The Whiskey Republic is a new addition to Providence’s bar roster. Opened by Ken Casey, bass player and vocalist for the Dropkick Murphys, the bar “blends Irish roots with rock and roll style.” I’ve had a soft spot for the band ever since I was lucky enough to catch them at a tiny American Legion hall in New Jersey twelve years ago – it was one of the most energetic shows I’ve seen.
We finally made it to The Whiskey Republic for a beer and a bite. The menu can best be described as creative bar food. Instead of the usual buffalo sauce, their wings have a BBQ whiskey sauce. I had a flavorful pulled pork sandwich with a spicy cumin kick, and J tried the chicken schnitzel sandwich, which was topped with a sunny side up egg. Tasty food, nice water views, and of course a great playlist.