West Sixth Brewing Co. | Lexington, Kentucky
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West Sixth Brewing Co.
Excellent based on 27 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

501 W Sixth St
Lexington, Kentucky United States 40508 [ print map ]
859 951 6006

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Hours: Sun-Wed 11am-10pm; Thur 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-12am

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Beer Available At West Sixth Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
West Sixth Snake Cake , West Sixth Mareís Milk Stout , West Sixth Brandy Barrel Aged Oktoberfest , West Sixth Heller Heaven Double IPA 87, West Sixth Observance Abbey Dubbel , West Sixth Funky Farmhouse , West Sixth Kinnoconik Kolsch , West Sixth Vanilla Coffee and Cream , West Sixth Mezcal Tripel , West Sixth Brandy Aged Transylvania Tripel , West Sixth Experimental Belgian Dubbel , West Sixth / Country Boy Country Western Volume Two , West Sixth Blackberry Bramble Gose , West Sixth Kentucky Loud and Proud Pale Ale , West Sixth AO ISL , West Sixth Mammoth Cave Rye IPA , West Sixth Brett Saison , West Sixth Rough Trail Wild Ale , West Sixth Third Fiddle Chinook IPA , West Sixth Laurel River Pilsener
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27 reviews for West Sixth Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  84%
 Selection  70%
 Food  74%
 Value  80%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis  (585) Sunnyvale, California | April 9, 2015
First stop after dinner. This is a pretty nice and large space with a good vibe to it. I didnt count the taps when I was there, but it was quite a bit more than 10 - maybe 16 plus? Staff was super friendly and happy to talk beer with the customers. Brewing equipment visible behind glass with a grease pencil inventory of what was brewing where - a nice touch. Swag station with glasses and clothes. Several flight options, and individual tasters for 2-3$ A lot of the beer was solid, but nothing really stood out, and a couple were clear misses. If the beer were just a bit better, this place would be really good. OOHH, and they have Crowlers, which is still hella cool to this California boy.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2056) Washington, Washington DC | November 18, 2014
Fairly large place, with the brewery on one end and a large tasting room on the other. L-shaped bar with no less than 17 of their own beers on tap. They do firkin Thursdays which involves tapping a firkin on Wednesday, interestingly enough. Flights of four are available, or you can do their five flagship beers. Theyíre connected to a fish store that does all kinds of fried seafood - order there and theyíll bring it to you in the brewery. Staff was friendly enough. Growlers and crowlers available, as well as sixers to go. Nice place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 5/20
Brockwright42  (2) Kentucky | November 16, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog  (792) Phoenix, Arizona | November 12, 2014| Updated November 26, 2014
Definitely my top choice among the three breweries I visited within a 1 mile circle of Lexington! Nicest vibe, friendliest and most knowledgeable staff, best beers, best price structure. Collocated with someone kind of food joint next door which is most convenient, too. If I could only go to one in Lexington, this is it. Brewery #685.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu  (465) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 5, 2014
West Sixth is just outside of downtown Lexington in a nice, big, inviting corner building. They donít have any house food besides some pretzels, beer cheese, and popcorn, but they do have a side door that opens to the seafood joint next door. Didnít try it, but the pretzels and locally made beer cheese (in a plastic resealable container) were good; just wish they could heat the pretzels. Anyway, there were 16 taps, one of which was a ginger ale. All house taps. The standards were there, with some seasonals and some weekend specials. Saturday is a great day to go to get the full gamut of their offerings at any given time. There were 3-4 people behind the bar at any time, and they couldnít have been any friendlier, especially after getting the surly "service" at Country Boy. It wasnít overly crowded, but still was full at the bar and had plenty of tables occupied. Thereís a big side room with doors that open garage-style, so I could see this being a big Saturday afternoon hangout spot when itís nice outside. Overall, had a great experience here and am looking forward to many return visits.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
NeoHippie2  (51) Louisville, Kentucky | October 19, 2014
The building itself is nice. Very clean and open. The beer is overwhelmingly mediocre. No food but there is a seafood place right next door that will bring your food to you in west sixth so that was pretty cool. Our bartender knew absolutely nothing about beer or how to pour beer for that matter and it took almost 20 minutes for me to get the flight I ordered when they werenít even that busy. I hope the service gets better because that makes or breaks an experience at a place for me.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Rhinton82  (8) , | July 14, 2014
First and for most the beers are awesome.. Yeah they have no food, but usually there is a foodtruck around just like all the other breweries in lexington. Wish they had more beers on tap but they do fill Crowlers and Growlers...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine  (300) Indiana | June 27, 2014
West Sixth is a good brewery with a nice open floor plan and excellent service. They keep a good selection on, including their staples as well as some brewery-only options. No food unfortunately, but absolutely worth the stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill  (141) South Carolina | April 6, 2014
Visited here around lunch time on a weekday. Very nice facility with ample parking for cars and bikes. Decor is a mix of historic and modern, making it functional and clean yet with some added ambiance. 3-sided bar, a number of tables and plenty of standing room. Adjoining seafood restaurant can provide food for West 6th customers. Good variety of beers on tap. Growlers (as cheap as Iíve ever seen) and growler fills available to go, as well as 3 types of canned beer. A pretty good hike from center city, but free city bus service to the area is available at times, and the drive is short and easy.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm  (115) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 18, 2014
Stopped by here on a Tuesday, between 3-6. Love this place. Itís kind of in a suburb. Visually, itís beautiful. Big open space, and a huge brewery behind the scenes. Seems really well-organized, especially for a 2 year old place. Relatively large facility. Nice mildly higher-end feel to the taproom, with like 14 beers on tap (11 new to me). Apparently experimental kegs get tapped on Wednesdays, Firkins on thursdays. The bartender serving me (Kelly?) was super-nice, and extremely knowledgeable. Very impressive beer knowledge dropped by her. Rest of the staff was rockstar too. Matt, and a guy with killer dreads... One of the volunteers even offered me a place to stay for the night in case I needed it. Tasters were between 2-3$ a piece, mostly $2. Most of the pints are $4.50, which is super competitive compared to Cincinnati breweryís prices. Awesome, awesome place. Will stop by again any time I get a chance, especially if this is what the tap list usually looks like... My first time stopping by here, they only had 3 beers on tap (during the Magic Hat controversy). 11 new beers for me to try is a major win. Awesome, fun time here!

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