The colonial era American taverns and inns were welcome pit stops for hungry, weary travelers. Tavern keepers entertained their guests with rustic comfort food, homemade ciders, and pastoral mixed drinks, crafted out of whatever ingredients they found in their gardens. These forerunners to the modern bartender were half-chef, half-showman. We revive those traditions.

West Main Crafting Co. is a cocktail bar and restaurant located in downtown Lexington, KY. We make all of our cocktail ingredients in-house to provide the most exciting drinking experience possible, whether you’re enjoying authentic classics or inventive new cocktails. We release two cocktail menus each year, one for winter and one for warm weather, each themed after one of our many fandoms.

We invite you to take in the knowledge and arcana of cocktail history with us over a glass of absinthe. Our collection is among the most extensive in the world.

Our food menu is a thoughtful, Kentucky Proud exploration of fresh and regional produce, with shareable plates as well as entrees and daily specials. After 10:30pm on weekend nights we also have our Late Night menu of lifesaving, breakfast-inspired food.

As much as we love enthusiasts of all ages, we are strictly a 21+ venue, and can accommodate no minors, toddlers or infants.

Street parking is available nearby in the rear on Short. The library garage is located at 140 E Main, and the LFC garage is at 230 W Main. Don’t drink and drive.

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