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.


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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Well, well, well. If it isn't my little friend, Willett Family Estate 7 Year. 💜
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From our Summer Menu: Filipino adobo-inspired chicken wings, with chicken from Joyce Farms, soy-brined and deep fried, served with Core Core orange & Thai chili sauce, atchara, and sweet soy. 

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Get out in the town Lex‼️🎉Restaurant Week starts tonight at 39 of the best locally-owned spots in town celebrating til August 1🎉 Maker’s Mark special cocktails 🥃all over town🍹 Menus & reservations on ...

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From Volume 7a, this all-time Tipple of Perfection, the Hemingway Daiquiri: Puerto Rican rum, lime, grapefruit, maraschino.  

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Today, I'm super excited to bring y'all my first post of this series! I was inspired to write this post because there are so many amazing places in Lexington to eat at (or things to do) that people may not know about, so I wanted to highlight a few of my favorites! This will also be perfect to show out-of-town friends, so you can get the chance to see what Lexington has to offer with our local businesses (link in bio! 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻)

My t-shirt is c/o of threadtank. I thought the “Local” matched perfectly for my personality and my blog’s niche! I wanted to style it in a way that wasn’t stereotypical, so I paired it with a tulle skirt!

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From the "pick me ups" page of Volume 7, the Danger Zone: mezcal, cold brew coffee, campari, cocchi di torino.  

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From our Summer Menu: a salad of KY Proud tomatoes and asparagus tips, served with Kenny's fromage blanc, Thai basil, black garlic molasses, and sesame. 

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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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Go to for Lexington Restaurant Week specials and reservations. Tables booking up - reserve today! ...

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Enjoying a date night with my wife before my weeklong camping trip with S.

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

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 170 customer reviews.
  • 5 star ratingSuch a great time here a few months, a must return while we are in town for the night.Food, cocktails... read more

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    Brian W.

    5 star ratingYou might know it is restaurant week in Lexington.... We had the three course meal. Everything was good!!! (If... read more

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    Michelle T.
  • 5 star ratingWoot woot! I'm so glad they've made it through the panorama! Ive missed this place so much. Not just the... read more

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    Elizabeth M.

    5 star ratingI sat at the bar and was given excellent attention by both bartenders. The entire staff was helpful and professional.... read more

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  • 5 star ratingHubby and I had dinner and drinks here on 7/1/2021. It was a food destination for us as we live... read more

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    Carrie P.

    5 star ratingUptown big city setting transports the minute you walk in. Very sleek craft cocktail bar - a shining gem indeed... read more

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    Connie Jo M.
  • 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 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

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

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    Aaron Eaton

    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 star ratingBest drinks in Lexington. Always great service.

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    Taylor J.

    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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  • Wonderful service and amazing cocktails.

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    Laurel Raimondo Martin

    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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  • 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

    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
  • 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

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

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    Toni Henninger Young
  • 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

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

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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