5 Bars and Restaurants That Are Perfect for a Girls’ Night Out
If you’re looking for a place with good food and drinks, and an atmosphere for lively conversation, we’ve got you covered.
This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.
We all need to spend quality time hanging out with our besties, especially now that times are tough. There are some places that have the perfect atmosphere for good food, cocktails and lively conversations with the girls. These five places should be on the top of your list to try.
If you’re looking for a waterfront bar with a perfect view of Providence and an extensive list of cocktails, be sure to stop by Hot Club. There is locally crafted beer, frozen drinks and wine. This bar also serves up delicious eats including the grilled saugy, Hot Club sammie and fish nuggets.
How to get a reservation: Reservations for indoor and outdoor dining can be made on the bar’s website. The club is currently taking parties up to eight people, and each group has a time block of an hour and forty-five minutes. Hot Club is open from noon to 11 p.m., seven days a week. Bring a flashlight and stay for Good Night Lights at 8:30 p.m. to say goodnight to the kids at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
The details: 25 Bridge St., Providence, 401-861-9007, hotclubprov.com
Try this upscale outdoor cocktail bar the next night you decide to go out. Tiny Bar offers a whimsical selection of drinks topped with pear and blood orange slices on the patio, and it’s aesthetically pleasing with its string lights and a new outdoor mural by Michael Ezzell, installed by the Avenue Concept. Try the Tiramisu cocktail, the gin, pear cider and vanilla Equinox cocktail, a Frisky Bee cocktail with gin, vermouth, raw honey, MEM green tea and lemon or a rotating selection of beer and wine. They also have not-so-secret Pumpkin Shots with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, pumpkin butter, crushed graham crumbs and whipped cream.
How to get a reservation: Reservations and walk-ins are both acceptable. The bar is open from 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Additionally, it is open from 2 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The details: 377 Richmond St., Providence, facebook.com
Clarke Cooke House
Spend the night eating seafood and steaks and laughing with friends at the nautically-themed Clarke Cooke House. This charming restaurant in downtown Newport pays tribute to sailing culture and offers a soothing water view and professional service. Be sure to try the summer sushi plates and fresh oysters.
How to get a reservation: Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant. The Clarke Cooke House is open from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday. On Thursdays, it’s open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch, and the same hours for Sunday brunch.
The details: 26 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, 401-849-2900, clarkecooke.com
Coast Guard House
The seafood here is calling your name! Stop by for linguini and clams, housemade lobster ravioli and scallops. This restaurant offers an assortment of specialty cocktails, wine and beer and offers a great lookout point over Narragansett Bay.
How to get a reservation: The Coast Guard House is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations for indoor and outdoor patio dining can be made on OpenTable.
For a menu of coastal foods, stop by Bywater. This quaint restaurant with a self-proclaimed parking lot patio offers distant waterfront views in Warren and menu items like Irish smoked salmon, a soft shell crab sandwich and sweet potato and quinoa croquettes.
How to get a reservation: Online reservations for patio dining are now available on the restaurant’s website. Bywater is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Monday but will be closed for vacation from Aug. 11 to 18.
The details: 54 State St., Warren, 401-694-0727, bywaterrestaurant.com