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Cheapside Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$American, ,
131 Cheapside, Lexington, KY 40507-1303
+1 859-254-0046
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“cajun salmon” (3 reviews)
“fry sauce” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
131 Cheapside, Lexington, KY 40507-1303
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited this place for years. Always great staff and always a good atmosphere. It's a bar with some food before like 8pm. The hot brown or Downtown Brown is what you should get. They have plenty of mixed drinks. If you want a bar...More

Thank JhibbnJuno
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were grabbing supper after a late bike ride, and happy to find this place still serving food. Smokers on patio, so we ate inside. Service was friendly. I had the Downtown Brown, which was very good; my husband's dish was less exciting, but he...More

Thank justwannahavefun
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We were down town for Thursday night live. Decided to have dinner while there. The restaurant was right next to the live music. Beer was nice and cold and they had many local brews on tap. The belly buster burger which was very good

Thank billwa5kul
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Visited for an early dinner on a Thursday night. Arrived around 5:30pm and the neighborhood was already rocking -- there was some kind of live music and lots of people milling around in the plaza right next to the restaurant. Not sure if this is...More

Thank anniebob29
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Like I stated in the header, good food and a good environment. The menu is unique and offers a ton of twists. I had the chicken and Kevin salad, didn't get any pecan but it was delicious anyway. My wife had the fajita salad and...More

Thank Coach T
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We visited this restaurant during the local Burger Week and were seated near the bar. We arrived early because of the Thursday Night Live crowd that is usually downtown. When we tried to place our order the waitress said she could only serve drinks prior...More

Thank teacher152015
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

First time ever eating at this establishment, and it was ABSOLUTELY THE WORST SERVICE I'VE EVER EXPERIENCED. Now, perhaps I shouldn't have chosen the first day of Lexington Burger Week, however this is not the first year for this event, and if you didn't plan...More

Thank Meko-B
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Decided to grab a cold beer at Cheapside while on break from the conference I was attending. Rolled in the door, and the place is practically empty. The hostess, who inexplicably became my waitress asked, "How many?" I replied, "Just me." She looked me dead...More

Thank Piercedlibrarian
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We found this place after making several stops and met the Bartender Steve. He made us feel welcomed and was very informative about the menu. He made several suggestions which we thoroughly enjoyed. We ended up going back every night for drinks and dinner. Thanks...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 10 June 2017

WOW the food was really good and the place is very nice the staff was great and very helpful for sure

Thank Mitch F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Cheapside, Lexington, KY 40507-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-254-0046
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Cheapside is located in the heart of Downtown Lexington. Three blocks from Rupp Arena facing Cheapside Park & the Fifth Third Pavilion. We have been serving great food and fabulous beverages for over 30 years. Our menu features variety: great burgers, sandwiches, smoked and roasted meats, and a new and growing section of the menu featuring fresh and Modern Mexican cuisine. We feature a large selection of premium tequilas, craft beers and classic cocktails. Cheapside has long been known as a great place for outdoor dining and Happy hour on our famous Patio and the Oasis deck. Also featuring the best in local live entertainment on weekends. Come for a great dinner and stay for the party!
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