MEET THE BOSS
Our fearless leader, Rob Kilby, has been working the bar scene nearly as long as he was able to buy a drink.You’ll usually find him gassing away with locals in public bar, or head bopping away at our weekly Music Bingo.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, ROB
I like things with a bit of a quirk, a little slant, oddities and imperfections if you will. Spare me your standard and mundane! Life is all about the stories and since my career in the bar scene is nearly old enough to buy a drink, I’ve got a few I’ve collected and am willing to trade.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT DARLO BAR?
I’m back here for a second stint in this lovable place so many people get to claim as their own. This now brings my tally up to a total of 14 months.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO HOSPO?
The standard uni student kinda way which allowed me to work hours outside of study before this became too much fun and became my driving passion.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE DRINK TO MAKE?
My favourite drink to consume is probably a Pina Colada as long as it’s made with coco lopez (the real coconut cream). Whack on some Rupert Holmes and I’m in heaven. But, my favourite drink to make is a simple negroni. No fuss, but still requires a little patience before you get to partake which makes it all the more worthwhile.
FAVOURITE DARLO BAR EVENT?
You can’t go past a good dog day afternoon! Their happy little faces make everything brighter. Usually I get about 5 minutes out of my pug at home when she gets a new toy but today I bought a full duffel bag worth for ALL THE DOGS at tomorrow’s event. So many treats, prizes, fundraising and waggy tails will be had.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE TUNE?
My favourite Darlo song, the one that I would put on and tell Spotify to create a playlist from is Alt-J: Left Hand Free. Banger.
FAVOURITE DARLO BAR STORY?
There are so many! I love that I got to reconnect with an old lost friend who was working here before I was. Then we got to work here together years later and now he comes to town and stays upstairs in accom from time to time. I love that every morning I’m bringing in the glass bins and if they make a noise when they drop down one of the steps, I think about how I used to lie in bed when I lived across the road and wonder what that noise was.
Now I know, it’s me.