Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

The Watering Hole; Want To Play? Go To Drakes

drakes 300LEXINGTON, Ky (10/10/13)—It was Wednesday and I had the mid week blues. One more hour of work and then I was ready to do one of two things; sleep or play. I had talked to a couple of my girlfriends earlier that day and they were wanting to go out for dinner and a few drinks so I decided that playing was obviously the best decision for the night. We had tossed up a couple of places we were interested in going but we finally came to a final decision. We chose Drakes because not only do they have a courtesy cab that would take us anywhere within 15 minutes of Drakes for free, but it’s also a restaurant that loves beer and a bar that loves food, and I’m a big fan of both.

I smiled as I looked to my left to see a man playing ring toss, effortlessly winning over and over again. In the back two middle-aged men were playing pool, and the loser had to buy the next round of drinks. Everyone around us had two things in common, they were at Drakes to eat and have a good time. Our waitress greeted us with a smile. Melissa Bartell always made sure that our glasses never seemed ‘half empty.’ After deciding that we were going to try out the boneless wings and calamari I treated myself with a Kentucky Ale.

“Our waitress made a great effort in making sure that we were happy,” Drakes patron Alyssa Elam said, “The beer flowed all night and my belly was full, I left there with a smile on my face.”

The music was set to shuffle between country, rock and hip hop so that every preference was fulfilled. I found myself singing along to Eric Clapton then five minutes later dancing to Miley Cyrus.

“The Kentucky down home welcoming atmosphere is my favorite part about working here at Drakes,” Security Manager Jeremiah Terry said.

Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to close Drakes has $2 dollar well drinks, $1 draft beers and $1 mini burgers. Thursday is also ladies night and from 5 p.m. to close Drakes has $5 ‘happy rolls’ (sushi), $4 featured wine by the glass, and $4 Pinnacle cocktails.

The best part about Drakes is that all of my friends and I could enjoy ourselves and not worry about how we were getting home. After a few hours we walked outside to find the courtesy van waiting to take us wherever we wanted to go. From Tuesday to Saturday the courtesy van operates from 6 p.m. to close.

Drakes, come play.

drakes 500

Bonnie Dailey
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 22, 2014 3566

Madisonville Woman Charged With…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 21, 2014 2470

Five Sent to Hospital After Two-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 21, 2014 1831

Business Spotlight - Painted Window Aims…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 21, 2014 1723

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - July…

in News by Madisonville Police Department
July 19, 2014 1682

Cash Mob Descends on Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 22, 2014 3566

Madisonville Woman Charged With…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 23, 2014 1177

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 23,…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers
July 21, 2014 1149

Madisonville Fire Chief Announces…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 21, 2014 1094

Three Injured in Three-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 19, 2014 1084

Local Hip-Hop Artist, Marack, Talks About…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 21, 2014 1167

Portion of Southeastern Parkway Closed…

in News by Beth Cecil
July 22, 2014 847

Alliance for a Drug Free Owensboro and…

in News by Carla Shelton
July 22, 2014 741

Daviess County Traffic Advisory

in News by Keith Todd
July 23, 2014 621

Owensboro Neighborhood Alliance Meeting…

in News by Sherry Girten
July 21, 2014 470

Strahan Selected as Cravens Elementary…

in Top Stories by Julie Ellis

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 21, 2014 2470

Five Sent to Hospital After Two-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 21, 2014 1831

Business Spotlight - Painted Window Aims…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 19, 2014 1682

Cash Mob Descends on Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 23, 2014 1133

Greenville Family Loses Home, Possessions…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 23, 2014 699

Swinging for Sadie Raises $6,000 for…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03