Three words: Gourmet. Tater. Tots. Do I have your attention yet? Good, now prepare yourself because what I’m about to show you is going to change your life.
This is, by far, the grooviest bar in Providence and one of my favorite places to go out when I’m in town. Owned by the same couple who brought us The Duck & Bunny, Jessica and Dan Becker really outdid themselves this time. A converted garage packed with everything that made the 50s, 60s, and 70s great, Ogie’s is a fascinating blend of vintage charm and colorful design.
Now you may be wondering, “hmm, Ogie’s is an interesting name, wonder where that comes from?” Well, I’m so happy you asked because Ogie is, in fact, the name of the owners’ cat who is featured prominently in the reproductions of famous art decorating the walls. Who doesn’t love a bar named after a cat?
Inspired by the casual food truck culture of Austin, Texas, Granny Boo’s Kitchen (whose namesake is the owner’s other cat, 19-year-old Boo) is the very best of gourmet American comfort food. From tater tots to mac & cheese croquettes (these always sell out early in the night on weekends, so get them if you can!) as well as a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, everything is made from scratch and absolutely delicious.
After ordering at the kitchen trailer window, we sat down at one of the tables with our vintage state license plate and perused the cocktail menu while we waited for them to call out Montana.
Ogie’s specialty, there should be no surprise, is retro cocktails. They change the menu up every so often and I decided to go for a new addition, the Champagne Cocktail (their version of a classic French 75), and Mom went for the Planter’s Punch. Other crowd favorites they have include the ever-popular Moscow Mule and Tiki Bar Specials (more on this later) Piña Colada and Tequila Sunrise. Or, if beer is more your thing they have 66 American cans for you to choose from… and Guinness.
As for food, we had decided share two of my personal favorites: a grilled cheese with marinated tomato and a grilled PB&J sandwich with nutella and flambé banana (absolutely to die for).
After devouring our sandwiches, we decided to take a wander outside to Ogie’s main attraction: the trailer park.
It was still a bit chilly to spend too long out there, except for those few who were lucky enough to snag a seat around the fire pit. However, when the weather warms up and the Tiki Bar is open, this outdoor section is always packed to bursting.
Although I don’t get here as often as I’d like to anymore, Ogie’s still has a very special place in my heart. Can’t wait to go back!
Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10pm
Friday: 11:30am – 11pm
Saturday: 9am – 11pm
OGIE’S TRAILER PARK: $
Key $: $14 and under $$: $15 to $30 $$$: $31 to $50 $$$$ More than $50
1155 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02909
There is parking in Ogie’s main lot and usually on-street parking can be found on Westminster St.