Nathan Trivers came to Point Richmond to open his first restaurant – the rugby themed pub, the Up and Under. Okay, before you go rolling your eyes at the idea of a sports bar, give this episode a listen and then come down and visit the Up and Under.
Nathan opened the pub in 2010, and within two years it has become a fixture in the area. I don’t think his success can simply be attributed to the community’s love for locally owned, small businesses. Rather, Nathan’s hard work and effort made it an ultimate success. He turned a once run-down, smelly, unwelcoming bar into a place that even your mother would be happy to eat at. It took some major effort and vision to flip the establishment into what it is today.
What has also made the Up and Under so successful? Perhaps it’s that from the get-go, Nathan has been intimately involved in the community and has started such things as an annual event that raises money for our local elementary school. Or perhaps it’s the $1 oyster night on Thursdays. Or the pub quiz night on Tuesdays. Maybe the karaoke on Saturday nights. Or the under four dollar 20 ounce draft beer pints all day Sunday. Seriously, that last one is pretty awesome. However you break it down, Nathan and the folks at the Up and Under really do a great job in creating a place where a diverse group of people – sports lovers or not – can go and have an honest to goodness good time. No pretense. Just honest pub faire.
Now it’s your turn. Take a listen to this episode of Stories from The Point and leave a comment after listening. Better yet, meet me at the Up and Under one Sunday for a beer! Cheers!!!
Visit Nathan and the Up and Under online at: www.theupandunder.com