It’s a hybrid wine shop and music venue. And this bar has a popular open mic night.

By Matt Wickstrom

LEXINGTON, Ky. — On the outside, The Twisted Cork looks like a run-of-the-mill liquor shop, but open it’s doors and you’ll quickly see that it’s anything but.

Like opening the wardrobe doors to Narnia, entering the Cork feels as though you’re entering another realm, it’s walls stacked with exotic wines and music always ringing from the venue’s stage, much to the delight of an ever attentive audience.

Owner Sue Slone, who purchased the business in Oct. 2013 from previous owner Gayle Turner, refers to the space as a hybrid boutique wine shop and music venue with an exotic and uncommon selection. With a house wine from California’s Fox Brook Winery and only a couple of Barefoot wines in stock, Sue Slone says The Twisted Cork prides itself on having what others don’t.

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