Come Play November 2022 – Leestown, Lexington, KY

Now hiring! Apply in person at the Staybridge Suites, 1735 Sharkey Way, Monday-Saturday 9am-8pm and Sunday 12-6pm or online here.

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!

Managing Partner - Corey Craig

Corey was born and raised in Lexington, KY. He attended the University of Kentucky for a few years before moving to Puerto Rico at age 21. In Puerto Rico, he worked at a restaurant chain and helped open numerous locations while working his way up to senior manager. After watching Bluegrass Hospitality grow in his hometown and hearing the experience of friends who worked for BHG, Corey knew this was where he wanted to be. He started managing at Malone’s and Drake’s Lansdowne in early 2019 before taking the managing partner position of Drake’s Clarksville six months later. Corey spent 18 months at Drake’s Brannon Crossing before moving down to open Clarksville in March 2021. In 2022, he moved home to Lexington to help open Drake’s Leestown as Managing Partner. Corey says, “There have been many great leaders that have helped me tremendously inside and outside of the restaurant along my journey. Helping the next generation achieve their goals is why I love my job!” In his free time, Corey enjoys making music, playing sports and spending time with his friends and family. Fun fact: Corey LOVES palm trees.  

Favorite Drake’s Menu Item: Buffalo Boneless Bites 

Managing Partner - Corey Craig

Corey was born and raised in Lexington, KY. He attended the University of Kentucky for a few years before moving to Puerto Rico at age 21. In Puerto Rico, he worked at a restaurant chain and helped open numerous locations while working his way up to senior manager. After watching Bluegrass Hospitality grow in his hometown and hearing the experience of friends who worked for BHG, Corey knew this was where he wanted to be. He started managing at Malone’s and Drake’s Lansdowne in early 2019 before taking the managing partner position of Drake’s Clarksville six months later. Corey spent 18 months at Drake’s Brannon Crossing before moving down to open Clarksville in March 2021. In 2022, he moved home to Lexington to help open Drake’s Leestown as Managing Partner. Corey says, “There have been many great leaders that have helped me tremendously inside and outside of the restaurant along my journey. Helping the next generation achieve their goals is why I love my job!” In his free time, Corey enjoys making music, playing sports and spending time with his friends and family. Fun fact: Corey LOVES palm trees.  

Favorite Drake’s Menu Item: Buffalo Boneless Bites 

Location

LOCATION

1735 Sharkey Way
Lexington, KY 40511

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