Plus, Blue Grass Airport is hosting a Global Entry pop-up.
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45º | 45% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 7:17 a.m. | Sunset 8:04 p.m.

🐩 No dog left behind
LEX Mirror Twin Dog
Be sure to try bartender Alex’s beer of choice, the “Orange You Glad It’s Berry Sour.” | Photo courtesy of VisitLex
Round of a-paws, please. From an indoor enrichment and canine wellness center like Yappy Place to spoiling your pup with royal treatments at Rainbow Pet Salon, it only makes sense that Lexington is filled with a plethora of places eager to welcome you and your furry friend.

Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, or just dining out, well bone appétit. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly businesses around the 859.

Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels, and events, too.

A tan dog wearing a purple harness smiling while running through a park.

Lexington Parks & Recreation hosts a Yappy Hour on Wednesdays from March to September. | Photo by @lexkyparks

🐾 Parks

Jacobson Park Dog Park, 4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd. | Check out the newest renovations at Lexington’s first dog park featuring eight acres divided into two paddocks.

Masterson Station Dog Park, 3051 Leestown Rd. | Romp around on 15 acres of fun divided with horse-farm style fencing to keep your pal safe.

🐾 Breweries + Bars

Mirror Twin Brewing, 723 National Ave. | With plenty of outdoor seating, you and your furry friend can kick back with craft beer or cocktail like the lavender limoncello.

Burl Brew, 375 Thompson Rd. | Bring your pup to the Burl Campus for a variety of spots to hang including the lawn, the arcade, and brewery.

West Sixth, 501 W. Sixth St. | Cool off with a cold beer in the open-air spaces at the brewery including, the Beer Garden and patio.

A golden retriever and mini golden doodle sitting on a hotel bed

The Manchester gives pups the royal treatment they deserve. | Photo by Victor Sizemore

🐾 Hotels

The Manchester, 941 Manchester St.
This boutique hotel loves dogs so much that they stay for free + guests will get to use a doggie door tag, bowls, treats, and a cozy pup bed.

Original Hotel Lexington, 4174 Rowan | Enjoy being smack dab in the middle of the Summit at Fritz Farm, where you and your pup can romp around for a day of fun.

City Guides are presented by VisitLEX.
What is the most popular dog breed in the US?
A. Standard poodle
B. Labrador retriever
C. French Bulldog
D. Beagle
E. German shepherd
Thursday, April 4
  • Candle Pour Bar + Cocktail Lounge | Thursday, April 4 | 12-7 p.m. | Poppy & Pomelo, 526 E. High St., Lexington | $38-$50 | Get crafty by designing + pouring your own clean-burning scented candle — cocktails are available for purchase.
  • Sound Off! Music Trivia | Thursday, April 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Pivot Brewing, 1400 Delaware Ave., Lexington | Free | Test your music knowledge with three rounds of “name that tune” followed by a buzzer round of music trivia.
Friday, April 5
  • Meet the Author: Emma Hudelson | Friday, April 5 | 3-5 p.m. | American Saddlebred Museum, 4083 Wing Commander Way, Ste. 150, Lexington | Free | Join Emma Hudelson, author of “Sky Watch: Chasing an American Saddlebred Story,” for a lecture, book signing, and reception.
  • Yoga Nidra + Sound Bath | Friday, April 5 | 6-7 p.m. | SHALA, 333 E. Short St., Lexington | $5-$20 | Join Lissa Sims for a guided meditation + singing bowls to help you move from the season of rest to the season of renewal and growth.
Saturday, April 6
  • Story Walk | Saturday, April 6 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | McConnell Springs Park, 416 Rebmann Ln., Lexington | Free | Take story time to a whole new level as you + the family find pages of a book posted throughout the trails of this local park.
Sunday, April 7
  • Nourishment: All About CSA | Sunday, April 7 | 2-4 p.m. | Elmwood Stock Farm, 3520 Paris Pike, Georgetown | $0-$18.39 | Take a guided tour with farmer Mac Stone to learn about the crops and livestock on this organic family farm.
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News Notes
  • The city has opened up additional options for storm debris cleanup. Residents can stack four-foot pieces between the curb and sidewalk to be picked up on your day of service. Residents can also drop it off, free of charge, at the Haley Pike landfill or the training pad at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.
  • Now boarding international travelers. Blue Grass Airport is hosting a pop-up event for the Global Entry Program Tuesday, April 16-Thursday, April 18. Global Entry helps reduce re-entry wait times at US Customs during travel + the closest enrollment site is northern Kentucky. Reserve your spot.
  • CivicLex + the League of Women Voters are hosting a Primary Candidate Meet & Greet on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at UK’s Cornerstone. The free event will allow the community to meet with the candidates running for city council seats in Districts 1, 4, and 7.
  • Calling all cocktail connoisseurs. OBC Kitchen released its latest craft cocktail menu, Lost Libations. Featuring all varietals of spirits, sip on mythology-inspired drinks like the Ragnarok, a cherry hibiscus aperitivo sour or the Feathered Serpent, a tequila and rum pineapple daiquiri.
Older Adults
  • Applications are open for the city’s 2024 Senior Intern Program. Fayette County residents ages 50+ will learn more about city government operations, including the Mayor’s Office, Lexington Fire & Emergency Services, and the Division of Police. Spots are reserved for first-time participants.
Plan Ahead
  • Head to the Whitaker Family YMCA on Wednesday, May 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the Urban Growth Festival. Here, Lexingtonians can enjoy music, food, and kids’ activities, while learning about design information + engagement opportunities from the Urban Growth team.
  • Spring is here, and the Midwest has already experienced some powerful storms. Get ready for future inclement weather by preparing in advance: Make a plan to stay safe during possible extended outages and enroll in outage alerts from Duke Energy. Pro tip: If you lose power, text OUT to 57801.*
🛣️ Millions for miles
A map of Hamburg Pavilion in Lexington with red stars
The red stars designate where Sir Barton Way and Polo Club Boulevard that could be potentially connected. | Map via Google Maps
Governor Andy Beshear will soon see House Bill 266 on his desk, which proposes a $5.2 billion state highway plan. Of that amount, $121+ million has been allotted for Fayette County road projects. The bill was passed by the Kentucky General Assembly, but still needs approval from Beshear and the Kentucky Transportation Department.

Here’s where the money could be allocated:

Georgetown Road

  • Cost: $10 million
  • Project: Widening Georgetown Road between Kearney and Ironworks roads


  • Cost: $1.8 million for the design
  • Project: Building a connector between Polo Club Boulevard and Sir Barton Way


  • Cost: $30 million
  • Project: Adding lanes + safety improvements at the northern and southern splits of I-75 and I-64 splits. Think: Newtown Pike + Paris Pike exits

Versailles Road

  • Cost: $1 million+ for the design
  • Project: Furthering safety improvements along Versailles Road from around Mason Headley to Oliver Lewis Way

North Broadway + New Circle Road

  • Cost: $23.9 million+
  • Project: Reconstructing the RJ Corman overpass and making safety improvements near Limestone and New Circle Road
The Buy
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