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Parlay Social

$$ - $$$American, ,
257 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1226
+1 859-244-1932
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (7 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
257 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1226
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This has become our go-to bar in downtown whenever we visit Lexington. There is always live music on the weekend - (we really enjoy Alt 90s!!), drink selection is good and prices are reasonable. We’ve attended a number of private events here and they always...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mudfoot4
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Came here after dinner one night and had drinks and listened to music. Its a nice atmosphere and great people watching. I didnt have any specialty drinks only bottled beer. We'll check it out when in town again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank alterego3030
Reviewed October 8, 2018

can't say much else -- we stopped in for a couple beers -- the beers were cold, the staff was friendly, and TV's worked.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bawgreen
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in and had the Lord Honey (I think it was called) and the Bourbon Ball Martini and both were delicious. I'd go back for those alone. Didn't have any food, but the menu looked good. There was live music and overall it was just...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank katdjz
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We ordered a pizza that turned out to have burned, dry crust, and nachos that were wheat instead of corn. No guacamole or sour cream for the nachos. Our server was attentive and kept my water glass full.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Janet C
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Yum! Juicy, chargrilled burger with a sweet chutney. The restaurant had a cool vibe. It was burger Week and they were crazy busy. But the waitresses were practically running to keep up with the extra business.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Explore196328
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Not a great fun time food meh. Staff ehh. Entertainment was to be later but the staff didn't give a big impression on the "band". Need to up your staff/customer engagement.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Philip E
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

After a nice nap and cry I decided to take myself out ! I met up with a local singles group and met some older prospects. The drinks gave me 1920 feel and the sights were out of this worrrrllllddd!!!!! There was a lovely band...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank blaker1309
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Over 150 Bourbons available at a impressive island bar. We had several items to eat while in town for Keeneland opening weekend. 5 stars on the pizza, gourmet grilled cheese offerings and the burger. Oh yea......the fries you cannot stop eating. Grab a window seat...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Grant S
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited over New Years Eve weekend. Ended up here 2 nights. The live music was great. Bartenders were very good. Great selection of drinks. New Years Eve party was super fun. Priced well. Would definitely recommend for a fun night out to anyone.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank KarenBruns
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tillie b
June 20, 2015|
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Response from Bob E | Property representative |
All ages are welcome before 9pm. 21+ after 9pm and during shows.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 2:30 AM
3:00 PM - 2:30 AM
3:00 PM - 2:30 AM
3:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1226
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-244-1932
  • E-mail
Parlay Social continues the tradition of the Prohibition Era with our Speak Easy throwback menu featuring a number of appetizers, fresh seasonal oysters, soups & salads, NY Deli Style Sandwiches, Gourmet Grilled Cheeses, Thin Crust Pizzas, combinations of Charcuterie (featuring local favorite Janie's Summer Sausage) and Gourmet Cheese from around the world, and decadent desserts (our signature Bourbon Bomb made with locally distilled Town Branch Bourbon). We offer a vast selection of premium spirits, fine wines and bottle and draft beers. Try our Signature Cocktails many dating back to Speakeasy times of old. Our Commonwealth offers a wide variety of Bourbons including Makers Mark, Knob Creek, Bulleit, Woodford Reserve, Pappy Van Winkle's and many more! Enjoy our Art Deco ambiance while dining, or let the week's pressures wash away with our live music (Wednesday through Saturday). Our stage hosts performances from Blues and Classic Rock to R&B, Jazz, Bluegrass & Texas Swing!
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