The AfterHours Podcast

Listen to all your favorite bar and restaurant owners to learn what it’s like to run a socially engaging business. We release NEW episodes every Tuesday morning.

The AfterHours Podcast

Listen to all your favorite bar and restaurant owners to learn what it’s like to run a socially engaging business. We release NEW episodes every Tuesday morning.

About the Series

Who are we? Why are we creating this podcast? Why am I reading this segment in Morgan Freeman’s voice? I’ll tell you why. It’s because The AfterHours Podcast is the best damn podcast that sits down and talks with bar and restaurant owners to discover what it’s like to run an engaging company. Join us on our journey to look through the eyes of your local food entrepreneurs. Sit back, grab a drink from your local brewery, and enjoy.

Latest Episode

The Burns Pub and Restaurant

Frankie and Joey talk with Jonny Odde, owner of The Burns Pub & Restaurant at The Hilltop Inn in Broomfield, CO. The Burns Pub carries over 500 whiskeys from around the globe and in 2019, it was listed as a top 50 whiskey bar in America. This authentic English pub is known for its British cuisine, world-class whiskey selection, and unforgettable events.

Episode 31   |   96 min

Recent Episodes

McGillin's Olde Ale House

Episode 30

McGillin’s Olde Ale House opened in 1860 and remains one of the best bars in Philadelphia. Known for its rich history, world-class beer selection, and allegiance to Philly sports, McGillin’s is the place to be for all special occasions. Joey and Frankie interview Chris Mullins who has owned the bar for over 25 years.

The Apothecary at Brent's Drugs

Episode 29

The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs is one of the best cocktail bars in the US, and a staple of Jackson, MS. The Apothecary started out as a soda fountain in the 1940s then transitioned to a pharmacy before becoming a modern-day speakeasy. Frankie and Joey sit down with owners Jonathan Shull and Brad Reeves.

Peanut Barrel

Episode 28

Today’s episode features Joe Bell, a proud MSU alumnus and the owner of The Peanut Barrel in East Lansing, MI. Joe shares his thoughts on the transformation of the industry over the years as well as the chaos that ensues on Saturday afternoons during football season.

Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge

Episode 27

Frankie and Joey talk with Amy Dee Richardson and Daniel Walker, the owners of Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge in Madison, TN. This 70’s inspired country bar has established itself as one of the best bars in Tennessee by providing great live music and southern-style cocktails.


Episode 26

Flora-Bama is a legendary beach bar covering miles of waterfront real estate from Perdido Key, FL to Orange Beach, AL. Frankie and Dan talk with the Director of Entertainment & Beverage, Brandon Parnell, who schedules thousands of live shows each year as well as plans massive events like the Mullet Toss.

Lee Spirits

Episode 25

We had the pleasure of talking with Nick Lee, co-founder of Lee Spirits Co, and Phil Taylor – Head of R&D on this week’s podcast. Lee Spirits is the best distillery in Colorado known for its world-class selection of gin. Originally specializing in gin but recently they have added hard lemonade, whiskey, and a variety of liqueurs to their product lineup

Spotty Dog Books & Ale

Episode 24

Spotty Dog Books & Ale was one of the first bookstores in America to offer beer and wine to patrons in their bookstore. Located in Hudson, NY, Spotty Dog is the perfect place to go for relaxation, engaging conversations, and local brews. Frankie and Joey discuss books, drinks, movies, and much more with owners Kelley and Alan.

Maxine's Taproom

Episode 23

Frankie and Joey talk with Hannah Withers from the best bar in Arkansas, Maxine’s Taproom. The legendary cocktail bar is named after the original owner, Maxine Miller, who opened the doors back in 1950. Hannah is now the caretaker of Maxine’s Taproom and the owner of multiple restaurants in Fayetteville, AR.

Johnny's Tavern

Episode 22

Johnny’s Tavern has quickly become a staple of the East New Market community in Maryland, known for its delicious seafood, live music, and cold drinks. Frankie and Joey talk with Hunter Fooks, an experienced aircraft pilot who took ownership of Johnny’s in 2019. Hunter shares his adventures from the air and behind the bar.

Oak and Ivy

Episode 21

Daniel and Frankie sit down with one of the best Whiskey Bars in the United States. Pioneering the revival of Downtown Las Vegas, Oak & Ivy is a cocktail bar inside of an abandoned shipping container with delicious drinks, extraordinary staff, and a unique atmosphere.

Genoa Bar

Episode 20

“Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor”

Genoa Bar is a staple in Nevada with over 160 years of history.  Frankie and Dan talk with their GM, Lindsey McInnerny, who shares many great stories about the historic watering hole.

Meet The Hosts

Frankie DeLaTorre

Frankie DeLaTorre


I am your host Fransisco DeLaTorre, but most of my friends call me Frankie or Maestro. I am an MBA student at the University of Toledo with a bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration. Currently…

Joseph Prochaska

Joseph Prochaska


I talk too much. This is why I’ve decided to take the next step and become a voluble (and valuable) host for The After Hours Podcast. I also love drinking, which means the local bar owners know me by my full…

Daniel March

Daniel March

Co-Host / Producer

Hello everyone… I’m Daniel, the designated grunt! With over 8 years of experience with audio production, I make sure the podcast sounds as crispy as humanly possible. I’m also a backup host for whenever one…

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