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.
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.
The local zine 'The Phoenix Providence' consistently rates this bar as one of the best dives in the city. In addition to the generously poured and reasonably priced drinks, there is always some type of event going on, from the house band on Mondays to Bluegrass Throwdowns on Thursday. And if nobody is on stage, then the jukebox provides a ready standby. There is never a cover charge and the bar only accepts cash in true dive bar fashion.
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.
Ogie’s Trailer Park is a retro-themed restaurant which resembles a friend's funky backyard. Perhaps the driving theme of this bar is a micro house which instantly makes you feel comfortable, what with pretty caravans lodged at the patio and delicious, comfort food doing the rounds.The atmosphere is upbeat with retro music and patrons reveling under the warmth and mellowness the space induces. You can sit inside the spacious indoors or spend time on their patio while snuggling up to the fire-pit. Consider trying the Fried Chicken Sandwich along with a refreshing dose of Hurricane! Ogie’s Trailer Park is a fabulous place if you are looking to have a relaxed, fun evening out without feeling a pinch in your pocket.
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.