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Where is Everyone Watching the Sox Tonight (in PVD)?

invinotheresverde Oct 24, 2007 09:18 AM

I've heard the East Ave. Cafe has a fun Sox crowd, but I've never been there. I want to avoid places with a college crowd (no offense, just not my scene). Trinity, an old standby, might be okay for beers, as would Murphy's.

Help! I'm tired of the same-old. Any suggestions?

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    celeriac Oct 24, 2007 10:51 AM

    I'd suggest Nick-a-nee's.

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      The Chowhound Team Oct 24, 2007 11:24 AM

      Sorry for the interruption. Please recommend places that provide a chowish experience, as well as a big screen TV. Thanks!

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        invinotheresverde Oct 24, 2007 11:43 AM

        I was hoping for decent chow to boot. :)

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          sk3 Oct 24, 2007 11:53 AM

          caught a game at tazza this sumer - only time i had dinner there - but it was projected on the entire wall near the bar and suited the funky vibe.

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            invinotheresverde Oct 24, 2007 12:24 PM

            I never even thought of Tazza even though I knew they had that big screen. Thanks!
            How was the food?

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              sk3 Oct 24, 2007 12:30 PM

              fits the decor - funky, casual, kinda like the old downcity. been back for lunch and brunch and enjoyed the food both times (though, like the old downcity, the service/staff is...also funky. i know that they do the singer/songwriter thing so mebbe it's best to call ahead to see if the game's on.

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                invinotheresverde Oct 24, 2007 12:48 PM

                Thanks for the tip. I love their espresso martinis. Yum.

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        modysoul Oct 24, 2007 01:02 PM

        There's actually something going on at Nickanees tonight anyway:

        http://providencedailydose.com/2007/1...

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        Moonpie1 Oct 25, 2007 06:50 AM

        I watched it in my living room (and will tonight)----but Ivy Tavern, though small, has good food and a good crowd for a game. That's where I might go if I was going out.

        Does anyone go to the Wild Colonial anymore? I really liked that place and noticed it was still there. Do people watch games there?

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          invinotheresverde Oct 25, 2007 09:03 AM

          I love the Ivy. Rob, the bartender, is awesome. The veggie burger with the grilled apples and brie is killer.
          Go Sox!

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            ccferg Oct 27, 2007 08:06 AM

            Is the Ivy a place a 50-something woman could go to alone and watch the game at the bar? Is it a friendly crowd or would I just seem odd?

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              atheorist Oct 27, 2007 02:13 PM

              You will be fine at the Ivy.

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                Moonpie1 Oct 27, 2007 04:56 PM

                Given that description, I'd be even more likely to go to the Ivy. It's perfect.

                My husband (huge, huge sports fan who is now in Denver for the Series, looking for a ticket) went to the new Spats the other night w/a few friends---said it was OKAY, not great, okay to watch a game in. When I mentioned the Ivy to him in the context of this thread, he said Oh, that's a great place to go and watch the game...

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                  invinotheresverde Oct 28, 2007 08:15 PM

                  The only problem is that the Ivy is TINY and fills up fast.

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                    ccferg Oct 29, 2007 05:53 AM

                    I did stop by there last night for the first few innings and was able to get a seat at the bar. I was clearly the oldest person there by a few decades, but it's a nice, friendly crowd. Nice choice of draft beer and good pub grub. It was filling up by the time I left. I just wish there were something comparable for us baby boomers.

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