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

Born of our commitment to authenticity, our interest in absinthe has become an obsession. Read more about our collection and our tastings.

Private Experiences

West Main offers a series of private tastings to share our favorite stories behind spirit and cocktail culture. These tastings are designed for new and experienced drinkers alike, and are for couples and groups.

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Believe it or not, Tlthe Julep presents a huge range of possibilities.  Let us introduce you to some of them with our Jurassic Julep, from Volume 7a: pineapple- and coconut-infused rye, brandy, rum, cynar, and mint. 

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From our Dinner Menu: Mushroom Consommé with mushroom dumplings and a poached egg.  

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A standard, a favorite, and a perfect pairing for this weather; from Volume 7a, the White Sangaree: house white wine, lemon, grapefruit, curaçao.

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📌 Sazerac

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From our Spring Dinner Menu: Stonecross Farms bone-in porkchop with coconut-ginger rice, ramp kimchi, and fermented smoked-fresno chili hot sauce.

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A gift from a caring stranger: "Octopussie the Younger." Thank you so much to the lovely lady who sent us this gift in memory of Octopussie, who got stolen 2 weeks ago, and who signed their letter, "From All the Best, Mom." ❤

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COVID update:

We are going to continue with masks until June 11, when KY will return to 100% capacity. We're asking everyone wear a mask into the bar and when away from their tables. This is to keep our staff from being the target of rants and soapbox spiels. Thank you for understanding and supporting our team.

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 170 customer reviews.
  • 4 star ratingNice little spot. The cocktails are great, but they get expensive fast. The food wasn't bad but I miss the... read more

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    Chris U.
    5/30/2021

    5 star ratingThis is absolutely the best experience I've had. I've been to several different craft cocktail bars but this tops it... read more

    Brittany M. Avatar
    Brittany M.
    5/16/2021
  • Great drinks, friendly employees, and the food was good and decently priced. Will definitely be back.

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    Aaron Eaton
    5/14/2021

    Love this place for a great date night. Super yummy food and great drink. The bar tenders are true mixologists... read more

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    Alex Pereira
    5/09/2021
  • 5 star ratingBest drinks in Lexington. Always great service.

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    Taylor J.
    5/04/2021

    4 star ratingFirst, I was a little freaked out by the level of extreme hvac blowing across our table. Food was excellent... read more

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    Bayney
    4/27/2021
  • Wonderful service and amazing cocktails.

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    Laurel Raimondo Martin
    4/24/2021

    5 star ratingThe food, drinks, and service were amazing. Highly recommend the baked brie. The food menu was small but had something... read more

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    765robt
    4/23/2021
  • The bartenders are top notch and the ribeye was well prepared. Sides for the ribeye were uninspired keeping it from... read more

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    John Precht
    4/17/2021

    I’ve been in love with WMC for years. I cannot tell you how happy I am that they’ve not only... read more

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    Heather Stratton
    4/17/2021
  • I'm basing this review on three components: the cocktails, the food, and the atmosphere. First off, this place is all... read more

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    David Endean
    4/07/2021

    The food was good, the drinks were exceptional. Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Very nice atmosphere.

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    Toni Henninger Young
    4/03/2021
  • Great atmosphere.
    I had the salmon and veggies.
    My daughter and SIL had the steak entree, and they loved their drinks.
    I didn't...
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    Rebecca Oden
    4/03/2021

    5 star ratingLove love loveeeee. A bit overwhelming with all the options but the place is DEFINITELY one to try!!!

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    Bri M.
    3/29/2021
  • 5 star ratingThanks to Davin, my waiter, for an awesome dining experience. He steered me towards amazing dishes I would not have... read more

    Gabriel S. Avatar
    Gabriel S.
    3/29/2021

    One of the best cocktail places I've been to, they are doing everything at a very high level, making everything... read more

    Michael Cox Avatar
    Michael Cox
    3/24/2021
  • 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
    2/20/2021

    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.
    1/19/2021
  • 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.
    1/09/2021

    Great experience!! The staff was informative & fun ❤️

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    Ashley Lottes Engle
    1/01/2021

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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