2017 has started out on a sad note.
The JDI Grille & Tavern closed for good on January 1, 2017.
The “original” JDI (also known as the Jefferson Davis Inn) was located at West High and Limestone Street where Jefferson Davis lived with the US Postmaster General, while attending Transylvania University in the 19th century in Lexington, Kentucky. It was a popular bar all throughout the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, but closed in 1996. That building is now home to the Bombay Bar and Grill. After being closed for nearly 20 years, the “new” JDI opened up in a brand new location on Cedar Street, off South Broadway between Bolivar and Maxwell Street, on March 1, 2013. I always thought even the new location was located in a historic building, because it had the ambiance that I love, but it was built from the ground up.
If you never had a chance to go there, this is what you were missing…