COVID-19 updates


Whiskey Bear | Lexington, KY | Sip & Shop

We are delighted to announce that we are reopening our doors as of Monday 06/29/20.

As you can imagine, things will look a little different as we take all the necessary steps to keep you and our staff safe and healthy while continuing to provide the great service and experience that you’re all familiar with. Please, keep reading to familiarize yourself with some of the changes you can expect when you come to visit us…

While we are beyond excited to see all of you again, we recognize that this ‘new norm’ is challenging for everyone. Please, be patient with our staff as we navigate the ever-changing guidelines mandated by our state to keep us all safe and healthy, and most importantly, be kind to yourself and each other. We’re all in this together!

The Whiskey Bear Team

PATIO SEATING – Patio tables are first-come, first-serve. You are welcome to sit at any table suitable for the size of your party. We kindly ask that you do not move tables or chairs without first checking with someone on our staff. All orders should be placed at the walk-up window. Make sure you have your ID ready.

INDOOR SEATING – In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, our indoor seating capacity is limited. If you would like to sit inside, please check-in at the front door and wait to be seated. All guests will be served at their table.

SIP & SHOP – You are welcome to order your drinks to go! Yup, that’s a thing!

To prevent the potential spread of the virus, we are retiring our bar books until further notice. However, our full menu is available to view online and can easily be accessed by scanning the QR Code available at each table or by visiting

We miss hugs and high-fives too but for everyone’s safety, we ask that you limit your movements away from your table and that you kindly follow social distancing guidelines and remain 6 feet apart when not seated. Please, do not seat at the bar and maintain a 6 feet distance from our bartenders unless you are placing your drink order or closing out your tab.

We would love to see your smile, but for now, we’d rather keep you and our staff safe. Please wear a mask when you are not seated at your table. If you forgot your mask, we’ve got your covered! Disposables masks are available to purchase for $1.

For your convenience, we have stocked up on hand sanitizer. Feel free to use it as needed but especially before and immediately after you enjoy your drink.

We will be operating on limited hours until further notice. Our new temporary business hours are as follow:

Monday  |  4 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday  |  4 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday  |  4 pm – 10 pm
Thursday  |  4 pm – 10 pm
Friday | 4 pm – 12 am
Saturday | 2 pm – 12 am
Sunday | 2 pm – 10 pm

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