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Classic diner food, with a twist! Don’t be deceived by its outward appearance – within the drugstore lies one of Lexingtons best kept secrets! Keep your eyes peeled for frequent customers Joe B. Hall, John Calipari, and other notable UK coaches and players.
Wheeler Pharmacy
336 Romany Rd
Classic diner food, with a twist! Don’t be deceived by its outward appearance – within the drugstore lies one of Lexingtons best kept secrets! Keep your eyes peeled for frequent customers Joe B. Hall, John Calipari, and other notable UK coaches and players.
A Southern brunch with all the fixins. Order the goetta. Thank me later.
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Josie's Restaurant
821 Chevy Chase Place
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A Southern brunch with all the fixins. Order the goetta. Thank me later.
Fresh out of the oven. Leaves all other donuts in the dust. Believe it.
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North Lime Coffee & Donuts
575 North Limestone
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Fresh out of the oven. Leaves all other donuts in the dust. Believe it.
The best BBQ in the tri-county area. It might not look like much, but don't be mistaken: This place is the real deal. Go early or they'll be sold out of the brisket!
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Blue Door Smokehouse
226 Walton Avenue
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The best BBQ in the tri-county area. It might not look like much, but don't be mistaken: This place is the real deal. Go early or they'll be sold out of the brisket!
The best meal in the city, hands down. Make a reservation, especially for brunch or dinner!
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Carson's Food & Drink
362 E Main St
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The best meal in the city, hands down. Make a reservation, especially for brunch or dinner!
Sports bar atmosphere with great food. Splurge and get the waffle fries, or better yet, the Irish nachos!
Shamrock Bar & Grille
154 Patchen Dr
Sports bar atmosphere with great food. Splurge and get the waffle fries, or better yet, the Irish nachos!
MELT IN YOUR MOUTH. Look no further. Nirvana.
BabyCakes Cupcakes
1616 Liberty Road
MELT IN YOUR MOUTH. Look no further. Nirvana.
Craft ice cream that is OUT OF THIS WORLD
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Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge
1210 Manchester Street
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Craft ice cream that is OUT OF THIS WORLD
Beautiful drive, no further than driving to the south side of Lexington, plus it's located in a historic ice house (awesome). Enjoy a short walk to My Old Kentucky Foam or a short drive to Country Boy's Georgetown location.
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Local Feed
214 S Water St
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Beautiful drive, no further than driving to the south side of Lexington, plus it's located in a historic ice house (awesome). Enjoy a short walk to My Old Kentucky Foam or a short drive to Country Boy's Georgetown location.
Don't pass on the Griff Burger, or any seasonal side item, for that matter
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Stella's Kentucky Deli
143 Jefferson St
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Don't pass on the Griff Burger, or any seasonal side item, for that matter
The best bottomless mimosa brunch. On Saturday and Sunday get there right as they open or you’ll be waiting
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County Club Restaurant
555 Jefferson Street
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The best bottomless mimosa brunch. On Saturday and Sunday get there right as they open or you’ll be waiting
The best burger in downtown Lexington since 1985. Strike up a conversation with the owner, Jim (he’s always there), and don’t skimp on the baked potato and chili bar!
Sawyer's Downtown
325 W Main St
The best burger in downtown Lexington since 1985. Strike up a conversation with the owner, Jim (he’s always there), and don’t skimp on the baked potato and chili bar!
The definition of a hole in the wall, with some of the best country cooking you've ever had. Most locals don't even know this place exists and it looks like a shady bar from the road. Don't underestimate this place.
Thoroughbred Restaurant
1483 Leestown Rd
The definition of a hole in the wall, with some of the best country cooking you've ever had. Most locals don't even know this place exists and it looks like a shady bar from the road. Don't underestimate this place.
Another sports bar atmosphere with decent food. Not many sports bars can boast that.
O’Neill’s
2051 Richmond Road
Another sports bar atmosphere with decent food. Not many sports bars can boast that.
On the popular and convenient Jefferson Street corridor is possibly the best (and least known) patio in Lexington
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Grey Goose
170 Jefferson Street
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On the popular and convenient Jefferson Street corridor is possibly the best (and least known) patio in Lexington
THE BEST Cajun food in town, in my opinion, and the nicest staff. Get it to go and enjoy at the The Beer Trappe next door.
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Bourbon n' Toulouse
829 Euclid Avenue
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THE BEST Cajun food in town, in my opinion, and the nicest staff. Get it to go and enjoy at the The Beer Trappe next door.
A campus CLASSIC in an old church. Order the 18" breadstick and soak in the garlicky goodness
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Joe Bologna's
120 West Maxwell Street
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A campus CLASSIC in an old church. Order the 18" breadstick and soak in the garlicky goodness

Drink

TIE for best happy hour!
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Le Deauville
199 North Limestone
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TIE for best happy hour!
TIE for best happy hour!
Blue Sushi Sake Grill
105 Summit At Fritz Farm
TIE for best happy hour!
Craving a fancy cocktail with an uptown feel?
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West Main Crafting Co
135 W Main St
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Craving a fancy cocktail with an uptown feel?
If you need a nearby nightcap, this is the place.
The Tulip Bistro & Bar
355 Romany Road
If you need a nearby nightcap, this is the place.
TIE for best downtown nightlife!
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Parlay Social
249 West Short Street
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TIE for best downtown nightlife!
TIE for best downtown nightlife! They have a rooftop bar, and therefore a slight edge over the competition.
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Belles Cocktail House
156 Market Street
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TIE for best downtown nightlife! They have a rooftop bar, and therefore a slight edge over the competition.
Neighborhood hole-in-the-wall bar (and lively karaoke)
Chinoe Pub
Neighborhood hole-in-the-wall bar (and lively karaoke)
Good for a nightcap and some interesting people watching. Grab a GIANT Goodfella's Pizza from the original location across Mill Street and enjoy it at the bar, or grab a drink while you wait for your pizza. Either way, sit and stay awhile.
The Rosebud Bar
121 North Mill Street
Good for a nightcap and some interesting people watching. Grab a GIANT Goodfella's Pizza from the original location across Mill Street and enjoy it at the bar, or grab a drink while you wait for your pizza. Either way, sit and stay awhile.
Smaller craft beer hangout with great events and downtown proximity to restaurants. Check out the newly-added coffee bar and deli!
Gather on Main
233 E Main St
Smaller craft beer hangout with great events and downtown proximity to restaurants. Check out the newly-added coffee bar and deli!
Get some Bourbon 'n Toulouse then check out the amazing bottle selection or enjoy a craft draft!
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The Beer Trappe
811 Euclid Avenue
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Get some Bourbon 'n Toulouse then check out the amazing bottle selection or enjoy a craft draft!

Breweries

Grab some grub while you’re there, Rolling Oven pizza is located inside BOTH taprooms!
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Mirror Twin Brewing
725 National Ave
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Grab some grub while you’re there, Rolling Oven pizza is located inside BOTH taprooms!
Actually a CIDERY, but they have a great selection of draft beer, too!
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Pivot Brewing
1400 Delaware Ave
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Actually a CIDERY, but they have a great selection of draft beer, too!
Hidden gem in the heart of the emerging NoLi district
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Rock House Brewing
119 Luigart Ct
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Hidden gem in the heart of the emerging NoLi district
Hiding in plain sight near campus, they have a tiny taproom but a great assortment of patio games and food trucks!
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Country Boy Brewing
436 Chair Avenue
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Hiding in plain sight near campus, they have a tiny taproom but a great assortment of patio games and food trucks!
If you find yourself eating at Local Feed or checking out My Old Kentucky Foam, be sure to check out the regions largest (and newest) taproom, a stone's throw away from the largest Toyota production facility in the world!
Country Boy Brewery
2758-2740 Oxford Village Ln
If you find yourself eating at Local Feed or checking out My Old Kentucky Foam, be sure to check out the regions largest (and newest) taproom, a stone's throw away from the largest Toyota production facility in the world!
Grab some grup while you’re there, Smithtown Seafood is located adjacent to the taproom.
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West Sixth Brewing
501 West 6th Street
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Grab some grup while you’re there, Smithtown Seafood is located adjacent to the taproom.
Grab lunch from Dad’s Sandwiches, located inside the brewery.
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Blue Stallion Brewing Co.
610 West 3rd Street
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Grab lunch from Dad’s Sandwiches, located inside the brewery.
On the weekends they usually feature IPJ Cuban food inside, and food trucks throughout the week!
Fusion Brewing
1170 Manchester St
On the weekends they usually feature IPJ Cuban food inside, and food trucks throughout the week!
Ask for Kelley or Zach. Tell 'em Morgan sent ya. Second location coming soon to downtown.
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Ethereal Brewing
1224 Manchester Street
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Ask for Kelley or Zach. Tell 'em Morgan sent ya. Second location coming soon to downtown.
Lexington is now home to not one, but TWO cideries, and this one is in the awesome Distillery District. Do not miss.
Wise Bird Cider Co.
1170 Manchester St
Lexington is now home to not one, but TWO cideries, and this one is in the awesome Distillery District. Do not miss.

Wineries

Beautiful drive through the heart of horse country, and they sell a soft cheese (made with their white wine) that is to DIE for!
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Talon Winery & Vineyards
7086 Tates Creek Rd
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Beautiful drive through the heart of horse country, and they sell a soft cheese (made with their white wine) that is to DIE for!
Pure class.
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Jean Farris Winery & Bistro
6825 Old Richmond Rd
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Pure class.
Check their website or social media before you go - lots of lively music during the warmer months and on weekends!
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Equus Run Vineyards
1280 Moores Mill Road
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Check their website or social media before you go - lots of lively music during the warmer months and on weekends!

Distilleries

This tour is a 2-for-1 because they are also a brewery (Kentucky Ale)!
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Town Branch Distillery
401 Cross Street
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This tour is a 2-for-1 because they are also a brewery (Kentucky Ale)!
The entire grounds used to belong to the distillery, which was only re-opened to the public in 2018.
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Pepper Distillery
1200 Manchester St
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The entire grounds used to belong to the distillery, which was only re-opened to the public in 2018.
Nicest folks in the Distillery District! It's a short tour but a GREAT gift shop and awesome restaurant (Elkhorn Tavern).
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Barrel House Distilling Co
1200 Manchester Street
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Nicest folks in the Distillery District! It's a short tour but a GREAT gift shop and awesome restaurant (Elkhorn Tavern).

Attractions & Recreation

A blast from your 80’s past! Take quarters because pinball, skeeball, and video games await!
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The Burl Arcade
369 Thompson Rd
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A blast from your 80’s past! Take quarters because pinball, skeeball, and video games await!
A minor league baseball team with all the fixins'. Season runs April-August, and most weekend games end with fireworks! Check milb.com/Lexington for schedule
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Lexington Legends
207 Legends Lane
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A minor league baseball team with all the fixins'. Season runs April-August, and most weekend games end with fireworks! Check milb.com/Lexington for schedule
If you're craving that thrill-seeking lumberjack experience
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Battle Axes, LLC
1170 Manchester St
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If you're craving that thrill-seeking lumberjack experience
An old school movie-going experience in an ornate retired theater. Be sure to check out Casual Pint (across the street) before or after the show!
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Kentucky Theatre
214 East Main Street
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An old school movie-going experience in an ornate retired theater. Be sure to check out Casual Pint (across the street) before or after the show!
Race against the clock in a number of challenges! Reservations required.
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Breakout Games - Lexington
306 North Ashland Avenue
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Race against the clock in a number of challenges! Reservations required.
Some of the biggest and funniest names in comedy frequent this humble little establishment. 1-drink minimum purchase required.
Comedy Off Broadway
161 Lexington Green Cir
Some of the biggest and funniest names in comedy frequent this humble little establishment. 1-drink minimum purchase required.
THE authentic Thoroughbred racing Kentucky experience! Meets only take place for 3 weeks each April and October (check Keeneland.com for schedule), but it’s a beautiful drive, and there’s a Kentucky Castle (230 Pisgah Pike) just a stone’s throw away!
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Keeneland Race Track
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THE authentic Thoroughbred racing Kentucky experience! Meets only take place for 3 weeks each April and October (check Keeneland.com for schedule), but it’s a beautiful drive, and there’s a Kentucky Castle (230 Pisgah Pike) just a stone’s throw away!
Fridays & Saturdays from May – September
Lakeside Live
161 Lexington Green Cir
Fridays & Saturdays from May – September
Thursday Night Live every week from April-October
Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park
251 W Main St
Thursday Night Live every week from April-October
Big Band & Jazz every Tuesday evening in May/June
Moondance Amphitheater
1152 Monarch St
Big Band & Jazz every Tuesday evening in May/June
Big Band & Jazz every Tuesday evening in July/August
Ecton Park
956 Turkey Foot Rd
Big Band & Jazz every Tuesday evening in July/August
For serious bourbon connoisseurs only
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Justins' House of Bourbon
601 W Main St
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For serious bourbon connoisseurs only
It's an honest-to-God (non-Medieval) castle! Check it out for dinner, rooftop yoga, and special events
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The Kentucky Castle
230 Pisgah Pike
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It's an honest-to-God (non-Medieval) castle! Check it out for dinner, rooftop yoga, and special events

Parks & Preserves

Ashland - The Henry Clay Estate
120 Sycamore Road
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Arboretum Bike Path
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McConnell Springs
416 Rebmann Lane
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