The name Wild Swann pays tribute to the classic styles of the Swann-Abram Hat Co., an original resident of the building and designer of the world-famous Kentucky Derby hats, a news release stated. Another previous tenant of the building, J.B. Wilder, was the owner of the apothecary and bourbon distillery located in the building’s basement.
Follow the LBF link for a photo gallery. Wild Swann’s hours are Sunday – Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 3:00 p.m. to midnight.
An addendum by your digital editor…
When I first learned of the new Wild Swann bar, immediately the name Alan Swann popped into my mind. It’s Peter O’Toole’s character in the wonderful 1982 film My Favorite Year, which I unreservedly recommend.