Eats & Drinks

Check out some of Boyd and KJ’s favorite places to eat and drink in downtown Lexington, most of which are a short walk from the Hilton. The restaurant/brewery scene is exploding here, so we encourage you to take advantage of it!

Al’s Bar
Top-notch bar food and drinks–our neighborhood hangout

Tons of old school video games, craft beers, and great selection of bourbon. Try their gin fizz or LIT! No food, but ordering delivery is OK.

Alfalfa Restaurant
Tasty vegetarian (and non-vegetarian) dishes

Blue Stallion Brewing Company
German style lagers and British style ales

Bluegrass Tavern
A bourbon bar

Columbia Steakhouse
Eat some lamb fries

County Club
Smoked meats & fish, pickles, pastries, jerky, daily salads, and blackboard specials. Craft beer and wine.

Country Boy Brewing
Delicious, craft brews!! Usually a food truck outside

Dudley’s On Short
Fancy and delish

Goodfella’s Pizzeria
Pizza. Bigtime.

Grey Goose
Good burgers and pizza with a killer patio and outside bar

Lexington Beerworks
Tasty brews on draft

Shakespeare and Co.
Unique decor and sister restaurant to Shakespeare and Company–Dubai.

Sidebar Grill
Burgers and beer. Order the BFF for a good time.

Smithtown Seafood
Fish and chips, fish sandwiches, fish, fish, fish….and hush puppies

Stella’s Kentucky Deli
Great brunch

Table three ten
Small plates, blackboard specials, & seasonal menu. Exceptional desserts.

Third Street Stuff
Gifts, coffee, sandwiches

West Sixth Brewery
One of Lexington’s most popular breweries. A food truck is often available after 5pm.

Real bourbon is made in Kentucky with Kentucky magic water. Take a tour of one of the many distilleries near Lexington to learn how your favorite bourbon is made.

Woodford Reserve
Four Roses
Wild Turkey
Buffalo Trace
Jim Beam
Heaven Hill
Maker’s Mark

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has a lot of information on how to select and properly drink bourbon.

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