Florence, Ky

A restaurant that loves beer and a bar that loves food. Over 20 craft beers on tap, big burgers and the freshest sushi in town. Your go-to for lunch, dinner and late-night, Drake’s is a free-wheeling, fun-loving kind of joint. A place to hang out and let your hair down. A place to let yourself go a little. Come play!

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Managing Partner - Ben Ochs

Ben was born in Wayne County, Kentucky, but moved to Lanai, HI, at the age of 14. After graduating high school, Ben moved back to Kentucky to pursue a culinary arts education. After graduating, he spent some time in Clearwater Beach before making his way back to Hawaii. He worked in Kone for five years before being convinced to return to Kentucky as a sous chef at one of our restaurant group’s steakhouses, Malone’s in Lexington. Ben has held various roles during his time with Bluegrass Hospitality Group. He helped open Drake’s Florence as kitchen manager in 2013. Ben then served as our very first corporate chef and helped develop the Drake’s brand over six years. He moved back to Florence as managing partner in 2020. Ben says, “I’ve been through a lot with BHG. Through the leadership of Drake’s and hard work I’ve finally made something out of myself that my Dad would be proud of and I am certainly proud of. I love these people and they truly are my family!”

Favorite Drake’s Menu Item: Fried Bologna Sandwich

Managing Partner - Ben Ochs

Ben was born in Wayne County, Kentucky, but moved to Lanai, HI, at the age of 14. After graduating high school, Ben moved back to Kentucky to pursue a culinary arts education. After graduating, he spent some time in Clearwater Beach before making his way back to Hawaii. He worked in Kone for five years before being convinced to return to Kentucky as a sous chef at one of our restaurant group’s steakhouses, Malone’s in Lexington. Ben has held various roles during his time with Bluegrass Hospitality Group. He helped open Drake’s Florence as kitchen manager in 2013. Ben then served as our very first corporate chef and helped develop the Drake’s brand over six years. He moved back to Florence as managing partner in 2020. Ben says, “I’ve been through a lot with BHG. Through the leadership of Drake’s and hard work I’ve finally made something out of myself that my Dad would be proud of and I am certainly proud of. I love these people and they truly are my family!”

Favorite Drake’s Menu Item: Fried Bologna Sandwich

WHATS HAPPENING

Pints & Bites
2-4-6
Beer Wine Stix
Weekend Specials

There are no upcoming events.

Location

LOCATION

6805 Houston Road, Ste 900
Florence KY, 41042
859-869-4840
Sun-Thurs: 11am-12am*
Fri-Sat: 11am-1am*
*Kitchen closes one hour prior

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*ok, so we made this up, but it’s probably true