Remembering Rhode Island's
Good Ol' Days
It's now a bank. Spent lots of time there in the 70's. Of course, I can't remember much of it. lol
I can remember working there for a short spell around 1989 or 1990. It was definitely an experience!
I can remember working there for a short spell around 1989 or 1990... It was quite an experience!
I am a native of Johnston, RI., now living in CT. I can remember going to Barry's once in the late 80's with a friend. It was a festival of bimbos and guidos trying to pick each other up after sucking down a bunch of cheap, well drinks. I'm well into my 40's now but even back then I thought "everybody looks like Mr./Miss Universe at last call..."
I remember the radio commercials on either JB-105 or PRO-FM...
it was jb-105 94 hjy was elevator music joy before going rock dan. whjy was joy elevator music at one time
it was jb-105 hjy was elevator music before going rock dan. 94 hjy was joy before going rock
youre right, 94 hjy was elevator music, what happened to rocky point and Narragansett beer, and barrys disco is gone, who was governor francis dan.
For about 18 mos, I worked at the predecessor establishment, the Volare Inn, a restaruant. Barry was the owner /boss and I believe he lived upstairs. The head cook was a really nice guy, only about 19 or 20 back then I think. He had a trans am, and I was so jealous. lol Vol Inn was famous -or infamous- for its buffet. The back of the dining room had a nice view of that little pond with the gazebo by it. One of the waitresses had the hots for me and let me know it late one night while I was helping her break down the buffet. Another time I got to work one sat afternoon and one of the waitresses had been fired or quit and she said that the place owed her some pay and they weren't giving it to her and she was really mad and screamed that her boyfriend was in the mob and something might happen if she didn't get her money. So of course, the whole shift everyone's talking about what they're gonna do or where they'll run to if someone comes in the place shooting. Was hilarious. ..aah the memories.. Never went to Barry's disco. I'm sure it was a hopping place.
What was the name of the restaurant on the Barry's site prior to the Volare Inn? It was a nice place by the duck pond there.
The Holland House
The Holland House. We had our wedding reception there in 1972!!
I remember Barry Nightclub from way back in the early 90's. I was in my 20's back then and it was a unique experience. I would definitely agree the crowd was mostly guidos and bimbos but it was fun getting drunk and dancing. The lights, the mirrors, the music, the Barry burgers were part of the experience.
One of the best spots back in the day! had soooo many fun times there. Those cheeseburgers were the best part in the middle of the night to help suck up all the cocktails! I would turn back time to have another few nights there.