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Published 9:31 am Thursday, September 13, 2018

Drake’s to open in Brannon Crossing, offering American cuisine, sushi

By Brittany Fuller

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Originally opened in 2009 at the Lansdowne Shoppes in Lexington, Drake’s restaurant is expanding and opening a new location in Brannon Crossing this month.

Located at 390 East Brannon Road, Drake’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week beginning Sept. 25.

Owned by Bruce Drake and Brian McCarty of the Bluegrass Hospitality Group, this restaurant marks the 10th location for BHG whose restaurant also serves residents in surrounding states such as Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Indiana.

“Drake’s eclectic menu includes traditional American-style pub food, including hand-pressed burgers, mini sandwiches, Sriracha wings, build-your-own tacos and more,” Leela Foley, marketing manager for Drake’s, said. “What sets Drake’s apart is its extensive sushi menu. Drake’s Aqua Sushi chefs offer sushi lovers rare flavors and perfectly-executed classics, all rolled-to-order.”

The majority of the menu is available for less than $12, Foley said, and a full list of items can be viewed at

Foley said the owners of BHG are excited about the new location and growth of Brannon Crossing which will offer a close proximity to retail and residential areas.

“Over the past 20 years, guests have celebrated many meals and milestones at BHG restaurants and often traveled to Lexington from surrounding areas to dine,” Foley said. “Our team is excited to bring Drake’s a little bit closer to Jessamine County residents and grow the ‘Drake’s family’ in central Kentucky.”

Foley said the restaurant is a unique concept and is known as “a place that loves beer and a bar that loves food.”

Offering customers a relaxed atmosphere for lunch and dinner, the restaurant also serves as a high-energy club with a DJ and dancing on the weekends.

“Drake’s embodies its ‘come play’ tagline with a weekly round-up of activities like trivia and craft beer tap nights with a game area including corn hole and giant Jenga,” Foley said.