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#2 of 2099 places to eat in Lexington
Open now 13:00 - 02:30
$$$$ Average price: $10-25
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375 Thompson Rd, 40508-2044
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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If you like draft beer, order it at The Burl, it's good here. Enjoy great coffee. The warm atmosphere of this place makes visitors feel relaxed and have a good time. The nice staff demonstrates a high level of quality at this spot. Terrific service is something that people highlight in their reviews. The Burl offers you attractive prices for tasty meals. Yelp gave this place the score of 4.5.

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For those that know me, you know I try to avoid Lexington at all costs. There are a few things in that town worthy of your time. The Burl is definitely a gem that you should visit for a show. To begin, The Burl is in the perfect location as a brewery and restaurant district is located across the street. Spend your day drinking, touring a distillery, and eating over there before heading across the street to see your favorite musician at The Burl. There's plenty of parking around the area. On my last visit, it was for Julien Baker. The Burl was a perfect venue for her. Louisville has many small-ish music venues... Headliners, Zbar, and Mercury Ballroom to name a few. With that, Louisville wishes it had a venue like this. The closest thing to The Burl is Headliners except Headliners is much bigger. You walk into the place and you're immediately next to the restrooms, bar, and merch table. The long concert hall isn't very wide but you can go right up next to the stage if you're there early enough. On the opposite wall is a door that leads out on to a patio. I'm not sure how often it's open as I've never tried to check it out. I do like the way it's setup though. The patio is practically a deck that is connected to the building. I've seen plenty of patios at other venues that dump you in an area away from the stage. That type of thing almost defeats the purpose of going to a show. I've only been here for winter and spring shows. The temp has always been manageable. I have a feeling in the dead of summer, it might get moist and sweaty(more than usual for a concert hall) in here but I'm not sure. The crowd can also vary here. Of course, people like Julien Baker I'll travel from Louisville to see but with Lexington having UK, college kids are almost always around. We encountered one of these bro-like dweebs that brought his brother to the show with him. I ignored him because he immediately put off that too-cool-for-school vibe but my girlfriend had an exchange with him to set him straight. Be aware that crowd results may vary. During this last show, Julien had a lot of sound issues. For such a quiet musician, this was troubling. She powered through but as visibly frustrated as she seemed, I'm not sure if it was a band sound-guy issue or a venue problem. I'll actually be seeing her again in July so I'll be curious to see if the sound issues carry over. There's not much left to say about this venue. It's a perfect venue for smaller acts that are about to break or have just barely gained attention. If you're a fan of someone rolling through here, you should absolutely make it a point to go.
The Burl is a great music venue and they get some very good bands.  I also love the 80's arcade across the parking lot.  It's a pretty small venue and I really love the floor and decor.
Super cool place to see a band play. Good size. Not too big. Not too small. Good sound. Cool atmosphere. Good prices on drinks. Parking is a little rough. But once you get it. Who cares.
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375 Thompson Rd, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, 40508-2044
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 13:00-02:30
MondayMon 16:00-00:00
TuesdayTue 18:00-02:30
WednesdayWed 16:00-02:30
ThursdayThu 16:00-02:30
FridayFri 16:00-02:30
SaturdaySat 13:00-02:30

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