West Main Crafting Co.
West Main Crafting Co. is a craft cocktail bar and restaurant located in downtown Lexington, KY. We make all of our ingredients in-house to provide the most exciting drinking experience possible, whether you’re enjoying authentic classics or inventive new cocktails. We also proudly sport one of the largest absinthe collections in the country. We release two cocktail menus each year, one for the winter and one for warm weather.
Our food menu is a thoughtful, Kentucky Proud, exploration of fresh and regional produce, with shareable plates as well as entrees, and hyper-seasonal daily specials.
As much as we love enthusiasts of all ages, we are strictly a 21 & up venue, and can accommodate no minors, toddlers or infants. For parties over 6, please call 859.618.6318, or email guestservices@;westmain.com.
KY Lamb Sausage
Four Hills Farm born and pasture-raised lamb; house butchered, ground & cased / 12oz simply-seasoned grilled sausage / warm salad of assorted whole grains & farmer's market vegetables / citrus-yogurt sauce
4oz coulotte, ground to order / winter truffle-infused olive oil / tomato vinegar / cucumber / borage / bull's blood / buttermilk gel / crostini
8oz center cut filet / roasted fingerling potatoes / compound butter
Great cocktails...average food!
Small food menu, extensive cocktail menu. Good service, nice ambiance
We always have a great experience at West Main! Cocktails are absolutely amazing & the food is just as good. We went to try the new food menu and were not disappointed, everything we tried was fantastic!
We didn’t have food, but the drinks and service was great
If you don't mind paying a lot for a drink and dinner, it's a one-time experience for personal attention and intimate dining. Drinks are imaginative; food is OK for the price.
Very good! Yummy
Great location, atmosphere, and service. Drinks were good, but very overpriced. Food was mediocre at best. If you’re looking for a place for just drinks, and don’t mind the higher prices, this place is great. Look somewhere else for dinner though.
Good atmosphere and nice people.
There are a lot of variety drinks
It was disappointing that they did not have any specials. They were out of shrimp at 7pm. The menu is very limited. I understand these are very difficult times so I’m glad they’re still in business. But it was overpriced for what we got.
Menu choices are slim. Cocktails were crafted and yummy. Little over priced.
Food was fantastic, service was great, cocktails were fab!
Great food, excellent craft cocktails. Very hip but comfortable
10 out of 10 would go back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
West Main never disappoints! The food and drinks were amazing and the service is the best in town!!!
Great new cocktails. I love this place for a special dinner or drinks & appetizers.
Drinks and service were great....that’s about it.
Such great food and great service! Would recommend to anyone!
West Main Crafting is a hidden gem in downtown Lexington. Great cocktails and great food. Plus, great service.
Unbelievable experience!! Fabulous service, excellent food quality and taste, and ambiance that can't be beat. Will definitely return!
Great place for a date. The drinks are amazing and the food is excellent.
Their COVID-19 precautions were a farce. Someone testing too high of a temperature was allowed to wait until they were under the required temp.
Additionally they did not sanitize tables after a group sat, then left because the previously said person was not initially allowed in. They sat another group without sanitizing the table. When they were all allowed in they sat them elsewhere
We’re sorry you weren't comfortable engaging our manager with your concerns when he came by your table to check on you. This near-record hot summer, it’s obvious pedestrians may run a little warm. Our thermometer differentiates when someone's temperature is slightly high from an obvious fever; we apply common sense. Regarding the unclean table: the two groups you saw were, in fact, the exact same group, family of a staff member who briefly went outside to smoke before returning to their table.
It's my favorite place to unwind on the weekend. It's one of the few places I feel safe eating indoors in the age of covid. The staff all wear masks (properly! No noses hanging out here!) and I've not seen any patrons have issues with wearing a mask when not seated, either. The menu is small, but delicious, and the cocktails are top notch. Don't forget to try some absinthe!
Great food. Amazing cocktails. Wonderful atmosphere and staff
Sara was fantastic! Going back this weekend
Food was amazing. Drinks splendid. Service was superb.
Great atmosphere & even better food & cocktails!
A hidden gem of a restaurant (even though it’s right on Main Street!)
Fabulous as always! Had a nice seat at the bar and Sara took great care of us as usual. My favorite place to visit in Lexington and it never disappoints. Check this place out!
Austin rocked!!! The drink menu was amazing!!
It’s always a luxury to dine out at a beautiful establishment like this, but during COVID-19 it’s even more of a pleasure. My friend and I were lucky to grab a table in this warm restaurant and have dinner. The interior is very inviting with warm woods and dim lighting... it had a speak easy feel to it. I had the Filet and she had a Bone in chop special. The menu is small, but packs a punch of flavor. The steak was beautiful and she enjoyed the special...
We stayed for many hours and drank through the night on the couches. The service was impeccable and it’s obvious what their doing in the age of COVID-19. I was sure to leave a large tip, super important at 33% capacity and their livelihoods depend on it. I’d recommend this beautiful place anytime and highly recommend the craft drinks.
Our server, Austin, was very welcoming and a genuinely nice guy. He was attentive and knowledgeable when he needed to be while giving us our space.
The restaurant was very clean and people were more than spaced out. This is a gorgeous restaurant and the food and beverages more than matched the decor in beauty, quality and flavor.
The drinks were superb as well as the filet mignon. One of my favorite spots in Lexington ⭐️
Best cocktail spot and wonderful seasonal menu from small bites to pair with drinks to full dining options.
Love the cocktails, the food is wonderful, the ambiance is cozy. My only criticism is that the food is pricey while the portion sizes are on the small side. However, that hasn't stopped this from becoming our new favorite spot! We love to sit at the bar and chat with the bartenders. They really know their stuff!
This is a great place! I only gave it four stars because the food menu is very limited. The cocktail menu however is amazing. Really fun!
Every aspect of our visit was amazing! The place itself has amazing ambiance. Every detail is polished without being stuffy. The service was wonderful, our server was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu items and helped me choose from the volume of cocktails on offer to ensure I’d get something I loved. It was the best dining experience I’ve had in a really long time. A perfect date night.
Great. You won’t be disappointed
My husband and I love to come here for a date night. My husband is obsessed with their drink selection, and I’m obsessed with their food. It’s for sure a treat yourself kind of night every time we visit.
Amazing food and service! Their craft drinks are perfection and I love their home made soda. Excited to return for another date night in the near future!! Our server was wonderful and he took amazing care of us during this crazy time!!
West Main Crafting Co. is rated 4.8 stars by 268 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.