Owner Robin Gupta – Guppy’s Good Times

How did you come to live and/or work in Conshy?

I am a native Canadian and moved to the United States in the mid-nineties.  I packed my speedo and headed to Wildwood where I worked as a carnie on the pier.  I ended up back in Canada and eventually moved back to the United States and settled in Philadelphia.  Eventually a friend suggested I move from the mean streets of Upper Darby to Conshohocken.  I eventually bought Pat’s Bar and transformed it into Guppy’s Good Times.

Tell us about your restaurant or bar….

Guppy’s Good Times is a fun neighborhood bar that offers great beer selection, the legendary Conshy Crush (cocktail) and free range, high quality, pub food.  We also strive to provide a venue for local charities and causes to raise money.  Every year charities raise over $100,000 having events at Guppy’s.

What is your favorite dish or drink at your work?

After years of searching, I have finally been able to serve a proper French Canadian Poutine.  It is the best I have ever tasted.  Poutine is made with French fries, a Canadian brown gravy (made with secret ingredients) and curd cheese.  Preparing Poutine is an art!

Besides something from your place, what is your favorite dish or drink in Conshohocken?

I love all the places in Conshy.  The grilled veggie on a wheat wrap, hold the roasted reds, with spinach and Ceasar dressing from the Conshohocken Café.

What are you involved in outside of work?

I try to play golf at least once a week.  I also love playing softball.  I am involved with the charity Cradles to Crayons.  And of course I love watching hockey.

Dream locale to open a restaurant/bar?

I would love to own a cute beachside bar in Thailand.