Dancin’ on the Dock of the Bay: The Tipsy Seagull offers a bar experience like no other


The Tipsy Seagull is a seasonal floating outdoor bar located at the mouth of Narragansett Bay at Borden Light Marina, easily accessible from RI via RT195W. Whether you come by car or boat, you can enjoy the feel of the Florida Keys, dancing under palm trees and soaking up some rays. It’s not just for the daytime, though!Dan_Valcourt_

Musical entertainment can be enjoyed seven days a week from June through September. Vikki Regine, who is the keyboardist/vocalist for local rock band The New Nasty, enjoys performing here. “Love the Tipsy! Part of the charm is that it’s small, so we all kind of get to know each other by the end of the night.” She adds, “A lot of people just dock their boats next to it for the night and have their own party.”

This place is hopping, so be prepared to feel like a sardine among the other fishes, but if you’re lucky you might snag one of the dozen or so swings up for grabs at the bar on the upper deck. If you’re dancing below, or watching the water action from above at the railings, seating is a non-issue.

The Tipsy Seagull is open for lunch or dinner with a limited pub-style menu. If you wish for a more sophisticated pub menu, just a short distance up the road is their sister establishment, The Tipsy Toboggan Fireside Pub, which offers a quieter indoor or outdoor experience and an amazing goat cheese pizza.

There is a free public parking lot nearby and on-street parking is available. Attire is casual, but there is a strictly enforced dress code. For more information and events listings, go to