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5 rooftop bars + restaurants in Lexington

Sometimes, it helps to get some perspective.

A rooftop bar with people mingling with drinks and cafe lights with views of downtown Lexington

Soak in the sunsets with sips and socializing at Belle’s. | Photo courtesy of VisitLEX

Later sunsets and longer nights can only mean one thing — nightlife in Lexington is back to bustling. Take to the skies, because we’re rounding up sfiveix rooftop bars + restaurants where you can sit back and take in those big blue views.

Belle’s Cocktail House, 156 Market St.
First on the list was also the first rooftop bar in town. The bar features an impressive wall of bourbon and a hoppin’ nightlife atmosphere overlooking the Big Blue Building.

Dudley’s on Short, 259 W. Short St., #125
The perfect date night spot, Dudley’s offers an elegant, Southern-inspired dining experience. A table on this picturesque rooftop will have you immersed in greenery + basking in the glow of twinkling lights. Pro tip: Tables are limited to parties no greater than eight people, and only available for dinner Wednesday-Sunday.

A person stands while holding a drink in hand overlooking the Lexington skyline.

Infinity is an Instagrammable dream. | Photo courtesy of @onesiponebitekentucky

Infinity: Rooftop Restaurant + Bar, 150 W. Main St.
Perhaps one of the tallest views on our list, Infinity is perfect for a working lunch or late-night sips on top of Lexington City Center. Try a Rooftop Rodeo Burger featuring slow-smoked barbecue + melted queso, then wash it down with an Infinity Marg with pear vodka, muddled lemon, and cucumber.

Lost Palm, 941 Manchester St.
Who needs Miami when you can just head down to the Distillery District? Atop The Manchester hotel lies a tropical paradise that will transport you to the 1960s. The retro pink and green tiki bar offers unique bar bites like alligator tacos el pastor, but cocktails like the hibiscus-forward Blinkers On really put this spot on top.

Osha Thai Kitchen, 107 W. Short St.
Picture this: a bowl of drunken noodles, a lychee martini, and the Lexington sunset as your backdrop on this bohemian-esque Thai rooftop patio. Need we say more?

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