The Dros pub and restaurant at Molapo Piazza – known for its delicious ribs offering – has received a facelift and now trades under a new name – the House of the 80s. The Manager Lebogang Jackalas said he is very excited that they will be opening their doors to the revellers of Gaborone next week. He said the pub came about after they realised a niche in the entertainment industry for elders who often find themselves with no good place to go to. “Every place caters mostly for young people and they usually play house music and the like, but we know that elders like fun but not the crazy kind,” he said. Jackalas said the House of 80s will be quite a very classy place for hardworking men and women who will want to unwind a little bit after work while at the same time enjoying good food and networking.
He said they will strictly play 80s music every day to avoid having young people crowd the place. Admission is reserved for those aged 23 and above. On Mondays they will play the 80s music and various cultured music, Tuesday will also be a normal chill and Wednesday will be the ladies night. Jackalas said they chose their ladies nights to be Wednesdays to do away with the norm having Thursdays as ladies night. “Our Thursday will be a Thirsty Thursday as we gear up for the weekend. On Fridays and Saturdays we will have a battle of DJs and sometimes we will have a live country band,” he said. On Sundays they will have a jazz band.
Having a rich history in hospitality and being the master of culinary skills himself Jackalas said will offer buffet lunches from 12pm-2pm. “Anyone can just pop in for lunch and be assured of tranquillity and good food or even when they want to do a business meeting or a catch-up,” he said. Commenting on the look of the restaurant he said they set it up to bring good old memories of back then with tough of contemporary sophistication. They incorporated both wood and metallic while at the same time playing with the colour blocking styles. Jackalas said the place cement what Molapo Piazza is all about – exclusivity.