Pazzo's Pizza Pub

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Pazzo's Pizza PubPazzo's Pizza Pub
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95
world-class

55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: n/a
Taps: 39
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

385 S Limestone
Lexington, Kentucky, 40508-3090
United States
phone: (859) 255-5125

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(Place added by: SheepNutz)
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Boy, Pazzo's is awesome! I really love this place. It combines great beer (both on tap and in bottles) with some really awesome food. There are about 22 beers on tap, most of which are micros and imports. They also have many bottled beers, especially Belgians and some Unibroue, German selections, and micros, all served with their proper glassware. There is a lot more beer there than what is listed on their website. I'm still in awe. They also have a pint night every wednesday night. This is where you buy a pitcher of the special pint night beer and get two complimentary glasses from that brewery to take home. When I went for pint night, the beer was Harpoon IPA, very nice.

If the beer wasn't enough, the food is out of this world! Be sure to try the pretzels and pesto bread for appetizers. Both are fantastic. The pizza is also great, and I recommend the Funky Chicken and Pazzo's Special pizzas.

This place is all about good food, good beer, and good fun. You really can't get much better than this, at least in Kentucky. I'm going back next week, then the week after, the week after than, then after that...

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4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Pazzo's Pizza has been a UK staple for years and has some of the best beer you'll find in Lexington. They have daily pint specials and lots of taps, as well as lots of bottles. The selection is one of the best in town, but if you're into more eclectic beers, you might have trouble honing in on a beer; with so many bottles and taps, it's hard to keep their beer menus up to date and since the majority of staff are college kids just trying to make a buck, asking for a bottle of The Reverend can result in, "I'm sorry, I can't find it, I think we're out," even when it's in plain view in the downstairs cooler. They do have the occasional hard to get beer, like BCBS or KBS.

The place is huge and it seems like it's always growing. There is a bar downstairs, a main level bar and dining area at the front entrance, a small front patio, an upstairs dining area and bar, and upstairs covered patio, and a newer uncovered patio that's absolute huge. They just added a roundbar to the outside patio as well. The crowd is typically college kid oriented because of its location on campus, which means it will dwindle during seasonal breaks.

Their pizza is some of the best you'll find in town. That's really all I can say about that. Expect to wait at least 30 minutes for a pizza, that's just the way it's always been. I don't know if that's intentional to get you to try more beer or not, but that's what I always end up doing.

If you make it in on a Wednesday, Pazzo's has a "Pint Night" where you can buy a particular pitcher of beer and take home two branded pieces of glassware. If you're a collector, they often give away unique pieces.

It's hard to beat the combination of beer and pizza, and Pazzo's has it mastered. Definitely stop in if you can.

Photo of zimm421
3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I was in town for the weekend, and decided to find a nice place near my hotel to get dinner and some good beers. Based off everything I read, this was probably my best option. We arrived slightly before 5 PM, and the place seemed really empty. That being said, I'm sure this would be completely different if UK was in session.

We didn't get to see much of the place, because we were seated right at the front of the place, next to the bar. The host provided us with menus and a beer list, but it took waiting for 10+ minutes, and me going to ask the host about our server, before anyone showed up to help us. I'd read that the service could be spotty, so I wasn't too surprised, but was disappointed. The tap list was pretty good, but I wasn't blown away. I've seen more impressive lists, but was glad to see a few things I sometimes have trouble finding in Columbus.

The food was great! We had the pesto bread appetizer, which the wife loved, and the Bourbon Bootlegger pizza. Both were excellent, and I wasn't disappointed in that. Prices were pretty average, but I was disappointed in their happy hour options. Founders was the brewery of the month, so it was $1 off per pint, but otherwise, there wasn't much of a discount.

Other than the service, I was pleased with the trip. On an even busier night, I'd expect to receive much worse service, but if you can deal with that, the drinks and food are well worth it.

Photo of eyeenjoybeer
4.08/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I have been coming to Pazzo's since they opened. During the early 2000s, I was a much more frequent visitor. However, more recently, I have only been able to visit about one time per year. These notes are from a visit on 7/3/2011.

The patio additions and other new spaces have made this place a great destination for families as well as well as the after work beer. It is a very accommodating space.

The beer selection has not changed much over the last five years. This is and always was my biggest complaint with Pazzo's. I would like to see more rotation of some rarer brews and seasonals. That said, they do boast quite a few taps as well as bottles.

The wait staff was always friendly in the past and I was not disappointed during this visit.

The pizza, however, was far below the quality of the past. I have always loved getting a pie and beer. This time, the pizza was made with seemingly poorer quality cheese, too much cheese, and toppings scattered haphazardly. It was an uneven oily mess.

All of that said, I look forward to my next opportunity to sit on Pazzo's patio and drink good beer.

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Pazzo's Pizza Pub in Lexington, KY
95 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.