Although 94% of the ref’s calls are incorrect, confronting him at his son's birthday party is illegal. Give sportpinions their proper venue with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of American pub fare, beers, and cocktails at Ladder 133 Sports Bar & Grill.
Ladder 133, a sports grill fashioned out of an antique firehouse, extinguishes hunger pangs with a menu of classic pub eats while adding fuel to competitive fires with high-def, plasma televisions showing local sports. Jump-start appetites with eight chicken wings spun in a choice of sauces ($6), including five signature buffalo flavors that range from the mild Rookie to the fiery Deputy Chief, which arrives with SPF 50 wet-naps for tongues. The 133 burger serves as a vehicle for 8 ounces of Black Angus beef, chili, jalapeños, apple-wood bacon, and special sauce ($10), and the baked mac 'n' cheese fills empty stomach space with mozzarella, cheddar, grilled chicken, bacon, and panko breadcrumbs ($14). Rather than trying to take sips from a high-pressure fire hose, adults can dampen dry jugulars with 10 draft beers and a stockpile of top-shelf liquors.
Ladder 133 has preserved its rich history by refinishing the original woodwork above the bar and remodeling dressers used by turn-of-the-century firemen into reception and service tables. The solid mahogany bar dates back to the 1800s, and the recently painted 9-foot canvas hanging on the rear wall pays tribute to the time of horse-drawn fire engines and highly flammable powdered wigs.
Ladder 133 Sports Bar & Grill
Ladder 133 Sports Bar & Grill's roots in New England dig almost as deep as the Red Sox games broadcast on the sports bar’s 30 high-definition TVs. Built in 1902 as the Douglas Avenue Fire Station, the family-friendly grill pays homage to its rich history with antique furnishings and a menu headlined by never-frozen fresh fare and Firehouse wings that range from the routine Firefighter to the blazing Deputy Chief. The station’s original woodwork remains above the bar, and the turn-of-the-century firefighters’ dressers have been converted into service tables. The bar itself—a solid mahogany relic of the 1800s—hosts taps for more than 20 draft beers and converts into a hot sauce slip’n’slide after local teams’ victories.
133 Douglas Ave.
Providence, Rhode Island 02908