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Serving Up: McBride’s Pub Offers Its “Six Feet Under”

By November 3, 2014Rhode Island, Top News, Serving Up
McBride's Co-owner Janet Russell.

McBride’s Pub, 161 Wayland Avenue, Providence, RI

McBride’s Pub was constructed from the former nine-car garage of the Monahan, Drabble & Sherman Funeral Home. The need for those vehicles decreased as the business changed, and over time, the garage emptied. After a serendipitous trip to Ireland in 2005, traveling brothers Mark and Bob Russell visited a small pub with a funeral home behind it that was owned by brothers, called McBride’s. The Russell brothers found the old garage a new purpose.

McBride's Co-owner Janet Russell.

McBride’s Co-owner Janet Russell.

Photos from the original McBride’s don the walls of the American McBride’s, now a Wayland Square mainstay with its own traditions: from Guinness as an appetizer to the nightly “Last Call” memoriam toast.

Bartender: Brendon Plouffe

Cocktail: Six Feet Under

Recipe: Combine

•  ¼ oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey

•  ¼ oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

•  ¼ oz. Absolute Vanilla Vodka

•  ¼ oz. Frangelico

•  ¼ oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream

•  ¼ oz. Kahlua.

Shake. Pour over ice into hurricane glass. Top with two percent milk.

“It’s like a White Russian on steroids,” said Plouffe.

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