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The Village Idiot

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18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 95
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

307 W Short St
Lexington, Kentucky, 40507-1203
United States
phone: (859) 252-0099

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Place added by: jhmlex on 08-01-2012

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I really like this gastro-pub. Loads of good beer and food.

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Great little spot around the corner of my hotel.
Tap selection was decent enough. Had a couple Against the Grain beers which were nice and well executed for the style.
Food selection was awesome. Wish I had a bigger appetite as I may have had 2 courses.
Ended up with the Rabbit Pot Pie. Good, but way too many onions.
Went well with my AtG Kentucky Rye'd Chiquen.
Staff was pleasant and the tender knew his stuff.
Thanks again.

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

The Village Idiot is possibly my new favorite place in Lexington. It's nestled inside an ancient, white brick post office from the 1800's, but don't let the facade fool you, it's modern chic inside. The decor is reminiscent of an upscale jazz lounge and the beer selection is great. They have at least 20 taps, maybe 30, I'm not sure, and lots of bottles as well. Their selection is very diverse and there's something to complement anything on their eclectic menu.

The food here is as delicious as it is unique. As a gastropub, they pride themselves on unique items like Pork Banh Mi, a traditional Vietnamese sandwich, Spring Pea Ravioli, Truffle & Crab Mac & Cheese, and the house Idiot Burger, which includes braised short rib piled inside an oversized fried onion all inside a pretzel bun. The Village Idiot also hosts monthly dinners for a nominal fee which typically include four courses and an accompanying beer for each course. The last one I attended closed with sea salt chocolate truffles and KBS. And guess what, it was awesome.

If you're looking to try something different for dinner and still want to pair it with a great beer, The Village Idiot is perfect.

The Village Idiot in Lexington, KY
97 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.