Shamrocks is the "Classic" neighborhood pub. We have the best pub food in Lexington and a huge beer & drink selection. The O'round is a must. Everyone is family and laid back. We always have a great cross section of Lexington from families to college students, from lawyers and professionals to painters and plumbers.
J. Gumbo's menu transports southern flavors upriver, pleasantly scorching palates with po boys, wraps, and hearty bowls of spicy Cajun fusions. Unleash a contingent of Scoville units on anxious tongues with voodoo chicken, which treats poultry to a warm Cajun tomato-sauce bath and a sprinkling of crushed red pepper ($6.13). Traditional creole-style jambalaya marries sausage and chicken with other gluten-free ingredients ($5.66), and a bumblebee stew ($5.66) that features spicy butter sauce and a medley of veggies warms up diners who have been practicing the tango with a snowman. The chicken red-hot po boy douses shredded meat in tangy buffalo sauce and serves a savory knockout punch in open-faced or wrapped form ($6.37). Kick off feasts with southern-inspired appetizers such as crawfish cheese dip ($5.66) and Nola nachos ($5.66).
When it comes to tasting the flavors of the South, there isn’t a more appropriate spot than one that features the welcoming, easy slope of a barn's roof. In addition to authentic digs, Tony's Barn offers slow-smoked barbecue and refreshing sweet tea, all enjoyed at casual wooden tables. Dig into smoked St. Louis style ribs or breaded and fried catfish before sampling barn brownies or sawdust pies—an amalgam of chocolate chips, coconut, walnut, and sliced bananas.
The family of grillmasters at Big R's & Shannon's BBQ slow-smoke pork brisket on hickory and cherry wood for 12–15 hours to imbue their menu's offerings with rich, smoky flavor. Half slabs of baby back ribs ($9) tickle taste buds with a tangy house dry rub, and the half chicken ($6.36) quells cravings for poultry and asymmetry. Diners crunch in unison while dividing full orders of brisket nachos ($8.75), or clasp fingers around the chopped-brisket sandwich ($5.95), which is served with one of the eatery's nine sides including baked-potato salad and mac 'n' cheese. More than 20 beers, wines, and sweet alcoholic beverages trickle down esophagi, and guests listen to the world passing outside or the hypnotic thwack of darts and haunted screen doors.
Bars are great spots for declaring preemptive thumb war on unsuspecting foes, so you’ll need to stockpile rations for a lengthy campaign. Sidebar’s menu offers plenty of options, including appetizers such as onion straws ($5.95), quesadilla rolls ($5.95), Juan Parnello’s queso dip ($5.95), and Sidebar wings (6 for $4.95, 12 for $8.95). Dig your mouth-shovels into a tasty burger that’s hand-pattied daily with 80/20 Black Angus beef. Burger options include the Soprano (pizza sauce, onion, and two cheese sticks, $7.50), the Devil’s Advocate (spicy ranch sauce, sliced jalapeno, and provolone, $7.25), and the Double Jeopardy (two patties with your choice of cheese, $8.50). Sandwiches such as the Roebling Reuben ($7.95) are also available, as well as 12” pizzas such as buffalo chicken ($9.95) and The Big Bill with onions, peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, Italian sausage, and double cheese ($12.95).