3347 Tates Creek Road | 859.335.6500 | DrakesComePlay.com
Whether for lunch, dinner or late night fun, Drake’s is Lexington’s favorite neighborhood joint with something for everyone. Drake’s calls itself a bar that loves food and a restaurant that loves beer. With a new burger of the month, new craft cocktails and rotating craft brews all summer long, there’s always something new to enjoy. Their website features weekly events and tap nights.
The walls of Drake’s are designed to open up to make the whole space an open-air spot. Giant Jenga, toss across, great music and flat screen TVs make Drake’s fun for everyone, all year long.
Harry’s American Bar & Grill
Palomar - 3735 Palomar Centre Dr. | Hamburg - 1920 Pleasant Ridge Dr.
859.335.6500 | BluegrassHospitality.com
The Harry’s patio is a staple of Lexington dining, but the fun always ramps up in the summertime. With new craft cocktails and rotating craft brews all summer long, there’s plenty to enjoy at Harry’s! Try the Mini Hot Ham ‘n Brie Sandwiches, fresh Aqua sushi or the classic Harry’s Chopped Salad.
Great music and tons of flat screen TVs that broadcast all the sports games make the Harry’s atmosphere perfect for mingling. Ample seating and parking mean it’s easy to swing by—no reservations needed!
Rincon’s Harrodsburg Road location features a patio that’s perfect for sampling their half price house margaritas (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 5pm-10pm). An intimate covered patio section is great for conversation on sunny days while the open patio section offers umbrella shade to help keep things fun and cool. Their great Mexican fare, Mexican Gift Shop and everyday happy hour specials (3pm–6pm $2.99 House Margaritas, $5.99 Domestic Pitchers and $6.99 Import pitchers) make Rincon a wonderful spot for getting together with friends. Also try Rincon’s other location, located at 818 Euclid Ave.
1924 Pavilion Way | 859.977.4640 | OldChicago.com
Old Chicago, located in Hamburg, is Lexington’s favorite lunch, dinner and late night destination! Open Monday through Saturday 11am-2am and Sunday 11am-12am, Old Chicago serves up pizza, pasta, small plates, sandwiches, salads and more, all alongside an extensive list of beers, wines and cocktails. Everyone should try the Old Chicago Thick Crust pizza!
The covered patio has six tables, perfect for gathering with friends. Enjoy Old Chicago’s Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm and every day 10pm-close. For a truly spectacular night out, join them on Tuesday nights for Team Trivia, starting at 9pm!
Enter a world of lavish design and comfort with an international taste at Shakespeare and Co.’s newest location on Chinoe Road! This property hosts a beautifully renovated indoor-outdoor patio and bar that is full of greenery and covered by canopies and umbrellas, accommodating up to 100 guests comfortably with a variety of patio couches, chairs and bar top tables.
Guests can choose their fare from the regular menu or special “Bar Bites Menu” while enjoying Happy Hour from 3pm-7pm Monday through Friday with $1 off all cocktails. Be sure to discover Shakespeare and Co.’s Downtown location on West Short Street.
bd’s Mongolian Grill
2309 Sir Barton Way | 859.264.0686 | GoMongo.com
bd’s Mongollian Grill delivers a unique, interactive dining experience to guests of all ages. Their “Stir it Up” philosophy ensures that everyone in your party will be pleased. Guests can choose their own ingredients from a huge variety of vegetables, meats, seafood and spices.
During the summer, that experience is amplified with their large and vibrant patio. Guests can enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and live music every Tuesday and Thursday night from 7-10pm. bd’s is always serving up some killer cocktails, like the Berry Mint Sangria. Domestic beers are just $2 and premium drafts and bottles are only $3.
Make sure to add the patio at bd Mongollian Grill to your summer bucket list!
City Barbeque is a casual, come as you are joint. Their national award winning meats are smoked on-site with love and attention. Tasty scratch made sides are a perfect complement to their signature barbeque.
Their patios make the perfect spot to stop and enjoy delicious barbeque without the wait. The wooden picnic tables are one of the few places to sit outside and eat in the area.
With catering, curbside pick-up and online ordering, City Barbeque makes a great choice for the company picnic, grabbing the office lunch or a quick, satisfying after work dinner with the family.
Lexington’s fun, festive, casual neighborhood Mexican restaurant has recently renovated their patio, and they’re inviting everyone to come see! Known for its relaxed dining experience with a great family atmosphere, the Mi Pequeña Hacienda patio at the Lansdowne Drive location offers guests more to love with ample outdoor seating to enjoy all season long! Enjoy 2 for 1 margaritas on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays!
Mi Pequeña Hacienda’s patio is perfect for gathering with amigos or stopping in for a casual lunch during the workday. Be sure to visit them at their Brannon Crossing location for a totally different patio experience!
Palmers Fresh Grill
161 Lexington Green Circle | 859.273.0103 | PalmersFreshGrill.com
Escape to Palmers Fresh Grill patio! Located at The Mall at Lexington Green, the Palmers patio is situated facing the water, making it a getaway for the senses. Open daily for lunch at 11am, Palmers also features Social Hours every day 4:00-6:30pm. Their live music and beautiful scenery make the patio a can’t-miss dining experience!
Palmers serves only USDA Choice or higher steaks and chops. They hand-cut their fresh steak and fish, and their scrumptious desserts are cooked in their kitchen daily. With small plates, handcrafted cocktails, wines, wells, craft and domestic bottles all under $6, Palmers is a perfect spot to mingle!
Proud Mary Honky Tonk BBQ
9079 Old Richmond Road | 859.913.5611 | ProudMaryBBQ.com
As the only family-friendly live music venue and restaurant on the water in the area, Proud Mary boasts plenty of fun alongside “Honky Tonk BBQ” just off I-75 on exit 99. Their menu features barbeque with Cajun flavors and flares. Enjoy all of that with live music Wednesday-Sunday evenings.
Located on the banks of the Kentucky River, Proud Mary has three patio options for guests to enjoy: one up top, one on the side and one over the river. Each features seating with umbrellas for shade. Enjoy their outdoor bar or order up some catering!
2041 Richmond Road | 859.523.8484 |CobaCocina.com
Located just minutes from Downtown, Coba Cocina invites guests to explore Latin contemporary cuisine at its finest. Coba’s Pork Belly Tacos, Agave-Glazed Salmon and Mushroom Enchiladas created by Executive Chef Jonathan Lundy will delight the senses. Cobar Cantina offers signature cocktails and live music, while Cocoh! Confectioner offers satisfaction for every sweet tooth.
The beautiful interior of Coba certainly wows, but their patio offers a different dining experience altogether. With open-air seating starting at 11am every day, Coba’s patio is perfect for enjoying the outdoors during lunch or sipping cocktails as the sun sets.
Azur Restaurant & Patio
3070 Lakecrest Circle #550 | 859.296.1007 | AzurRestaurant.com
Located in Beaumont, Azur offers covered and open air dining on its multi-level patio. Enjoy their full menu; pizza oven and outdoor bar all summer long! Azur features a changing menu of regional and local specialties, with many ingredients from the Bluegrass Farmer’s Market. Enjoy Brunch on the Patio every Sunday, or join them for Sunday Night Suppers, served family style with fresh vegetables and Azur’s famous bourbon fried chicken. They can accommodate small and large parties for luncheons or dinners; they also offer special events throughout the summer. Visit The Bluegrass Farmer’s Market at Azur on Saturdays and Thursdays!
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