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Being a foodie I dine out quite often but I don't know too much of the bar scene around Providence. I have some out of town friends coming to visit this weekend and are arriving early this afternoon. They want to get a little taste of Providence by having apps and drinks at a few different restaurants/bars around the city. We are venturing out around 5:00. Any suggestions?

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  1. We generally do an "appitizer crawl" with out of town friends. Generally we start at Luxe Burger Bar for cocktails and burgers (important to have a solid base) then we generally move down the river to Parkside for cocktails (How we miss 3 Steeple St), Heminway (raw bar and cocktails) and end at the Hot Club for cocktails overlooking the water. Any of these spots have decent apps also, in case there are big eaters with you.
    Good luck

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    Parkside Restaurant
    220 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Hot Club
    575 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903

    Luxe Burger
    5 Memorial Blvd, Providence, RI 02903

    1. Put Providence in your subject line and you'll get a lot more responses. I'd go up to Federal Hill.....everybody has outdoor seating starting right at the beginning with Mediterreano. Don't miss the back patio at Camille's! The entire courtyard area at DePasquale Square (the fountain) is packed w/choices. Your only downside is you'd have too many choices in a short strip of street, maybe 1/8 of a mile?

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      1. re: JaneRI

        LOL! I see everyone's 'favorite' place (down the street from Hemenway's) which serves the outrageously-over-priced drinks and $12 desserts is notably NOT on the list. Not surprising to me...

        PS - the suggestions made above are all great suggestions. I would also add the bar scene at Baccaro's on South Main St. Great drinks, great grilled pizza!

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        Hemenway's
        121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

      2. The Hot Club. on the waterfront. A longtime favorite-actually an all time favorite.

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        Hot Club
        575 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903