The Bar Belle has been staking out popular watering holes, neighborhood dive bars and trendy taverns for more than a dozen years in Louisville, Ky. The nightlife scene reached out to her like a drunk text at midnight, asking her for some company and maybe a ride home. Her award-winning column ran in LEO Weekly from 2006-2014, but like last call at the Back Door, all good things must come to an end. She created this blog to pick up where she left off — as Queen Jester of Louisville’s nightlife. Fingers crossed her tabs continue to be paid and she can handle her liquor like a professional. Remember: There’s no crying in bars, liquor before beer, and practice sobriety in moderation. Cheers!