Craft cocktails in Providence, RI
May 29, 2012 12:51 PM   Subscribe

Craft cocktails in Providence, RI? Looking for any craft cocktail bars in the city that you care to recommend, though especially in the downtown area, if any exist there. Thanks.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Julian's takes their bar program pretty seriously, but it's not downtown.
posted by jeb at 12:57 PM on May 29, 2012

You want to go to Tini. You might also try The Dorrance.
posted by munyeca at 1:07 PM on May 29, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks. Downtown will be more convenient for me, but anywhere in Providence is fine. Know anything about The Avery?
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 1:17 PM on May 29, 2012

The Dorrance is the best around (though the atmosphere can get less than ideal on weekend nights). If you feel like leaving downtown, check out Cook & Brown on Hope Street.
posted by j.edwards at 1:17 PM on May 29, 2012

The Avery is great, although likely to be very, very crowded on the weekends.
posted by munyeca at 2:03 PM on May 29, 2012

Local 121 is downtown and has an excellent cocktail menu and a lovely setting.
posted by mmmcmmm at 4:25 PM on May 29, 2012

Kartabar pleased me the other night by having cucumber to serve in drinks made with Hendrick's.

Otherwise everyone already hit the recommendations I would have made.

Next time any of you folks feel like heading out in search of quality cocktails hit me up! Just moved to town recently myself.
posted by vsync at 12:23 AM on May 30, 2012

Response by poster: We wound up going to The Dorrance on a Saturday night at 6pm—seven of us, with no reservation, wound up being no problem. (Oddly, The Dorrance had been host to two big parties that were connected to the convention I was attending on the prior two nights.) It was a terrific experience. Both the cocktails (I had a Check Out Mai Tai and a Rye Generation) and the food were impressive (the pretzel bread is just the bomb). Our server, David, was also super-friendly and helpful and explained everything that needed to be explained. Also, The Dorrance is just beautiful inside—evidently it was once a bank, and the vault (now a tiny lounge) still exists. I strongly recommend it.

I also went to dinner one night at Local 121 (food was good) but did not have any drinks. Thanks to everyone for the recommendations!

P.S. I made a Google Map of all the places suggested in this thread.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 10:26 PM on June 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

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