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.
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.
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 nondescript little gem inside Olneyville Square is probably one of the best kept secrets in Providence. There is no sign above or placards to show you the door, but if you look for the shop with lingerie in the window, then you've found it. When you enter behind the curtain the bar takes you back nearly a century. But even better than the nostalgic 'Roaring Twenties' setting is the drink selection, all of their cocktails are made with premium liquor and fresh ingredients. Try the 'French 75', it's made with simple syrup, lemon juice, cognac and champagne. It's undoubtedly one of the best classic cocktails in the entire city.
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.
Parkside Rotisserie & Bar is an elegant addition to the restaurant scene in Providence Downtown. The menu features daily lunch specials and a la carte options like Salad, Pasta and sandwiches like Pulled Pork, Spinach wrap and Hummus Winter Squash Wrap among others. The dinner menu has a variety of options like burgers, Rotisserie selections like Spicy Lemon and Cashew Chicken, Peking Duck and more. Pair your meal with a glass, bottle or half a bottle of wine, scotch, bourbon, cocktails and more.
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!
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.