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!
Louisville Kentucky native Matt Carrithers had just gotten his associates degree in business when his love for food finally won him over. He turned right back around and followed that passion to culinary school at Sullivan University where he received a second degree in culinary arts.
Post Sullivan graduation, Matt started working in the kitchen of a high end hotel in Louisville. He claims that he was “like a sponge at that time soaking up every ounce of knowledge about food wine and most importantly the service industry as a business.” After a few more years of experience in the industry, Matt landed himself as executive chef for a foodservice company.
Matt joined the Drake’s family in 2014 as the kitchen manager of our Paddock Shops location. He became well acquainted with all parts of our business working as a front of house manager and bar manager before being named managing partner of Drake’s Cool Springs in 2017. When he’s not at work you can find Matt watching a U of L game, playing with his two boxers Lilly and Bernie, or enjoying a craft brew
Favorite Drake’s Menu Item: Mini Burgers with special sauce
Oktoberfest Prost! It’s the best time of year. Drake’s is serving a specialty German menu September 22 through October 7. Grab a Samuel Adams Octoberfest in 17oz souvenir steins for $7 with $6 refills (while supplies last).
$5 Warm Pretzels & Beer Cheese The first Tuesday of every month is $5 Day! Try our Warm Pretzels & Beer Cheese on Tuesday, October 2. Available all day, dine-in only.