Ep. 31 Dre Walters (Old Mates Place)
When you own one of the most unique rooftop bars in Sydney, you allow for a certain atmosphere and vibe that is hard to find anywhere else.
But for Dre Walters, there was a lot of behind the scenes drama before Old Mates was officially opened that almost cut it too close. With Barely any money left, the opening date pushed back, they ran into one of the biggest problems they didn't think they would face...
Dre shares some of his hilarious stories working at various small bars on Clarence street like The Lobo, Kittyhawk as well as venues at Kings Kross. If you tune in at the right time, he'll tell you about the time he kicked out Kings Of Leon from a bar.
It's a great light hearted chat that touches on relationships between chefs and bartenders, the community of Clarence street, why pick a bar with so many stairs and how to make a dream work with nothing but crates and zip ties.
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The Roots Podcast is proudly supported by Sydney Direct Fresh Produce, the fruit and veg providore who has been supplying to Sydney venues for more than 20 years and still smashing it out today.
Music by Charlie Fester.
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