Murphy’s Law Irish Pub opens on George Street

Some of the staff at Murphy’s Law Irish Pub, now open at 2 George St., gather around one of the tap beer tables that dispenses beer two pints at a time. Staffers are, from left, Zachary McClelland, Lauren Dockray, Lidia Santos, Mark Wallim, Jeff Rodriguez, Danny Hayes, owner Ryan Blaney and Marie Rocheleau.

With traditional Irish food, American pub favorites and self-serve draft beer tables, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub has opened at 2 George Street at the side of the Comfort Inn.

Managing partner and chef Ryan Blaney said he created the Pawtucket restaurant and pub, located off Exit 27 on I-95, as a take-off on his Waxy O’Connor’s restaurant chain.

The main difference between the two, he said, is that Waxy O’Connor’s locations all have woodwork designed and constructed in Ireland and then deconstructed and reconstructed once in the U.S., while Murphy’s Law does not.

Like the hotel next door, said Blaney, Murphy’s Law will be looking to attract all types of clientele for social and business gatherings. Murphy’s owners have partnered with the new owners of the Comfort Inn several times before, said Blaney, with great success.

The main attraction at Murphy’s Law are the five portable self-serve beer tables, each designed to serve two pints each to everyone at the table. Once everyone is carded at a table, the tap in the table’s center automatically offers each patron two pints, like a “beer gas pump” that measures out the beer exactly.

Servers check back regularly with each table, said Blaney, as a safeguard to make sure no one person is consuming all the beer, whether Guinness or some other brand.

There are 22 draft beers on tap at Murphy’s, and more than 50 beer varieties in total. Live entertainment, a highlight at Murphy’s Law, is scheduled for each Friday night.

The newly renovated Murphy’s Law, in a space previously occupied by the Ground Round, has been opened up to create a welcoming atmosphere, said management at the restaurant. Everything is new here, they said, from the food, to the d?©cor, to the atmosphere.

A total of 21 high-definition televisions offer patrons a broad spectrum of choices, and a $9.95 express lunch menu offers one of the best deals around, said General Manager Tom Wallim.

Murphy’s Law is a restaurant where patrons will not be overwhelmed by the music, according to Wallim. After the kitchen closes, at 10 p.m. weekdays and 10:30 p.m. on weekends, the pub becomes a 21-plus venue, he said, but before that, families are welcome.

There is always free parking and never a cover at Murphy’s, said Wallim.

Murphy’s Law Irish Pub is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day. For more on Murphy’s Law, find the restaurant on Facebook. The number to call is 401-724-5522.



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