735 East Main St. | 859.266.9000 | www.Coles735Main.com
Looking for a patio space with the energy of Main Street’s hustle and bustle? Coles 735 Main has it with their unique gazebo space. At around 1,000 square feet, this covered and heated dining area opens at 4pm Monday-Saturday. It’s great for sipping after work cocktails or noshing from their Bar Bites menu. Or, enjoy dinner with the whole family! Try their Panko fried avocado, stuffed with crabmeat or the Kobe burger with duck fat fries. Their diverse by-the-glass wine list will offer the perfect accompaniment, or try one of their delicious craft cocktails like the seasonal Cantaloupe Margarita.
Want breakfast, but with a culinary twist? Head to Wild Eggs in Palomar (3735 Palomar Centre Drive) or in Hamburg(1925 Justice Drive)! Their unique menu offers delicious comfort dishes alongside light offerings that make it an ideal spot for breakfast, brunch and lunch.
The both Wild Eggs locations have patio spaces, perfect for enjoying breakfast in the sunshine! They open at 6:30am Monday-Friday and at 7am on Sundays and Saturdays.
Craving breakfast? Try the Bananas Foster Waffle or French Toast, served up with banana rum caramel sauce, fresh banana, vanilla bean ice cream, powdered sugar and cinnamon. Looking for something a little bolder? Try the Kalamity Katie’s Border Benedict, featuring green chili corn cakes topped with chorizo, two poached eggs and queso fundido, pico de gallo, sour cream, green onions and avocado, alongside skillet potatoes and an Everything muffin. What really sets breakfast at Wild Eggs apart is their bar! Sip a Bloody Mary or Mimosa while you enjoy the great tastes of the Wild Eggs menu.
They also have a lunch menu with salads, sandwiches and even a burger–topped with a fried egg, of course. Everything is prepared in their made-from-scratch kitchen, so their food is fresh, flavorful and satisfying. Catering is also available.
Discover a true gem in Richmond! Hanger’s Steakhouse offers an elegant atmosphere, a full-service bar, an attentive staff and a menu that’s always worth the drive. This hotspot offers an exceptional dining experience that is a great place for everyone; families, friends, coworkers, travelers and anyone ready to enjoy a great time and a great meal.
Their upscale patio offers comfortable seating for 22 people. It’s perfect for a sunny dinner–their rustic Steakhouse Salad is wonderful for enjoying while dining out on the patio. The bar menu also offers yummy small bites that are perfect for nibbling while enjoying the summer weather.
Owner Rebecca Chenault invites everyone to try the delicious offerings on the Hanger’s dinner menu. In addition to delicious steaks, their Peach Glazed Pork Loin is a local favorite. Hanger’s, which is open Tuesday-Saturday at 5pm for dinner, uses only the finest ingredients and locally grown organic Kentucky Proud products whenever possible. They also offer private dining rooms for events.
Join them for Happy Hour, Tuesday-Wednesday 5-6pm and Thursday-Saturday 4-6pm for $1 off draft beer, $3 house wine and $6 well drinks! Or, try one of their unique cocktails, like their Strawberry Punch made with Cabana Rum!
Palmers Fresh Grill
161 Lexington Green Circle | Lexington | 859.273.0103 | PalmersFreshGrill.com
Escape to Palmers Fresh Grill patio! Located at The Mall at Lexington Green, the Palmers patio is situated lakeside, 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 handcut 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!
J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar
3191 Beaumont Centre Circle | Lexington | www.JRendersBBQ.com
Kick back in comfy Adirondack chairs while sipping on a great cocktail on the J. Render’s patio! Cantilever umbrellas provide plenty of shade on sunny days, making it a perfect spot to enjoy a quick lunch or to relax after a long day at work. Their Happy Hour is 3-6pm daily and they offer $1 off all drinks and $6 select appetizers. On Wednesdays, enjoy half priced bottles of wine! Their unique comfort food will wow, like the “Oh No You Didn’t” Grilled Cheese, which features pulled pork and smoked mac n’ cheese on Texas toast, all grilled to perfection!
The Cellar Bar & Grille
3256 Lansdowne Dr. | Lexington | 859.317.8301 | www.CellarGrille.com
This upscale sports bar features lots of reimagined pub dishes that will please any palate, including their Shrimp and Crab Dip and Bourbon Glazed Salmon. With marble countertops, the interior has a great business casual vibe with plenty of TVs for catching the game. They also have a private dining room for large parties. But it’s their 125-seat patio area that overlooks The Signature Club’s pool and lush surroundings that has people piling in during the summer months. Open to the public, this bar makes everyone feel like family. They have daily lunch and dinner specials and Happy Hours is Monday-Friday 4-7pm.
Shamrock Bar & Grille
154 Patchen Dr. #87 | Lexington | 859.269.7621 | www.ShamrocksKY.com
Since 1993, Shamrock Bar & Grille has been a staple of Lexington’s bar scene. This mom and pop establishment has a great pub vibe inside and a casual, fun outdoor patio. Owners C.O. and Heather Trump–who also own The Cellar Bar & Grille–ensure that Shamrock always offers great food, cold beer and live music, all with a friendly atmosphere that’s perfect for watching sports or relaxing after work. They have daily specials and a menu of comforting pub fare, like Irish Nachos and Loaded Ribeye Sandwich, and a great beer list. Visit their second location in the Hartland Shopping Center, as well!
Proud Mary Honky Tonk & BBQ
9079 Old Richmond Rd. | Lexington | 859.913.5611 | www.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. 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. Don’t miss their outdoor bar: Proud Mary’s drink offerings include wine, beer on tap and delicious cocktails, including the Cajun Margarita.
The Proud Mary menu features great barbeque and Cajun classics. Their barbequed meats include brisket, chicken, sausage and pulled pork, and they all pair perfectly with Proud Mary’s great sides. From their Shrimp Po Boy to their Fried Frog Legs, there’s plenty more on the menu to enjoy. They also have a great lineup of appetizers, perfect for sharing with friends: their Bite Size Catfish is a must-have! Proud Mary is perfect for a filling supper and they’re open on weekends for lunch. Don’t forget their Crazy ‘Bout Cajun food truck! Have an event coming up? Proud Mary offers catering, as well!
Need a reason to celebrate with Proud Mary? They have a calendar of fun events, from Rock Between the Bridges on July 4th to bourbon, bluegrass and barbeque celebrations throughout the year.
A newly-updated patio makes El Rancho Tapatio a great destination for drinks after work or family dinners. With big umbrellas for shade, the patio is always a comfortable, casual spot. Open seven days a week, 10am-10pm, El Rancho Tapatio’s fun atmosphere and delicious dishes transport guests to a little corner of Guadalajara, Mexico!
El Rancho specializes in Taqueria-style tacos. Their popular Tacos Dorados de Barbacoa features four deep-fried beef barbacoa-style tacos, stuffed with chopped cilantro and diced onions. They also have tacos that can be customized with a wide range of meats and toppings, done up right by their talented kitchen staff.
Family owned and operated, El Rancho Tapatio features fresh-made meals that are always affordable. Their menu features “Not Your Everyday Mexican Cuisine”, featuring authentic dishes and some original creations that will delight. They offer everything from classic Migas for breakfast to Xangos–chimicheesecake with vanilla ice cream–for dessert, making El Rancho a destination from morning ‘til night. They also offer takeout, delivery and catering options upon request.
Love margaritas? El Rancho Tapatio serves up a great one, and on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, enjoy 2 for 1 margaritas all day long… perfect for sipping on the patio with friends!
A tribute to Kentucky’s rich racing history, Harry’s is a crowd favorite. Home of the mini burger and Aqua sushi, known for their signature cocktails and hand-selected wines; Harry’s has something for everyone. Whether visiting for a leisurely lunch or dinner, winding down after work, or catching your favorite team on one of the flat screen TVs, Harry’s is perfect for any occasion. Open year round, enjoy an open-air atmosphere during warm weather months and encased glass and fire pit during cooler months. Visit both Harry’s locations, in Palomar Shopping Center and Hamburg.
Locals’ Craft Food & Drink
701 National Ave. | Lexington | 859.523.3249 | www.LocalsLex.com
Everyone’s new favorite local hangout is Locals’! Nearly 1,500 square feet of patio is split into three unique sections. The rooftop seating is covered by large sails and offers a spectacular view while the downstairs patios have umbrellas for shade on sunny days. Locals’ is known around town for their white chicken chili and bourbon-brined wings. Their well-stocked bar can’t be missed, particularly their unique cocktails and wide selection of craft beers. Owners Seth Boyd and Billy Oakley invite everyone to stop by and enjoy their happy hour, featuring $1 off wine and select liquors from 4-6pm every day.
BD’s Mongolian Grill
2309 Sir Barton Way | Lexington | 859.264.0686 | www.GoMongo.com
Looking to “Stir it Up” this summer? BD’s offers both an outdoor and indoor patio, perfect for summertime casual dining! Their adjustable garage doors and climate control make the indoor patio fabulous anytime. With 16 TVs, BD’s is a great destination for catching the big game, listening to their live music or enjoying their All Day Happy Hour and daily drink specials. Hungry? Their Create Your Own StirFry provides a bevy of options, from fresh vegetables to savory proteins. Cool off this summer with their frozen Mango Madness cocktail. From office lunches to backyard barbecues, BD’s catering will have you covered!
Now Open: Life Brewpub offers a fabulous beer garden experience that’s fantastic for weekend brunch or catching up with friends over dinner. Enjoy music, games and a relaxing atmosphere alongside Life Brewpub’s unique menu: don’t miss their daily food and drink specials! Their in-house brewery means they can offer a beer list unlike any other in town. They also have house-made sodas and syrups and specialty made bitters, as well as organic house roasted coffee. Their menu features breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and kid-friendly options. Their space can be reserved for private parties, as well!
313 S. Ashland Ave. | Lexington | 859.303.5048 | www.AthenianGrill.com
Ilias Pappas, a Greek native and UK alumnus, founded Athenian Grill. Ilias grew up in a small town near Athens, steeped in a rich history of traditional Greek cooking. His vision for Athenian Grill was to partner with local farms and businesses to bring fresh, authentic Greek food to Lexington.
Athenian Grill’s beautiful open-air patio is perfect for grabbing lunch or for gathering with friends after work. Umbrellas and trees offer ample shade. The beautiful Chevy Chase locale is convenient to Downtown, Woodland Park and some of the city’s best shopping.
Athenian Grill also has a location at 115 North Locust Hill Drive with a patio and great casual indoor atmosphere. Their planned third location will be a part of The Summit at Fritz Farm’s Deauville Food Hall, currently slated for an early 2017 open.
Curious about Greek food? Bring a group of friends and try the Appetizer combo, which offers the choice of any four apps for just $25: from their traditional Spanakopita to their delicious Dolmathakia–grape leaves stuffed with basmati rice and spices–there’s plenty to explore on Athenian Grill’s authentic menu. For lunch, their Gyros can’t be missed, offering a bevvy of choices, including vegetarian and vegan options.