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Harry's Bar & Burger is the spot to go when you're looking for craft beer and superb burgers in College Hill. All of the patties are made from certified Hereford beef and the servings come in two mini-sliders. The kitchen also has sandwiches, wings, hot dogs and their Must Fries' are exactly that. As for cold refreshment, Harry's has a smorgasbord of tasty beers, many on tap change daily and it's definitely a place to experiment because there is nary a trace of domestic options like Budweiser, Coors, etc. Another added benefit is that the shop sells its food and drink at college prices.
The Dorrance has garnered a reputation over the years as one of the best restaurants in Providence, or all of Rhode Island for that matter. The ambiance exudes elegance just like the menu, with dishes that contain exotic ingredients like Burrata, Blue Mussels in saffron and a selection of Rillettes on their Charcuterie plate. The food menu changes according to season, however the cocktails stay fairly static, that is because they have perfected them. A couple of the highlights include the Creole Lemonade made with Damask Gin or the potent Kentucky Fire made with both Heaven Hill 8 year Bourbon and Laphroaig scottish whiskey!
With a name inspired by the Irish folk hero Jack Duggan, The Wild Colonial is a cozy bar serving the best Guinness in town and is extremely popular destination with locals. The interiors contain happy drinkers within the confines of exposed brick walls and minimal lighting, a place perfect for conversations. The food menu is simple, it's comprised of cheese and sandwich selections, always a hit in the Northeast. So come in for a post-work drink with friends or to catch the latest games on their large-screen TVs.
Considered one of the town's best steak restaurants, Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is a popular choice for a delicious steak dinner. The cozy space is done up in warm orange and red tones, creating a welcoming ambiance to share a meal. Pair your prime steak with a glass of wine from their 100-strong by-the-glass selection or opt for a bottle to share. The restaurant also offers private dining and conference rooms for business guests. Top picks here include the Prince Edward Island Mussels, braised short ribs, Wagyu New York steak, and Newport Filet Mignon. Reservations are recommended.
The local zine 'The Phoenix Providence' consistently rates this bar as one of the best dives in the city. In addition to the generously poured and reasonably priced drinks, there is always some type of event going on, from the house band on Mondays to Bluegrass Throwdowns on Thursday. And if nobody is on stage, then the jukebox provides a ready standby. There is never a cover charge and the bar only accepts cash in true dive bar fashion.
Providence Oyster Bar is a great neighborhood seafood joint that serves delicious seafood and a full service bar. Apart from having the classics like oysters, Chowders and salads on offer, Providence Oyster Bar also has a Sushi Bar with delectable options. Enjoy mouth-watering Sushi like the California Roll, Surf & Turf roll and a lot more on offer. The bar menu features some sumptuous bar food and drinks including cocktails, wines and more at reasonable prices.