Jefferson Davis Inn
The JDI block is an urban reclamation of a complete and intact raised urban block, bordered by the urban business district to the north and the University of Kentucky to the east, along one of the most heavily traveled traffic arteries in Lexington. This mixed use block was master planned to restore its original urban infill character with high density townhouses and the revival of one of the oldest university campus pubs in Lexington. The new block densely supports 18 three story townhouses with on-site parking and a three story restaurant. The Jefferson Davis Inn locally referred to as the “JDI” was originally located at West High and Limestone Streets where Jefferson Davis lived while attending Transylvania University. A historic marker still exists on the original building. The state of the art facility features three stories of entertainment space, with each level offering an elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere with elements of our Lexington, Kentucky heritage evident everywhere you look. On the first level, you will enjoy our main bar, which opens up to our outdoor patio when the weather is nice via our double “Nana Wall” folding and sliding glass partitions. This level features a huge stacked stone fireplace. On the second level, another beautiful bar awaits you, as well as a warm inviting fireplace complete with leather couches and wing backed chairs. Finally, the third level is designed to host your private event, and boasts a full bar, fireplace, pool table, and a video projector and drop down screen.