Leapin’ Lizard Event Space, 724 Main Street

One look at the zebra patterned, high heeled shoe-shaped chair in the window of Leapin’ Lizard and you know this is not like any other event center. Created in an 1886 United Methodist Church, the 2nd floor former sanctuary space has loads of original stained glass windows and a working organ. In tongue-in-cheek style, the restrooms on this floor have been fashioned to resemble a confessional, including a red light that comes on outside the rooms when they are occupied. When the building was purchased in 2005, it had been vacant for 15 years. The then-owners had an art gallery on the first floor. This eclectic, artsy vibe is still evident in the artwork, colors and seriously fun lighting, including a chandelier made out of plastic horses that used to be playground equipment and pendant lights made from mannequin legs. You can imagine all the fun events that take place in this favorite Covington hangout. In fact, you can come to the many public events they host or book it for your own high-energy party.