By Rosie Ecker


Pies & Pints serves an assortment of delectable specialty pies with over 30 beers on tap. While they do serve up classic pies like the Margherita or Pesto, Pies & Pints takes it to a whole new level with favorites like the Grape & Gorgonzola pie topped with red grapes, gorgonzola cheese and fresh rosemary. Feeling spicy? Try the Sriracha Shrimp pie topped with sriracha marinated shrimp, fresh garlic, red onions, fresh pineapple, scallions, basil, mint, cilantro and sriracha aioli.
401 W Main St #106 • (859) 231-7437 •
With over 10 specialty pizzas, “mellow-out” and enjoy every last bite they have to offer. Try the Holy Shiitake pizza topped with shiitake, button and portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, mozzarella and MontAmoré cheese. Or even try the Mellowterranean with grilled chicken, onions, roasted red peppers, black olives, chives, feta and mozzarella cheeses with a side of tzatziki sauce. These humorously-named options will leave you both laughing and satisfied.
503 S Upper St •(859) 281-6111 •
With 3 full bars, 27 TVs and 3 projectors, not to mention its pizza and drink options, Pazzo’s is a sure collegiate favorite. Choose from over 10 specialty pizzas where anyone’s taste buds will be satisfied. Ranging from the Mexington with seasoned ground beef and other savory toppings to the Bourbon Bootlegger with grilled chicken, bacon, red onion and house-made bbq sauce, Pazzo’s knows how to win over any Lexington native. It doesn’t stop there, however; with 47 beers on tap and 65 bourbons/whiskies, you can create your own great pairing.
385 S Limestone •(859) 255-5125 •
Located in a former synagogue with hard to miss stained-glass windows, this local favorite has just about everything under the Italian sun. Ranging from the Zucchini Parmesan Sub with deep-fried zucchini slices, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, all the way to the Sfingione pizza with a sauce of sautéed onions, anchovies and tomatoes with mozzarella and Romano cheese, there are options for everyone. There is even the chance to see Joe Bologna himself, diligently making his celebrated breadsticks.
120 W Maxwell St •(859) 252-4933 •
This tavern and taproom brings authentic Chicago-style pizza right into Lexington. With everything from lighter-fare meals to deep-dish pizza, you will surely leave satisfied. Try the Kick’N Canadian Bacon deep dish pizza with jalapeño cream cheese, mozzarella and pepper jack cheeses, Canadian bacon, diced tomatoes topped with green onions. The Chicago7 Stromboli is a great option for those who don’t want to share a single bite; it features Italian sausage, pepperoni, green peppers, red onions, mushrooms, black olives and mozzarella baked in Old Chicago’s classic dough. Wash any choice down with their state-of-the-art beer on-tap selections.
1924 Pavilion Way • (859) 977-4640 •