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.


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.


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

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From our dinner menu: one-half responsibly raised chicken, ginger-brined & pan roasted, with black rice and brussels sprouts.

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The Cover Girl of Volume 6: The Improved Holland Cocktail: barrel aged Genever, maraschino, french oak syrup, orange bitters, absinthe.  

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A brief read on the blog today: absinthe and Gustave Eiffel each conjure specific images of late 19th-century France, but these two icons of the Belle Époque have a deeply interwoven history.

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A new update to our Winter Menu: house ground, cased, & smoked beef sausage with fermented garlic-fried rice, four month cured house cabbage & mustard slaw, & a sunny side egg.

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Before we had to hike home in the snow! 🥳#uberdriversneeded ...

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You can now drink West Main cocktails at home, because you deserve it. Cocktails can be picked up at West Main during operating hours, ordered for delivery via Doordash, or preordered for weekend delivery via our friends at @lexontap. Call, email, or DM for orders.  

859-6180-6318 (ext.# 1); 

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The unchallenged Mr. Congenialkty of our cocktail, our house old fashioned, the "White Oak Fashioned": kentucky bourbon, gomme, hazelnut bitters, woodland essence. 

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New shareable plate: Bone Marrow. Wagyu marrow, with house sourdough toasted with tallow, pickled red onions, Kenny's blue cheese.

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West Main Crafting Co. Beverage Director Jake Sulek explains how you can make a great cocktail with a little sparking wine and bourbon. He also shares several great holiday/winter cocktails in our latest episode.
🎧Find is on Apple, Spotify, Pandora and more. Link in bio.
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From the Standards section of Volume 6b: the Orchid Scout, inspired by the Spanish "calimocho." Cabernet Sauvignon, picon, cola, tonic, orange bitters, soda. 

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 161 customer reviews.
  • Incredible cocktails, delicious food, lovely atmosphere. We were blown away by our experience. Attention to detail did not go over... read more

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    Julie Brooks

    5 star ratingFood and service was impeccable. The toasted grilled cheese tea sandwich was charred and not only did they replace it... read more

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    Diana W.
  • 5 star ratingCame here for drinks last weekend. We decided to sit at the bar and I loved it. Their drink menu... read more

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    Kelly M.

    Great experience!! The staff was informative & fun ❤️

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    Ashley Lottes Engle
  • 5 star ratingThis place was SO FUN! Hubs and I came here on accident for dinner, and right off the bat, this... read more

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    Jill F.

    This crew knows their cocktail stuff; just about everything we talked about is made in house from scratch; all the... read more

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    Matthew Talbot
  • 5 star ratingPerfect cocktails and fine dining in an ultra-chic environment...bring your significant other here for farm-to-table excellence. Our table was... read more

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    Michael D.

    We ordered pickup last night and it was absolutely delicious. My steak was beautifully cooked and the gnocchi were so... read more

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    Charity Cain
  • 5 star ratingOMG, West Main Crafting Co. was actually phenomenal. Every single thing is delicious, fresh, the crew is very nice the... read more

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    Russell P.

    Filled me up. The service was very welcoming and observant. The place has a nice feel to it.

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    Lindsey3 L
  • I think I had the best whiskey sour of my life here last night. Def going back.

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    Michelle G Hellmueller

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

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    Jared Anderson
  • 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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    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
  • 5 star ratingFirst let me start by saying I have traveled to several places domestically and internationally.. I have stayed at five... read more

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    Edgardo B.

    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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  • 5 star ratingOnly went for drinks and appetizers. Drink menu is a coffee table book, with pictures . Had the Octopus appetizer,... read more

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    Karri H.

    5 star ratingIf you're visiting Lexington or looking for a great date night. I recommend West Main Crafting Co! The service is... read more

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    Lauren K.
  • 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

    Came for the cocktails and was not disappointed. Extensive drink menu and knowledgeable staff. It is great they... read more

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Take Out & Delivery

Cocktails and dinner are all available for pick up and delivery.  
Drink orders can be placed through our shop, over the phone, and through DoorDash.
Dinner orders can also be placed over the phone or through DoorDash. 

Available Tuesday-Saturday, 4-10.30pm