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West Main Crafting Co.

4.8
4.8
355 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
*We are strictly a 21 & up venue, and can accommodate no minors, toddlers or infants.*

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.

* For parties over 4, call 859.618.6318, or email guestservices@;westmain.com. Large groups with multiple, assembled reservations may not be accommodated.*

*Take out and delivery also available during business hours. Check DoorDash for food and cocktail delivery options.*

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar and Kitchen Hours Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–2:30 am

  • Phone number

    (859) 618-6318 ext. 1

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    West Main Crafting Co. offers a series of private tasting experiences for groups of up to 8 people. For information and reservations, email guestservices@westmain.com.

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Cross Street

    Between Limestone and Upper, by 21c Hotel.

  • Parking Details

    Some on and off street parking is available nearby, in the rear on Short. There are plenty of parking garages downtown. The City Center garage is across the street, the Library garage is at 140 E Main, Helix on Main is at 156 E Main, and the Proof garage is at 230 W Main.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 355 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early to get a seat at the bar. We wanted the personal experience of sitting front and center with the bartender. We were able to have conversation with Christian as we tried different cocktails. The craftsmanship and attention to details makes this place a true craft cocktail bar. This was a proposal date and Christian was an awesome assistant😁.
  2. M

    Mizliz

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hanger steak was amazing. We really enjoyed the drink selection and the service was perfect.
  3. D

    Danielle

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I absolutely love West Main Crafting. Hands down the best drinks in town and the food and atmosphere is superb. When you go, ask for Davin, he's amazing! Definitely a 5 star experience everytime.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow!! Everything was fantastic. Some of the best cocktails I’ve ever had — try whatever looks intriguing. The food was interesting and delicious. It was all amazing!
  5. SR

    SarahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here several times, the food is always amazing and the drinks are uniquely crafted! We love this place!
  6. RM

    RobM

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again a wonderful night. Great food and even better cocktails and care. Thank you Christain and Anthony!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place had truly extraordinary craft cocktails and absolutely fabulous artisanal food. We (used to) travel around the world, seeking the best cocktails and cooking wherever we went. Without a doubt we rank this small but serious place among our top ten drinking and dining experiences. And we found it totally serendipitously during our trip to the Bourbon Trail. We enjoyed it so much that we cancelled our dinner reservations for our second night so that we could return here to explore more of their fantastic creations!
  8. A

    Audra

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing cocktails in Lex! Some of the best I've ever had!
  9. J

    Jacob

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really unique menu, and unique in a very good way! Food was excellent drinks were really good as well!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Portions were a little small for the meal I had (noodles,) although my husbands entree was fairly large (chicken) Cocktails were
  11. MM

    MeganM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was amazing! My husband had the hangar steak—the best steak we’ve ever had. The marrow was so delicious! I had the soba noodles with shrimp—so perfect!! The drinks were excellent and so pretty, too. We had such a great time and service was top notch—funny, helpful, and knowledgeable. We really recommend this place!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and excellent service
  13. TT

    TerrellT

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my fathers 76th birthday!
  14. JW

    JoeW

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you are looking for a unique dining experience, you must try Main Street Crafting Co. Their drinks are amazing and their food is fresh, seasonal and excellent. A true downtown Lexington gem!
  15. MC

    MichaelC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    Overall very awesome place the wait staff and bartenders new there drinks and menu selection and was able to describe what taste to expect.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Wonderful cocktails and menu, such a treat that they serve Filipino inspired dish! Definitely enjoy taking friends and family to try their food! Adobo for today! Drinks are always always on point! We love it here!
  17. KL

    KennyL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From walking in the door until paying our tab was perfect. Can’t wait to go back!
  18. S

    Seasonedtrvlr

    Detroit

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, exceptional food, service and cocktails!
  19. J

    Jambontoo

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Except for the tuna poke (which was quite flavorless and disappointing), the meal was sublime. Terrific adobo chicken wings, excellent roast chicken, and outstanding hanger steak, with a lovely crust. The warm apple cobbler and house ice cream made a nice end to the meal. Oh, and the two cocktails (Hemingway Daquari and Sazerac) were beautifully "crafted." Finally, we had a very pleasant and attentive server, Alex. Ask for her by name!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jonathan is amazing!
  21. CM

    ChristyM

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Great place for cocktails but would recommend eating somewhere else.
  22. T

    Tdottie

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The curry sauce in the mussels and the pan noodles were very salty. We loved the brie and the lemon pudding cake.
  23. E

    Engaged

    Raleigh

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went there in large part because of the drinks. We were not disappointed. We had the Liberal and the Negroni and they were both perfect. So perfect we ordered another round before dinner. We didn't know what to expect from the dinner especially given the smallish menu. But we were really taken by how good the noodles with shrimp and the mussels were. Both were excellent. All in all, it was a fun and rewarding experience. We will be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abby was outstanding and literally made our night! She picked out our entire meal and drinks!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date weekend Away. Food was phenomenal and so were the craft cocktails.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The drinks were amazing and our service was top tier!!! We will absolutely be back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t miss this one! Stumbled upon it while spending one night in downtown Lexington. This one will stay in my archives.
  28. W

    kWww

    Nashville

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    wow, amazing cocktail list/book. Fun choices for eats. Loved the chicken wings appetizer. Delicious!
  29. F

    Franklin

    Louisville

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cocktails in Lexington. Amazing selection of bourbon and other spirits. Creative, delicious food. Excellent service. One of Kentucky’s best restaurants, West Main is a downtown Lexington gem.
  30. DW

    DanielleW

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Small but amazing food menu. I’m not a huge fan of cocktails but went out on a limb and was not disappointed. Such unique and tasty drinks!
  31. JB

    JenessaB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really cool vibe and loved the variety of cocktails available!
  32. H

    Hsubydoo

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb. We were in town to hit the bourbon trail and after tasting our meal Saturday night we decided we wanted to go back for every meal while we were In Town but they closed sunday and Monday. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very personable and attentive. We could not decide on our entrees because they all seemed great so we ordered three (husband and me) and took home leftovers. The noodles were out of this world delicious! My husband got the hanger steak served over bone marrow. Very tender for that cut of meat. The man seated next to my husband had the pork chop and loved it. Next time!
  33. m

    mariec

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun surprise. Great cocktails. Thai inspired mussels.
  34. SA

    StephanieA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Discomfort outweighed the food. We enjoyed one of the 2 drinks we tried. The baked brie was great, but the quantity was quite small for the price. We reserved a table and were sat at a bar height table that was long and had other sitting at it. It felt like we were pigs eating at a trough. When I asked why we could not be sat at a table, the hostess said because others asked for tables specifically in their reservation, but that was not an option in open table which is where we booked through. They did not seem to care and we found out that the couches with tables were not reserved so I am not sure why we were not sat there. My chicken was dry. My husband's steak was very good although there was no edible bone marrow which means the advertisement was somewhat misleading. All-in-all, I would not recommend this place to anyone unless they are not very hungry and have a lot of money to spend. Also only reserve if you can be sure you are going to get a table.
  35. RC

    RogerC

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice place. 19th century bartending. Crafting is an understatement. Very cool.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an incredible time at West Main Crafting Co! Our Adobo appetizer was incredible as was our entrées, the Hanger Steak and Pork Chop! Simple yet perfectly cooked and put together with robust flavors! Our drinks were also AMAZING!!! Can’t wait to go back!!
  37. TP

    TPLex

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great drinks and exceptional service. Jacob was great.
  38. R

    Richard

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bread and Brie was fantastic and the cocktails were great as always.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience
  40. CG

    CaptainGelatin

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with another couple for a great double date. The cocktail menu is very impressive and we sampled quiet a variety amongst us. We asked about wines and they have a house red or white. So, stick with cocktails! :-) The mussels in curry was fantastic and perfectly spicy. The steak was a little under the requested medium-rare, but that was fine with us. Overall, fantastic food and drinks, but it does come with a hefty price tag as the cocktails add up. $240 with tax and tip for 4 people. (4 entrees, 2 apps, 7 cocktails)

FAQs

West Main Crafting Co. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 618-6318 ext. 1.

West Main Crafting Co. is rated 4.8 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Limestone and Upper, by 21c Hotel.

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar and Kitchen Hours Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–2:30 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Some on and off street parking is available nearby, in the rear on Short. There are plenty of parking garages downtown. The City Center garage is across the street, the Library garage is at 140 E Main, Helix on Main is at 156 E Main, and the Proof garage is at 230 W Main.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 618-6318 ext. 1

  • Private party facilities

    West Main Crafting Co. offers a series of private tasting experiences for groups of up to 8 people. For information and reservations, email guestservices@westmain.com.

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