West Main Crafting Co.

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261 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
*Seating will be reservation-only while Kentucky returns to business, with parties limited to four or fewer persons. 21+. Masks required by gubernatorial mandate.*

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.
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Russell
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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Masa
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good atmosphere and nice people.
There are a lot of variety drinks

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ShannonH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipCaraK
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Menu choices are slim. Cocktails were crafted and yummy. Little over priced.

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AdamZ
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was great, cocktails were fab!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent craft cocktails. Very hip but comfortable

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NathanP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 out of 10 would go back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

West Main never disappoints! The food and drinks were amazing and the service is the best in town!!!

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magda13
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new cocktails. I love this place for a special dinner or drinks & appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Drinks and service were great....that’s about it.

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lovefood
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and great service! Would recommend to anyone!

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DuaneO
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

West Main Crafting is a hidden gem in downtown Lexington. Great cocktails and great food. Plus, great service.

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LydiaF
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience!! Fabulous service, excellent food quality and taste, and ambiance that can't be beat. Will definitely return!

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Jphilly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a date. The drinks are amazing and the food is excellent.

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PatrickL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience4

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

West Main Crafting Co.
Responded on August 12, 2020

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.

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vipJess
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing cocktails. Wonderful atmosphere and staff

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara was fantastic! Going back this weekend

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Drinks splendid. Service was superb.

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vipBobbieY
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & even better food & cocktails!
A hidden gem of a restaurant (even though it’s right on Main Street!)

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CharlesCroley
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin rocked!!! The drink menu was amazing!!

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RoxanneK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KarenO
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were superb as well as the filet mignon. One of my favorite spots in Lexington ⭐️

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LM123
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cocktail spot and wonderful seasonal menu from small bites to pair with drinks to full dining options.

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vipJess
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JamieS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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Britta
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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viptmartin
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. You won’t be disappointed

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diners were distanced. We were not close to anyone. Food and cocktails were phenomenal. Server highly attentive without lingering. Can't wait to return.

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alcjudge
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible drinks, incredible food, incredibly fun. The place has so much character and the staff is wonderfully friendly and knowledgeable. Absolutely love their cocktail and spirits menu - traditional absinthe service is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant ever. Ambience, food, service and the drinks are a 10. Too much to say about this restaurant. 5 star! Literally not one thing wrong.

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Drew
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my very favorite spots in Lexington. Staff is professional and knowledgeable about both food and drink. A great spot for a nice date, a business drink, or some casual reading.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails! So happy you’re open again!

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vipmckaylac
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect
Screw the cornavirus
This restaurant is awesome

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LexPod
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

It’s a lovely spot and just what Lexington needs in regards to a cocktail spot that takes their cocktails seriously. The server made a mistake and put in a wrong order for my dads meal. She brought out the poutine instead of the hanger steak like he ordered. I thought it was odd that there wasn’t too much of an apology or any offer to replace it for the correct dish or at least take it off our bill. Server was super sweet In general though, so we got over it. Atmosphere is dark and moody and everything is wonderfully easy on the eyes. Would be a great date spot.

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West Main Crafting Co. is rated 4.7 stars by 261 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.