Dive Bars, American (New)
Price Range : Under $10 ($)
Adress: 75 South St, Providence, RI 2903
Phone: (401) 861-7290
- turned_in_notHealth Score86 out of 100
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsNo
- local_parkingParkingStreet, Private Lot
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsNo
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- music_noteGood For DancingYes
- local_barAlcoholFull Bar
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingYes
- tvHas TVYes
- turned_in_notDogs AllowedYes
- scatter_plotHas Pool TableYes
Memorial Day afternoon, looking for a bar that was not only open, but also would let us bring our pet in for some shade. Thankfully this spot opened up with plenty of seating and a water bowl outside for the pup.
Beers range from $4-7 based on what you get, with several different options on draft and in can/bottle. While having a local IPA, also got a bag of chips ($2) to munch on while drinking. Decor is interesting, as there are stuff hanging from the ceiling and signs galore.
Bartender here is super friendly and chats up the few patrons that came in the afternoon. Great bar and would come back again if in the area,
Live music, affordable Gansetts, and plenty of character. I don't have much else to say about it. If you need a break from trendy, Nick-A-Nees is a great change of pace.
Do yourself a favor and bring ear plugs with you to this bar, and a backup plan.
I like dive bars. I didn't mind the bleach smell, the hard floors or the poor plumbing. To me it's about the eclectic atmosphere and this place definitely has it. And the beer and service was great. But the music here on this night was extremely loud. I've gone to hundreds of shows, I went to DIY basement shows all through college. I've never experienced the noise volume at this level. I couldn't talk to my friend who was sitting next to me even when I shouted in her ear. We both left the bar shortly after the music began in literal pain. The pa for the instruments was extremely loud and the lead singer must have had his mic at the loudest possible setting. I don't think I've ever been subjected to those decibels in a confined area in my entire life. It is a health concern.
Barbara Ann W.
This place has the most amazing vibe. It's also a great place to do a little people watching. The setting is wildly unpretentious - a typical dive in the physical sense. You'll find all ages here, from Millennials to Grandmas. There's lots of flannel, some ink, professor-like guys in suits and even some camouflage. What's not typical is that everyone is so friendly. The noise level grows loud with conversation and laughter. The pool table attracts a constant business from obvious amateurs/hacks to a guy who arrived with his own stick. The standing crowd nicely tolerated the occasion pool stick and vice versa. And as if the crowd and atmosphere isn't enough - the music is fabulous and the beer's ice cold! Don't miss out on this experience!
I love, LOVVVVE a good dive bar. This is my favorite followed closely by the Double down in Vegas but I didn't ever feel like I needed a hepC vaccine after going here so you win! The juke boxes can't be beat and if you say they can I'll fight you. The live music is great as well as the staff. I have always been treated like a friend here. Long ago I fell in love with the resident dog Charlie bless his little doggie soul. He peed on everything even the purple velour booth. Did I mention they had a purple booth? I call it the porn booth. I love this place. Come have a dri k and make some friends. Everyone here is lovely.