Pazzo's Pizza Pub

Pazzo's Pizza PubPazzo's Pizza Pub
Pazzo's Pizza PubPazzo's Pizza Pub
Bar, Eatery

385 S Limestone
Lexington, Kentucky, 40508-3090
United States

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zachattack12 from Kentucky

3.1/5  rDev -28.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Apparently, this place used to be legendary. Their door has a listing of all the different beers they USED TO have. I heard that the ownership changed. Now, it is basically just a mediocre sports bar with noisy clientele and greasy pizza. My waitress was really nice when I was in, so it's not all bad.

Nov 17, 2019
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Love the seating inside and out, only wish the patio was larger. Greeted immediately and seated as quickly. Beer selection is second to none. The food is excellent. Great place.

Sep 19, 2017
SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

So I've been to Pazzo's many times, but I never taken the time to give it a review. So this will be based on my recent visit during our trip to Lexington.

Pazzo's is just an all-around great pizza joint with an incredible beer selection. They have something like 40 taps and a super strong focus on craft beer so even the most discerning craft beer advocate can find something he will love. If you get lucky you may even find a few rare taps as well some rare bottles to be had. The pizza is top notch and their pretzels are absolutely world class. I highly recommend the beer cheese as well. Prices are very reasonable and you can go and enjoy a good dinner and a beer any day the week and not leave within empty wallet.

Apr 06, 2016
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khargro2 from Tennessee

4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Pazzo's is the best restaurant in town for craft beer lovers! They also happened to have pretty good pizza, but I always go for the beer. With about 100 to choose from, they have a great selection of local craft beers, Belgian classics, and barrel-aged beauties. The restaurant is a bit of a maze, but that is part of the appeal. When you include all of the nooks and crannies, this place is quite large...I bet it is rockin' on UK game days! The staff does a great job suggesting beers and seem to know their stuff.

Mar 17, 2016
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TheBeerAlmanac from Kentucky

4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Jun 08, 2013
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zimm421 from Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

May 16, 2013
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eyeenjoybeer from Seychelles

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Jul 05, 2011
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barczar from Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Pazzo's has a great draft beer selection, offering some of the best craft brews from around the country. Pints are typically reasonably priced ($4-$5 for craft beer), as is their bottle selection (which requires its own menu). The place fills up pretty fast, and parking is limited, but as long as you don't catch them on a terribly busy night, service is good and the atmosphere is nice. The patio is great in the summer! Their pizza and calzones are among the best in Lexington, albeit a bit pricey.

Pint night can be a bit of a nightmare if you're in the mood to sit back and enjoy a beer. The beer selection for pint night has been lacking a bit of pizzazz for the past couple months (some glimmers of hope here and there), and their draft rotation hasn't been as stellar as it sometimes can be, but they've definitely got the largest variety of beer on tap in town, and you're guaranteed to find something tasty for a decent price!

I wish they'd bring back some of the events they've had in the past, like Stone vs. Dogfish week. Had some excellent beer that week!

Jun 30, 2011
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crlova2 from Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

May 06, 2011
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KYBrewgrass from Kentucky

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

A - 5 This place is always poppin'! Pint Night on Wednesdays is especially busy; you'd better get there early to make sure you get your chance at the pitcher and glassware. This is a predominantly college crowd. The servers are probably mostly UK students as well, and everyone seems friendly and to be having a good time.

Q - 4.5 The place has 3 main bars to choose from, is kept clean for the most part, and has great beers and pretty good food. Mostly everything is done right.

Ser - 4.5 Though I feel it has actually declined in recent years and the turnover increased, they maintain a high level of service. Bartenders and servers have always been accomodating to our needs. We're always offered a sample if we're not 100% decided on a brew. The staff is friendly.

Sel - 5 I've always been impressed with the selection here. There are 40 taps and probably up to 100 bottles to choose from. There's also a full bar of course. No matter which level that you are sitting you're free to order from any and all of the taps. There are plenty of domestic micro brews, imports, and locals. The selection for Pint Night (every Weds night) varies amongst the three categories and offers all kinds of styles. Everyone is sure to like something one week or another.

F - 4.5 Though it isn't gourmet, the food is high-quality and very tasty Italian. You can't go wrong with the pizza, calzones or even hoagies. It definitely serves its purpose in soaking up all that good beer, too!

V - $$ The prices are very fair on the food and beer. I've never felt cheated here. Pint Night can be an especially good deal as you take home two glasses of the brewery of the night and some of the glassware is of very good quality. All in all I wouldn't think twice about the costs here.

Apr 12, 2011
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CuriousMonk from District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My go-to place whenever I hit up Lexington, Kentucky! The setting is diverse: traditional pub downstairs, pizza parlor upstairs, and a newly added lounge and patio. No one person's taste in pizza (or beer for that matter) is the same. But it is good food. In a medium sized college town. There is a massive beer selection (I hear 3F beers are now served there!), flat screens everywhere for sports, outstanding pizza, perfect location just blocks from downtown, and a super friendly staff and cool clientle! This place is at the top of my list in this state.

Feb 22, 2011
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JoEBoBpr from Missouri

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited this pizza place on Saturday before a big UK SEC matchup. It was still easy to move around at this point and quite and enjoyable time.

Me and hte GF met some friends of ours for a pint and some good food here. The place is fun and kind off maze-like. With different levels and areas a bit separated form each other. Theirs draft list is quite good with some nice Three Floyd offerings and some awesome Bells stuff, such as Expedition Stout and HopSlam. their bottle selection also seemed quite extensive and pretty good in quality. I order to pints of 3F's Alpha King and one of Goose Island Mild Winter. The Alpha King was good but It might have been a bit old and the lines might of needed some cleaning but it wasn't anything majors.

Service was ok. They didn't know enough about the beers but I was not expecting them too. Food was great. I recommend the Pazzo's Special Calzone.

Overall good food place with nice beer selection. Prices were great.

Feb 06, 2011
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t0rin0 from California

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Visited 7/21/2010 with my brother. It was very hot and very muggy out and I was sweating by the time we walked 2 blocks from the car to the bar. Went in on a Wednesday evening. 102F, 235% humidity.

This is a college bar. There was nowhere to sit so we stood at the bar and ordered a pizza and some drinks. Because we were at the bar we didnt have to wait in the line to get drinks but they didnt really make us a priority either. The service we did get though was helpful and friendly.

Lots of beer to pick from. We ordered the Kentucky Bourbon Ale and the Kentucky Ale. The glass was really cool and I want one but they wouldnt sell me one. The pizza was quite good too.

Prices were decent but a little high. I'd come back even in the middle of summer to check out the beer list and have some pizza.

Feb 04, 2011
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Lothore from California

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Walked in here and immediately got service and a couple beers minutes after entry. Their tap list was pretty impressive and had some good regional craft brew. Their bourbon selection was nice (where else can you enjoy a Pappy 15 and a hopslam simultaneously?!) and the pizza was excellent. While some of the other places in town trumped their beer selection, I can't help but think with pizza this good and the most taps in town (it seemed) I would be here often if I lived in the area or had any reason to be back out here again.

Jan 17, 2011
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Frothboss from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have been frequenting Pazzo's since early 2000's. Awesome place to hang out; whether you are belly up to the bar of fantastic rotating taps or hanging out with some friends on the deck in the summertime. This place has lots of variety for seating and lots of variety for beer. Pint night is really fun, i went to the dogfish head pint night, cost around $15 and got 2 dogfish head glasses, got a pitcher of 60min., palo santo, midas touch and theobroma. Was a good time. Food is good and well priced, they make all kinds of specialty pizzas whatever your taste. Mostly Italian food. Great place to catch a basketball game! Nice atmosphere. Located adjacent to University of Kentucky campus on Limestone and Avenue of Champions.

Dec 03, 2010
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despainmakesbeer from Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Good atmosphere. Extremely reasonable food prices for what you get. Pizza is awesomely huge and crazy delicious, especially when you get the pizza specials. I highly recommend the funky chicken calzone.Beer selection is great. Do a great job of rotating and updating beer selection. Beer is very reasonably priced. Bottles usually about a buck cheaper than the stores. Staff usually seems decently knowledgable of the beer selection. Pint night is sweet. If you have never been to a pazzo's pint night then you haven't lived. Paying $10-$15 for a picture of delicious (usually craft) brew and two pieces of glass wear is an insanely good price. Overall great place to go eat, drink, and hang out. Great place to go and watch the cats and the playoffs. Close to downtown and lots of other local business. A definite 'must visit' if you are visiting Lexington.

Nov 05, 2010
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Dogbrick from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in Lexington on a drive from Columbus to Nashville, and Pazzo's was the choice for lunch. It is located right near the UK campus on Limestone and Winslow. Metered street parking is pretty abundant in the area.

Pazzo's is multi-level and has an upstair patio and bars on both floors. As expected there is a lot of UK paraphernalia and TVs, plus a good collection of tap handles.

The bar boasts 40+ taps including Great Lakes, Founders, Rogue, Kentucky Brewing, Goose Island, Schlafly, Stone, Three Floyds, Leffe, Bell's and more. As for bottles there are over 100 organized by country on the menu. Domestic brewers include Avery, Dogfish Head, Stone, Rogue, Ommegang and many more. Many countries are represented such as Africa, Argentina, Brazil (etc) with several from Belgium such as Kasteel and Westmalle.

Pazzo's is known for their pizza and that is what we ordered. The BBQ chicken pizza was very good, and we took the leftovers with us to eat later.

Overall this place is a great stop for anyone in the UK vicinity.

Oct 24, 2010
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bobhits from Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

OK, I've been going to Pazzos since I was 16 year old. 25 now and nearly a decade of loving this place. Of course only 4 years of getting to enjoy the beers.

This place just feels like a beer bar. It's a touch less desirable than some place and I've been here when the AC was out in the middle of summer. Nobody is perfect I suppose. Plenty of TV's in places, other places lack. The outside patio that they added after taking over Kitty's is great but they really need more service out there (where else would you eat on a nice day?). Their bourbon bar area is well done...exceptional perhaps.

The service is iffy. They have a tendency to hire women and well having worked in the restaurant industry this is often a bad idea. For every great female server I've known 10 were just awful. Expect some slow service, many aren't overly knowledgeable about beer, but over all they do try.

40 taps give or take, and 200-300+ bottles....I can't think of a better pizza place.

Their food takes way too long to come out, but gosh it's slow to make.

Prices here are just amazing. 4 bucks for a pint of some of the best beers out there. I can't remember paying more than 5 for a pint and I"ve gotten treats such as 5 year old stone barely wine, and other rarities that periodically show up.

Sep 18, 2010
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Osiris9588 from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This joint has a huge selection of both imports and a wide range of micros on tap and in the bottle, printed on a list that is frequently updated. I enjoyed the rows of tap handles used as decoration around the perimeter of the upstairs. In the pub downstairs, a interesting assortment of international glassware can be found in display cases, along with posters and signage from German and Belgian breweries on the walls.

The service was very efficient, and I know my brother-in-law, who resides in Lexington, attends their weekly draft night and has the same server each time--who is apparently awesome. The staff working on this night did not seem to be maybe the most knowledgeable, but had no problem getting us the proper glassware for our Westmalle Tripel after my bro-in-law kind of made a stink about incorrect glassware. She didn't get huffy and just got us the right glass. They were all very friendly and willing to talk beer.

Food is solid pizza and the like, nothing fantastic but you can do much worse. Overall, Pazzo's is a in which place no BA would mind sipping away a few hours, or days.

Dec 29, 2009
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Seanibus from California

3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

We had kind of a weird experience here. It was a Sunday and the place didn't open until noon. The staff seemed rather slow and surly, though it didn't seem personal. Maybe we didn't get a fair representation since it was a rainy, cruddy day after a major holiday, so perhaps they were not feeling their best. But anyway, the beer selection was good, with a reasonable selection of national and international beers (the highlight was the Bell's Two-Hearted Ale). There were a few offerings from other fun breweries, including Brooklyn, Schlafly, and Founders. The food was decent - the pizza took a ludicrously long time to cook, but when it did arrive, it was tasty. Not bad, and perhaps the best beer place in town, but far from a world class beer bar, based on our visit.

Jul 14, 2009
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BigBen61 from Kentucky

4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I loved the atmosphere in Pazzo's. There's no substitution for this type of independent establishment. I don't care how many types of beer a place carries, If the staff and owners don't absolutely love beer and love what they are doing then it is not a place I want to drink. This is not the case at Pazzo's. Our server was excellent. She was upbeat, knowledgable, entertaining, and a great server. The wings and Calzones are blow you away excellent and the prices are really reasonable especially on the beer. Compared to local liquor stores there's very little markup on beer for a restaurant. If you are ever in Lexington, this place is a must experience...Oh and I almost forgot...for special occasions there three liters specials have to be experienced.

Jul 13, 2009
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eljefe21 from Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Every time I visit my brother in Lexington, we grab a bite and several drinks at Pazzo's. Being from the Washington DC area, I'm blown away by the inexpensive prices and that you can get good beer in a pitcher.

Last time we went, I got all excited because they had Founders Breakfast Stout so I started off with one of those. Later we split pitchers of Stone IPA and something from Goose Island that I can't remember other than it had a lower ABV (as we needed to slow down). We were like kids in a candy store salivating over all the possible pitchers we could have gotten.

The atmosphere of the bar it pretty cool and laid back. There is some outdoor seating that would be nice if I ever made it there when the weather didn't suck. The last time we went we got seated downstairs which I liked a lot as it had a small beer hall kind of feel.

The food and service are good but nothing too special. I've only ordered pizza when I've been there and that's pretty hard to screw up. With all the beer offerings to look through, I really only note that the pizza has cheese, meat & sauce and who doesn't like that.

From talking with my brother and examining his kitchen cupboards that are filled with free pint glasses, a good, but crowded, night to visit is pint night. If you order a pitcher of the special beer, you get to take home 2 beer glasses from the brewery.

The only complaint I can make about the place is that one time we got a bomber of Ommegang Hennepin and it was spoiled. Otherwise, this place is the bomb.

Apr 29, 2009
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Buschyfor3 from Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Update: Visited on 7/7/09. On this trip to Pazzo's the crowd was smaller; as such, the service was much improved - our waitress was quite knowledgable about the beer list and was very prompt in making sure our meal and our beers were satisfactory. She was even so kind enough to help me distinguish my pronunciation of some the French-labeled Belgian beers. Nice!

I visited Pazzo's this past weekend and let me just say that I'm really excited to be attending UK's College of Law next fall because it is just 2-3 blocks down Limestone St. from Pazzo's.

That being said, I was really impressed with Pazzo's. In my mind, this is a beer connossieur's dream, especially if you happen to be located in a what is predominantly a college-town where most students settle for drinking the cheapest suds they can get their hands on... not me. Outside, Pazzo's has a quaint patio which must be a real pleasure on those warm, sticky summer nights in Lexington. Inside, Pazzo's offers up three bars: one just inside the main entrance, one up a short flight of stairs, and then the pub downstairs to the right. I spent most of my time in the pub and thats where my party was ultimately seated once our table was ready.

The atmosphere was phenomenal and this really is what I've always imagined how a pub should feel. Visually, the walls are set with glass cases of engraved pilsners, tulips, mugs, snifters, etc.) and hundreds of decals and signs from just about every beer featured on Pazzo's extensive list, and in just about every language too! I wouldn't call the pub cramped, but it's defnitely close quarters, yet there is still a good variety of seating at the bar, at high tables, and at numerous long tables both in the pub and on the main floor; the upstairs bar seems to be the place for socializing as most people mill about upstairs and it got rather crowded there when we first walked in - granted, it was a Friday night at 9. Down in the pub, the lights are dimmed, but there is a lively buzz throughout that is augmented by the close quarters, the handful of plasma-screen tvs mounted in the corners that are fixed on sporting events and the chatter from patrons enjoying good beer and fellowship with friends and beer-lovers alike. All in all, a marvelous atmosphere and one I look forward to visiting many times over the next three years.

As for the beer list, I was very impressed with what Pazzo's has to offer, including 39 beers on tap with extra emphasis on micros (FBS, DFH90, Old Rasputin, hell yes!) and imports (Hooegarden, Delirium, Linedman's, Spaten, Franzikaner, Chimay); 2 ciders on tap; and then there is the extensive list of 150 bottles covering selections from every continent. For my point of comparison, the only other true beer bar/pub I've had the pleasure of recently visiting is Rich O's in New Albany (been twice in the past month) with their noted list of drafts and bottle selections nearing 300. While Pazzo's list doesn't threaten this mark, I was still impressed because of some of the unique beers on their draft list that even Rich O's could not match, notably FBS, Mikkeller's Beer Geek Breakfast Stout, and a handful of high ABV treats that Pazzo's lists on a special page marked "Beware... consume slowly and in moderation" including more selections from Founders, Chimay, La Fin du Monde, Samichlaus and Scaldis to name a few that I did not recall from my visits to Rich O's. On top of that, I didn't think the prices were too expensive, and in a couple of occasions, i noted the prices for bottles were actually slightly cheaper compared to Rich O's (but no more than $.75-$1.00 cheaper). But enough of comparisons, my point remains the same: if you're a beer lover, you will find a handful of good craft brews that will get you through a night of eating and drinking with friends.

The food I ordered was also great (I got a small Pazzo's specialty cheese pizza for $8 and was barely able to finish half of it cause the small was still so damn big!). I thought it was a pretty good value. They also had good appetizers, calzones and salads, at least according to the consensus from my party of friends who went. Again, prices weren't bad. And the leftovers were even better the next day!

The only real downside to the whole night was the service was a bit slow, but I guess that is to be expected on a crazy Friday night in a college town. We had to wait about 30 min for our table, and the buzzer they handed us to notify us when our table was ready was actually broken, so two other parties got seated ahead of us, but otherwise, I guess that is just an exception about the service. Most of my friends who currently attend UK go there quite often and have never complained about the service.

In all, it was a good night. I'm really looking forward to letting off some stress from life as a 1L next year at Pazzo's; thank goodness it's so close to the law school!

Apr 05, 2009
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ltjska04 from Kentucky

4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Pazzo's is hands-down my favorite bar anywhere. The atmosphere is great; it feels like home (but it can get crowded every once and awhile-- though the new expanded patio helps a lot). The quality of food and beverages is top-notch for a pizza pub and the servers are among the most knowledgeable in beer that I have ever encountered. Not only do they have tons of beers from all over the world, but their pizza is some of the best in Lexington. Pint night always gave me something to look forward to every week and now that I've graduated I miss Pazzo's more than any other place in Lexington. If you're in town make it a point to stop by this wonderful establishment.

Jul 24, 2008
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rpardon7 from Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Prices were pretty reasonable for the beers. Most of the beers I have tried have not been marked up too high. You do have to expect some markup at a restaurant, but Pazzo's manages to keep everything reasonable. They do have an amazing selection of on draft craft beers. Last time I was in there they had around 30 beers on tap, plus many more in bottle. They also have a feature night every Wednesday called Pint Night, which features a special beer (sometimes craft sometimes Macro) in which you get two pint glasses from the brewery with every pitcher you order. My only problem with Pazzos is finding a seat sometimes, it can be packed!

Jun 12, 2008
Pazzo's Pizza Pub in Lexington, KY
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