Best Nightlife



Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Lexington nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Lexington Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.


The Chase Tap Room


Located just one block from Rupp Arena, The Chase Tap Room is a popular spot where young professionals with connoisseur-like taste for beer and wine gather. Great Happy Hour specials and live music make this an inviting place. Be sure to stick...  Read More


Cheapside Bar & Grill


Thanks to its great, two-level patio – which has its own bar, outdoor heaters, and plenty of greenery – Cheapside attracts frequent downtown crowds. Folks also pour into the interior, which boasts a commanding bar, a TV, and plenty of neon...  Read More


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Downtown
Redmon's


Owned by and named after local musician Larry Redmon, this below-street-level club is constantly packed, and it's no wonder, given the energy and spirit of its namesake. Redmon rocks the crowd with his music, and regulars sing along, gathered...  Read More


6
Downtown
Bar Complex


Occupying space once devoted to a 1940s speakeasy, this alternative club is one of the area's most established. A showroom, a lounge, and an upstairs dance floor offer a variety of venues, and three bars make sure everyone, gay or straight, is...  Read More


5
Airport - Lex
Cadillac Ranch


If your style is more Wranglers than Range Rover, Cadillac Ranch is sure to guarantee a good time. Folks come in looking for fun and find it in line dancing, two-stepping, mechanical bull-riding, live bands, pool tournaments, and drink specials....  Read More


McCarthy's Irish Bar


A green exterior gives ready notice of McCarthy's Irish tendencies, and inside, Emerald Isle memorabilia and Jameson's prove the point. Lexington's heritage also plays in, as racing photographs and the bar's small brass plaques (inscribed with...  Read More




Dim, atmospheric, and trendy, Pazzo's definitely adds to the cool quotient along South Limestone. The multi-leveled pizzeria is a favorite of college students and makes for a great hang-out any time of day. Constantly busy, the casual place...  Read More


Lynagh's Irish Pub


As if it didn't serve terrific brews and some of the region's most celebrated burgers, Lynagh's is also a visual feast, thanks to tons of memorabilia and suspended bikes, boats, and other gravity-defying objects. Known for huge sandwiches (try...  Read More


Horse & Barrel


Offering a dash of British style and a wealth of Kentucky bourbons, this oft-frequented establishment draws a wide range of patrons. Its affiliation with deSha's offers a built-in clientele, and the pub's reputation for relaxed drinking, good...  Read More


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