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Magdalenae Room Open At The Dean

7PM ON 27/03/2014
BY Beth Comery

WVN The Magdelenae Room at the new Dean Hotel on Fountain Street is open for business. The lovely Willa Van Nostrand tends bar on Thursdays.

The lighting is dim and flattering with a horseshoe bar, painted floor, and Kyla Coburn murals.

The Magdalenae Room, The Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain Street


filed under: Bars | Games

Pub Quiz Wild Colonial

5PM ON 09/03/2014
BY Daily Dose

green tshirt (3.9) Sorry we’re so late on this; particularly as there seems to be a new start time for the Wild Colonial Pub Quiz.

According to the Wild Colonial website the quizzes are starting earlier. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, Irish history, the Kennedys, Jimmy Cagney movies, Samuel Beckett, the Corrs, Brian Boru, Liam Neeson movies, the Chieftains, Tammany Hall, blarney, blarney and, more blarney! You never know! (But the week before St. Patrick’s Day you kinda know.) It always ends in a 12-question audio music category. The rules are explained as you go along, so form a team of one to four people and just show up. Swell prizes for win, place and show.

Wild Colonial motto means “Be nice or leave.”

7pm to 9:30pm, Sunday, March 9, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, plenty of parking, wheelchair accessible


filed under: Bars | Fundraisers

Happy 15th Anniversary Wild Colonial

8PM ON 11/02/2014
BY Beth Comery

OHC (2.12) Wednesday all evening — Head down to 250 South Water Street and help celebrate the 15th anniversary of one of the best bars anywhere ever . . . the Wild Colonial Tavern. All proceeds will benefit the Olneyville Housing Corporation’s 25th anniversary celebration (coming up in May).

The Olneyville Housing Corporation was founded in 1988 to promote the comprehensive revitalization of the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, and

. . . working for a safe, stable, and healthy community through the creation and preservation of affordable housing, development of commercial real estate to spur economic development in the neighborhood, individual asset building, as well as community building and organizing.

But wait, there’s more!

Thursday, February 13, 5pm to 7pm — Wild Colonial proprietor Maurice Collins and Clay Rockefeller of the Steel Yard will be hosting an informal gathering where people will have an opportunity to talk to the OHC folks while test driving the new cocktails being formulated for the OHC event in May.  No cost to attend, just show up and meet some interesting people.

In conclusion: Go to the Wild Colonial.


filed under: Bars | Games

Pub Quiz

11PM ON 08/02/2014
BY Daily Dose

pint glass (2.9) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz Sunday. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, the Age of Exploration, the Periodic Table, unloved presidents, the human heart, sci-fi in the 60’s. You never know. It’s different every week, but it always ends in a 12-question audio music category. The rules are explained as you go along, so form a team of one to four people and just show up.

Swell prizes; third place always goes home with Wild Colonial pint glasses . . . like this one but empty.

8pm, Sunday, February 9, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, plenty of parking, wheelchair accessible


filed under: Bars | Games

Wild Colonial Pub Quiz — New Start Time 7PM

7PM ON 05/10/2013
BY Daily Dose

green t-shirt (10.6) Sunday’s world-famous Pub Quiz at the Wild Colonial will start at 7pm, just like in the olden days. Come and compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, know your rivers of the world, Masters and Johnson (spoiler alert: I’m pretty sure they did it), acronyms, the Periodic Table, true crime, Lovecraft. You never know. It’s different every week, but it always ends in a 12-question audio music category. The rules are explained as you go along, so form a team of one to four people and just show up. Swell prizes for win, place and show.

This Wild Colonial shirt is for sale at the link below; loosely translated the message reads “Be nice or leave.” So if you are unhappy about the new start time, or walk in an hour late, be cool. Remember, the prizes aren’t that great . . . plus, he can kick your ass.

7pm, Sunday, October 6, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, plenty of parking, wheelchair accessible


filed under: Bars | Games

Pub Quiz

10PM ON 10/08/2013
BY Daily Dose

green t-shirt (8.11) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz Sunday. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, the Transcendentalists, famous twins, Russian history, islands, gangster movies. You never know. It’s different every week, but it always ends in a 12-question audio music category. The rules are explained as you go along, so form a team of one to four people and just show up. Swell prizes for win, place and show.

Shirt for sale at website, or ask at bar. Wild Colonial motto means “Be nice or leave.”

8pm, Sunday, August 11, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, plenty of parking, wheelchair accessible


filed under: Bars | Games

Pub Quiz

9AM ON 14/07/2013
BY Daily Dose

WCT (7.14) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz tonight. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, the solar system, world cuisine, Kirk vs. Picard, Fitzgerald vs. Hemingway, the French Revolution. You never know. It’s different every week, but it always ends in a 12-question audio music category. The rules are explained as you go along, so form a team of one to four people and just show up. Swell prizes for win, place and show.

(The Wild Colonial opens at noon during the Providence Flea. You are invited to bring in food from the trucks at the Flea to enjoy with a delicious beverage from the bar, but they sell food at this time as well.)

8pm, Sunday, July 14, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, plenty of parking, wheelchair accessible


filed under: Bars | Sports

Providence Bocce Club — Downtown

9PM ON 28/04/2013
BY Daily Dose

bocce Stop by the bocce court at Grant’s Block in front of the movie screen this Wednesday for the start of the bocce season. The Providence Bocce Club has expanded to 16 competing teams and their schedule is already set.  But spectators are welcome and perhaps you will be inspired to get on board for the next year. You never know, someone may pull a hamstring.

Team names tend towards the ballsy — Castration Station, Sandy Balls — and clever bocce-ups like Chewbocce and Mission Imbocceball. The vibe is relaxed but competition fierce.

The season runs through the play-offs and championship in September, with teams meeting Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

5:30pm, Wednesday, May 1, the Rolling Stones vs. Bocce Ya Self, Westminster at Union Street (directions)


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Pub Quiz

9AM ON 21/04/2013
BY Daily Dose

Wild Colonial (4.21) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz Sunday. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory and very large T-shirts. Categories might include current events, local stuff, 80’s television, angry birds, European history, dinosaurs, potent potables. You never know. It’s different every week, but it always ends in a 12-question audio music category. The rules are explained as you go along, so form a team of one to four people and just show up. Swell prizes for win, place and show. Or you could play darts.

8pm, Sunday, April 21, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, plenty of parking


filed under: Bars | Games

Pub Quiz

10PM ON 06/04/2013
BY Daily Dose

wild colonial (4.7) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz Sunday. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, death and taxes, know your bones, algebra, Krautrock, etymology, ad icons, the British Isles. You never know. It’s different every week, but it always ends in a 12-question audio music category. The rules are explained as you go along, so form a team of one to four people and just show up. Swell prizes for win, place and show.

8pm, Sunday, April 7, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, plenty of parking, wheelchair accessible


filed under: Bars | Games

Pub Quiz

9PM ON 23/03/2013
BY Daily Dose

pub quiz (3.24) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz on Sunday night. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory and very large T-shirts. Categories might include current events, local stuff, the Roman Empire, Lovecraft vs. Poe, infectious diseases, war movies. You never know. It’s different every week, but it always ends in a 12-question audio music category. The rules are explained as you go along, so form a team of one to four people and just show up. Swell prizes for win, place and show. The team coming in third always goes home with Wild Colonial pint glasses.

8pm, Sunday, March 24, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, plenty of parking


filed under: Bars | West End

Stiff’rent Strokes At Scurvy

11AM ON 19/03/2013
BY Daily Dose

scurvy dog Be Stiff #7: Join DJ Brian Shawn Oakley and Joshua Livingston Kemp the First for an evening of PSYCHO-derelict-icious music and appealing, disturbing, satisfying visuals!

This week we’ll be spinning: Hem ‘n Haw, Burgle Boy, Avante Softe Rocke, Escalator Music, Acoustic Chair, Flower Power Sucks…

This week is sponsored by FERNET!!

Fernet is either a trendy bitter spirit or a brokerage firm specializing in motorcycle insurance. Probably the former. One reviewer has compared it to ” taking a drag of January air in Bismarck.”

10pm to 1am, every Tuesday, Scürvy Dög, 1718 Westminster Street, Facebook event


filed under: Bars | Music

Pub Quiz

11PM ON 09/03/2013
BY Daily Dose

st. pat's (3.10) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz Sunday. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, Barbarian hordes, marine biology, advertizing, and some Irish thing sure and begorrah. It’s different every week, but it always ends in a 12-question audio music category. The rules are explained as you go along, so form a team of one to four people and just show up. Swell prizes for win, place and show.

(Photo taken last year on St. Patrick’s Day. This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday but that shouldn’t be a problem cuz we’ll just get a papal dispensation . . . uh oh.)

8pm, Sunday, March 10, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, plenty of parking, wheelchair accessible


filed under: Bars | Games

Pub Quiz

9PM ON 23/02/2013
BY Daily Dose

baby clothes (2.24) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz Sunday. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, the French Revolution, babies, Shakespeare, the solar system, 80’s television. You never know. It’s different every week, but it always ends in a 12-question audio music category. The rules are explained as you go along, so form a team of one to four people and just show up. Swell prizes for win, place and show.

(Wild Colonial onesie available at website.)

8pm, Sunday, February 24, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, plenty of parking, wheelchair accessible


filed under: Bars | Games

Pub Quiz

9AM ON 26/01/2013
BY Daily Dose

WTC (1.27) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz on Sunday night. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory and very large T-shirts. Categories might include current events, local stuff, 80’s television, Africa, medicine, famous liars, the Algonquin Round Table. You never know. It’s different every week, but it always ends in a 12-question audio music category. The rules are explained as you go along, so form a team of one to four people and just show up. Swell prizes for win, place and show. The team coming in third always goes home with Wild Colonial pint glasses.

8pm, Sunday, January 27, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, plenty of parking


filed under: Bars | Games

Pub Quiz

7PM ON 12/01/2013
BY Daily Dose

wild colonial (1.13) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz Sunday. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, football (and not soccer, real football), true crime, state capitals, the Age of Exploration, Shatner. You never know. It’s different every week, but it always ends in a 12-question audio music category. The rules are explained as you go along, so form a team of one to four people and just show up. Swell prizes for win, place and show.

8pm, Sunday, January 13, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, plenty of parking, wheelchair accessible


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