Top Picks in Restaurants, Bars and Lodging!

Find the perfect restaurants, bars and lodging for your trip to Providence!


East Side Pockets - Fresh, delicious falafels made just for you. Customize your sandwich on their amazing pita bread as they make it right in front of you. Their ever-efficient assembly line moves the crowd quickly for a limited wait. The falafel is fantastic, with top-notch flavorful meat accompanied by your choice of toppings. 278 Thayer Street, Providence, RI (401) 453-1100

Gracie’s Bar & Grille - Gracie’s is a special place in Providence, with exceptional service at even the busiest of times. This is a great place to grab a cocktail, enjoy appetizers, or host celebratory dinners. Every plate on the menu is fantastic! 194 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903 (401) 272-7811

The Capital Grille - This is the place to go for perfectly cooked steaks. The quality of the meat is excellent, and there are several cuts to choose from. Enjoy wonderful service, whether dining at the bar or seated at a table. This restaurant gets busy, but they do take reservations. The cuisine and the cocktails are heavenly. 1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903 (401) 521-5600

Like No Udder – Vegan soft-serve? Yes, it exists, and Like No Udder does it the best! The large portions of creamy ice cream are sure to quench your cravings for something sweet. Their products are so fresh and reasonably priced. Look for the purple truck! 515 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906 (401) 419-8869

Nick’s On Broadway - Best breakfast in town, with delicious food, hot coffee and great service. The dinner menu is also out of this world - everything is delicious, from the appetizers to the desserts. Their plates use mostly seasonal and local ingredients, and are beautifully prepared by talented chefs. 500 Broadway Street, Providence, RI 02909 (401) 421-0286


Liquid Lounge - This is definitely a college hot spot when it comes to nightlife. It has a very “college basement” feel to it, perfect for a night out. The DJ plays it all – just ask! Nights at Liquid Lounge never disappoint, as they usually end with a crowd sing-along of “Sweet Caroline” or “Don’t Stop Believing.” 165 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906 (401) 454-3434

Club Eagles (Clubbies) - Club Eagle’s is a very popular bar in town. Whether you’re in the mood to dress up and go dancing or have a more casual chill night, this bar is the place to go. It’s most popular night is Friday, and the cover is typically $3. 200 Union Street, Providence, RI 02903 (401) 421-1447

The Whiskey Pub – Whiskey’s is filled with Providence College students. It is a crowd favorite because of the real glass (rather than plastic cups) and the spacious dance floor. The fact that middle-aged townies stay away is an added bonus! 286 Academy Avenue, Providence, RI 02908 (401) 331-1111

Bradley Café - Brad’s is a fun place to hangout. The drinks are strong, and there is always a game of Beirut going. Thursdays are the popular night here, with mixed drinks for just $2! 571 Admiral Street, Providence, RI 02908 (401) 621-2891

The Abbey – With a relaxed and slightly rugged appearance, the Abbey is more of an upperclassman bar. There are 92 different beers to choose from, and 15 on tap! A beer-lover’s oasis. 686 Admiral Street, Providence, RI 02908 (401) 351-4346


Renaissance Providence Hotel – This sophisticated, modern hotel located in downtown Providence is a wonderful place to stay when visiting the area, as it is in close proximity to the city’s main attractions. Their 264 rooms and suites are exceptionally comfortable and include everything you need for a relaxing trip. 5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903 (401) 919-5000

Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown – This beautiful hotel features 110 comfortable rooms and a nice lobby/lounge area. The service is excellent, with prompt valet parking and free shuttles to area transportation hubs. The convenient location allows you to walk to many of the area’s attractions, such as College Hill, galleries and restaurants and Providence Mall. 58 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 (401) 608-3500

Hotel Providence - This boutique hotel is a wonderful choice when visiting the area. It is beautifully decorated, and is in the perfect location near the shops and restaurants of Westminster Street. The helpful and knowledgeable staff is pleased to offer suggestions and advice for smart itinerary planning or answering any questions you may have. Excellent lodging option! 139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903 (800) 861-8990

Providence Marriot Downtown – This hotel is located just outside of downtown Providence. It is a walkable distance to downtown, but there is also a free shuttle available that runs every 30 minutes. The recently renovated interior features a gorgeous lobby and comfortable rooms. The staff is very helpful, and there are complimentary apples and ice water in the lobby at all times. 1 Orms Street, Providence, RI 02904 (401) 272-2400

Courtyard Providence Downtown – This hotel is located in the heart of downtown Providence, surrounded by the area’s best dining and shopping, and just a short walk from the Brown University campus. The hotel has a modern, comfortable interior and is exceptionally clean. The friendly staff is happy to help assist guests with any inquiries. 32 Exchange Terrace at Memorial Blvd, Providence, RI 02903 (401) 272-1191


East Side Pockets

Gracie’s Providence

The Capital Grille

Like No Udder

Nicks on Broadway


Liquid Lounge

Club Eagles

The Whiskey Pub

Bradley Café

The Abbey


Renaissance Providence Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown

Hotel Providence

Providence Marriott Downtown

Courtyard Providence Downtown