Franklin, TN

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 Carrithers

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

What's Happening?

$5 Grilled Ham & Cheese

Start date: July 9, 2018

End date: August 7, 2018

$5 Grilled Ham & Cheese  The first Tuesday of every month is $5 Day at Drake’s! Enjoy a $5 Grilled Ham & Cheese sandwich all day on Tuesday, August 7. Dine-in only.

Shark Week

Start date: July 18, 2018

End date: July 29, 2018

 Shark Week Come play at Drake’s for Shark Week, July 22-29. Catch Shark Week coverage and a $6 delicious cocktail, The Shark Attack! Made with tequila, curacao, sour, sweetened lime, a splash of grenadine and a shark sucker lurking for you to chomp down on.

Hours of Operation

553 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067
Sun-Thur: 11am-1am
Fri-Sat: 11am-2am

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