JSoup

Free evening in either Providence or Newport, RI

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I’m from the West Coast and have a free evening tonight that I could spend in and around my hotel or take an hour Lyft ride to Providence or 90 minute ride to Newport.  Which would you choose, if either, any places I should try to visit (dinner, drinks, sight seeing)?  Other thoughts? I’ve done Boston recently.  

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Good luck on either place being "free"....

Thayer st. in PVD used to be a good area, but I haven't been there in many rears.

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2 minutes ago, Mrleft8 said:

Good luck on either place being "free"....

Thayer st. in PVD used to be a good area, but I haven't been there in many rears.

IIRC - there's an ancient, short ceilinged, black bar down on the wharf?  That neighborhood was fun on New Year's Eve Y2K. 

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Where are you?  Might be some fun options a little closer than 1hr away.

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I’m in Framingham, MA and welcome any other suggestions.  Obviously, given this website and my interests, Providence and Newport were considerations based on sailing.  I also have a friend who may be able to meet, but he’s crazy busy and I can’t count on that.

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1 hour ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

IIRC - there's an ancient, short ceilinged, black bar down on the wharf?  That neighborhood was fun on New Year's Eve Y2K. 

The "Safari Lounge"?

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Yeah, not much around Framingham if you don't want to go into Boston.

If I had just an evening and had to pick, I would go to Newport, hands down.  There's good food in Providence, but I would say Newport is the best combination for the things you are looking for.  There's always plenty of racing/boat porn to check out. There are plenty of dining options depending on what you are in the mood for.  I would have the driver drop you off in the area of Bowen’s Wharf and you can meander down Thames street from there.

I'm sure there are locals on here that can give you a better idea of the hot spots on a Thursday night.

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7 minutes ago, Mrleft8 said:

The "Safari Lounge"?

It was on the wharf - some kind of seafaring name - I think it'd been there for a few hundred years, tiny dark place, good clam chowder

 

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8 minutes ago, Snow Guy said:

Yeah, not much around Framingham if you don't want to go into Boston.

If I had just an evening and had to pick, I would go to Newport, hands down.  There's good food in Providence, but I would say Newport is the best combination for the things you are looking for.  There's always plenty of racing/boat porn to check out. There are plenty of dining options depending on what you are in the mood for.  I would have the driver drop you off in the area of Bowen’s Wharf and you can meander down Thames street from there.

I'm sure there are locals on here that can give you a better idea of the hot spots on a Thursday night.

+1 There are a lot of great restaurants and sights to see in Providence, but if I only had one night and had to pick one it would be Newport. This definitely has to be one of your stops http://iyacnewport.com/

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Thanks for the responses so far. For clarification to MrLeft8, my evening is free as in available. I’m happy to pay for whatever I do.

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2 hours ago, Son of a Sailor said:

+1 There are a lot of great restaurants and sights to see in Providence, but if I only had one night and had to pick one it would be Newport. This definitely has to be one of your stops http://iyacnewport.com/

My recommende to.              :)

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4 hours ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

IIRC - there's an ancient, short ceilinged, black bar down on the wharf?  That neighborhood was fun on New Year's Eve Y2K. 

Candy Shop?

There's Zeldas and IYAC (already mentioned) across the street from each other. Walking the Thames in the other direction towards downtown there are plenty of wharfs to cruise on to see nice boats.

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3 hours ago, JSoup said:

I’m in Framingham, MA and welcome any other suggestions.  Obviously, given this website and my interests, Providence and Newport were considerations based on sailing.  I also have a friend who may be able to meet, but he’s crazy busy and I can’t count on that.

Boston would be way easier from Framingham and there's lots to do there. Go to the Oyster House and check out downtown...etc.  I'm from Sherborn originally, know the area well.

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Thanks for the great recommendations.    Started at IYAC, had an appetizer at Zeldas, walked the town and docks, to the extent possible, had a refresher at the Candy Shoppe, now back at Zeldas for dinner. I expect to finish the evening back at IYAC for a true round trip experience.  Sailing Anarchy comes through again!  

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