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!
Matt was born and raised in Whitesburg, KY. Besides a three month stint at a gas station, Bluegrass Hospitality Group has been his professional home. He started as a host at Malone’s Hamburg in 2006 and moved into full-time management by 2010. Matt was then promoted to managing partner of Drake’s Cool Springs in 2011. Later in 2013, he moved back to Lexington as managing partner of Malone’s and Drake’s Lansdowne.
Fun fact: Matt married the girl that trained him to host at Malone’s, Lauren, and together they have a daughter Stella Lynn. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Matt loves his dogs Leroy and Jolene, Bud Light, the Kansas City Chiefs and traveling to Norris Lake
Favorite Drake’s Menu Item: Juicy Lucys with Sweet Potato Fries