The Avery is located in Luongo Memorial Square and it serves strong cocktails in a trendy and stylish atmosphere. Inside, the lounge chairs and sofas are perfect for big groups and the barkeeps are very convivial while they sling drinks. There is also an ambiance that allows you to bring a date or share an intimate conversation. Overall, this is a nice place to have a cocktail or beer if you happen to find yourself in Federal Hill.
This club started out as a modest, funky beer and wine bar frequented by artists, musicians and academics. The owners soon added rooms, a deck and a small grill, and the Hot Club established itself as one of Providence's most popular places. On balmy summer nights, the deck is especially popular, and offers delightful views of the Providence River. The versatile menu is decked with an extensive selection of tasteful drinks which patrons can pair with delectable bites such as Chicken Wings, Fish Nuggets, Clam Strips, and Chicken Tacos among others.
Dusk is a no nonsense type of bar and event venue that caters to indie rock and stiff drinks. Inside, it has that dark, Hollywood-type of dive feel, but the attention to detail goes beyond what you would find in a real 'dive.' For instance, a cocktail like the 'Dusk Manhattan' made with honey whiskey isn't created everywhere. Nonetheless, the club isn't that pretentious because you can still find old standbys like 'Gansett Lager in a can.
This airy and popular three-story restaurant and bar is as pleasant as it looks from its prominent location on Thames Street. Sip a cold sweet and salty margarita at the bar; the varied menu will please everyone in your party with dishes ranging from Mexican fajitas to fettuccine Alfredo, fresh shrimp and boiled lobster and seafood. The energetic staff deals efficiently with large groups and business functions. Don't leave without getting a mudslide for dessert.
Newport Blues Café is the perfect combination of drinks, music and fun. A wide array of musical events featuring some the best local as well as seasoned singers, bands and rappers are lined up at this awesome nightclub throughout the year. During late nights this nightclub is bustling with youngsters, music lovers and party animals dancing to the loud beats of the playing band. You can enjoy small plates and juicy burgers during evenings and get yourself glass of your favorite drink at any time of the day if you are not keen on attending concerts. Looking for a venue to celebrate a private event like birthday or wedding parties? If yes, then look no further than Newport Blues Café. Apart from being a popular nightclub with live music, this spacious venue is used for hosting all kind of private events.
In the Downcity area of Providence, there are plenty of bars to choose from, like the Dorrance, Congress Tavern and Union, however the spot for carefully crafted cocktails is The Eddy. Here, the focus behind the bar is on the cocktail, sure they have beer, but you would be remiss not to try the 'Dutch 75.' The drink is a nice take on the French version, only this one is made with Bols Gin, a homemade lemon cordial and Prosecco instead of Champagne. The beer and wine lists are equally creative and the bar snacks are even better than elsewhere, with options like pickles, crostini, small sandwiches and deviled eggs, it's no wonder the place is always packed.
Situated in Historic Federal Hill, Bacco Vino & Contorni is a quaint little restaurant that is sure to take your palate on a culinary tour of Italy. Relish Southern Italian fare comprising dishes like Lasagna della Nonna, Calamari all’ Arrabbiata, Gnocchi alla Sorrentina and much more. You can rest assured of quality since fine and fresh quality ingredients are utilized in the kitchen. Dine alfresco if you wish to enjoy a breath of fresh air.
New Harvest takes pride in serving some of the best brews this side of Providence. Directly sourcing their beans from independent producers and farmers, the cafe advocates sustainable retail practices. Each roast has its own distinct personality and aroma, and you can explore them all here. A laid-back coffee shop during the day, New Harvest morphs into an intimate bar for whiskey and coffee cocktails come evening. Team up you cup of java with dessert from local pastry shops like Humble Pie and Foremost Baking. Use the speakeasy entrance post 8p.
This bar is hidden away in the bowels of Brown University deep in the basement of the Residential Life building. Unfortunately for the majority of the public, you can only get in if you are a current student at Brown, you are with someone who goes (or went) to Brown, or pay an annual membership fee. For those who opt to pay the fee, it's worth it because the drinks are remarkably cheaper than elsewhere and the Grad allows you to bring in your own food. Inside it definitely screams 'college', with banners everywhere, pool tables, board games and the obligatory dart board.