Dine-Around: Drinks & Desserts

drinks & desserts

No meal can be complete without something a little sweet. Check out our recommendations for desserts or drinks. Plan your culinary experience for the evening by exploring some of Lexington’s best bars, ice cream shops, and cafes. Explore businesses by location or hop on a bus (free transportation provided!) to get across town to taste something new. Regardless of preference, there’s something for everyone.

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Downtown West

Restaurant Cost Description Location
Belle’s Cocktail House $$ They focus on handcrafted cocktails, Bourbon and craft beer. Come check out their seasonal cocktail menu or our rotating craft beer on draft. They have well over 100 Bourbons sure to satisfy any palate. 156 Market St
Daily Offerings Coffee Roastery $ Discover foremost coffee regions of the world with us as we seek out, and source seasonal coffees from unique and exceptional origins. Vegetarian and glue-free options available. 529 W Main street
West 6th Green Room $ The West Sixth Greenroom is complete with its own nanobrewery inside, allowing them to brew specialty beers just for the Greenroom on a smaller scale — and to do more fun experimental beers they can’t currently do at their existing facility. It’s an intimate, warm, shotgun style place – the side kick to the main brewery a few blocks north. 109 W Main st

Downtown East

Restaurant Cost Description Location
Sorella  $ Sorella Gelateria is a small, locally owned gelato shop specializing in hand crafted, small-batch (fresh!) Italian gelato and sorbetto. 219 N Limestone
Bourbon on Rye $ Bourbon on Rye is a prohibition-era style restaurant and bar, serving freshly made small plates and craft cocktails with exclusive flavors. 115 W Main St
The Casual Pint $$  The Casual Pint Craft Beer Market, offers a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere much like a coffee shop, with a focus on Craft Beer. Their expert “Beer-tenders” can serve up Craft Beer by the pint from their tap wall, by the can or by the bottle to enjoy in their store. 233 E Main St
Molly Brooke’s Irish Bar $ A casual bar in the heart of downtown. 109 N Limestone
Lussi Brown Coffee Bar $ They are a full-service coffee shop all day. They are Lexington’s only Nightcap Coffee Bar. Specifically providing specialty coffee & tea cocktails. 114 Church St
A Cup of Common Wealth $ At A Cup of Common Wealth they embrace their community, they honor culture, and they stand for service. 105 Eastern Ave
Chocolate Holler $ They serve drinking chocolates, chocolate espresso drinks, coffee, chocolate treats, baked goods, and lots of retail chocolate bars! 400 Old Vine St, Suite 104
Common Grounds Coffee House $ One of Lexington’s oldest coffee shops, this quaint, chill coffeehouse has live music, open-mike nights & a menu of sandwiches & wraps. 343 E High St

Jefferson ST

Restaurant Cost Description Location
West 6th $ Founded in 2012, West Sixth Brewing is located in a 100 year old building called the Bread Box, historically used for the Rainbo Bread Factory. They brew, can and bottle their beer out of this location, selling it at bars, restaurants, grocery and liquor stores throughout the state of Kentucky and across the Ohio River in Cincinnati. 501 W 6th Street
Wine + Market $$ Lexington’s premier boutique wine shop. Also featuring craft beer, liquor, cheese, charcuterie, fresh bread, coffee and gourmet sandwiches & salads. 486 W Second St
The Chase Tap Room $ Old-school taproom offering stone-baked pizzas along with Kentucky-roasted coffee & housemade brews. 266 Jefferson ST

Chevy Chase

Restaurant Cost Description Location
Graeter’s Ice Cream $ Graeter’s is an ice cream company founded and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Graeter’s ice cream has over 145 years of history of handcrafting French Pot ice cream. 836 E Euclid Ave
Chevy Chase Inn $ Chevy Chase Inn, also known as CCI, has been a Euclid Avenue fixture for 80 years. Originally opened in 1932 just as Prohibition ended, the place was called the Blue Goose. 833 Euclid Ave
Starbucks $ Get your quick coffee fix here! 808 E High St
Honnahlee Bubble Tea $ Sweet, iced drinks that contain “bubbles” in the bottom. A fun alternative to traditional ice cream and yogurt shops. 812 Euclid

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