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Murphy's Law @ 2 George St

Address: 
2 George St
02860 Pawtucket , RI
United States
(401) 724-5522
Toilet Paper: 
Somewhat well-stocked.
Venue Category: 
Irish

The Scrawl on the Wall

A few years ago

The Ground Round restaurant brand had a rough go of it in the early-200os, filing for bankruptcy in 2004 and selling out to an independent group eight years later. One of the victims was the GR in Pawtucket, R.I., which was attached to the Comfort Inn hotel on Rt. 95, a few miles north of Providence and a couple of line drives away from McCoy Stadium, home of the minor-league Pawtucket Red Sox.

The hotel is noted for its stark, cheap rooms, its proximity to McCoy (opposing teams stay there) and the mid-1990s incident in which the manager of the Phillies’ top farm club was arrested and charged with having cocaine mailed to his room. It’s also the only hotel in the city in which you cannot rent rooms by the hour.
Twenty-somethings have been known to stop at and have a beer on the way to nightclubs in Providence (easy on, off the highway), at the Ground Round’s successor – Murphy’s Law. The restaurant/bar, which uses the same entrance as the Comfort Inn, is a dark pub – perhaps so you can’t get too good a look at the pretty standard bar food that it offers up.

But it’s a decent place to have a pop, and if you need to hit the head it’s clean and provides just about what you’d want. There’s no lock, plenty of room for two people and – most importantly – it’s clean. And Murphy’s Law at least makes an effort to spruce up the place with posters, even if they are just ads for cheap beer and future special events.

Location – when you see the bar on the left, the bathrooms are all the way to the end and to the right. If you get stopped on the way in, just say you’re headed to the bar – and go directly to the bathroom.


Circlingthedrain Male, 68 years old.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
On February 3, 2014, 11:11 am
What I Did in Here: Whole nine yards