The Best Cocktail Bars In Lexington, Kentucky

Photo of Nina Ariana
9 February 2017

Lexington, Kentucky is a vibrant city with an eclectic range of nightlife activities. From cozy bars to impressive dance venues, there is something for everyone to enjoy on a night out. Here are the best cocktail bars to go to at any time of the week.

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Bluegrass Tavern

Bar, American, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
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The Bluegrass Tavern has a long history of being one of the best bourbon bars in the South. Its menu features over 450 types of bourbon, which is sure to appeal to a wide variety of patrons. The Tavern also has 18 types of beer on tap at its elegant bar. The tap room is dark and moody, featuring intricately detailed ceilings and an antique mirror behind the bar.

Parlay Social

Bar, American, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub, $$$
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Cocktail | © My Prince Photography/Flickr
Step back in time to the 1920s at this elegant bar, featuring tasteful décor, luxe lounges, and a range of fabulous drinks to choose from. The Parlay Social is a lovely place for a sophisticated night out, featuring art deco-influenced design, live music and events in a theatrical, yet relaxed and comfortable setting. Patrons can pick from the bar’s extensive list of signature cocktails or otherwise enjoy a glass of wine or luxurious champagne.


The Soundbar is everything you need on a night out. Great cocktails, plenty of space, and a lively crowd make this joint your one stop shop. There are themed nights, drinking games, and plenty of exciting activities every night of the week, plus a plethora of great deals on drinks and cocktails. Overall, this is the perfect venue for a lively, vibrant night with good drink prices.

208 South Limestone, Lexington, KY, USA, +1 859 523 6338

Bigg Blue Martini

The Bigg Blue Martini is located at The Hilton in downtown Lexington, giving you close access to the many attractions in this part of the city. The restaurants serve delicious meals, as well as a generous list of signature cocktails for patrons to choose from. Whether you choose to head there before a big football game, or on a night out, there’s sure to be a great crowd at this downtown hotspot. Go for the signature Bigg Blue Martini, or try a drink from their amazing cocktail list.

369 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, USA, +1 859 231 9000

The Pub Lexington

Restaurant, British, American, $$$
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The Pub Lexington is well known around the city for being a must hit spot on a night out, or just for a casual drink with friends. The friendly, comfortable atmosphere welcomes both old patrons and newcomers. The Pub is known for its signature fish and chips dish, but also serves up other delicious snacks for everyone to munch on. Grab a quick pint at the British-accented bar, or gather round a cozy, wooden table with co-workers for a catchup after work.

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