- Q: Do you take credit cards?
- A: Sure. All major credit cards, including AMEX and Discover.
- Q: Im drunk. Can I leave my car in your lot?
- A: Yup.
- Q: Can I take my drink outside?
- A: Yes. We have an outdoor beer garden with plenty of seating. Kind of a house party cookout vibe. Several trees provide plenty of shade, and were up on a hill overlooking the highway so theres a nice breeze.
- Q: Ive got a long, white beard. Why did you ask for an I.D.?
- A: We I.D. everybody. Its not just about preventing underage drinking - people who are up to no good often dont like showing photo identification. We enforce this policy in an attempt to keep everyone safe and to discourage creeps. And no, we do not accept ACI discharge identifications - please do not make this your first stop after youre let out of prison.
- Q: Can I bring my underage kid for some sodey pop?
- A: Sure, as long as youre a responsible parent and dont let your progeny run amuck, well behaved and chaperoned little ones are welcome. Please come early, though. If you try to bring your kid with you at 11PM on a Friday night, the responsible parent part mentioned above might be thrown into question.
- Q: Can I throw a birthday party or some other event at the bar?
- A: Sure. If its just you and bunch of friends, just show up and have fun. If you wanna put up balloons and have a cake, its best to ask first, but well probably say yes. If you want specific music, thats more of a "well see"...
Q: I belong to a car club, motorcycle club, scooter club, etc.
Can we have an event at your place?
A: I wish this were a more frequently asked question. Sounds like fun.
We have a big parking lot. Get in touch!
- Q: Do you guys serve pitchers?
- A: Nope. 16 ounce cans of PBR or Gansett for $4.00 if youre budget minded.
- Q: Do you guys have beer and shot specials?
- A: Nope. People who ask this question usually end up with a PBR tallboy and a shot of Old Crow for $10.00
- Q: Why dont you serve Heineken?
- A: Ask the Punk Group
- Q: Then Ill have a Corona?
- A: Nope.
- Q: How about Coors Light?
- A: People who go through these last three questions end up ordering a Bud Light 98% of the time. So the correct answer was Bud Light. Or you could be adventurous and try something new. Theres a lot of good shit here.
- Q: May I have scorpion bowl?
- A: Yes. Every day. We used to only offer Scorpion Bowls on Mondays, but now they're available whenever you want em.
- Q: Is the game on?
- A: Probably, but usually without sound unless its the Super Bowl or the World Cup or something like that. We dont have any pay-per-view, but weve got cable and a couple of TVs. If you wanna see something and its not on, just ask.
- Q: Do you have a pool table?
- A: Yup. Costs a dollar in quarters per game. Theres a chalkboard, put your name on it. No fighting. Have fun!
- Q: Do you have a pinball game?
- A: Sure do. Stern “The Walking Dead Pro”. Its fun as shit.
- Q: Do you have a jukebox?
- A: Fuck no! We have playlists outta iTunes behind the bar, and sometimes we spin vinyl if we feel like it.
- Q: Who built your sound system?
- A: This guy built our mains and our subwoofer from scratch. They sound great. If youve got the loot, he might be willing to build something for you.
- Q: Who prints your T-Shirts?
- A: This guy. Hes great. He can print merch for your band or whatever. Hit him up! And if youre ever in the New Haven, CT area, check out his store, Weirdo Wonderland. Its full of rad monster movie shit, comics, framed prints, toys, buttons, magnets, and assorted weirdness.
- Q: I forgot to buy a T-Shirt and now Im back home, nowhere near Providence. Can I still get one?
- A: Add $6 for shipping within the continental US and I can make it happen. Email us and well sort it out.
- Q: Can my band play at your bar?
- A: Probably not. Although we recently have had our zoning changed and may now apply for entertainment licenses, our primary focus is still more on providing a consistant rock and roll pub atmosphere. If theres a band playing here, we almost certainly know them personally and have played with them on their turf in the past. There are plenty of full time venues in town for you to hit up for shows: Fete, Dusk, AS220, the Parlour, Alchemy, Askew, the Met, the News Cafe, etc.
- Q: Did one of the owners used to play in Green Day?
- A: Yes. Terry can be seen in this video playing with them on Mad TV in 2000. You could see him better if Billie Joe were transparent, but theres some good shots of him in there. Fun. And he has toured with them from time to time. But he usually doesnt like talking about at work, so please dont bug him unless he brings it up.
- Q: Werent you in that band back in the day?
- A: The management has played in, or continues to play in, the following bands: the Dooshbags, the Frustrators, Green Day, the High Fashion Queens, Hope Anchor, thee Itchies, Louisiana Hayride, Midnight Creeps, MOTO, the Prostitutes, Sinners Club, the Sleazies, Mr. Slick and the Disco Sickness, Smear, Texas Terri Bomb, Thrash Frog, TV Smith, Violent Anal Death, and Waterdog. Maybe a few more that Im forgetting.
- Q: You guys arent a real dive bar, youre a bunch of posers with a dive themed bar. Why are you so lame?
A: We dont consider ourselves a dive bar. Theres several definitions floating around out there. Terry and I are of the old school, and consider a dive bar to include several of the following features: 1) both kinds of beer on tap, served through draft lines that have never been cleaned, 2) nicotine stained wood paneled walls covered in beer swag from the 70s and 80s, 3) terrible music or no music at all, 4) toothless, alcoholic regulars who look 70 and are probably in their 40s, and 5) an element of danger and high likelihood of witnessing the batshit and the insane. And maybe a little Keno thrown in for good measure. If this is what youre after, I hear you might want to check out Splinters on Manton Ave.
We think of the Scurvy Dog of more of a neighborhood pub with great beer, whiskey, music, and a rock and roll vibe. DYI, non corporate, lots of regulars who all know each other. Nerds, freaks, musicians, tattooists and body piercers, web designers, artists, cooks and bartenders, bikers, punks, Math professors, auctioneers, LBGT folks, neighborhood folks, and the rare occasional Green Bar era old guy, all hanging out in harmony. If that sounds like your modern definition of dive bar and you like that sort of thing, then hooray! Were a dive bar now I guess.
- Q: I heard that your customers are standoffish and cliquey. Whats up with that?
- A: Dont believe everything you read on Yelp. Nobody here gives a shit if youre still in your work khakis, so long as you can hang. But if you act like a douche bag, our customers will let you know about it...
- Q: So wheres the Scurvy Dog again?
- A: 1718 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02909 - one story black box across the street from Asa Messer School, next to Routes 6 and 10, across the tracks from Olneyville. Click here for directions. Were open 5PM until 1AM or 2AM seven days a week.