Over the next few minutes we are all going to dive deep into drinking at the best bars in Lexington. From a tall glass of beer and a shot of vodka to local drink specials and singing karaoke we are going to try and cover it all.
The best wine and cocktail bars near you will get the ball rolling. Once they have been discussed in full breweries and sports bars to watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts will get a shout out.
Those who want to get the party started right after work or just buy some cheaper drinks will learn about the best drink specials in your area next. After they are out of the way we will move on to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights around town.
Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will wrap this all up. Be sure to check out our Lexington bar map that has every place we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
And you are all welcome to compare the scene here to other cities around the Southeast at that link if you want.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Many would agree that the best Lexington cocktail and wine bars are:
- Bluegrass Tavern at 115 Cheapside
- The Breeze Wine Bar at 101 W Loudon Ave #164
- Old Vine Bistro at 400 Old Vine St #106
- CRÚ Food & Wine Bar at 107 Summit At Fritz Farm #120
- Old Chicago at 1924 Pavillon Way
Bluegrass Tavern is open from 5pm to 2am Tuesday through Saturday and until 12am on Sunday offering a wide variety of bourbon whiskeys, beers on tap, and classic drinks along with live music.
Wines, spirits, and chocolates are sold at The Breeze Wine Bar where they also have some of the best alcoholic drink specials in your area from 3pm to 5pm Tuesday through Friday. A wide selection of fine wines and wonderful meals are available from 4pm to 9pm at Old Vine Bistro as well as liquor specials from 4pm to 6:30pm.
There are fine servings of innovative American foods, stone fired pizzas, and cheese plates at CRÚ Food and Wine Bar from 3pm to 9pm on weekdays and from 12pm on weekends plus they have happy hours from 3pm to 6:30pm Monday through Friday.
Old Chicago is a family friendly franchise offering a large selection of beers and Italian meals from 11am to 12am Sunday through Thursday and until 2am on Friday and Saturday plus you can visit them from 3pm to 6pm on weekdays to drink liquor for cheaper.
Lexington Breweries & Sports Bars
You and your buddies will have a great time watching the big game at these local sports bars and breweries:
- Winchell’s Restaurant & Bar at 348 Southland Dr
- Banners at 3650 Boston Rd #196
- Double Dogs at 1916 Justice Dr
- KSBar & Grille at 1030 S Broadway
- Backstretch Sports Bar & Grill at 1784 Bryan Station Rd
- Jack’s Sandbar and Grill at 2536 Larkin Rd
- Harry’s American Bar & Grill at 1920 Pleasant Ridge Dr
Winchell’s Restaurant and Bar serves cocktails, conventional pub fare, and Southern favorites and features 30 flat screen TV’s for a complete viewing experience.
Banners is a fine option for bourbons, craft beers, and tasty pub fare plus they have around 25 TV’s and a massive projection screen making them one of the best sports bars near you. They also offer drink specials from 2pm to 7pm on weekdays.
You can choose from a wide range of burgers, drinks, and wines and even watch games on one of Double Dogs’ 40 big screen TV’s from 11am to 11pm Sunday through Thursday and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday.
A plethora of TV’s tuned to the game as well as delicious cuisine and beverages are offered seven days a week at KSBar and Grille. There is live music, bar games, and sports on TV as well as delicious cuisine and drinks at Backstretch Sports Bar and Grill who is open every day.
Jack’s Sandbar and Grill excels at providing a selection of exotic beverages and gastronomic cuisine with liquor specials from 2pm to 6pm on weekdays. They are also one of the go to places for laser tag, mini golf, go carts, roller coaster rides, and much more.
Harry’s American includes indoor and outdoor bars where you can get artisan drinks, appetizers, large salads, tiny sandwiches, and fresh sushi and even watch the big game or horse racing on TV and they are open every day from 11am to 11pm.
Many of the spots in our fun bars with games list could have also gone in this section so be sure to check them out.
Local Drink Specials
There are plenty of good bars with drink specials in your area and you can get great value if you time your visit properly:
- Carson’s Food & Drink at 362 E Main St
- Bear & The Butcher at 815 Euclid Ave
- East End Tap and Table at 333 E Main St #180
- Minglewood at 159 N Limestone
- World of Beer at 122 Marion #150
- Infinity: A Skybar & Café at 150 W Main St
Carson’s is a trendy speakeasy with TV’s and outdoor seating that offers drink specials near you from 3pm to 6pm on weekdays and serves inventive drinks and pub fare with a twist.
Bear and The Butcher is a casual contemporary restaurant with two full bars that serve artisan beers, innovative cocktails, and wines as well as farm-to-table meats, gastropub inspired shareables, homemade sausages, and creative entrees. They also offer discounts on alcoholic drinks from 4pm to 6pm on weekdays.
Asian American fusion foods, artisan beers, and other drinks are served from at East End Tap and Table where local drink specials are also offered from 3pm to 6pm Wednesday through Friday.
Minglewood offers globally influenced Southern style comfort foods and cocktails with happy hours from 4pm to 6pm.
Over 500 beers and craft brews along with tavern cuisine in pub digs are provided at World of Beer from 3pm to 10pm daily plus they have TV’s and drink specials from 3pm to 7pm Monday through Thursday.
Infinity is a rooftop restaurant that is open seven days a week from 11am to 11pm serving handcrafted drinks and a menu of dishes that are made from regionally sourced ingredients.
Other places in this post providing local drink specials include The Breeze Wine Bar, Old Vine Bistro, CRÚ Food and Wine Bar, Old Chicago, Banners, Jack’s Sandbar and Grill, Mirror Twin Brewing, Creaux, Tin Roof, and Pour Decisions.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Check out this list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights near you:
- Blue Stallion Brewing Co at 610 W 3rd St
- Shamrock Bar & Grille at 154 Patchen Dr #87
- Mirror Twin Brewing at 725 National Ave
- The Burl at 375 Thompson Rd
- LexLive at 301 S Broadway
Blue Stallion is a brewery in your area specializing in German lagers, British ales, IPA’s, barrel aged brews, and sours plus they have a modern taproom, billiards, and food trucks.
40 draft beer lines and Irish pub fare are offered along with live music at Shamrock Bar and Grille. Additionally they have numerous televisions, a spacious terrace, and one of the best bar trivia nights near you.
Mirror Twin Brewing produces a wide range of beers and pizzas from 11am to 12am daily and even offers drink specials from 4pm to 6pm Tuesday through Friday.
A variety of events and live music are held at The Burl. LexLive is an all-around amusement center that has approximately 50 arcade games, 10 movie theaters, 13 state of the art bowling lanes, 3 full bars, prize store, private party space, and other amenities.
Pour Decisions from our next list hosts local trivia nights too, and many of the places in our Lexington breweries and sports bars list also offer games and entertainment while you drink.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
Dance, listen to live music, or sing karaoke at these fun bars around town:
- Red Barn Radio at 161 N Mill St
- Creaux at 310 W Short St
- Tin Roof at 303 S Limestone
- O’Neill’s at 2051 Richmond Rd
- Pour Decisions at 233 E Main St
- The Elkhorn Tavern at 1200 Manchester St
Creaux is a stylish New Orleans inspired outpost serving creative cocktails and Cajun Creole meals along with live music from 7pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday and 6pm to 9pm on Sunday plus they have liquor specials from 4pm to 6pm Wednesday through Friday.
Drink specials are offered on weekdays at Tin Roof and they even host concerts and serve inventive variations on American pub fare.
O’Neill’s is a laid back restaurant with live music, sports on TV, bar cuisine, and a patio. Trivia is hosted at Pour Decisions starting at 7pm as well as local karaoke on weekends and drink specials from 3pm to 7pm.
Pub fare, spirits, wines, and beers are served along with live music in a rustic style setting at The Elkhorn Tavern. Both Shamrock Bar and Grille and The Burl from our previous lists also host live music.
By the way we have also covered how to find the top:
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- Drink Specials In Cincinnati
- Drink Specials In Columbus
- Drink Specials In St Louis
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Lexington
There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you. Hopefully we were able to fill you in on some valuable info that will make your next night out a little better.
Please use the comments to let us know if any spots have closed down or if any new cool places have opened up in your area so that we can keep our lists fresh. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Lexington.