May 2019 by Craig L. McCloud
Always a geat spot for lunch and/or liquids! Staff are attentive and outgoing. Stop by!
May 2019 by jonathan dunavant
Good place to have a beer and some good food.
April 2019 by Evan Mallick
The food was satisfactory, but nothing overly special. Took a long time to arrive. Bumping up to 3 stars for friendly servers and food made fresh in restaurant.
April 2019 by Lisa Weber
Delicious. Really awesome small bar/restaurant in downtown Lexington.
April 2019 by Eric Hillman
Love sidebar, the atmosphere, the non fake staff, the burgers are always awesome and once you recognize the cooks you know how to order it cooked. Perfect place for a yummy lunch with more than some weird elevator music.
April 2019 by Derek Wingfield
order the best fries in LexingTonky with a Jä-Life (shot of Jägermeister with High Life)
April 2019 by Jon Strouth
Best bar in Lexington Kentucky
March 2019 by Nathaniel Pendleton
Love me some sidebar. They really do have one of the best burgers in town, and the service is always excellent. It's where I've started going since they closed limestone blue, and while the menus couldn't be more different, the atmosphere gives you the sense that you are somewhere truly local. A good lunch spot or place to catch up with a friend over a meal.
March 2019 by Dana Hatcher Bix
Chili cheese fries were great-and they make a great drink too-with reasonable prices. I’m getting a burger next time, because they looked amazing. And the music was seriously fantastic too
March 2019 by James John
great burger. Friendly service.
February 2019 by Jessica Winters
This is a cozy little spot right in the heart of downtown and within walking distance of several other cool spots. It has great food and bartenders who really know how to mix a drink. The vibe is slightly edgy and colorful but customers and staff alike are super friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an authentic Lexington experience. Owners Jon and Lisa have worked hard to revitalize various areas of town and also own Break Room in the distillery district- another place that should definitely be visited!
February 2019 by Margo Schieber
While in the wall but great place! Sweet potatoes fries were amazing!
August 2018 by Matt Harris
This place is just incredible. The food and staff are out of this world. Hand pressed burgers, steak cooked to perfection. The pork cheek and greens special is by far the best I've ever had. Not to mention a perfect 100 score posted from the health dept. I'll be back to this hidden gem as soon as I'm back in Lex.
April 2018 by Aleksandar Sekulic
Very chill. If you're looking for that European feel of a punk bar. Here you are. It's quiet, but vibrant.
April 2018 by David Miracle
Amazing food and service. One of my favorite spots in Lexington
April 2018 by Jacob Lyons
Best kitchen in Lexington, great atmosphere and friendly service. I highly recommend it to everyone, Nolan was killing it bartending Thursday night and Steve was pumping out some really great food.
April 2018 by TheTraveler888
Ate here last night and had one of the best burgers I have had in a long time. The sweet potato fries and regular fries are excellent. My daughter has been here several times and loves the black bean burger for vegetarians. I will return,
March 2018 by Tony Goodman
Small local bar with bar food. Good food and service. Very tasty veggie burger. Lots of interesting wall hangings.
March 2018 by Tristan Bourne-Nisson
Great little dive. Great food. They didn't mind a little custom ordering. Waitress was very nice even though they were busy.
February 2018 by Luis G.
I love everything about this place, I walked in because it has a great laid back grunge hipster type of look, very nice relaxed vibe.
The bartender is very nice, he recommended The Sidebar Steak dinner... MAN! this is one of the best steaks I've had in my life! The salad was crisp and the blue cheese I ordered was the real deal. Then the steak arrives with a side of fries, I am not kidding when I say that this is one of the best steaks you will have!
The icing on was the live music, super chill acoustic classic rock. Nothing loud, just perfect to enjoy my dinner while I'm having an awesome experience.
I will be thinking about this place until I visit Lexington again!!! you MUST try it!
January 2018 by Kathy A.
The only reason I didn't give this a 5 star os because of the limited seating . This place is small but fabulous ! Don't be fooled when you go in . I read reviews and decided to go with my husband . He wasn't so sure once we got there and thought about leaving . The atmosphere is very worn . I reminded him of the reviews and we stayed . I had the chicken tenders and sweet potato fries and my husband had the big burger and fries . The food is made right there at the bar in a tiny kitchen by one man . OMG so good . The sweet potatoes are huge wedge cut deep fried served with a butter cinnamon brown sugar dip yummy .The tenders are hand breaded and oh so tender . Sirloin burger made to order and delicious . Servings are very generous . Skip the clique places and try this little gem .
November 2017 by Jennifer D.
Best fried pickles around! Also the burgers are amazing. They also make homemade chips.
October 2017 by Jim Wheeler
Best burger I’ve had in a while. Caramelized onions, Brie cheese. But this wasn’t lipstick on a pig. The beef on this burger was excellent! Clearly above any $10 burger I’ve had in a long time. The fried pickles were awesome, and seemongly hand cut as some were a little too thick, but nobody’s perfect. But again, I can’t say enough about the burger. It was top shelf!
September 2017 by TheSmiths33_11
Well worth a visit to this cosy bar/grill. Great staff fantastic comfort food. Chilli to die for . Sweet potato fries, chicken tenders and burgers all cooked to perfection considering what they have to work with ( a small cooking area at the end of the bar ) . Couldn't fault this place . Not for you if you want posh nosh.
September 2017 by Blanka A.
The hole in the wall bar with some amazing drink deals and affordable fried grubs. You will find some delicious and suprising sandwiches, like the sidebar dinner sandwich that is a flat iron steak with sautu00e9ed onions. So good!!! Couple that with a 24oz PBR and Jameson shot (for $6) and you got yourself a good time. ;)
August 2017 by CC W.
I had the fish and chips. It may have been an off night for the chef. My dish was bland and dark from old oil, almost burnt. Service was also slow. If you sit outside at night don't be surprised if numerous homeless people beg during your whole meal. There were no lights from the restaurant for the outside table. Best part of the night was the friendly waitress and cole slaw.
August 2017 by Lizabeth A
Ended up in Sidebar as a later dinner with a group of 6, the dining room is small but they easily accommodated us. I had, hands down, one of THE BEST burgers I have had in Lexington.
August 2017 by Emily H.
Decor is oddly entertaining. I got the burger and it was cooked perfectly. Tv's all around if you need to watch a game. Plenty of seating available. The restaurant is pretty loud so more of a social group.
July 2017 by Chris E.
Second, or is third time.... no idea. Still a great local bar to get a brew and bite. No uppity bullshit.
I'll be back.
July 2017 by Bob Weir
I scored rock star parking for a court appointment that went quicker than I had imagined...What else could I do? Things like this call for a celebratory bit of day drinking. I went into the Side bar and had a delicious refreshing adult beverage and let the parking meter tick away. Great vibe, cool kids behind the bar. I like it here.