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.
This club is primarily for the younger crowd because the age restriction is only 18 years-old and up, however there are plenty of different age groups interspersed throughout. DJs usually ply electronic beats and the nights are similar to raves in the typical sense, with people gyrating among the smoke machines. A number of live music events and concerts are also hosted here from time to time. It's definitely a place to dance the night away, at least until 2:30am.
This club located in the neighborhood called Hope just north of College Hill is where clubbing is taken to a more elegant level. Tantric is a sleek, modern spot with Asian inspired elemental decor, with soft bamboo colored tones and a statue of Shiva behind the bar. It seems more boutique bar rather than nightclub because of the martinis served, but its massive dance floor still gives it credibility as a club. If you're in the Hope or Mt. Hope neighborhoods, it definitely merits a visit.
A historical New England dining haven since 1673, a visit to The White Horse Tavern is a Newport cultural experience. During its establishment in the 17th Century, this Tavern was used as a meeting space by aristocrats in Rhode Island. Times may have changed over the centuries, but the historic charm remains. Satisfy your palette with local flavor; enjoy farm-to-table American cuisine, from tavern burgers to seafood preparations, while seated under beamed ceilings in front of the crackling fireplace. The Tavern is a local landmark and is open year-round.
After a long day of sightseeing and shopping, stop by Belmont Club on Franklin Street. This little club is located at the John Young House and with hardly any sign of the fun activities which happen within its four walls, it can be easy to miss it. So be sure to keep your eyes open as you stroll down Franklin Street so you don’t miss their amazing blues night on Mondays and acoustic open mic nights on Thursdays.
Do not go by the name DeWolf Tavern, and expect a local raucous pub-like atmosphere; instead, this restaurant is quite the opposite. Housed in a restored warehouse, DeWolf Tavern offers guests an elegant ambiance to dine in. Renowned chef and proprietor Sai Viswanath, brings in modern twists to American cuisine. The chef uses his Indian heritage to offer guests innovative recipes like Naan Pizza, Shirmp Pakora, Roasted Vegetable and Fruit Chatt Salad and tandoor dishes. Rum, cocktails and bourbon are available to complement your food.
Touted to be the best Chinese restaurant in town, the Chan's Fine Oriental Dining certainly lives up to this image. Serving Oriental cuisines, Chan's specializes in Mandarin, Szechwan, Shanghai and Cantonese styles of cooking. The menu boasts of delicacies like Beef with Oyster Sauce, Seafood Supreme, Triple Dragon, Subgum Won Ton and other dishes; it also has a special children's menu that offers milder varieties. Calorie conscious need not fret as Chan's features Low Calorie meals too, thereby, you can enjoy your meal without a worry. This fine dining restaurant doubles up as a music venue and artists/bands from all over perform here. Though different genres of music are played at Chan's, the focus is on jazz and blues, and it has its very own Jazz and Blues Club that hosts dinner shows for guests. And, if you are completely floored with the great menu and good entertainment, you can hire Chan's Fine Oriental Dining for your next event. You can also avail other services like catering, delivery, drive-through and takeaway. For more details, call ahead or check the website.