United States > Kentucky > Lexington
t0rin0 (1131) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 29, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Dogbrick (658) Columbus, Ohio | June 1, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited 09/2010): 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.
NachlamSie (547) Denver, Colorado | May 27, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Pazzo’s is an interesting place. They almost get the beer-bar thing but not to a full on geek level. The selection rotates and has some great stuff from Three Floyds, Southern Tier, West Sixth and many more. Downstairs is a dedicated Belgian bar. They take pride in getting different beers in there but then do things like describe Alpha King as an amber. Not a complaint, they still love spreading the joy of good beer, just doesn’t reek of the sophistication the the Beer Trappe down the street does. Good beer is cheap in Lexington and Pazzo’s is right in line. Growlers are available as well and the pizza isn’t half bad. Cool stop.
Drake (449) Free Union, Virginia | February 19, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Located very near the UK campus in a typical college shopping type area. Street parking, and I can imagine parking is a bitch when it gets busier. Big, expansive place with three levels and multiple rooms. They have 47 taps and are quite proud of that. Some swill, but that’s to be expected so close to a college campus. Nothing out of this world, but some good stuff. I was sipping on a Pappy aged stout from a local brewery that was quite tasty, and Dark Horse Tres. I did not look at the bottle selection. One beer I tried to order was not available. Typical Italian pizza joint menu... some pizzas, subs, salads, etc. I had a barbecue chicken sub which was so-so. Chicken was overcooked and the barbecause sauce was too sweet, but on the other hand, bacon. My server was new so she made some mistakes, but she was very helpful and friendly. Prices were pretty solid. Overall, it was worth the stop.
theisti (446) Leawood, Kansas | February 21, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited later evening on a Thursday. I parked in the Pazzos parking lot behind the restaurant, and entered upstairs to the “Bourbon Bar / Patio”. This room had a small bar with 4 seats or so on each side, with a few tables scattered around. Inside the restaurant is more traditional booth seating, and there appeared to be at least two others bars / sections to this sprawling place. The beer menu featured 47 beers including Three Floyds Alpha King, Behemoth, Zombie Dust and Gumballhead. The rest of the list had a lot of quality as well. One feature of the beer menu was the use of a “BA” label to signify “very good, outstanding or world class beers”. Neat idea. I had an Alpha King and a meatball / banana pizza, and was well satisfied. Fun place.
Tmoney99 (376) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 31, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Easy to find location and easy parking for my motorcycle. Larger then the outside looks. Two patios and bar in front and pub downstairs and tables upstairs for pizza. Good staff that were freindly and recommended beers and pizza. Had a SN Brown and slice of pizza. Nice selection of beers. Good location.
phaleslu (374) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 31, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Went here after Keeneland or the Lexington-Frankfort part of the Bourbon Trail, I can’t remember which, and forgot to rate it. Pretty standard pizza joint from the front and entrance, but there are a couple rooms and patios you might not notice, so it’s a big place. Pizza is pretty good, nothing amazing. The tap list is impressive- 38 listed here, but I counted 42. Over 100 bottles for sure, and a nice range, from the cheap swill for UK students to some unexpected micros. Three Floyds is now here- Dreadnaught bottles and Robert the Bruce on tap as of this writing- along with the standards: Stone, DFH, Goose Island, Great Divide, Abita, Avery, Founders (Cerise!), Rogue, Left Hand, Brooklyn, Breckenridge, Nogne O, Schneider, Ayinger, Unibroue, Sam Smith, Fuller’s, Chimay, Duvel, BBC, and Lexington-Alltech (Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale). Friendly staff, good service, good prices. Definitely worth a visit when you’re in Lexington.
savnac (285) Anchorage, Alaska | November 6, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Went here for dinner one night, there was a wait so we bellied up to the bar. Got really good service at the bar. Selection of beers on tap was really great, a lot were average but there was also some standouts like Breakfast Stout. Pizza was really good, awesome crust. Prices seemed really good too. This is a cool place to hang out, watch some sports, eat some pizza and drink some beer.
b3shine (231) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 22, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pizza and beer joint right by UK. Their draft selection is extensive, but lacks any special flair. Staff was inattentive and standoffish. Place was dim and unclean, and there was no soap or paper towels in the bathroom (and the staff didn’t seem to care when I brought it to their attention. Pizza was good though, and prices were decent. That being said, it’s forgettable. And no wireless internet.
jandd1983 (143) Florissant, Missouri | July 28, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on a Friday afternoon for lunch. Not a big lunch crowd, school was out for the summer. The pizza was awesome, brought some home even. The beer selection was even better. We tried the Three Floyds and Dogfish Head beers that aren’t available in St. Louis. Very good choices either on tap or bottles. Well worth the trip and would visit again when we return.
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