A Visit to Worcester – Vincent’s



Had a change of plans for Friday so I was able to get to Worcester to see Mike Law.

Besides Mike there are other reasons I like Worcester.  I will get into them as we move on.

He was playing bass with Jeff Berg’s band Night Train.





The band- Night Train

The band- Night Train








Jeff is known around has bass player for Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.

They were at a well hidden local bar called Vincent’s.


Now, Worcester still is home to the local neighborhood drinking spot.  I spent 7 years as a student in Worcester and also some time as a city employee, giving me a chance to visit a number of places.  So in deference to me being the newbie in the bar, I refrained from any crowd shots.

The first recommendation for a visit was the meatball sandwich.  It was big, good, and tasty.



Now the place itself is narrow with tables and a long bar.  It is part of a 3 decker, Worcester’s traditional housing stock.  And for those of you that remember the days of phone booths, they have one!  It had a cozy feel because of all the wood, walls, chairs and tables.  Now you might have noticed there are stuffed animals lining the walls.







I spent many years in Worcester and the places to visit are numerous.  Vincent’s had people coming and going.  A little suprising because it is really off the beaten path.

Mike and Jeff

Mike and Jeff

The band was right close to the crowd but did not overwhelm the audience.  Many people greeted the band as they entered.

In closing, I loved the neon in the window.



And so we had a chance to visit a friend’s daughter and friends of Mike along with getting a nice spot to visit on future trips to Worcester.

The happy crowd

The happy crowd

The rain held up until I was making the last leg of the trip home.


I can be reached at twblus@aol.com.

Written, produced, directed and photographed by Domenic Forcella.

About bluesbeatnews52

Blues columnist writing a weekly column dedicated to the Blues. The only column of its kind in a commercial (paid subscription) newspaper. Column appears in the Middletown Press, Bristol Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, and the New Britain Herald. Forcella has served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation representing the Journalism constituency. Served on the Board of Directors Connecticut Blues Society as Past President and Past Editor of newsletter. Recipient: Keeping the Blues Alive award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation. Has contributed both writing and photos to nationnal blues publications.

2 responses to “A Visit to Worcester – Vincent’s

  1. Ed Stack

    Looks like a fun place, and I love meat balls. Mike Law always adds a lot to the show. I always enjoyed when JB got a chance to do a song with Ryan Hartt and the Blueheats. A whole night must have been very entertaining.

  2. It was a fun place and the entertainment was worth the drive.

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