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Does anyone know of a sports bar in Providence i am starting college there in less that a week..?

oakraiders3184 Aug 24, 2007 05:52 PM

Im in need of a sports bar to watch my favorite football team play once september comes...i will be right in the heart of providence, at johnson and wales university...anyone know of a place?

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    Moonpie1 RE: oakraiders3184 Aug 24, 2007 06:49 PM

    Probably McFadden's----a large sports pub w/food and I think pool tables. Formerly Challenges, for youse who went to college a few years back, something else unmemorable in between.

    It's on the corner of Pine and...something. Are you going to J&W? You could ask anyone there and they'd know. It's one street down from Dorrance---from the big J&W area on Weybosset, just turn right at the light of Weybosset/Dorrance, turn left on Pine and it's a block or so up----across from 10 Steak & Sushi.

    You'll have many large screens on which to watch the Patriots ;)

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      mvi RE: Moonpie1 Aug 25, 2007 02:04 PM

      I second McFadden's for you. Providence is a good sports town. You'll surely have fun watching the Patriots...and the Red Sox if you are into baseball.

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        Garris RE: mvi Aug 27, 2007 08:09 PM

        In a way, Providence is even more rabid for Boston sports than Boston itself...

        Does anyone know of any bars in the area that carry feeds of games going on in other cities (like from a DirectTV total access package)? I'm a NY Jets fan (no angry responses, please, I don't want to turn this into a sports thread) and I'd love to find a place to watch the games.

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          Sambossanova RE: Garris Aug 29, 2007 12:22 AM

          Since we are going into NY territory. Any bars that show yankees games? I know there is actually a sizeable community of yankees fans in ny because of transplants and I believe a lot of latinos are yankee fans (Dominicans in particular maybe?). I saw a yankees banner in a mexican restaurant in central falls that had a TV but Im not sure they showed yankees game because it didnt seem like they had direct tv or anything.

    2. tomatosoup RE: oakraiders3184 Aug 26, 2007 08:29 AM

      you might try murphys as well- i believe they have screens and such in their new location (downtown).

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        sarahbeth RE: tomatosoup Aug 27, 2007 03:43 PM

        I would try Blake's... it is pretty inexpensive and there are a LOT of televisions around the bar.

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