117 S Upper St, Lexington, KY | Directions 4050738.046884 -84.498597
Make your drink order ODDLY clear. – It's a fun spot to get rowdy and hear some good loud music. The drinks are decently priced and the crowd is not rough. I love the patio out back. The bartenders need some help though. The lack of food options kinda sucks too but, oh well. I like to finish off the night here if I'm downtown.
McCarthy's Irish Bar is a fun watering hole in the heart of downtown Lexington. Patrons range from the University of Kentucky Senior/Grad/Professional school set, to the just-got-off-work white collar types, and beyond. It's a young person's place late at night. The bar is really two bars in one. It's small, intimate, has a wide drink selection, and the prices are decent. This is also the type of bar where people come to meet other people. It's not too crowded in the afternoon, but late night can be busy. The back side of the bar has an enclosed, open-air, partially covered expanse where you can step outside with your drink. Outdoor seats are also available. There is no cover charge, it is open to the wee hours, and it is authentically Irish.
Popular Spot – An Irish Bar that is actually packed full of Irish people. It's like walking into a popular tavern in some small Irish town - a fun expirence and great patio.
Packed Sat – Jam packed in this little horseshoe shaped bar with a little patio out back. Great fast service with a good crowd of 20somethings.
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