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The best places to celebrate New Years in Rhode Island

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Kick off 2021 curbside by eating your way to 2022, one plate at a time. In Newport, RI, Gurney’s Resort & Marina will offer a New Years Eve party starting at 8:30 p.m. with DJ sets, appetizers and craft cocktails ($ 150 per person). You can also book a VIP igloo for $ 500 for up to four people (must be 21 years of age and over). Showfish’s a three-course tasting meal with cocktails is $ 99 per person and their four course dinner with a champagne toast is $ 149 per person.

The Chanler at Cliff Walk is a hotel located in a mansion once owned by John Winthrop Chanler and his wife Margaret Astor Ward, great-granddaughter of prominent businessman and millionaire John Jacob Astor. It is located in Newport, Rhode Island.The Chanler at Cliff Walk

Dress up for the New Years Gala (with the glamor of the Golden Age) at The Chanlier via Newport’s iconic Cliff Walk. The property, which requires a stay of at least two nights, is linked to Caroline Astor, who was known for her lavish parties. Cara, the hotel’s restaurant, will feature a four-course dinner with wine offerings with “a community long table with cuisine such as Waygu beef and foie gras”. The living room, a waterside destination with dark woods and fireplaces, will be converted into a dance floor overlooking the Atlantic. La Terrasse will offer billiards, games, tarot, cigar and cognac readings, and a Kolikoff caviar station.

At Auberge de la Colline du Château, Chef Louis Rossi will offer a four-course tasting menu ($ 165 per person), starting with a family appetizer and followed by three dishes of your choice, such as black truffle spaghetti, seared scallops with delicata squash and a brown butter sauce, king crab with a creamy polenta and poached halibut. Free champagne will be included, and there is live music. New Years brunch takes place from 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here is the menu.

Soak up a 95-year tradition at Viking Hotel as Executive Chef Patrick Popores (a Johnson & Wales University graduate who has worked at resorts across the country) offers both 6:00 p.m. and 9 p.m. hours of room for a champagne toast and a tasting menu.

At the Vanderbilt downtown Newport, bartenders will craft a vintage glass goblet tower at the bar and pop bottles of champagne for a weekend of festivities starting Thursday, December 30. Wait a five-course tasting meal, an intimate conversation with the Mansion Tarot Reader, live jazz music, brunch on new year’s day, and a view of the fireworks display.

The Walnut Room in Providence, Rhode Island is a bite-size cocktail bar located on the corner of Power and South Main streets.
The Walnut Room in Providence, Rhode Island is a bite-size cocktail bar located on the corner of Power and South Main streets.The Walnut Room

Cocktails at your local underground bar in town

About 100 years ago, Prohibition prohibited the sale, distribution, creation and consumption of alcohol. But underground bars, especially in Rhode Island, continued to secretly serve banned foods. This year, head to the more modest salons of Providence and beyond for artisan cocktails and small bites.

Courtland Club will host its very first New Year celebration this year. Book a table for 10 p.m. and keep it for the night (until closing at 1 a.m. Admission of $ 75 per person includes two cocktails of your choice, a champagne toast at midnight, hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening and shows.

Hyde is tucked under the stairs of the George on Washington, where they serve their own take on classic cocktails, small plates, and have nightly entertainment. It was the same location, according to local legend, where privileged guests were given cocktails banned in a refrigerated casserole dish during Prohibition, and bartenders were given bottles of premium liquor through a shallow tunnel that still exists behind a closed cabinet. The Zach Millian Trio will perform upstairs on New Years Eve on New Years Eve while DJ Jackie Treehorn will perform in Hyde.

In Olneyville Square, the lingerie storefront is actually Justine’s, an art deco style living room. Take a classic Manhattan or let the bartender make you something unique. It is open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Call 401-454-4440 to inquire about reservations.

Along South Main Street in Providence is a small room with plum-colored velvet curtains and stools, a bar, and gold wall decorations and dark wood paneling. It is The Walnut Room, an underground bar that opened last July and is known for its wine list (Spain’s Luberri Rioja Orlegi – for $ 35 a bottle – is hard to find elsewhere), cheese platters, and cocktails. Best part: there is no cover or reservation required on New Years Day, you will receive free champagne and shows will be organized.

Cozy up in red leather armchairs against exposed brick walls Needle and thread on Peck Street in Providence. They will offer a special eve menu, which includes ceviche, filet mignon with a butter composed of gorgonzola and shallot, and desserts like Callebaut mousse (fine Belgian chocolate). One must reserve.

The Strand, a performance space in downtown Providence.
The Strand, a performance space in downtown Providence.Lane Turner / Globe Staff

Live music and lively discos

Music room party on Dike Street in Providence will have two live entertainment venues including BigTunes the DJ, DJ King Collins, Julz, and more. If you subscribe to the VIP list, you can go to the reception of the open bar. Tickets ranging from $ 40 to $ 120.

Soul Power and DJs John O’Leary and Ty Jesso will perform at Dusk New Years Day from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets are $ 10 in advance and $ 15 at the door.

PNB Rock and other artists will organize a New Years party at the Strand Ballroom & Theater in Providence. Tickets cost $ 40 for “early risers” and $ 50 in advance.

On New Years Day, the Ryan Montbleau Band and Kat Wright will perform at the The encounter at Pawtucket. Doors open at 8 p.m. and start of the show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $ 25.


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