Lexington’s Go-To Happy Hour List for Summer 2019

There’s an old saying that goes, “It’s five o’clock somewhere.” If you’re in downtown Lexington, you can put those wise words into action. With happy hours and specials galore, you can’t go wrong trying out downtown Lexington’s extensive list of top-notch places to eat and drink. Grab your friends and stop by these spots for some drinks and a good time!


Centro is located right in the heart of Downtown Lexington. Their location is the perfect place to get in on the action downtown with Central Bank Thursday Night Live and the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays happening right outside their door! Enjoy their newly refurbished, dog-friendly outdoor seating along with their happy hour specials:

  • Daily Specials
    • WHEN: Every day from 4-7pm
    • WHAT: $5 spirits and $7 2-for-1 wine!
  • Ladies’ Night
    • WHEN: Every Wednesday at 4pm
    • WHAT: $3 glasses of wine!


Minglewood is the greatest place to eat, drink, and (surprise) mingle! They have plenty of outdoor seating and are dog-friendly. It’s hard to beat that on nice summer day. Not to mention, they have a special for every single day of the week – that’s my kind of place! I’ve listed a few of their specials below, but feel free to check out their website for the rest of their great deals!

  • Daily Specials
    • WHEN: Tuesday through Saturday from 4-6pm
    • WHAT: Half priced drinks!
  • Whiskey Wednesday
    • WHEN: Every Wednesday from 5-11pm
    • WHAT: $2 off all bourbon & whiskeys!
  • Brunch Special
    • WHEN: Every Saturday & Sunday from 11am-4pm
    • WHAT: $5 mimosas & Bloody Marys!


Lexingtonians rave about Carson’s! Their classy, rustic and comfortable atmosphere provides a unique experience any day of the week! If you’re looking for a place with great food and a cool ambiance, this is the spot!

  • Daily Specials
    • WHEN: Monday through Friday from 3-6pm
    • WHAT: $2 off appetizers, well drinks, draughts & wines!


West Main Crafting Co. is a 19th century-inspired craft cocktail bar. Not only do they craft cocktails, they produce their own syrups, sodas, tonics, and more in order to provide the most authentic drinking experience possible!  Their cocktail list is never-ending; go check it out on their website! Since they know you may want to try more than one type, they offer cocktail flights. From their website: “Cocktail flights are full-sized offerings of cocktails from various historical and modern sources. Flights are a perfect way to share several different cocktails at once.”


Pazzo’s Pizza Pub is a Lexington staple. It’s the perfect place for a brew or cocktail, and a bite! Their pizza is great and their specials are even better.

  • Daily Specials
    • WHEN: Every day from 4-7pm
    • WHAT: $1.95 bud light pints, half priced appetizers, & $1 off local draughts!
  • Pint Night Special
    • WHEN: Every Wednesday at 6:30pm
    • WHAT: Get a small one-topping pizza, beer pitcher, & two glasses for $20!


Margaritas, casa cocktails, sangria and more! Corto Lima is the full package with amazing drinks and savory Mexican-style favorites! Find them downtown at 101 W Short Street and join the fiesta!

  • Daily Specials
    • WHEN: Every day from 2-5pm
    • WHAT: $5 frozen margaritas and $8 frozen margarita & nacho box!

With so many great options, I’m not sure what you’re still doing reading this article. Get downtown and find your five o’clock!

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