9 Pier Road, East Providence
Port? Starboard? Doesn’t matter at the East Providence Yacht Club. Drop anchor on either side of this amazing place that overlooks the majestic Providence River. Grab a spot on the outdoor patio or saunter back inside to a function room that had a fierce poker game going on when we popped in; but always be nice and heed the “No Foul Language” sign on display. 9 Pier Road, East Providence
Bonus kitsch: The captain statue watching over the proceedings. You might even catch him rocking out to live outdoor music in the summertime.
29 Warren Avenue, East Providence
The 133 is one of the great hidden gems of live local music. Relax at the horseshoe shaped bar or let the sound of a Warren Zevon cover drift in as you do your best Tom Cruise impression in the cool, vintage poolroom. Try an espresso martini, but when you order, make sure you follow the rules. 29 Warren Avenue, East Providence
Bonus kitsch: Three Stooges statues high above the inside of the bar, the posted rules for ordering espresso martinis.