Restaurant Openings

Six String Grill & Stage Is Now Open at Patriot Place

The countrified music venue and restaurant serves up American fare and line dancing lessons.


Six String Grill & Stage

Six String Grill & Stage commissioned a portrait of Dolly Parton, made entirely out of guitar picks. / Photos by Mike Diskin

Just in time for some sweet summer lovin’, Foxborough has a country bar again. Six String Grill & Stage opens for dinner service tonight (Tuesday, May 21)–and for the first look at its commissioned, guitar-pick portrait of Dolly Parton. (We stan!) Live music, line dancing, and Sunday brunch will soon blow in on a warm summer wind.

Six String Grill & Stage is the latest from Boston’s Briar Group, which owns and operates more than a dozen restaurants, including Ned Devine’s, the Harp on Causeway Street, and more. The new concept takes over the space at Patriot Place vacated by Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar, which closed in January.

The large restaurant accommodates more than 400 people, including at 80 seats along an undulating bar. The modern redesign, led by Assembly Design Studio, riffs on Six String’s musical theme with elements like the aforementioned Dolly Parton art, a Blind Fox Art original comprised of 15,300 guitar picks; and a chandelier made from upcycled drum sets. The bar is located at Gillette Stadium, though, so there’s also plenty of room for sports-watching thanks to high-definition TVs and three projection screens in the bar area.

There’s a designated stage, of course, with optimal viewing areas and VIP options, plus plenty of room for dancing. Beginning June 5, check it out for line-dancing lessons every Wednesday at 8 p.m. And a live music calendar with national acts, up-and-coming musicians, local artists, and more will be curated by DFTR, a promotion outfit that includes partners Mike Mushok of the band Staind; Boston concert promoter and Thunder Road Rock Club owner Dan Millen; and radio and concert industry veteran Dennis Callaghan. The gigs kick off this Thursday, May 23.

As far as food and drink goes, the menu aims to reinvent American classics and Southern-style fare. It starts with snacks like crispy catfish tacos with kale slaw and remoulade; “rock & roasted” honey-buffalo cauliflower bites; and a fried green tomato caprese salad. There are burgers and sandwiches, flatbreads, and “headliners” that include baby back ribs, Nola-style gumbo, and a dozen gluten-free options, too. The bar boasts 16 tap lines and more beer in cans and bottles, as well as wines, plus original cocktails like Jolene, with Tito’s Vodka, peach purée, lime juice, ginger beer, and mint; A Boy Named Sue, with Bulleit Bourbon, orange, cherry, and soda water; and Born to Rum, featuring Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum (Kenny Chesney’s brand), Gosling’s dark rum, pineapple, orange, and grenadine.

Drinks are flowing right now, and going forward, Six String will be open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch, dinner, and nightlife. Follow the new spot on Facebook and Instagram for future show and event announcements, and for the launch of Sunday brunch.

275 Patriot Place, Foxboro, 774-215-7911, sixstringfoxborough.com.

Six String Grill & Stage food

Food at Six String Grill & Stage is inspired by American Southern classics. / Photos by Mike Diskin

Six String Grill & Stage

Photos by Mike Diskin

Six String Grill & Stage

Photos by Mike Diskin