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.
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
• 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.