Bluegrass Cocktails Tour: Downtown Lounges & Appetizers
69 Ratings

We invite you to join us on a leisurely sipping tour at three inviting downtown bars! Savor hearty starters and artisanal mixed drinks, infused with the warmth of southern hospitality, while our affable guide regales you with tales of Kentucky’s historical drinking culture.

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Lexington - The Thirsty Fox: We will enjoy a bourbon cocktail, with paired appetizer, and talk about the history of bourbon in the Bluegrass.
  • Creaux - We’ll visit this lively, New Orleans inspired lounge for a fruity cocktail made with Fresh Bourbon, recognized by the state as the first African Americans to make KY bourbon since slavery. You’ll hear about Kentucky bourbon’s ties to New Orleans trade, along with the undertold, important roles that slaves played in distilling.
  • Lexington - We’ll end by visiting Harvey’s Bar in The Grove for two perfectly crafted cocktails. Situated in one of downtown Lexington’s most renowned historic buildings, The Grove offers a progressive social experience curated by a medley of local businesses. You’ll enjoy a sweet and savory charcuterie cup from Fable and deliciously paired signature cocktails from Harvey’s, like the Nurse Kelly and Nate’s Espresso Martini. You’ll hear stories of Prohibition in Lexington, surrounded by new friends and in the perfect spot to keep the party going!
What's Included
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
The Blushery
National Avenue
Please meet inside the shop and enjoy a $5 Frosé before the tour starts.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(69 Ratings)
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Apr 18, 2024
Fantastic Drink & Food Tour! - Very enjoyable tour where you not only get delicious drinks and appetizers but a very interesting history lesson of Lexington. Kat was an outstanding guide! Highly recommend this tour but hopefully they change out the last drink (an express martini) that just didn’t fit with the rest of the tour.
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Apr 11, 2024
Great small plates and cocktails at four incredible stops! - I recommend Bites of the Bluegrass Cocktails and Bites to ANYONE and everyone going to Lexington! This was a fabulous tour - we learned so much, the food was all incredible and we got to toast with terrific cocktails! We loved Kat - passionate and knowledgeable - cannot wait to go back to Lexington to do it again!
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Apr 5, 2024
No regrets! - This was a fantastic tour! It was great learning some history about Lexington and the food and drinks were awesome. Kat was an awesome tour guide!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 13, 2024
Had a lot of fun - A light and fun walking tour in the distillery district. Informative without being boring and our guide Kailey was great! Thank you
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Feb 15, 2024
Dr. Kat is the bomb! - We had the most wonderful time with Dr Kat! She is knowledgeable and very personable. We learned so much, she is an incredible teacher. The food at each restaurant was prepared and hot when we arrived and absolutely delicious. The drinks were all spectacular . We have recommended this tour to everyone we know! Thank you Dr. Kat for making our pre-valentines day celebration the best ever. Thank you 😊
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Feb 9, 2024
A delightful early Valentines date - We had a wonderful early Valentine’s date night thanks to Dr Kat (our delightful guide), delicious food and, of course, the bourbon based and unique cocktails. Our guide was so knowledgeable and a great storyteller. Our group was small which risks being awkward, but not this time! Our guide did a superb job mixing up the history with stories and fun conversation. We have lived in the bluegrass our entire lives and yet we learned so much, and we visited spots we have never been. We couldn’t stop talking about our experience all the way home. We were quite impressed that at each stop our table was already set, the food prepared and hot, nicely presented, and very good!! Our appetite was quite satisfied by the end. We will certainly return to those locations. One of us is not a bourbon lover, but the cocktails were so unique and new to us, that we both enjoyed them to the fullest. We highly recommend this tour and will tell our friends about by Bites of the Bluegrass!
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Jan 10, 2024
Great company, food and cocktails on a blustery January night in Lexington. - Dr. K was a wonderful guide! She obviously loved being a guide and loved the history of Lexington. She kept us entertained and educated as we visited several locations for unique cocktails and appetizers. Each place was different, but close enough for a minimal amount of walking on a cold and blustery January evening. The cocktails and food pairings were all different, but tasty, and we had enough to eat that we did not have to have dinner after the tour. Highly recommend this tour to all visitors to Lexington that are interested in cocktails - not only bourbon.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 31, 2023
Just do it! - This tour was well worth the time and money. Great cocktails, tasty bites and full of Lexington history. Kudos to our guide, Dr. Kat, who was just incredible! Great way to meet people from different places. Highly recommended. Kevin R.
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Oct 27, 2023
Worth Every Minute! - My partner and I have taken tours like this in several towns and this one was the best of the bunch! Dr. Kat was a fantastic guide. Witty, engaging and knowledgeable about Lexington history! It was a great way to make total strangers feel like old friends, if only for 90 minutes or so! We had a blast! If you like creative cocktails, food, history and laughter, this is for you!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 27, 2023
Great cocktails and stories! - Dr. Kat was very fun as host to this cocktail and food bites tour of downtown Lexington. The history and stories were interesting and entertaining. The food bites were great and nice portion to pair with the drinks. Already went back to visit one of the stops for another of my favorite drink on tour!
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up to 14 guests
June 2024