Here is a man who can pour a perfect Guinness without even looking. He knows his way around the rest of the bar too. We have many fine Irish establishments to choose from here in Providence, but this year we celebrate the Wild Colonial Tavern where, in addition to St. Patrick’s Day, owner Maurice Collins will be celebrating one whole year of continuous operation, a year bookended by St. Patrick’s Days. From Mr. Collins:
We’re open at noon.Boiled Dinners and Hot Potatoes while they last.Our annual fundraiser for Dorcas International—2-4 pm: Thanks to participation from our friends at Guinness, Buy a pint and 100% of your purchase price will go straight to the good people at Dorcas to help with their important work with our immigrant and refugee neighbors.
It’s a lovely time of day for a Guinness.
So head down and order up some traditional corned beef, maybe wash it down with a Tullamore DEW, or hoist a girder in support of a good cause. One of those pocket park arrangements will be set up outside in the parking lot, providing extra seating out in the air.
A quick primer on the Wild Colonial in case a trivia contest should break out:
We take our name from the traditional folk ballad, “The Wild Colonial Boy” – the story of Jack Duggan who left Ireland for Australia where he robbed the rich to feed the poor.
. . . Our logo features a figure, taken from a 1610 map of Ireland, which was captioned, “The Wilde Irish Man.”
St. Patrick’s Day, opens noon, Thursday, March 17, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, (directions)
And new dart boards.