Lexington, Kentucky

Saturday Sampler

Spend a Saturday exploring some of the local favorites around town surrounded Lexington’s craft beer and dining scenes.

West Sixth Brewing

The brewers around town know a thing or two about craft brews and are eager to share their creations with the world, so don’t be shy about asking for suggestions at any brewery you venture to. And foodies can enjoy farm-to-table menus and creative atmospheres at all of our restaurant picks. It’s a Saturday you won’t forget.

 

Breakfast or Brunch

Doodle’s on North Limestone

262 North Limestone St.
Start the day with some grub at Doodle’s on North Limestone, a fast-casual breakfast & lunch spot housed in a remodeled gas station serving up “Comfort Food with a Conscience.” You can’t go wrong with their “dirty” shrimp & grits, buttermilk biscuits and beignets, or any of their signature items – or get your breakfast ala carte and sample a little bit of everything. doodlesrestaurant.com

Lexington Beerworks

213 North Limestone St.
Aspiring brewers can head over to the nearby Lexington Beerworks, where you can browse over 500 homebrew items, including the widest supply of kegging and draft system in the area. They also offer four classes a month, so pop in to check out the schedule and get moving towards your very own craft brewing technique. Great pizza too. lexingtonbeerworks.com

Lunch & Afternoon

West Sixth Brewery

501 West Sixth St.
Take a drive over to hopping Jefferson street and enjoy a signature IPA or seasonal draught in West Sixth Brewery’s tap room. You can take a free tour of the brewery Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm, and Sundays at 2pm. westsixth.com

Smithtown Seafood

501 West Sixth St.
Walk over to Smithtown, located in same building as West Sixth, for a basket of delicious seafood – some of which is raised on-site in the adjoining Aquaponics Farm, Food Chain. Ask for samples of several of their sauces – we can’t pick our favorite! smithtownseafood.com

Kentucky Native Café

417 East Maxwell St.
Get outdoors and experience a beer garden within a greenhouse at Kentucky Native Café, an urban oasis nestled inside five-generation Michler’s Florist. Grab your beer and do a lap around the greenhouse, or if you’re still hungry you can taste fine cheeses or other small plate options. michlers.com

Ethereal Brewing

1224 Manchester St.
Make the trip down to the Distillery District on Manchester Street, where your first stop can be Ethereal Brewing. Taste their signature IPA, Wanderlust, or try a couple of their different funky farmhouse brews by ordering some sample flights. etherealbrew.com

Dinner & After

Middle Fork Kitchen Bar

1224 Manchester St.
Have dinner at Middle Fork Kitchen Bar, recently named as one of the 100 Hottest Restaurants for 2016 by Open Table! Their beer selection is always rotating, so be sure to ask your server what’s available. Also, if you’re hungry, we recommend ordering no less than 4 family-style entrees from their seasonal menu. middleforkkb.com

Break Room at Pepper

1178 Manchester St.
Finish off your beer adventure by walking over to the Break Room at Pepper. Play corn hole or relax by the outdoor fire pit, and see if they have your favorite beer from the day on tap. You can also relax on their back patio overlooking Town Branch Creek. facebook.com


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Saturday Sampler

A full Saturday of craft breweries and eateries to acquaint you with Lexington.