How to Open a Bar During a Global Pandemic

How to Open a Bar During a Global Pandemic

There is something about the lyrics to the theme tune of Cheers that seems particularly applicable to my guest today. For those who don’t know them, they go something like this:  

“Sometimes you wanna go
Where everybody knows your name
And they’re always glad you came
You wanna be where you can see
Our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows your name” 

Greg Almeida knew he wanted his new bar to be in West London. I’m just lucky it was down the street from me. Throughout this insanely stressful year, Publik has been my, and a whole load of other people’s Cheers.

Greg and his team have created a space where the neighborhood flocks. That takes a lot of work, even when there isn’t a global pandemic.

Find out why, and how, he is the perfect person at the right moment to fill that void, when we needed it the most.

On today’s episode, you’ll discover:

  • What Greg and I have in common 
  • Why he knew that South Kensington would need Publik
  • His Top Tips for the Home Bartender
  • How he makes his famous Strawberry Margarita

Don’t miss out on any Lush Life episodes!

You can get this and all future audio files automatically downloaded to your mobile device easy. If you’re on iOS, you can listen on Apple Podcast. It’s easy to Google Podcasts or Spotify too. Or click the player or link above to listen to just this episode. (But trust me, you’ll want to subscribe!)

If you live for Lush Life would you consider supporting us by buying us a coffee… Just go to buymeacoffee.com/lushlife and you can donate once or monthly to make sure we are still here every Tuesday.

Lush Life Merchandise is here – we’re talking t-shirts, mugs, iphone covers, duvet covers, ipad covers and more covers for everything!  and more!

Theme music for Lush Life is by Stephen Shapiro, and used with permission.

Lush Life is always and will be forever produced by Evo Terra and Simpler Media Productions.

Download the audio file

Disclaimer: Some of these posts contain affiliate links. I may receive compensation if you click on these links and buy something, but, don’t worry, it won’t cost you a dime!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.