The expert mixologists of Rhode Island are some of the best in the business. When it comes to cocktail bars, the Ocean State sure knows how to impress. Whether you’re going on a date or you’re spending the night out with friends, the best cocktail bars in Rhode Island are serving up the best martinis, margaritas, mojitos, and more! Here are our 10 favorites.
This dark, intimate space is the perfect place to bring a date. The drink list includes selections such as the gin and tonic on draft, the Dandelion, which includes gin, Suze, lemon, honey, and egg white, and $7 house punch.
This little cocktail bar is always buzzing—and that’s not just because they serve the best coffee and espresso drinks around! With frequent music and open mic nights, you’ll never be bored there!
Mike Sears is always behind the bar of this discreet cocktail lounge. Once you’ve entered through the velvet curtain, try the Paloma pop, with mescal, tequila, sparkling wine and grapefruit, with a perfect smoky sweetness.
This little hole in the wall is the perfect place tucked off Broadway. Get there early for space along the couches. The ambiance makes it perfect for conversations. You’ll feel more like you’re in a scene from the Great Gatsby rather than a Providence bar.
Cocktail lovers will want to make a stop at The Rosendale to try one of their signature $10 cocktails. You’ll especially want to order the Berry Berry Melon, which comes with fresh watermelon and blueberry juice, and topped with prosecco.
This place is Westerly’s first and only pinball bar—complete with rotating vintage and modern pinball machines. Make sure to sample from delicious cocktails like The Mup—a tantalizing mix of basil, Drambuie, orange liqueur and bitters, or the Dark and Stormier (with Newport rum and ginger beer.)
Chef Tyler Demora provides the talent behind the kitchen at Chair 5. You’ll want to stop by their incredible brunch for a go at their extensive cocktail menu, which includes a Mochaespresso—vanilla vodka, Godiva liquor, espresso, and milk, as well as the “Breaktime Lemonade,” complete with ocean vodka and ginger beer.
Before or after a delicious meal at Revolving Door, make sure to grab a cocktail from the bar—try the DeWolf of Thames Street, with aged rum, coconut, mint, miso, and fresh citrus, or the Ally McKeel, with Keel vodka, pomegranate juice, fresh lemon, and prosecco.
Try a house mojito, lemon freeze, and top gin martini at this beautiful, historic hotel. Look over the water and sip a cocktail by the light of sunset.