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Parlay Social

$$ - $$$American, ,
257 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1226
+1 859-244-1932
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  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
257 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1226
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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

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.

Thank KarenBruns
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Had dinner there and a couple drinks. The food was very bland and way over priced. Also the service was slow.

Thank dannyjoe19
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Stopped after dinner for a drink. Ended up staying for several. Bartenders are attentive, friendly and excellent at their profession. The young bar-back, who was drying the glassware at an intensity we have never seen, had an incredible smile and was very engaging! The fellow...More

Thank Sherrie S
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Great place to hang out, drink cocktails, and grab a bite to eat. Football games on television, but had live music after dinner. Food was average bar food. Pizza was chewy, but appetizers were better than expected.

Thank Hayley H
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Great place. Happy Hour all week. Food is great. Love the grilled cheese sandwiches. Parking lot is right beside restaurant.

Thank dboyles50
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Festive environment -- loved the bar setting. Friendly waitstaff with some unique food choices. We are not a big drinking family but it looked like they had a great selection. I had the individual pizzas and they were great.

Thank Debi T
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We went for dinner and drinks. They made some amazing bourbon drinks that they smoked over a flame and did different things with. We noticed a band setting up and moved to the other side of the bar and enjoyed some great music. Great service...More

Thank Becky C
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough about the willingness of the owners to open up for special events that promote the community. I've been involved with two here that were excellent! Drinks are good, specials are AWESOME (can we say 1/2 price wine night?!) and atmosphere is...More

Thank Mudfoot4
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We have been here several times just for the grilled cheese. They are really good and very tasty. They also have some good local craft beers and plenty of bourbon. We went early to avoid the crowd and didn't partake in any of the live...More

Thank jasind01
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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
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
3:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
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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