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A Night Out in Providence

By Dana Saccoccio

If you’re looking for a night on the town, Providence has some great spots to grab a drink or dance the night away. There is no wrong way to spend your weekend, but there is a best way. Party the stress of the workweek away with our insider tips.

Hanley’s Ale House

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Hanley’s is the college student’s thirsty Thursday dream, girls eighteen plus get in for free! With Johnson and Wales University, Providence College and Rhode Island College just around the corner, you are sure to spot some campus gear. Expect great top-charting music and lots of dancing. Keep in mind, the Thursday crowd can get a little heavy. If you’re looking for a bit more room on the dance floor, check it out on a Friday or Saturday. You might have to pay a cover, but you won’t have to push through the crowds. Oh, and we can’t forget about the custom beer pong tables. Take your pong partner and play for fun, or come in on a Monday to play for cash! 52 Pine St., Providence, 861-0001. hanleysalehouse.com

Point Street Dueling Piano

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Another Thursday dream, but sorry kids — this one is twenty-one plus. You can’t go wrong with $4 shots, $5 drinks and no cover (Thursday nights only). There is a cover on Friday and Saturday, with a little more of an expensive menu, but the experience is definitely worth it. Two pianists battle it out on stage with whatever song you request. From “All The Small Things” by Blink-182 to “Closer” by The Chainsmokers, you are in for a night of laughing and singing. It’s a great place to go if you are celebrating a birthday! Get your friends on stage and embarrass them; we promise it is quality entertainment.  3 Davol Sq., Providence, 270-7828. pointstreetpianos.com

Rebel Lounge

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If you are looking to plan a bachelorette party, Rebel Lounge is just the place. Ladies night is every Friday. If you want to be a VIP, all you have to do is call ahead. With upscale decor and endless drink options, Rebel is a great place to spend your Friday or Saturday. Thursday nights are eighteen plus, but the crowd is never too wild! 50 Exchange Terrace, Providence, 228-3777. rebelri.com

The Whiskey Republic

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How can you go wrong with half-price apps to start your weekend? Beers are $2 on Thursdays, and Saturdays are full of night parties. Start your Sunday off right with $3 Mimosas and Bloody Marys until 3 p.m. An amazing weekend story waits at Whisky Republic. 15 Bridge St., Providence, 588-5158. thewhiskeyrepublic.com

Ogie’s Trailer Park

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Trendsetters wanted! This hipster bar is a great place to take a date. Ogie’s Trailer Park’s vibe is an upscale one. You wouldn’t expect less from the creative capital. Equipped with seasonal cocktails, an outdoor picnic tables and fire pits, it’s a great place to sit and get to know someone. The food menu is full of gluten free and vegan options with countless home-style treats! 1155 Westminster St., Providence, 383-8200. ogiestrailerpark.com

Kartabar

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If you are in the mood for something a bit more low key, try Thayer Street’s Kartabar. In the heart of Brown University, enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere and an excellent martini menu. You have to try the S’mores Martini; it comes with your own personal fire right on your drink — complete with a marshmallow for toasting. The food menu has loads of options if you’d like to make your happy hour an app-y one. 284 Thayer St., Providence, 331-8111. kartabar.com

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