Federal Hill in Providence has long been known as the place to go for great Italian cuisine. This is the equivalent of Boston’s north end on a smaller scale. It has developed into a happening place and now some of Providence’s best bars are also located within the Federal Hill neighborhood. Atwells Ave is the hub of the area and the location of most of the hot bars and nightspots.
If you want to eat at Zooma Trattoria you will need a reservation and you should make it as early as possible. This is a very popular restaurant with both visitors and locals. However, you can just drop in to enjoy the bar and the bistro menu. The bar is lovely, decorated in shades of aubergine with panels in an orange shade that are lit from behind. Plasma TVs, music and a cosmopolitan atmosphere make it a welcoming place. You will be able to keep an eye on what is going on outdoors through the French doors on to Atwells Ave.
The bistro menu offers light food choices, burgers, light pasta and pizza options. The drinks are a bit on the pricey side at $10 for most specialty martinis, mojitos and sangria. They have an extensive wine list which includes wine by the glass and also by the bottle. This is a sophisticated spot to come for a drink and a light meal.
Federal Taphouse and Kitchen
If you are looking for a night out with crafted beer and a gastropub atmosphere and food, Federal Taphouse may just be the place you are looking for. They serve global comfort food with a farm to table approach to sourcing ingredients. You can really feel good about the food you eat here. There are 40 crated beers in tap and in a bottle.
Don Jose Tequilas
Don Jose Tequilas is both a traditional and an upscale Mexican restaurant with a great bar and the most phenomenal tequila selection in Providence. You can sip it or have it in a frozen or traditional Margaritas. You can get margaritas by the pitcher or go for the homemade Sangria. Mexican beers are offered in abundance and you can have a delicious meal, a light snack or just sip your tequila flight.
For a totally different experience, the speakeasy 1920’s style vibe is making this bar one of the most popular in Federal Hill and in the City of Providence. Try one of their mixed cocktails or crafted beers. The quiet intimate atmosphere makes it a perfect place for a first date.
If you are looking for a place to relax after work, enjoy a date or just chill, these bars on Federal Hill in Providence will all provide great drinks and let you enjoy your afternoon or evening.
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