At the City Beer Board meeting on Thursday, an application for a new beer permit came from Drake’s, a new restaurant at 7338 McCutcheon Road. The business which has other locations in Tennessee, is considered to be a family restaurant selling craft beer, burgers and sushi.
Drake's will have a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.
Aubrey’s Hixson, 496 Northgate Mall Dr., is the 12th location in Tennessee of the business that first opened in Knoxville in 1990.
This restaurant is considered to be a full service restaurant serving steaks and pasta, said General Manager Mark Woods.
There is a fenced patio with 10 tables outside. The location is on the perimeter of Northgate Mall next to Logan’s on Highway 153.
Another beer license was given to Elaine Boling for London Calling, 715 Cherry St. This restaurant which opened six weeks ago, was described as a “speakeasy” that is entered through a “secret door.” An iconic red telephone booth is outside with a secondary door in the booth that is actually the entrance to the bar. Customers use a dial phone to gain entry into the bar which is through a tunnel. The small bar has a capacity of just 60 people.