Cowgill’s newest community, studios180, is located just blocks from the heart of Lexington, Kentucky. With flexible leasing options, a paw spa, access to a fitness center, modern amenities, and more, studios180 makes downtown living easier than ever before. Plus, living near the hustle and bustle of the city’s center means easy access to plenty of popular restaurants, eclectic bars, and exciting local happenings. Below, discover some places to eat, drink, and play near this new community, which is leasing now and slated to open up this summer.

EAT

Third Street Stuff

This Lexington favorite serves locally roasted and Fair Trade Certified Organic coffee as well as pastries and sandwiches. (Yes, they have free WiFi!)

J. Gumbos

Get your Cajun-Creole fix at this counter-service eatery that serves gumbo, jambalaya, po’ boys, and more.

Doodles

Enjoy locally-sourced comfort food for breakfast and lunch at this local eatery in walking distance of studios180. Pro-Tip: Get the Beignets.

Sorella’s

This small, locally-owned gelato shop specializes in hand-crafted, small-batch Italian gelato and sorbetto that’s made daily — from scratch — using fresh and high quality ingredients.

DRINK

Lussi Brown

This full-service coffee shop turns into a bar featuring a lineup of coffee- and tea-based cocktails when the sun sets.

Bar Ona

Named one of Esquire magazine’s 12 Best Bars in America in 2018, this under-the-radar spot has a rotating cocktail menu, wine, cider, shooters, and more.

Tee Dee’s Lounge

Catch guitar virtuoso and vocalist Tee Dee Young in action at this blues club.

West Main Crafting Co.

This nineteenth century-inspired craft cocktail bar makes their own sodas, syrups, cordials, and more for an authentic drinking experience.

PLAY

Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park

Catch live music here during Thursday Night Live (April-October) and shop for fresh produce at the Lexington Farmers Market on Saturdays.

Rupp Arena

Home to the University of Kentucky Wildcats, you can attend basketball games and concerts in this 23,000 seat arena.

Triangle Park

Watch films on an inflatable screen, throw a frisbee on the lawn, and sit by the fountains during warm-weather months. In the winter, it’s home to an ice rink.

The Night Market

This monthly pop-up open-air street festival on the 700 block of Bryan Avenue features local artists and businesses, live music, and food vendors.