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22nd Annual Southern Lights

The 22nd Annual Southern Lights includes a self-guided four mile journey through a... more

Ice Skating in Triangle Park

Tis the season for ice skating!  Enjoy 90 minutes on the ice!  Monday-Friday 4... more

UK Department of Theatre & Dance

A smorgasbord of homegrown, innovative and original works and works-in-progress in one... more

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of how a crippled, young shepherd... more

Alltech Holiday Celebration of Song

Join the community sing-along of holiday favorites!... more

Snowbird Dressage

The series will include USEA classes with the February and March shows, offering more... more

African Cemetery No. 2

by Stuart, History Blogger

Among Lexington's historic cemeteries is African Cemetery No. 2, which was the first burial ground in the city to be organized by African Americans.

Located on East Seventh Street, the eight-acre ...



Whether you want to see a Broadway show, experience local theater, enjoy a concert or go bar hopping, you'll find a wide variety of nightlife in Lexington. With a range of venues from the lovingly restored Lexington Opera House to the 23,000 seat Rupp Arena to the amphitheater at Equus Run Vineyards, there is never a shortage of entertainment options.

Use our Lexington Calendar of Events to explore what special events, concerts and shows are scheduled during your visit. If you are passionate about the performing arts, fond of festivals, like seeing movies on the Big Screen, or in need of some comedic relief, you'll be pleased with what Lexington has to offer.

If nightlife means enjoying a beer or cocktail with an energetic and friendly crowd of local Lexingtonians, check out the bars below.

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Al's Bar

  • 601 North Limestone Street, Lexington
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  • (859) 309-2901

Apollo Pizza and Beer Emporium

  • 228 South Second Street, Richmond
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  • (859) 623-0330


  • 574 North Limestone, Lexington
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  • (859) 317-9712

Austin City Saloon

  • 2350 Woodhill Drive#100, Lexington
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  • (859) 266-6891

Blue Grass Tavern

  • 115 Cheapside, Lexington
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  • (859) 389-6664

Bluegrass Pizza and Pub

  • 235 West Main Street, Danville
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  • (859) 236-7737

Charlie Brown's

  • 816 Euclid Avenue, Lexington
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  • (859) 269-5701

Cheapside Bar & Grill

  • 131 Cheapside, Lexington
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  • (859) 254-0046

Cosmic Charlie's

  • 388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington
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  • (859) 309-9499
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