24 Best Cocktail Bars in Lexington

Carson's Food & Drink - On Main American • $$
362 E Main St, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Renegade Sirloin' with SCT Redrock Grilled Shrimp
Bearnaise Truffle Fries with Pork Belly
Sweet and Spicy Ribs Appetizer Platter
Carson's Chicken Fried Chicken
Bourbon Banana Bread Pudding
Banana Bourbon Bread Pudding
Salmon Bruschetta Appetizer
Sweet & Spicy Rib Entrée
Pesto Chicken Sandwich
Pretzels & Beer Cheese

“Carson's is one of our favorite places to go for a company lunch or when treating a client. Their food, atmosphere and service is a 10/10.“

4.6 Superb827 Reviews
OBC Kitchen Gastropubs • $$
3373 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Buttermilk-Jalapeño Skillet Cornbread
Glazed Bacon with Peanut Butter Sauce
Groasted Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Heirloom Tomatoes Burrata
Bacon and Peanut Butter
Warm Buttermilk Donuts
Hot Pimento Cheese Dip
Hash Brown Casserole
Smoked Mac 'N Cheese
Chicken and Waffles

“One of our favorite restaurants we have ever been to while home or traveling. The food is amazing, the place is exciting and the service is exceptional! One of the key staff members is Shelby. We always request her as our server. Shelby has excellent bourbon and food knowledge, provides first class service and makes every dinner fun and enjoyable. She is half the reason we go to OBC Kitchen. Shelby is simply amazing. Thank you Shelby!“

4.6 Superb545 Reviews
Agave & Rye Lexington Square Cocktail Bar • $
123 N Broadway, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Nashville Hot Chicken Taco
Tortilla Chips & Guacamole
Mac N Cheese Beignets
The Swipe Right Taco
Birria Street Tacos
Birria Irish Nachos
The Crown Jewel
The Alderman
The Bomb

“Agave & Rye is the best taco restaurant in Lex! They have the tastiest, most extravagant tacos! This is a great environment to try something new and have a few drinks with friends. Highly recommend ordering their Epic Queso Dip, the best queso dip in town!“

4.6 Superb204 Reviews
Agave & Rye Lexington Fayette Tacos • $
3535 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Crispy Brussel Sprouts
Chile de Arbol Salsa
Raspberry Margherita
Chips and Guacamole
Burger Week Burger
Chips and Queso
Plain Jane Taco
Tortilla Chips
Mac and Cheese
Lobster Tacos

“Agave & Rye is the best taco restaurant in Lex! They have the tastiest, most extravagant tacos! This is a great environment to try something new and have a few drinks with friends. Highly recommend ordering their Epic Queso Dip, the best queso dip in town!“

4.6 Superb136 Reviews
Monarca Authentic Mexican Restaurant Mexican • $
841 Lane Allen Rd, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Enchiladas & Taco Salad
Tortilla Chips
Wet Burrito

“Good food and good service!“

4.7 Superb62 Reviews
Blue Sushi Sake Grill Sushi • $$
105 Summit At Fritz Farm Ste 130, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Mango Crab Rangoon
Cucumber Sunomono
Hotel Cali Roll
California Roll
Charred Edamame
Lettuce Wraps
Vegan Sushi
Raw Salmon
Lion King

“Yall! This is the place! Fellow vegetarians/vegans, this is an incredible spot to check out. Blue has an extensive vegan sushi menu & it is DIVINE.I have never had any sushi I’ve enjoyed, so I was uncertain at first. I met my parents here for dinner since they are huge sushi lovers & I wasn’t sure what to expect. This was absolutely some of the best food I’ve had in a minute at a restaurant as a vegetarian. Started off with the charred edamame, bc who doesn’t love a great bowl of edamame before dinner? I use to not love sushi bc of the seaweed wrap, so I was happy to know they had alternatives, soy rice paper & cucumber. I enjoyed their Thai & Crunchy Cabbagge rolls. I was shocked at how much I loved sushi, even went back a day later lol. Everything was super tasty. The flavors & textures were everything!!! Not only was the food great, but I highly recommend sitting at the bar. Our bartender Gabrielle provided excellent service. My family & I appreciated your kindness! Gabrielle was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. My mom is gluten free & we are always grateful when our server is eager to help & knows how to accommodate.Thank you for your service, can’t wait to come back!Vegetarian options: HUGEEEE VEGAN MENU!Dietary restrictions: Easy to eat GF, Vegan, & Vegetarian!Parking: Not bad parking, on busy nights be prepared to maybe have a 5 minute walk to Blue!“

4.4 Superb125 Reviews
The Blue Heron Steakhouse Steak House • $$$
185 Jefferson St, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Warm Granny Smith Apple Crumble with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Two Grilled Freedom Run Farms Lamb Porterhouses
Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cocoa Nibs
Apple Crumble w Vanilla Ice Cream
Filet of Beef Tenderloin
Broccoli and Asparagus
The Lexington Lilly
Loaded Potato Soup
Cowboy Ribeye
Baked Potato

“Nice setting, an old house turned restaurant. Quiet, at least for a Tuesday, but still a good client turnout. Bacon app with heirloom tomatoes is outstanding and practically a meal in itself. The fish of the day special was very good, though the two accompanying shrimp a bit chewy. Creamed spinach was not a mush, but bright green leaves in what tasted like a parmesan cream sauce. Delicious! Mom had the filet, which was well seasoned. She raved about the mashed potatoes. Chocolate mousse was delectably creamy and not too sweet. Great service by David. Recommend!“

4.3 Superb264 Reviews
Bluegrass Tavern Bar • $$
115 Cheapside, Lexington

“Stopped in and got a flight of bourbon. I told the bartender my desired price point and different bourbons that I like and he hand picked 4 really good bourbons I’ve never had before. He was also able to tell me a ton of details about each bourbon, which I really appreciated. Definitely worth trying this place out!“

4.7 Superb37 Reviews
Whiskey Bear Craft Kitchen & Bar Bar • $$
3195 Beaumont Centre Cir Suite #100, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

OH My Garlic Truffle Fries
Honeysuckle Humdinger
Bourbon BBQ Burger
Trio of Meatballs
Margherita Pizza
Pepperoni Pizza
Barbecue Pizza
Lady Lavender
Caesar Salad
Jumbo Wings

“Extensive bourbon and whiskey lists, delicious cocktails, and tasty food makes this place a must visit. Recommend trying the bread sticks, meatballs, bourbon glazed salmon, and any of the burgers. The only regret was not trying their pizza!Parking: Large parking lotWheelchair accessibility: Ramp access available“

4.4 Superb85 Reviews
East End Tap and Table Gastropubs • $
333 E Main St suite 180, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

East End Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna
Southern Chicken Sandwich
Buffalo Chicken Wontons
Spicy Tuna Bowl
East End Burger
Kofta Burger
Asian Bowl

“Hunter our waitress was awesome. Food was delicious.“

4.4 Superb73 Reviews
Minglewood Cocktail Bar • $$
159 N Limestone, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Burger and Fries with Cheese
Warm Brussels Sprout Salad
Green Pork Chili Tacos
Guac Salsa and Chips
Burgers and Fries
Thai Steak Salad
Hand Cut Fries
Chicken Wings
Noli Burger
Burger With

“If I could give this place 10 Stars I would! My husband and I were traveling back home to Michigan after our trip to Mammoth Cave National Park. We had a fun afternoon of burbon drinking after camping and Desperately needed something to eat. Unfortunately, it was so late everything was closed. In a last ditch effort we spontaneously asked a passing local of ANY WHERE we could eat He immediately pointed us to Minglewood. We arrived an hour before close and quickly and apologetically ordered a couple cocktails and some food. I had the pimento hamburger and GIRL LEMME TELL YOU!!! Iv never had a hamburger more delicious in my entire life! It doesn’t stop there, we then had the absolute pleasure of meeting the LADY BOSS (maybe the owner? I was pretty tipsy by then lol) She was AMAZING and after bonding of chef life and hearing how much I love chicken wings, she suggested they had the BEST and proceeded to make us an order HERSELF even tho they were pretty much closed! OH. MY. ACTUAL. GOSH…SHE WAS NOT WRONG! I can’t tell you how serious I am when I tell you these were the BEST wings Iv ever had!! We are going to be camping in Smoky Mountains National Park for New Years weekend and have planned our trip specifically to include a stop here again for those wings! Do your mouth a favor and eat here. -Rose & Todd“

4.4 Superb61 Reviews
Boonedogs Hot Dogs • $
5902 Old Richmond Rd, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Chili Dog and Waffle Fries
Chili Cheese Waffle Fries
Double Cheeseburger
Chili Cheese Fries
Corn Dog and Fries
Spicy Cheese Grits
Hot Brown Dog
Boone Fries
Pimento Dog
Ranch Dog

“Boonedogs is one of the best local dives in Lexington. They have great food and incredible drinks. The service is fantastic whether you sit inside or outside at the picnic tables or firepit. You can play cornhole or volleyball during the warmer seasons. It is a great environment for kids and dogs, a date night, or a night out with friends. It's well worth the beautiful drive into horse country to eat there.“

4.3 Superb94 Reviews
Dudley's On Short Fine Dining • $$$
259 W Short St #125, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Tournedos Maxwell
Baked Goat Cheese
Black Tie Sundae
Steak Frites
Pasta Dudley
Hot Brown

“We celebrated my daughter-in-law's birthday yesterday with a lovely brunch. We had a table in the room with the fireplace. We enjoy the ambience there and it was quiet and cozy. Our food was delicious - the men had steak and eggs, my daughter-in-law had the salmon scramble special and I had the frittata. They were all delicious. Cocktails were yummy and we had a gorgeous and delicious baked Alaska to celebrate. Dudley's is the best!“

4.2 Good227 Reviews
Georgie's Social House Cocktail Bar • $
161 N Limestone, Lexington

Customers` Favorites


“If you're looking for a bar with a ~vibe~ this is it. I went for a happy hour with some girlies on a Wednesday and we had no trouble finding a table or a parking spot behind the building. The drink menu had tons of options and some interesting flavor combinations. I tried the Clooney, which was a tequila drink. There was also a blue cheese washed vodka drink so if you're into that it looked good. They had some happy hour specials that ended at 6 I think. Overall a good little cocktail bar.“

4.5 Superb39 Reviews
The Service Station Hot Dogs • $
3092 Leestown Rd, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Hot Dog

“Great Place! Friendly people and terrific bartender!“

4.7 Superb25 Reviews
The Sage Rabbit American • $$
438 S Ashland Ave, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Pan Fried Oysters with Rosy Red Cocktail Sauce or Bleu Mayo
Beach Bum Burger with American Cheese
Crab Cakes with Mac and Cheese
Chocolate Pot De Creme
Spinach and Potatoes
Burger and Fries
Goat Cheese

“My Family and I were in town in March and all visited the Sage Rabbit for an afternoon event. John and his staff were great and their service was spot on. Their burger, noodle salad and homemade tortellini were fantastic and each of us loved our meal and time at his restaurant. I would highly recommend visiting, saying hello to the Team and enjoying one heck of a meal.“

4.4 Superb53 Reviews
Desperados Cantina Tacos • $$
1224 Manchester St #110, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Patron Extra Anejo 1 Oz
Frozen Margarita
Chips and Salsa
Avocado Fries
Salsa Negra
Carne Asada
Extra Salsa
Altos Plata
Al Pastor

“Outstanding! Only thing I would suggest is they switch to Pepsi products. They are less than a mile up the street and then they would have MtDew. Besides that, food was awesome, next time I will come after work so I can have them with Beer instead of water. “I am biased, I work for Pepsi” ??“

4.3 Superb72 Reviews
Harvey's Bar Bar • $$
200 W Main St, Lexington

Customers` Favorites


“From the cozy couches to the amazing curated cocktails by amazing mixologists, Harvey's sets itself above the rest. There are several very fine places in downtown Lexington that will provide their own unique service and style but the folks at Harvey's are a step above. Whether you're just down for a single cocktail or ready to make it your home for a few hours, I strongly recommend stopping by and giving them a try. I have been going here for a couple of years now and love every time I walk in. My favorite cocktail is the Old Fashion with their very own barrel select Knob Creek... A pour you will remember... Oh, and tell 'em Greg recommended it!“

4.4 Superb45 Reviews


Creaux Cocktail Bar • $
310 W Short St, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Seasoned Kettle Chips
Shrimp and Grits
Lobster Beignets
Fried Whitefish

“The Lexington Forum hosted a social event in this venue and it was absolutely fantastic. The staff is so kind and helpful. Management is excellent at communicating. The food was good and the drinks were beautiful and so classy! Prices are very reasonable. Very upscale casual feeling, and in the heart of downtown! I highly recommend and will look for opportunities to have more events at Creaux!“

4.3 Superb43 Reviews


Ona Bar • $$
108 Church St, Lexington

“Ona is a really great spot for a cocktail: reasonable prices, great seating, chill ambiance, and the cocktails are delicious! The service was friendly and efficient-we had a couple friends who didn't want an alcoholic beverage and on the spot they made a citrus mocktail that was refreshing and delicious! They also have daily specials in which they have a discounted cocktail (different ones for each day of the week) and they are $5! We got the Friday special which was a Dark N Stormy (a rum based Moscow mule sort of cocktail!) and it was great!“

4.6 Superb17 Reviews
Granddam Cocktail Bar •
941 Manchester St, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Tableside Smoked Fried Chicken
Chicken and Waffles
Steamed Dumplings
Duck and Gnocchi
Wagu Benedictine
Beef Wellington
Crab and Grits
Burrata Salad

“Hello Granddam,I cannot thank you and your staff enough for all everyone did to make the Rehearsal Dinner so memorable for our son and his new bride to be a few weeks ago. Our guests loved the service, atmosphere, drinks, food, and rooftop bar. The food was phenomenal, and the staff went out of their way to make sure our event was top notch.Here we are a few weeks later and I am still getting feedback on what a lovely night everyone had. I appreciate all the help and patience's along the way and holding my hand many times throughout the process of planning this event. Taylor, the Social and Events Manager is spectacular!I would highly recommend the Granddam for your next family or corporate event, or just getting dinner or drinks…you will not be disappointed!Thanks so much again!Paula Ward“

4.2 Good59 Reviews
Fiddletree Kitchen & Bar American • $$
444 Parkway Dr, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Spinach Artichoke Dip
Chicken and Waffles
Biscuits and Gravy
Breakfast Sandwich
Shrimp and Grits
Charcuterie Plate
Deviled Eggs

“The steak, potatoes and broccoli were AMAZING! Compliments to chef Rena!! The bartender/server Tyler was really great too. Overall an awesome experience! Very happy I decided to come here for dinner.“

4.1 Good193 Reviews
Papi's at Palomar Mexican • $
3901 Harrodsburg Rd, Lexington

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Burrito Meal
Chips and Queso Dip
Tamales and Fajitas
Pescado Veracruzano
Salsa and Chips
Grilled Chicken
Chips and Salsa
Chicken Fajita
Beans and Rice
Burrito Grande

“We LOVE Papi's! We often go for after-work happy hours, after meetings, for client meetings, or whatever occasions may arise. The staff is so wonderful, and the food and drinks are delicious!“

4.1 Good79 Reviews
Wild Cat Saloon Cocktail Bar • $
123 Cheapside, Lexington

“Fast service, quality drinks, nicest bar family you'll find.“

4.4 Superb9 Reviews