268 Thayer St (Meeting Street) Providence, RI 02906 +1 401 331 7879
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.
Providence has plenty to boast about, from nightclubs to party halls, cinemas to great event venues. Well now here's another addition to the list. Columbus Theater on Broadway has two great event spaces in one location. The main auditorium has 650 orchestra seats and 150 seats on the mezzanine level. Every seat has a great view of the stage so you won't miss a single detail. The acoustics are awesome too! The second venue here, the Cinematheque is more intimate with 200 seats. Both the venues have facilities for film projection.
92 Spruce Street Providence, RI 02903 +1 401 861 5190
Visitors to Pastiche Fine Desserts & Café, located off Dean Street on Federal Hill, may find it hard to choose between the numerous mouth-watering confections on display. Their pastries are created from only the freshest and finest ingredients. They offer a wide range of sweets: from tarts and tortes that recall sophisticated European venues, to classic American cakes and brownies. Patrons can sit to enjoy dessert and a cup of tea or specialty coffee at one of the café's small tables, but they fill up fast in the evening. Pastries, which vary seasonally, may be purchased whole or by the piece. -Karen Melchers
201 Washington Street Providence, RI 02903 +1 401 351 4242
Located within the Trinity Repertory Company, 'Dowling Theater' holds various entertaining events. Come along with your family, or your lover, or friends-does not matter-you will enjoy equally every time with everyone!
108 North Main St Providence, RI 02903 +1 401 751 1200
This trendy restaurant bills itself as "The Place for Adults to Eat, Drink and Play." Enjoy a dinner of lobster ravioli or rattlesnake chicken, among other eclectic menu items, and try one or more of some 50 martinis, including one called "Bond, James Bond." Olive's also offers live entertainment on some nights-a jazz pianist for instance-for which there is a cover charge if you are not seated by 9pm. There is parking available, but Olive's is within easy walking distance of the downtown hotels. Catering is available.
325 Public Street The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center Providence, RI 02905 +1 401 752 2600
Housed in the The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center, the Met School's Black Box Theatre is an event venue. Apart from student rehearsals and educational events, this theater hosts different cultural and community events on a regular basis. For more details, call ahead.
1 Avenue Of The Arts Providence, RI 02903 +1 401 222 1467
Veterans Memorial Auditorium or VMA Arts & Cultural Center is an art and cultural destination. The 1900-seat theater is well-known for fantastic acoustics, the grand proscenium stage and of course the beautiful interiors. This place has always been close to the hearts of the locals as an important venue in the cultural history and present life of Rhode Island. This is where many legendary artists and local performers have performed. It is registered as a historic place On the National Register of Historic Places.
515 South Water Street Providence, RI 02903 +1 401 421 5796
This choice waterfront location was once a fish store, hence the name; but now it is a busy bar, geared more for the younger crowd. There are free hot dogs, grilled food items like burgers, a DJ on some nights and always a jukebox for dancing. There is also a pool table, chairs out back in good weather to take in the view of docks and river, and a small parking lot. This strip of Water Street is jam-packed with bar-hoppers on the weekends.
575 South Water Street Providence, RI 02903 +1 401 861 9007
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 nightspots. On hot summer nights, the decks are especially popular; a great place to sip a beer and "people" watch. If you come at dinnertime you can order tasty grilled food. The Hot Club has a small parking lot and is a cash-only establishment. There is no cover charge.
101 Richmond St Providence, RI 02903 +1 401 383 7133
It is certainly impossible to stereotype The Spot Underground in to a particular type of establishment as it keeps on reinventing itself. This art center-cum-concert venue has a club feel to it, thereby attracting young and chic crowd. Everyday is like a party here and the crowded space vouches for its popularity. There is no restriction about the music genres and one can listen to variety of genres like reggae, rock, blues and jam. Apart from that, The Spot Underground also conducts classes pertaining to dance, music and art. And, before you fret, the venue doesn't let its guests be famished and serves excellent short eats and snacks. Check website for more details.
For over 25 years the Avon has been offering first
run art house foreign and independent films on the East Side's bustling Thayer Street. The theater's interior is plush and comfortable. Cafe La France is just next door; the ...
This choice waterfront location was once a fish store, hence
the name; but now it is a busy bar, geared more for the younger crowd. There are free hot dogs, grilled food items like burgers, a DJ on some ...
The Cable Car is a favorite of locals in Providence
who want a comfortable night of viewing foreign or independent films. The seating is comprised of rows of sofas for two, making this a good place for a date ...