This club started out as a small, funky beer and wine bar frequented by artists, musicians and academics. The owners soon added rooms, decks and a small grill, and it became one of Providence's most popular places. On hot summer nights, the decks are especially popular and inside there is always some type of event. Mondays are for karaoke, Tuesdays are for trivia and the rest of the week varies. The Hot Club is a cash-only establishment and there is never a cover charge.
The Scurvy Dog is proud to serve strong drinks, loud music and eclectic eats in a relatively trend-free atmosphere. The Dog is located in historic Olneyville just west of downtown and though most are here for the potent beer and cocktails, the kitchen shouldn't be forgotten because it serves hot dogs and burgers with bizarre, tasty toppings. For instance, the 'Wiggety Waaah' comes with Nutella, bacon and Swiss cheese and the 'Red Light District' is made with raspberry jam and Swiss. When the weather allows, the back patio is a nice place to chill and take one of these fun-to-eat treats.
If you find yourself in the Fox Point neighborhood and are looking for a casual, fun, unpretentious place, The Point Tavern is just the spot. It is the quintessential neighborhood bar on Wickenden Street and it's actually located inside a residential house. The beer and wine list is small, but carefully curated and always filled with ever-changing selections. The kitchen also has a limited menu, but the pizza, sliders and quesadillas hit the spot with the right beer or wine.
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 still 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.
This cavernous restaurant and cafe/bar also doubles as an antique store. Housed in the old jewelry district's Imperial Place, the cafe offers music and performance nights (such as poetry readings), and popular contemporary cuisine, such as Italian, American and a range of other dishes. This is a favorite hangout for upscale Providence couples and singles seeking an interesting night out with a very attractive ambiance. A selection of antiques is on site for your browsing pleasure. The restaurant has a full service bar.
This is a true Irish pub, complete with lacy curtains and a stove burning in the winter. Hearty fare like bangers and mash (sausage and potatoes), shepherd's pie, and farmers stew are featured along with pots of Irish tea and homemade apple pie. The pub serves Irish brunch every Sunday, and boast of the East Bay's best selection of European ales. Food is available from 11:30am until 10pm, 11pm on the weekends. It is located 20 minutes south of Providence on picturesque Bristol Harbor.
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.
If you're looking to catch live acts in downtown Providence Alchemy, is just the place for you. Whether you're a fan of reggae or love head banging to heavy metal, the nightclub and concert venue has you covered. They primarily work with local artists, but also host well-known names from time to time. There's a well-stocked bar serving choicest spirits as well as a petite menu of bites for company.
Providence Phoenix readers have voted Snookers Pool Lounge the Best Pool Hall in Rhode Island for three straight years. This versatile spot on the edge of downtown in Providence's Jewelry District, features 16 pool tables, the Skyline Patio Bar and also serves food and drink into the late hours. Snookers is home to The Green Room, where rockabilly, pop, alternative and garage music from Rhode Island, Boston and New York is performed in an intimate environment with no cover charge. Pool table rates start at $6.50 per hour, $20 to enter tournaments on Mondays and Wednesdays. Food served includes pizza, burgers and grinders.