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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From Volume 6b: the Green Swizzle, a true gem of the 1890s, with Jamaican & Nicaraguan rums, lime cordial, allspice dram, anisette, and wormwood bitters. 

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From our winter menu: cinnamon apple cobbler with homemade ice cream. Simple pleasures, sometimes, are the most comforting.

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I was saving this for a special occasion, cheers 🥂. Thank you westmainbar for providing this potion that makes things better. ...

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From Volume 6: the Tailspin, a later riff on the original Bijoux: Kentucky dry gin, cocchi di torino, green chartreuse, absinthe, campari.

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A very different New Year's Eve this year, but it's surely worth commemorating the passing of 2020. May she rest in the cold, hard ground.

Join us on Thursday for a very lowkey evening marked with some *very* special specials: 

Limited release of some Cellared Cocktails; Limted Release bourbon flights; celebratory cocktail specials from the turn of the twentieth century; oysters; roasted whole pheasant; and more. 

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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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A Christmas special: 8pz Oraking Salmon, wok-fried vegetables, enoki mushrooms, garlic-frued cauliflower, yuzu soy sauce.

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Our End Mark cocktail for Christmas: Clyde Common Eggnog, a perfect confection for the day: reposado and añejo tequila, amontillado sherry, eggs, sugar, cream, whole milk.

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From our Winter Menu: 10oz Hangar Steak over potato gnocchi, with brown butter, sage, and crème fraîche.  

#eatbetter #steaks #hangarsteak #dinnerplans #supportlocal #localrestaurants #sharethelex #lexeats
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 160 customer reviews.
  • 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

    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.
    1/01/2021
  • 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
    12/31/2020

    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.
    12/31/2020
  • 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
    12/27/2020

    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.
    12/23/2020
  • Filled me up. The service was very welcoming and observant. The place has a nice feel to it.

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    Lindsey3 L
    11/08/2020

    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 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.
    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

    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.
    10/12/2020
  • 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.
    10/10/2020

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

    Ryan Mills Avatar
    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

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Take Out and Delivery

 Due to COVID restrictions, interior seating is currently limited.  For your convenience, we are also offering OUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROGRAMS for takeout and delivery.
 WE ARE OPEN FOR TAKEOUT TUESDAY-SATURDAY, 4-11PM.   CALL 859.618.6318 TO PLACE AN ORDER.