Our Taproom

We’re a little off the beaten-path, and we like it that way.

We aren’t just a taproom.  We are a place where people come together to share old stories and create new ones and to have important conversations over our carefully crafted microbrews.

Address

1400 Delaware Ave

Lexington, KY 40505

Hours

M – W: 4  – 10

Th: 4  – 11

F: 4  – 12

Sa: 12 – 12

Su: 12 – 10

Events at Pivot

Check below for our regular events, and head over to Facebook for our special events and fundraisers.

News

On April 25, Pivot will be holding our first Sustainable Sip n’ Shop. We will have all different kinds of vendors that use sustainable practices in the production, selling, or providing of their products and services. Are you a sustainable producer or business in our area? We want you here! Fill out the interest form Click Here, and we will be in touch.

Regular Events

Yoga

Taking place every Monday at 6:30 pm, our pay-as-you-can community yoga classes are taught by a rotation of local instructors who all practice different styles. Bring a mat and a friend. All levels of yogis are welcome. Click here for the Facebook event page.

Run Group

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm (except for a little hiatus in the winter), a group of runners takes off from Pivot for 3 - 5 miles. With our friends from Fleet Feet, this is a good time for runners of all skill levels. Click here to check in with the run group's Facebook page.

Comedy at Pivot

Comedy comes to Pivot on the first Wednesday at 8:00 pm. A group of local comics put on what is becoming one of the best shows in town. Sometimes it is comedians who are traveling through town. Sometimes it is open mic, and sometimes it is local comedians trying out new material - but it is always a great time! Head over to the Comedy at Pivot Facebook page for information on upcoming shows.

Green Drinks

On the second Tuesday at 5:30 pm, people involved and interested in local policy meet to discuss local environmental issues.

Citizens' Climate Lobby

The local chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby meets on the second Tuesday at 6:30 pm. This group is pursuing grassroots activities to promote the adoption of bipartisan carbon dividend legislation.

Trivia

Our Sookie King puts on creative and fun trivia nights on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Check our Facebook events for this month's themes!

Kentucky Fried Sisters' Bingo

On the third Sunday at 6:00 pm, the Kentucky Fried Sisters grace the taproom with a fantastic and fun themed bingo to raise money for various non-profit groups. Come play to have a great time and support worthy causes.

Bluegrass Runners' Meeting

The Bluegrass Runners hold their club meetings on the third Thursday at 7:00 pm. This is a great time to connect with the local running community.

Poets Down Yonder

Our monthly poetry series drops on the third Wednesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Get here a little early to sign up to read, and head over to their FB page to learn more about this great series.

Taproom Food

Larry Mac's Beer Cheese

Cheryl came into the taproom with her Larry Mac's beer cheese shortly after we opened, and we have been fans ever since then. There are always pretzels and a few flavors of cheese available at the taproom.

Pasta Garage

Located down the street on Delaware, Pasta Garage is available for a great Italian meal before heading over to the taproom.

JY Kitchen

Serving authentic Korean food delivered to the taproom, Kwan's JY Kitchen has been a great addition to the neighborhood.

Popcorn Paradise

We have an assortment of Popcorn Paradise flavors in the taproom as well.

Nathan's Tacos

Nathan's Taqueria serves from their food truck most Thursdays at the taproom. We're not going to say they are the best tacos in town, but ....

Community Space

Our event space, which is located between the taproom and brewery, is available to reserve every day of the week during normal taproom hours.  The space is always free for non-profit organizations and civic groups, and it’s free for private events except on Fri and Sat nights.  We have hosted a variety of workshops, classes, and group meetings along with baby showers, rehearsal dinners, and birthday parties. 

Answers to most questions on reserving the room are included below, and you can head over to our reservation form to request the space.  We’ll review your request during business hours and will get back in touch as soon as we can.

Yes and No. The room is always free for non-profits and civic groups.  If this is a private event, then there is no fee or minimum purchase requirement to use the room EXCEPT for events that end after 6 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. On Fridays and Saturdays after 6 pm, there is a $250 minimum drink purchase required from the bar. The bartenders can keep track of all of the tabs in the room and combine them to reach this $250.  If there is any remaining at the end of the night, they can add this to the host’s tab.

Your reservation time includes the set-up and take-down of your event. We often have events run up against one another, so we ask that you are out of the room and the room is cleaned by the end of your reservation time.  Please return all glassware to the bar, remove any decorations, and place trash and recycling in the appropriate containers.

Sure thing! We have one wall that is a chalkboard, so people often write nice messages on there or do cool drawings.  We do not allow any tape or Command-type fasteners to be used on our painted walls.  We do have two metal walls and several beams that you are welcome to use tape on.

We are constantly trying to cut down on the amount of waste that is produced on site.  A significant contributor to that waste is the materials from parties, and we are refining our procedures over the next few months with waste reduction and education in mind.  Right now, we do not allow balloons or Confetti for decorating.  We also do not allow hosts to use Styrofoam materials for decorating or food service or plastic table cloths.  We are also encouraging hosts to bring their own flatware and dishes for food service instead of using disposable items.

The room is rated for 49 people.  If you would like to host a larger event, we can discuss providing a larger portion of the brewery; however, this would involve a rental charge based on the day and time.

Yes! You are more than welcome to bring in any outside food and non-alcoholic drinks that you may want for your event. We have several delicious restaurants on our street that have catered here before if you would like their contact information.

No. All alcohol must be sold and handed out by our bartenders.

No. We only sell cider and beer.

Yes! We have 6 low-top wooden tables and 3 high-top wooden tables, all of which seat 4 people. We also have 8 plastic folding tables that you can use for seating or food service, though they look nicer when covered with a tablecloth. We also have enough chairs to seat 49 people.

The low-top tables (wooden and plastic) are 30 x 30 in., the three high-top tables are 30 x 30 in., and we have two 6 x 2 ft. plastic tables as well.

Yes! Anyone is welcome in the taproom, though we ask that you please keep an eye on children. We have a train table and small picnic table for children.

We have a projector for the room that can show anything that is playing on TV (sports events, tv shows, etc). The projector also has an HDMI connector that can pair with your laptop to show a slideshow or presentation. Unfortunately, we do not have audio (outside of the projector) for computer hook-ups.

Yes! Any playlist that is publicly available on Spotify is able to play in the room. The bartenders will hook this up for you.

We ask that you use the bar at your discretion.  We are a small business that is trying to keep the space accessible to the public, so we would appreciate your financial support.

We do not have pictures of the room, but you are more than welcome to swing by the taproom and check it out during business hours.

FAQs

Unfortunately, we do not have live music at the brewery.

Guests are welcome to bring in food or have something catered.  We frequently have food trucks on site, and we have two great restaurants for takeout and delivery (Pasta Garage and JY Kitchen) right down the street. 

We have 1/6 bbl (5.17 gal) and 1/2 bbl (15.5 gal) kegs available for purchase directly from Pivot.  Your bartender can tell you what is available as this will vary throughout the year.  The only kegs we do not sell are barrel-aged products.  We hold a $100 deposit on each keg sold, and this will be refunded to your credit card when the keg is returned undamaged within 30 days. 

You will need to get your own tapping equipment as we do not provide that.

Definitely.  Ask your bartenders, and if things are not hectic in the taproom or brewery, one of them will take you around for a tour.  The best time is generally in the early evening on Saturday.