TOP 5 Dining: Lexington Breweries

Amanda Harper


Rock House Brewing
119 Luigart Court •

For craft beer and community, head over to NoLi. Rock House is well known for hosting a variety of events that welcome a wide range of interests, from The Drunken Flea to live music. They have a diverse list of offerings that range from easy-drinking to experimental on tap with tastes sure to please.

Country Boy Brewing
436 Chair Avenue, Lexington •

Founded in 2012 by three native Kentuckians, Country Boy has two locations, one near Rupp Arena and one in Georgetown. Their Cougar Bait is an American blonde ale that’s pretty universally loved. For something a little further up the bitterness scale, try Halfway Home, an American pale ale that comes in at 40 IBUs. 

Mirror Twin Brewing
725 National Avenue • 

Their flagship brews are cool and varied and include White Girl Wasted blonde ale and You, Me & Mr. PB, a chocolate peanut butter milk stout. Plus, their rotating menu will keep you coming back. As a delicious bonus, you can get Rolling Oven pizza right inside the taproom.

Blue Stallion Brewing
610 West Third Street •

Focusing on authentic German lagers and British ales, Blue Stallion works with the purest traditional ingredients wherever possible. Enjoy Dad’s Favorites Deli food with your brews, or play billiards, darts or pinball. Stop by on Mission Mondays, when 10% of taproom sales go to benefit local non profits.

Ethereal Brewing
1224 Manchester Street •

Located in the Distillery District, Ethereal offers delicious Belgian farmhouse and American craft beers with a creative edge. From game nights to Trivia Night, date night to drinks with coworkers, Ethereal is a great gathering place that offers a little magic for everyone.