The Avery is located in Luongo Memorial Square and it serves strong cocktails in a trendy and stylish atmosphere. Inside, the lounge chairs and sofas are perfect for big groups and the barkeeps are very convivial while they sling drinks. There is also an ambiance that allows you to bring a date or share an intimate conversation. Overall, this is a nice place to have a cocktail or beer if you happen to find yourself in Federal Hill.
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.
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.
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.
Need a cool drink and some light appetizers after shopping for antiques or wandering downtown? Griswold's Tavern is a cool, dark welcoming spot for drinks and light fare. The atmosphere a casual environment with dark wood paneling and hardwood floors; but in good weather, the proprietors open the front walls to provide open-air seating and diners can sip drinks while watching shoppers stroll by. The menu is limited to hearty sandwiches, soups and appetizers, but the beer on tap and in bottles includes some local favorites and some standard ales.
The Red Bridge Tavern' name acknowledges that everyone crossing the small bridge that links the East Side to East Providence still calls it the Red Bridge. This homey restaurant with fresh American fare cooked to order is the first restaurant you come to on Waterman Ave after crossing the bridge. Menu items include Cider Marinated Pork Chops, Steak Tips, Broiled Swordfish and pasta with sauces like Shrimp Scampi and Seafood Special. Prices are very reasonable. There is a children's menu, a full bar and pool table.
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.
The club scene in Providence, Rhode Island may not be as hot as that in Miami, or New York, but it sure is pretty hip and happening. Big Daddy's on Main Street is living proof of this. They have live bands performing regularly and Djs too. Check out the well stocked bar and enjoy the beats, while sipping on your favorite drinks. This place is great for parties and social events. You can't go wrong at "Big Daddy" taking care of your event.
This bar is hidden away in the bowels of Brown University deep in the basement of the Residential Life building. Unfortunately for the majority of the public, you can only get in if you are a current student at Brown, you are with someone who goes (or went) to Brown, or pay an annual membership fee. For those who opt to pay the fee, it's worth it because the drinks are remarkably cheaper than elsewhere and the Grad allows you to bring in your own food. Inside it definitely screams 'college', with banners everywhere, pool tables, board games and the obligatory dart board.
Located in the heart of the East Side's main shopping street, Andreas affords an interesting view of passersby through large glass windows as you sip on a drink or sample the Greek and American cuisine. In summer you can also eat at tables along the sidewalk, as students and other East Side denizens stroll by. This is a very popular place to grab a sandwich or a flavorful meal almost any time of the day or night. The spanokopita, baklava, kabobs and gyros are recommended.