Nig’s Tavern reopens as Woody’s Tavern in Ogdensburg, new owner says live music will continue
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 5:36 pm

By JIMMY LAWTON

OGDENSBURG -- Lisbon graduate Roger Wood has reopened Nig’s Tavern under his own namesake as Woody’s Tavern.

The iconic watering hole has been Ogdensburg’s regular spot for live music on the weekends for decades, and Wood says he intends to keep it that way.

“We are going to have bands on Thursdays and Saturdays and a DJ on Fridays,” he said.

Wood says he intends to keep the regular bands that have helped fill up the bar over the years, but also hopes to bring in new acts.

“It’s been busy, I’ve been calling them, they’ve been calling me,” he said.

Wood, who recently moved back to the area to be closer to family, said he purchased the bar because he was ready to try something new.

Wood said will be doing some rehabilitations, but hopes to maintain a similar atmosphere that’s focused on music and fun.

“The name has changed, but I want people to know that it will still be the same bar,” he said.

Bar hours will be Sunday noon to 9 p.m., Monday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Wood encouraged people to come in for New Year’s Eve where a live DJ will provide entertainment.

Wood recently purchased the bar from Leon R. Morrow, who bought the bar in 1997 from Stuart Richards.

Richards opened Nig’s Tavern in 1977. He originally named it after his nickname growing up, and Morrow kept the name.