17 April, 2017. 17:34
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
The licensee of the Betoota Sailing Club has noticed business has been on the rise in recent weeks, however, the clientele has shifted away from being a more family orientated venue to an almost university-sports-club type vibe.
“It was a mystery to the staff until I had a barback ask if he could work on these very specific evenings,” said publican Ralph Marcescence.
“He said he wanted to work on these nights because his missus would force him to curl up sober on the couch and watch The Real Housewives of Sydney, something that he obviously didn’t enjoy doing,”
“Then it hit me, blokes were coming here to get out of watching that programme. Christ, one night the only sport on was college ice hockey, but the blokes were in here screaming at the television, getting behind Kansas State in their battle to become conference champions against some other fucking team, I don’t remember.”
After making the discovery, Marcescence said he put together a few and drink deals with word spreading like a grass fire up a steep hill.
Ten dollars will get you a bowl of potato gems and a pony of Betoota Bitter. Gravy is an extra dollar and you can super-size it up to a jug and a gem bucket for $20.
“More value than you could poke tired old Ascot finger at.”