Chris Naude: “Phat Boys would most certainly not be what it has become today without the phenomenal support of our locals, these are people that we would not only consider patrons, but family.”
Which explains the lovely welcome and at-home feeling customers have when they walk through the door, stepping onto aged, wooden floors redolent with memories absorbed by the historic old building. If those planks could speak…
Phat Boys is the latest incarnation of the premises which began life as a Pastorie early in the 20th century and judging by the popularity of the Beer House, probably the last one. The Elvey and Naude families opened Phat Boys in 2015, driven by their shared passion for personal service that makes every customer’s experience an exceptional one. A place where locals and visitors alike can enjoy a no-frills, no-fuss just good beer and fine fare stopover. They appear to have done just that – Phat Boys draws in regulars and passing trade, the convivial hubbub of conversation and good cheer, delicious aromas emanating from the kitchens and the thought of a cold craft beer on a hot day proving irresistible.
The guys aren’t shy to poke fun at themselves, either. Asked how they came by the name, they explain that “Phat Boys Beer House is a play on words, Phat being slang for lekker or cool and both Chris and Duncan are plush-sized boys with ‘beer boepies’”. They know their beer, though, personally tasting all of the craft beers to ensure they offer brands they can recommend. The wide variety of craft beer both bottled and on tap makes Phat Boys stand out from other local pubs, so if you are looking to sip a Dragon Fiery Ginger, a Darling Slow or a Stellenbrau Jonkers Weiss this is your place.
Loyal to the White River community, Chris and Duncan source as much as possible locally, supporting local farmers and community businesses.
Opening and closing times: Monday to Saturday 10am – 10pm
11 Chief Mgiyeni Khumalo Drive, White River
Cell: 071 111 1370 / 082 871 7505