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Lane Team Guide: Where to go on Game day

Tonight’s the night! After a wild season that played out in very-un-wildcat-like ways, our beloved U of K Wildcats make a grand appearance tonight in the NCAA Championship game. If you’re one of those who opted to stay home in Lexington, here are a few hot spots (classic and nouveau) in some different Lexington neighborhoods to catch the game and get you close to the action.

Euclid Ave.

It’s the classic championship hotspot, and this intersection of Euclid and Woodland Avenues has seen many a celebration through the years. The road changes its name to Avenue of Champions here for a reason! While some things may have changed in the area, here are a few places to check out if you’re going to be near Ashland Park/Chevy Chase or East Campus:

The Beer Trappe is not only a great spot for some laid back any-day mingling, they’re also hosting a kickin’ pre-party!

Bourbon n’ Toulouse is a neighborhood favorite for sure, and we love that they are so dedicated to UK, they even faced an NCAA cease & desist order to celebrate our beloved twins. Get your cajun grub on here before you get crazy later on. Also, they have gator on special! It had to go somewhere…

Lynagh’s just is a must in this hood. Generations of revelers have whiled away hours at this venue – and you’ll be ready for action when the celebrations start. Grab an O-round – one of Lexington’s Best Burgers – and get your cheer on!


Downtown Lexington has come into its own in the last 15 or so years since our earlier championships, and new residences, as well as tons of great restaurants make this city center a great option for game day. If you’re thinking of spending your evening downtown, choose from a few options in the Limestone Corridor:

The Local Taco will certainly be hopping tonight with their gorgeous patio/deck and delicious offerings. Pick up a pitcher of margaritas made fresh at the bar, and a few tacos, and be ready to rock Limestone when the buzzer sounds! But get there early…

Tin Roof has had a barricade up the last couple of weeks to rival Centrepointe, but what you may not know if you’ve not

spent your game nights there is that it’s to house the giant block party of fans and revelers who will watch the game, sip their libations and nosh away the night.

The Paddock is your spot if you want the downtown vibe with the old school gnarly. Affordable drinks, TVs, and good bartenders, this place takes all kinds. There’s no food, but they’ll give you what they’ve got.


Some of Lexington’s newest additions are also great spots for game days. Check out the local breweries for some real, quality brew while you watch the Big Blue!

Blue Stallion

Country Boy Brewing

West Sixth

We wish this could be completely comprehensive, but there are just too many great spots! Stay in touch if you have something great going on in your neighborhood! And wherever you land for tonight, please be sure to party responsibly Lexington, and always go Blue!

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