Best Primary Night Bars
Monday, September 13, 2010
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, Providence
All the statewide Democratic candidates flocked here in 2006, but this year the Republicans are mixing it up by having their primary night celebration there. There are so many screens here, you could watch every race in RI... and probably the entire US. 52 Pine St, Providence, 861-1782.
Hot Club, Providence
True to its name, this place is a popular hotspot for politicos of all parties and persuasions. With a spectacular view of the Bay and outdoor seating, who could ask for a better place to wait out the returns? 575 Water St, Providence, 861-9007.
The Wild Colonial Tavern, Providence
The home of the Drinking Liberally events, this bar has become the go-to places for liberals and progressives. If they're not at official campaign shindigs, they may well be here. 250 South Water St, Providence, 621-5644.
Local 121, Providence
Owned by liberal state Senator Josh Miller, this place is a frequent hang-out for Democrats. 121 Washington St, Providence, 274-2121.
O’Rourke’s Bar and Grill, Warwick
Standing on the Warwick/Cranston line, this bar has become a meeting place for Democrats from both communities – and elsewhere in the state. We also hear Elizabeth Roberts for one will be there on the Big Night. 23 Peck Ln, Warwick, 288-7444.
For a time, this place was a quiet watering hole where campaign insiders hobnobbed with in-the-know reporters. Who knows who might show up there Tuesday night? 75 South St, Providence, 861-7290.
The Coast Guard House Restaurant, Narragansett
Owned by Frank and David Caprio’s father, here's a spot with roots in the political scene. We can't say if Frank will show Tuesday night, but for South County politicos, this is a great bet. 40 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, 789-0700.
Patrick's Pub, Providence
A stone's throw from the Statehouse, this Irish pub is a traditional watering hole for pols, and old-school campaigners are planning to hole up here to watch returns... particularly on the First Congressional District race. 381 Smith St, Providence, 751-1553.
Bradley Cafe, Providence
Providence Oyster Bar and Providence Prime, Providence
Federal Hill aficianados know that this is a big John Lombardi hangout. Odds are that Lombardi supporters will set up shop here. 279 and 283 Atwells Ave, Providence, 272-8866.
Wild Fire Brick Oven Pizza and Bar, North Providence
North Providence voters are very engaged in these primaries, and this local favorite should have a great turnout. 1874 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence, 353-7110.
Michael's Pappardelle, North Providence
Locals predict a very busy night with election night results... check it out. 1525 Smith St, North Providence, 353-2080.
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