Providence’s Tiny Bar is an Urban Oasis of Craft Cocktails and Contemporary Art

A new mural complements patio sipping at the city’s littlest cocktail joint

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“Our summer aesthetic is urban oasis,” says Tiny Bar owner Joanne Chang, describing the bright, airy outdoor space Providence’s smallest cocktail patio brings. Bright orange umbrellas, criss-crossing strands of twinkling lights, and Insta-worthy drinks are enough to lure a passerby over for happy hour, but Tiny Bar is also home to rotating art installations in partnership with The Avenue Concept. Amid the pockets of greenery are unexpected sculptures – Liquid Sunshine (Poured) and Beacon by Michael Alfano – and the newest mural on the front-facing wall, Antidote Seeking by Boston-based artist Lena Mac. “It’s our first art piece at Tiny Bar by a female artist which we’re pretty stoked about,” shares Chang. “It’s explosive, powerful, colorful, and feminist.” 

The colorful art provides a splashy backdrop to their menu of flashy drinks concocted for porch sipping, like the ever popular Amethyst, a purple bevvie featuring Espolòn tequila, lemon, creme de violette, lavender bitters, and a lavender sprig to garnish. Gin-lovers will want to try Tiny Bar’s very own gin, made in partnership with Bully Boy in Boston. Find it in Soiree, a fruity, floral offering with pamplemousse, lemon, blueberry, and thyme, or skip the gin for a zero-proof version. Birds of Paradise, which Chang describes as an “adult Capri Sun,” is made with Grey Goose pear vodka, strawberry-infused Aperol, lime, and kiwi.

There’s no better season to sit back, sip craft cocktails, and admire outdoor art, and this month Tiny Bar is hosting the artists behind the patio masterpieces for a Meet the Artist event. Follow @tinybarpvd for date and details.  

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