Pazzo's Pizza Pub
Taps: 39 / Bottles: 150
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 35 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by crlova2:
4.2/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
A must see stop in Lexington for out of towners and a usual watering hole for many of the craft beer drinkers in town (including myself). Pazzo's has about 40 taps at any given time and has an extensive bottle list. The food is not mind blowing but not bad either. Go between 3-7PM any day and get half price appetizers (all the apps are delicious and at half price they are almost pennies). They have a great variety of beer and usually have some great beers on draft (no need for me to list just check the website). Pint night on Wednesday is always crowded but it is fun and if you like collecting glassware it is a fun evening.
The wait staff isn't always the most knowledgeable about some beers but the bartenders know their stuff. Have a couple pints here and some food and walk about 12 minutes down Euclid Ave. to the Beer Trappe for a night cap. Both places are owned by the same family and both have outstanding beer selections.
One more thing, they have a great lunch special where you can get a jumbo slice of pizza and either a soup or salad for only $4.65 after tax.
05-06-2011 14:14:19 | More by crlova2
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4.33/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $
This is a fantastic place to eat and chill with friends. Great atmosphere, really good inexpensive food ,and a large beer selection (which I still haven't come close to mastering.) The menu for beer is the biggest of any place I've been too, and they've never been missing out on anything I wanted.
The service is generally pretty good, sometimes the waitresses take a while to come through, but it's a small complaint. (especially since a lot of the waitresses are gorgeous, am I allowed to say that?) If you order pizza, it might take a while to get to you, but their appetizers, served much sooner are cheap enough, and delicious enough to tide you over for whatever entree you order. Calzone's, pizza, everything I've had has been great.
The only thing bad I can say about the overall atmosphere is there are way too many UK fans. (which is to be expected being on the school's campus basically.) Right next door is a little CD store which I always go to before or after I eat and drink, which is something I recommend for everyone else who visits.
06-15-2013 23:24:44 | More by krossoverking
4.51/5 rDev +3%
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.
06-08-2013 17:26:05 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
Pazzo's Pizza Pub in Lexington, KY
96 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.