Nightlife

If you are looking for things to do in Lexington there are quite a few bars around the downtown and campus area to grab a drink or enjoy some of Kentucky’s favorite libation, Bourbon Whiskey.  Lexington also has a good craft beer scene with four micro-breweries and several bars that cater to people who like unique beers.  The list below is in no way exhaustive but should offer some suggestions to get you started on a fun night out in Lexington.  Click on the name of the bar for additional information.  

·         Bourbon Bars

o   Bluegrass Tavern (Extraordinarily knowledgeable bartenders and the largest selection of Bourbon around)

·         Wine Bars

o   Table Three Ten (Serves dinner also and is pretty upscale.  Good deals during happy hour)

o   Wines on Vine (Decent selection of wine, a little quieter than some of the places central to downtown)

·         Craft Beer Bars

o   Pazzo’s (We’ll go here Monday, pizza pub with 30+ beers on tap and 100s of bottles.  Good place to watch sports.  Becomes packed on Wednesdays for ‘pint night’.)

o   The Beer Trappe (rotating tap of 6 exotic beers and many unique bottled beers)

o   The Village Idiot (Gastropub that serves dinner, has good selection of craft beer and a creative menu of food.  Housed in an old post office building)

o   Lexington Beerworks (Has several craft beers on tap, usually has a food truck serving food there also)

·         Lexington micro-breweries

o   West 6th Brewing (Will need a taxi, but has a nice beer garden and also has a food truck serving many nights)

o   Country Boy Brewing (Brews great beer, has a large selection of local micro-brewed beer on tap, and is closer than West 6th.  However, it is a little rustic on the inside.  Also, tends to have food truck serving food)

o Blue Stallion Brewing Co. (Slightly past downtown Lexington. Specializes in German styles of beer. Lots of seating and normally has a food truck. Taxi needed)

o Ethereal Brewing (Just west of downtown on a site that used to be bourbon distillery, Ethereal offers a wide selection of craft beers. Taxi needed) 

·         Sports Bars

o   Buffalo Wild Wings (American bar food, cheap beer, lots of tvs)

o   Campus Pub (Small bar, but has lots of TVs)

o   Sawyer’s (Downtown, serves burgers, and has several TVs)

·         College Bars

o   Two Keys Tavern (Quintessential college student bar)

o   The Tin Roof (Has a nice patio, serves food also and has cheap beer)

o   McCarthy’s (College bar/faux Irish pub, has a large patio in back)

·         Dance Clubs

o   Skybar (Overlooks Lexington)

o   Trust Lounge (Nice building, usually has a dress code)

·         Live Music/Alternative Bars

o   Atomic Café (Serves good Caribbean food, has a large outdoor patio, sometimes has Reggae acts)

o   Cosmic Charlie’s (Has a lot of music acts)

o   Buster’s (Kind of far, but has music acts and several pool tables)

o   Lynagh’s (Local Irish pub sometimes has local music.  Has burgers and pub fare,  several TVs also)

·         GLBT bars

o   Soundbar (Has good drinks/happy hour)

o   The Bar complex (large dance floor)

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