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.
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.
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.
As far as the selection of craft beer goes, The Abbey manages to outdo every pub in town with its list of 92 different varieties. In addition to a massive selection of suds, the Abbey also has an amazing array of burgers, pizza and sandwiches alongside different entrees like meatloaf and pasta. Right below each menu item, there is a beer recommendation to pair your plate. A nice touch, just in case you are perplexed as what to choose when you see the beer list!
Fête is a hip and modern venue located in the primarily Latino neighborhood of Olneyville. And as with most spots in this historic area, it certainly has a lot to offer residents as well as visitors with its eclectic events every night. Inside, the owners present a wide range of different acts, from comedy and live music to awards shows and acoustic-only nights, there is something for everyone. Additionally, Fête has over 14,000 square feet of space and it rents this space for special events.
This quaint train station turned brewery is an ideal place to grab unique crafted beers. The Union Station Brewery is owned by the John Harvard Brewery, and they continue to serve John Harvard's recipes here. While serving these seasoned recipes, they also prepare delicious local food with their own mix of ingredients to match their ales. Famous foods include Signature Pizza's and Mac n Cheese with a local twist. The venue is also available for events and the menu's can be customized to your liking for the same. Out of the ordinary, the Union Station Brewery is worth visiting when in Providence.
Unwind after work or on the weekend with friends at the Fortnight Wine Bar while in the city. Select from their wide variety of white, rose, red, sparkling mainly sourced from Europe. It is a true paradise for the wine lovers. They also have a selection of brews such as Flemish Red, Geuze, Gose, Sour Ale and many that can be complemented with the delicious dishes served. Get to know about the process of winemaking from the workshops hosted here which are mentored by wine professionals.
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.
Blake's Tavern has the best selection of beers in all of Providence and the front bar is just the right place to spend your afternoon. Simple furniture, curtained windows and smiling staff set the perfect atmosphere for a drink. For those who like to read and drink at the same time, Blake's Library room is perfect. Room 66 is another back room where you can choose to sit with your date for a quiet evening, or maybe play a game of darts. Located close to Blake's Tavern are several hotelsincluding the famous Hotel Providence.