About Us

Lexington’s Best Bourbon and Whiskey Bar

Whiskey Bear opened on September 7th, 2017 and is located in The Barn at the Summit at Fritz Farm. This Whiskey and Bourbon Bar is the first of its kind to join the Lexington, KY area. Owners Daniel and Florence Marlowe wanted to bring a high-quality service experience in a relaxed environment to South Lexington. They also were excited to work alongside the other small business owners in The Barn. The name “Whiskey Bear” was created by a unique and unexpected person, their 2-year-old daughter. “It was very authentic, and the more we kicked it around, the more we fell in love with it,” Daniel Marlowe says.

With Daniel’s 20+ years of experience in the bar industry, this bar has plenty to offer every kind of customer. Whiskey Bear has plenty of special and hard-to-find whiskeys. Daniel showcases both Kentucky bourbons as well as whiskeys from around the world. Whiskey Bear offers much more than just whiskey. With a well-curated list of gins, rums, tequilas, and vodkas, they have something for all palates, including their extensive list of signature cocktails that are made with fresh ingredients and freshly squeezed juices. This Bourbon and Whiskey Bar offers taster pours for every spirit sold at the bar, which allows customers to venture out and try new things without spending a lot of money.

Whiskey Bear has great events to attend throughout the year for everyone to enjoy. They feature live music every Saturday from 9PM-midnight and Trivia Night every Wednesday from 7PM-9PM. Happy hour is available 11AM-6PM EVERY DAY and ALL DAY Sunday and Monday. These happy hour specials consist of $1 off all draft beers, $4 wells, $5 house wines, and $6 Kentucky mules, Moscow mules, and Cosmos. Every Saturday of Keeneland Meet Season, Whiskey Bear participates in Brunch at The Barn, and offers a Bloody Mary Bar. Special tasting events go on throughout the year that includes master distillers, stories behind the brands, and much more. Whiskey Bear also is partners with the Mocktail Project, which allows you to enjoy delicious drinks that consist of zero booze. Whiskey Bear donates $1 to the S.V. Foundation for every mocktail ordered to support recovery programs.