The road to hospitality is often paved with drumming, touring, and recording. Chris McClish grew up in the golden era of punk and post-punk music. The Richmond, VA and surrounding music scenes crept into a burgeoning pianist and influenced him to be a drummer. The thankless life of being a drummer led him to great opportunities at Sound City, The Troubadour, and more. But as many personalities collide whilst playing in a confined space with one another, Chris set course for NYC and the hospitality industry began to take control of his career. In his just emerging one year in Austin, Chris has worked at Jeffrey's and now reigns as the bar manager at Juniper, Austin. His earnest and simple take on flavors show their true form at Juniper and are delicately coupled with brilliant Italian bites. We chat live music, being 40, and bourbon.