and shopping in Clarksville: Best Western Plus Louisville North

Great location for golf courses: Ramada Sellersburg, Louisville North

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*Premium: Celestial Hills Lodge

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