Three day, two night suggested itinerary.
Take Friday off! This "mancation" includes options for evening entertainment.
Day 1 Friday
What's a guys' weekend in Lexington without a peek at historic Rupp Arena? A special viewing window at Lexington Center is accessible till 5:30 p.m. (859) 233-4567. Take a tour of the first Bourbon distillery built in Lexington in over 100 years, Town Branch, just steps away from the arena. Nearby Nick Ryan's is a good choice for dinner. Walk across the street after dinner to the Grey Goose (859) 333-1500. If the weather's nice, the real party will be out back on the patio.
Day 2 Saturday
Enjoy golf at one, or more, of our many courses. The Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Club was designed by Rees Jones and was named a top 75 U.S. resort course by Golf Digest magazine. Kearney Hill Links was designed by Pete Dye. Head back downtown to Lexington's gastro pub, the Village Idiot (859) 252-0099. From there, you are close to tons of great bar hopping options: Cheapside Bar and Grill, Parlay Social (859) 244-1932, Belle's Cocktail House (859) 389-6777, the Henry Clay Public House (859) 368-7754, to name just a few. If you like discovering locally crafted beers, check out West 6th Brewing Company (859) 951-6006, Country Boy Brewing (859) 554-6200 or Blue Stallion (877) 928-2337.
Day 3 Sunday
Get out to Keeneland Race Course before 11:30 and treat yourself to a huge Southern breakfast at the Track Kitchen. The grounds of Keeneland are always open for you to explore. You might get to chat with a trainer. In April and October, live Thoroughbred racing starts around 1:00 p.m.
If you are not here during a race meet, check out another nearby bourbon distillery in the afternoon: Buffalo Trace (502) 696-5926, Woodford Reserve (859) 879-1812, Four Roses (502) 839-3436 and Wild Turkey (502) 839-4544 are all within a half hour's drive.