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Cheapside Bar & Grill

) #226 of 709 Restaurants in Lexington €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Pub
131 Cheapside, Lexington, KY 40507-1303
+1 859-254-0046
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“fry sauce” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
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131 Cheapside, Lexington, KY 40507-1303
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I order a Kentucky Mule - on the menu it calls for Buffalo Trace and ginger beer. It was made with rail bourbon and lime juice - when I asked if they were out of Buffalo Trace the answer was no and she walks away....More

Thank t0mjulie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday night around 7pm. Asked for a table outside, we were sat up on the outdoor deck. Looked like a great place from the street. We sat there for 10 minutes and no one came up to us. No one glanced over and said "be...More

Thank jcraig10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch on the patio. Everything about the experience was average.. the service.. the food .. the atmosphere. It looks like a place that is more fun at night.

Thank Glenkare
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Cheapside is too much to look at from the outside, but the service and atmosphere were great! We ordered some Interesting dishes while there , and found a hidden gem right in the middle of Lexington, My! The meatballs were funky but had such a...More

Thank Turner A
Reviewed 27 December 2016

You think the house wine is a good price, but find out the serving is pretty small. The appetizers are hit or miss. We had to send our flat bread back because it was burned. The second time was only slightly less burned. The crab...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The food here is very good and at an exceptional prices. The Loaded Tots are amazing. A must have when you eat here. They have a very good selection of beer and it is served nice and cold. The Downtown Brown was excellent, highly recommend...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Used to go to Cheapside quite often in the early 2000's. Based on my last meal, it's definitely gone downhill. The smoked chicken was so over cooked there wasn't enough BBQ sauce in the place to help. Very dry! The fry dip and other condiments...More

Thank BackInLex
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Live music usually blues and is so tonight. Great atmosphere good vibes. Eight of us. We sat inside for a while then moved to outside patio. Crowded but not overly so. Wait staff efficient enough. Prices comparable.

Thank Armina H
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Our parking attendant raved about Cheapside. It was a nice little bar. The outside eating areas are great. The food was average. Great selection of Craft beer. The Hot Brown is interesting and very rich, not a light meal. The waiter shared this before we...More

Thank BR M
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Parked downtown and decided to walk around and see what struck our fancy. Interesting menu, and good draft beer selection.

Thank Bridget H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Cheapside, Lexington, KY 40507-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-254-0046
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Cheapside is located in the heart of Downtown Lexington. Three blocks from Rupp Arena facing Cheapside Park & the Fifth Third Pavilion. We have been serving great food and fabulous beverages for over 30 years. Our menu features variety: great burgers, sandwiches, smoked and roasted meats, and a new and growing section of the menu featuring fresh and Modern Mexican cuisine. We feature a large selection of premium tequilas, craft beers and classic cocktails. Cheapside has long been known as a great place for outdoor dining and Happy hour on our famous Patio and the Oasis deck. Also featuring the best in local live entertainment on weekends.
Come for a great dinner and stay for the party!