Since J and I didn't have a car with us, we never had to worry about who was going to drive while we were vacationing on Block Island. This was a good thing because every day on our way back to the Old Town Inn from our day at the beach, we stopped in to The Oar for a few drinks and a couple games of Baggo.
Opened in 1965 to help host the festivities for Block Island's Race Week, this place is still going strong and turning out the BEST frozen mudslides I have ever had; Stoli vodka blended with Kahlua, Bailey's Irish Cream and ice make simple, strong, and super tasty drink. They also pour a great dark and stormy, Gosling's Dark Rum and Ginger Beer, which J and I also consumed many of.
The food is fair but the view is phenomenal! The second picture below is the view from the bar which is outdoors on a covered porch. There are also several picnic tables with umbrellas and Adirondack chairs aplenty down on the grass outside of the restaurant. The view is of the Great Salt Pond and the marina, the sunsets here are pretty amazing.
If you're on Block Island, make it a point to find your way to The Oar for a mudslide or a dark and stormy. Head inside for a minute or two as well to check out all of the signed oars they have hanging in the indoor bar. Each year the summer staff paints and signs an oar and hangs it from the ceiling. Most importantly, relax! One more thing, I think they might be closed in the winter.
West Side Road
Block Island, RI