Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dropkick's Own Ken Casey Opens New Pub In Providence

Ken Casey may be one of Boston's living legends. As the lead singer of the iconic Dropkick Murphys, Casey has long been known for his Irish-infused tunes, affinity for a good pint of beer and love of all things Boston. And having seemingly conquered the world with his band, or at least all of New England and anyone else in America with a shamrock tattoo, now seemed like the right time to do something a bit different.

Last month, Casey shipped down to Providence, Rhode Island for the opening his new pub, The Whiskey Republic. Located on the waterfront, The Whiskey Republic offers patrons a stunning view of the water and old mills in the area, a great selection of beer and liquor, and a reasonably priced menu.

But more so, Casey wanted his pub to offer Providence all that which makes New England great - music, booze and sports. Tucked away to the right of the entrance is a small corner stage, which plays host to many local and regional acts (including Dropkick on the pub's opening night). For a full list of events, click HERE.

And of course, no pub would be complete without it's fair share of alcoholic beverages. The Whiskey Republic has plenty to choose from, too. Whether it be a local brew, like Fisherman's from Gloucester, Massachusetts, or something as simple as, well... whiskey, TWR certainly has your drink of choice.

The bar area itself is huge. With seating all the way around, taps on both sides and plenty of standing room, it's no wonder this place can draw quite the crowd on weekends. This is also the place to go if you want to catch a local New England game. With TVs surrounding the bar, you'll easily be able to watch the Sox, Celtics or Bruins on any given night.

But perhaps the best part of TWR is the food. The menu is small, meaning what you're getting is fresh. Whether that be a fish plate, burger or salad, you can expect top quality. If you're unsure on what to try, ask a bartender. They've all got a pretty good handle on the food there, and are eager to let you in on their favorites.

So next time you're headed to Providence for a show at one of the city's many clubs, stop by The Whiskey Republic for a cold brew and some grub first. The atmosphere, music and prices are suited toward any punk pulling minimum wage. It's worth your while - don't miss it.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday: 4 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday & Saturday: 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.

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