PADDOCK SHOPS – Louisville, 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!
Valarie (Val) is what we call a “lifer” at our restaurant group, Bluegrass Hospitality Group (BHG). She began her journey with us many years ago when she was interviewed by our owner Bruce Drake himself in his, at the time, tiny little office above Malone’s Steakhouse in Lexington. She was hired as a server, but her talent and drive didn’t keep her there for long. Val worked herself into a bartending position and was later asked to help open two other BHG restaurants as a bar trainer. When the first Drake’s opened in Lexington in 2009, Val was on the ground to pour the very first Drake’s Ale. All of her hard work for both the Malone’s and Drake’s brands did not go unnoticed. Val soon entered into a management position with Drake’s St. Matthews, helping open the store a week before Derby in 2012. After a few years, she was named managing partner at Drake’s Paddock Shops.
In her own words, “I have spent the better part of my life with this amazing company and don’t know where I would be without all the incredible people I have met along my journey. I am honored to call BHG my family and I live and breath it. Thanks to the ten different managing partners, countless assistant managers and staff I have had over the years, I kinda know what I’m doing up here ;)”.
Favorite Drake’s Menu Item:Drake’s Fried Fish
Louisville Burger Week At Drake’s, we’re known for our beer, BURGERS and sushi, so when we heard there was a whole week dedicated to burgers, we had to join in on the fun! Come play at Drake’s for Louisville Burger Week July 23 through 29. Drake’s St. Matthews and Paddock Shops are each featuring a … Continued
$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 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.
Eagle Rare Private Selection Bourbon Night The first Thursday of every month is Bourbon Night at Drake’s Paddock Shops! Come play on Thursday, August 2, to try our private selection barrel pick of Eagle Rare- a bourbon that lives up to its name with a distinctive taste experience. Tasting notes: The nose is complex, with … Continued