Cocktails

We specialize in authentic, historically-inspired drinks and adventurous new riffs. Our cocktail menus are semi-annual coffee table books with changing themes and seasonal variations.

Food

Our seasonal food menus strive to be both inventive and uncomplicated, combining eclectic influences with our Southern roots and modern techniques for a uniquely delicious dining experience.

Absinthe

West Main boasts a collection of over 70 absinthes from France, Switzerland, and the U.S. Traditional service is always available. For private tasting experiences, email our in-house absintheur at jlaurel@westmain.com.

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Stay up to date on our quarantine takeout options by checking out our website! We're calling our quarantine, abbreviated food and beverage menus an ad hoc "Volume 6P: Plague Menus"--small and dynamic, easy to change and excite.  

Takeout is available Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm-9pm! Call 859.618.6318.

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Alright everyone, some sad news:

Due to the 'No Indoor Seating' rule Andy announced yesterday, West Main Crafting Co. will be closed from Friday, Nov 20 (tomorrow) until the week of December 13. It is our greatest wish to resume pouring drinks for you all then.

We will be doing takeout from our menus this weekend, and launching a new menu--"Volume 6P: Plague Menu"--for carry out cocktails and food next week. Stay tuned.

Cheers to all our friends.  

#drinkbetter #eatbetter #covid #shutdown #takeout #carryout #sharethelex #localrestaurants #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness
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New fall menu is coming out over at westmainbar. Can’t get back there soon enough! ...

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For this weekend: "Duck Poutine." Crispy duck confit over duck fat fries, with duck fat gravy, crispy house duck pancetta, Kenny's bleu cheese.

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It’s not too late to Dine Out For Life! Text dine4life to 50155 to donate, or donate online. Link in my bio for participating restaurants 🍽


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Mark your calendars! One month from today, we'll be celebrating the release of Castle & Key's rye whiskey with a special program from our Beverage Director, Jake. Stay tuned for details. In the meantime: get hyped!!

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From our Fall Dinner Menu: Grilled Octopus Salad, with shaved chili, lemon, red onion, and fresh herbs. 

#eatbetter #dinnermenu #octopus #grilledoctopus #localrestaurants #supportlocal #lexeats #dinelex #sharethelex
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It's time for some good juju: come join us in the glowing lights and mumbled conxuro of our house Queimada--a rye and apple brandy punch used to ward off the Evil Eye.

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Trying absinthe for the first time. ...

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From the winter edition of Volume 6: our take on the Prince of Wales cocktail. Kentucky rye whiskey, pineapple gomme, lemon, maraschino, bogart bitters, orange bitters, blanquette de limoux sparkling wine.

#drinkbetter #princeofwales #princeofwalescocktail #champaignecocktails #classiccocktails #cocktailmenu #vol6 #volume6 #goldenagecocktails
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 210 customer reviews.
  • I think I had the best whiskey sour of my life here last night. Def going back.

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    Michelle G Hellmueller
    10/31/2020

    Was an amazing experience! Bartenders were real knowledgeable and took great care of us!

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    Jared Anderson
    10/28/2020
  • 5 star ratingWe loved the authentic feel and warm atmosphere of this evening spot. It delivered lovely cocktails- from an amazing list... read more

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    bernardmN7712OV
    10/23/2020

    Such a unique and historical gem! Run by a kind and wonderful family! I appreciate the care and dedication they... read more

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    Danny Smith
    10/22/2020
  • 5 star ratingStopped in for a cocktail on a Saturday night in September. Stayed for two as well as dinner. First off... read more

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    Dudeinlosgatos
    10/12/2020

    West main is a very nice upscale environment. The food is great, very upscale. The bar has a good selection... read more

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    Ryan Mills
    10/07/2020
  • Came for the cocktails and was not disappointed. Extensive drink menu and knowledgeable staff. It is great they... read more

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    Daniel Mayfield
    10/03/2020

    Great cocktails and I highly recommend "The Liberal and "The Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is the best drink you will... read more

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    Dan Mayfield
    10/03/2020
  • Food and service was impeccable. The toasted grilled cheese tea sandwich was charred and not only did they replace... read more

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    shelley Lucido
    9/15/2020

    This is a very strong selection for a dinner and for drinks. The waitstaff were very friendly and willing to... read more

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    Frank Luongo
    8/22/2020
  • 5 star ratingJust amazing. One of the best restaurants I've been to. Perfect place for a date night out. Beautifully crafted cocktails... read more

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    Bobbye K.
    8/08/2020

    Great food, amazing cocktail menu, wonderful staff

    Joy Leonard Avatar
    Joy Leonard
    8/07/2020
  • There's no reason to not go try this yourself. First off the staff was phenomenal. When you go, ask for... read more

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    Kyle Bagwell
    7/29/2020

    5 star ratingWest Main crafting is an amazing find. There's absolutely nothing that we did not like about this place.The atmosphere is... read more

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    Kerry D.
    7/27/2020
  • Austin Shuck has a thorough knowledge of the cocktail menu and exquisite customer service. Great place to get a quality cocktail.

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    Jon Dye
    7/12/2020

    5 star ratingThis is one of those experiences were you start and end with perfection. I can't elaborate enough where West Main... read more

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    Mary Kate A.
    7/08/2020
  • This place is awesome
    From atmosphere to the best cocktails in Lexington. Food was delicious all fresh and prepared on...
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    Harold Cooper
    7/04/2020

    5 star ratingIt's always a luxury to dine out at a beautiful establishment like this, but during COVID-19 it's even more of... read more

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    Roxanne K.
    7/04/2020
  • Best place to get high quality drinks and food!!

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    Brandon Dixon
    6/21/2020

    love love this place, come here as often as I can.

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    Megan Broughton
    6/06/2020

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Temporary Shut Down

DUE TO GOVERNOR ANDY’S “NO INDOOR SEATING” RULE, WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR ON-SITE SERVICE AT LEAST UNTIL THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 14.  
IN THE MEANTIME, WE ARE OFFERING TAKEOUT SERVICE FROM OUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROGRAMS.  WE ARE OPEN FOR TAKEOUT TUESDAY-SATURDAY, 5-9PM.   CALL 859.618.6318 TO PLACE AN ORDER.