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6 Best Bars in Rhode Island: 2024 Edition!

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At the end of the week, there's no better place to relax than a pub with some pals. Luckily, there are plenty of bars in Rhode Island to choose from, including upscale establishments where you can treat yourself and college bars where you can hang out with friends. These are the top 6 bars in Rhode Island for happy hour in 2024, so be ready!

The Eddy, Providence, RI

This stylish, dark spot is one of Providence’s best cocktail bars. Their winter menu features several gin-based drinks, a specialty of theirs. Try the Edd’s Thai Basil or the house punch. Their bar food is pretty great too—you’ll want to give Cuban sliders a try!

Shannon View Inn, Warwick, RI

The best day to stop by the Shannon View Inn isn’t a Friday or Saturday night. Rather, it’s Sunday morning, when the Inn’s brunch menu is in full swing. Stop by on Wednesdays, too, for this Irish pub’s trivia night, or any other night to grab a great beer and a perfectly cooked Reuben sandwich.

Brick Alley Pub, Newport, RI

This Newport restaurant has been voted as both Rhode Island’s “Best Restaurant” and “Best Bar,” and we think you’ll agree. With great gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free options, the food here is accessible to all—and you’ll want to fill up as you’re drinking. On that front, try out a Kentucky Mule or Blackberry Sangria, the perfect refreshments for a summer day in the Ocean State.

The Avery, Providence, RI

With music always bumping and the drinks constantly flowing, The Avery is the place to be on a weekend night. The lights are set low to provide a more intimate mood, yet the atmosphere remains a social space. It’s the perfect location to grab a nightcap after a delicious dinner at North.

Thirsty Beaver, North Kingstown, RI

Love wings? Love nachos? Love beer? Then the Thirsty Beaver is the dive bar for you. Grab a spot at this buzzing pub and the wait staff will soon make you feel like you’re a regular. Make sure to try a burger or the fried pimento cheese balls.

The Malted Barley, Providence, RI

Looking for a beer on tap? The Malted Barley has plenty! And almost as good as the beers are their pretzels and pretzel sandwiches. Go for the Cannellini, which combines bean paste, pears, goat cheese and arugula on a salted pretzel. This place is a must-visit.

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