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!
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.
Tasty vegetarian (and non-vegetarian) dishes
Blue Stallion Brewing Company
German style lagers and British style ales
A bourbon bar
Eat some lamb fries
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
Good burgers and pizza with a killer patio and outside bar
Tasty brews on draft
Shakespeare and Co.
Unique decor and sister restaurant to Shakespeare and Company–Dubai.
Burgers and beer. Order the BFF for a good time.
Fish and chips, fish sandwiches, fish, fish, fish….and hush puppies
Stella’s Kentucky Deli
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.
The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has a lot of information on how to select and properly drink bourbon.