6 Places to Cozy Up with a Hot Cocktail in Rhode Island

Swing by a local bar or restaurant and sip a creative cocktail. 

Photo from Tiny Bar PVD Facebook Page.

One of the best ways to commemorate the blissful season of autumn is with a glass or two of delicious hot cocktails. Swing by a local bar or restaurant and sip a creative cocktail.


RI Cruisin’ Cocktails

Join local bartender Sarah Gridowski, plus Marigold, her vintage Shasta travel trailer-turned mobile bar, for some seasonal hot drinks to get in the holiday spirit. Make your free reservation for the Hope and Main Indoor Holiday Market event online and support other small businesses while sipping a tasty hot cocktail.

How to visit: Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; November 15  and 22, December 13 and 20.

Details: Hope and Main, 691 Main St., Warren, 571-722-2153, ricruisincocktails.com


Thirsty Beaver Pub

The Thirsty Beaver Pubs in Cranston and Smithfield have an irresistible array of hot seasonal drinks, including a brown sugar bourbon with fresh apple cider, a peanut butter whiskey with hot chocolate, a hot toddy with whiskey, honey, hot water and a cinnamon stick, a Frangelico liqueur and butterscotch liqueur with hot coffee, and lastly, a cinnamon whiskey with Irish cream, butterscotch liqueur and hot coffee. Order the drinks online or call for reservations.

How to visit: Daily, noon-1 a.m.

Details: 288 Atwood Ave.​, Cranston, 401-270-7686; 45 Cedar Swamp Rd., Smithfield, 401-349-4790, thirstybeaverpub.com



Black Sheep

Are you a tea or coffee person? Order your favorite wake-up drink at the Black Sheep pub and restaurant. Get an Irish coffee with Irish whiskey and hot coffee topped with cream or a classic hot toddy with whiskey, honey and lemon. Sit back with your hot drink and watch a football game on one of their six flat screen TV’s while you’re there.

How to visit: Wednesday to Thursday, 5 p.m.-1 a.m., Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday, noon-4 p.m. (brunch), 4 p.m.-1 a.m. (lunch and dinner). Kitchen open until 11 p.m., nightly.

Details: 397 Westminster St., Providence, 401-274-5061, blacksheepri.com



The East End

While most apple picking farms are closed for the season, the East End Restaurant makes up for it with their Apples to Apples cocktail, served warm with Compass Box Artist Blend Scotch Whiskey, Domaine de Canton, Habanero Bitters, Apple Shrub and cinnamon. Call or make reservations online.

How to visit: Sunday to Thursday, 3-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 3-10:30 p.m.

Details: 244 Wickenden St., Providence, 401-433-9770, theeastendpvd.com



Tiny Bar

Gather under the heat lamps at Tiny Bar, where it’s BYOB (bring your own blanket) in their upscale outdoor patio. Choose between mulled wine, with brandy and Malbec, oranges, apple cider apples, cloves, nutmeg, cranberry and vanilla beans, and a “spicy” take on hot chocolate, topped with one of Clover Desserts’ fluffy homemade marshmallows. Walk-ins welcome.

How to visit: Outdoor patio open from Tuesday to Friday, 4-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 2-10:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Details: 377 Richmond St., Providence, info@tinybarpvd.com




For brunch or dinner, settle down with a beverage from Julian’s hot drink selection, like the Humble and Naive, with cold brew coffee brandy, Bailey’s Irish Cream chocolate sauce, Cocoa Pebbles cereal and Oreo whip. If you’re in the mood for hot apple cider, order the Maple Cider drink with maple simple and a cinnamon sugar rim or the We Can Be Seacows Forever drink containing bourbon, allspice dram and lemon. Another great hot fall drink is the Sleep On It, which can be served with hot or iced espresso, gin, tonic and honey simple. No reservations needed; first come, first served.

How to visit: Daily, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (brunch), 4-9 p.m. (dinner).

Details: 318 Broadway, Providence, 401-861-1770, juliansprovidence.com