510 Washington Street has had many faces. It was originally built as a gas and fueling station in the 1920’s. Many people made it their stop to refuel along the busy Route 1 roadway. A majestic knotty pine tree marked the spot from miles away.
The space then became rebuilt, to house The LeSorelle, a local watering hole that was a different kind of place for folks to refuel. People stopped by for a shot and a beer and a bit of good conversation with great neighbors. LeSorelle was a meeting place for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts and built it’s reputation as a place full of regulars who put as much work into their local spot’s upkeep as anyone could. Many of the regulars were known to repaint, unclog sinks, and other general upkeep. It was an establishment loved by many.
Fast forward to the early Rooster years when the business changed hands again and became The Red Rooster Pub. A copper Rooster weathervane sat atop the building, inviting all to come in and enjoy a beverage. Draft beer was always flowing and an ode to local sports teams adorned the walls of this local spot. Still jam packed with regulars, it built it’s reputation on a regular, close-knit crowd. Many of whom still regularly come in to enjoy a drink today. The menu was always satisfying pub food for a great price.
Today when you walk in our doors, it’s clear that so much has changed. But really, quite a bit has stayed the same as well. That beautiful knotty pine can still be seen from miles away marking our spot on Route 1 like a beacon. The copper weathervane still adorns the rooftop welcoming in locals, first timers, and folks who are simply cruising by. People still stop in to refuel here, but in a much different way. The decor inside The Red Rooster Bar and Grill could not be more true to the owner, John’s, Irish roots and it has a cozy and welcoming vibe that has been nurtured from the very beginning of the endeavor to remodel. The atmosphere is easy going, loud at times, and full of spirit. It’s a place where everyone knows your name, and if they don’t, they’ll know it before you leave. If walls could talk, they’d have quite a story to tell. Our menu has evolved into something truly unique with homemade comfort food with an Irish spin as well as some fan favorites. The fabric that weaves the history of 510 Washington Street is threaded with local loyalty, love, and a lot of laughter. That still rings true today. Come in for the craic as they say in Ireland…you’ll be glad you did.