February 7th, 2019
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Looking for somewhere new and exciting to take your Valentine instead of the same old cliched date night? Or maybe you just want a place to hang out with friends and get away from the romance of the day. Well, there are some exciting and fun opportunities in Rhode Island that provide a fun and alternative experience. These attractions provide drinks and plenty of entertainment, no matter the occasion or the company you are with.

Shelter Arcade Bar

103 Dike Street – Providence, RI 02909

Shelter Arcade Bar is a 21+ facility that features arcade cabinets across multiple decades along with Skee-ball and pinball. There is no cover charge and all of the games are free to play. This is a barcade, so grab a beer or cocktail to drink as you mash buttons. Shelter hosts many special events, including a pinball league, live music, and theme nights. 

For more information, check out their website HERE.

 

Free Play Bar Arcade

182 Pine Street – Providence, RI 02903

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Free Play, is a spacious barcade featuring row upon row of classic games and an extensive bar. There is a cover charge to get in, $10 on Friday and Saturday and $5 every other day, but the name comes from the fact that the games are all free unlimited play. An array of pinball tables offer sights and sounds of many classic cultural icons, while you can also play at the air hockey table, or Skee-ball machines.

For more information, check out their website HERE.

 

R1 Indoor Karting

100 Higginson Avenue – Lincoln, RI 02865

R1 Indoor Karting

R1 Indoor Karting is a magnificent facility full of unique opportunities. The main attraction is the European-style asphalt mega track. Strap on official helmets and gear as you race against friends, lovers, and strangers alike on this large time trial course. The newest attraction is the astonishing Axe Bar where, yes, you get to throw axes at targets. The Axe Bar provides drink and food service, while a professional throwing coach guides you through the process. For the full bar, head to the Fuel Restaurant and Sports Bar complete with Billiards and Bowling Lane.

For full details, hours, ages, and events visit their website HERE.

 

Breaktime Bowl & Bar

999 Main Street – Pawtucket, RI 02860

breaktime bowl

Built in the 1920s this duckpin bowling alley is a piece of Pawtucket and Rhode Island history. The restored lanes bring forth a lively history that will keep you coming back. Pinsetters build on the landmark atmosphere as they reset the duckpins by hand, and will even cheer you on and keep score. Breaktime Bowl & Bar is located inside Hope Artiste Village, and as the name suggests, has a bar with a wide selection of brews and food options.

For more information on their history and reservations, please visit their website HERE.

 

These places are great locations for singles and couples alike. They offer an array of activities to help keep you entertained all night. Spend your Valentine’s Day or any other night at one of these great local businesses.

Let us know if you are going to one of these great places or somewhere else for Valentine’s Day, even if it’s your beautiful home.

February 4th, 2015
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Love being in the air is great…but food in our stomachs is even better. We’ve compiled a list of food-related Valentine’s Day activities throughout the month of February. Whether you want to learn to cook or enjoy being cooked for there’s a variety of things to do around Lil Rhody for Valentine’s Day 2015.

Month of Love at the Providence Marriott Downtown

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newportvineyards.com

The Providence Marriott Downtown is hosting a Month of Love event from February 1st-28th. The Marriott offers specials including romance packages, a special Bluefin Grille Valentine’s Day menu and special packages offered by G Salon & Spa.  For more information visit marriottprovidence.com or call 401-272-2400.

Easy Entertaining Valentine’s Cooking Class

Easy Entertaining Inc. Facebook

Easy Entertaining Inc. Facebook

The Cafe at Easy Entertaining Inc. is hosting a cooking class on February 9th from 6-7pm to teach participants a few tasty recipes to help make their Valentine’s Day dinner special. Reservations are required and there is a fee of $29.50 per guest. For reservations, email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com.

Simone’s Cooking Class “Make Your Valentine Dinner!”

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Simone’s Facebook

Simone’s in Warren is offering a Valentine’s Day cooking class on February 9th from 6:30-9pm. Participants will learn to make a variety of dishes like Baked Oysters with Spinach and Pernod and Sauteed Duck Breast with Tamarind Leeks and Champagne Risotto. The fee is $50 per person and also includes recipes, wine and food tasting. There is limited enrollment, so call 401-247-1200 to reserve a spot.

Brix Restaurant Valentines Weekend

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newportvineyards.com

Brix Restaurant in Middletown is hosting a Valentines Weekend from February 13th-15th. Brix features a special 3-course wine pairing menu just for the weekend. The Valanetines Menu is $45 per person, and $5 off with a Newport Winterfest button. To make reservations, call 401-848-5161 Ext. 2.

Valentine’s Day Easy Entertaining Tasting Dinner

Easy Entertaining Inc. Facebook

Easy Entertaining Inc. Facebook

The Cafe at Easy Entertaining Inc. is hosting their third annual Valentine’s Day Tasting Dinner. The event runs from 6-9pm on Valentine’s Day and reservations are required. Call 401-437-6090 or email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com to make a reservation. View the flyer for the event on their Facebook page.

The Duck & Bunny’s Seven Course Valentine’s Day Dinner

The Duck & Bunny Facebook

The Duck & Bunny Facebook

The Duck & Bunny is taking reservations for their seven-course Valentine’s Day Dinner. There are two seating times available–at 6/6:30 and 8/8:30. The restaurant is also open at 10pm for dessert with no reservation required. The dinner price is $100 per couple and reservations can be made by calling 401-270-3300. For more information, visit the Duck & Bunny website.

Comedy Factory’s Valentine’s Day at Chelo’s

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chelos.com

Chelo’s in Warwick is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner with entertainment from the Comedy Factory. Dinner starts at 7:30 and the show is at 8:30PM. For tickets, call 401-639-7726. Tickets are $40 per person.

Bonus Event:

If you need a break from food, you can dance it off for a good cause.

Go Dancing in Red

Common Fence Point Facebook Page

Common Fence Point Facebook Page

On February 6th, Common Fence Point Community Hall in Portsmouth is hosting a social ballroom dancing event benefitting the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women. The night will include a 2 step lesson, refreshments (it’s BYOB), raffles and prizes. The event is at 7pm with an admission fee of $15.  For more information, visit commonfencepoint.org.

February 10th, 2014
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Deciding where to take that special someone on Valentine’s Day can be a difficult choice, especially with all the fantastic restaurants Rhode Island has to offer. Location, atmosphere, and menu should all be carefully considered before placing a reservation. With that in mind, here is a quick guide to some of the state’s best Valentine’s Day destinations.

Most Romantic

The Spiced Pear (Newport) – Showcasing an open-air kitchen, grand fireplace, and breathtaking views of the ocean, The Spiced Pear has been included on OpenTable Diners’ Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America each of the past two years. Executive Chef Thomas Duffy will be presenting a five-course Valentine’s Day menu for $85 per person. Located within The Chanler at Cliff Walk luxury hotel, guests also have the opportunity to stay in one of the mansion’s exquisitely appointed guest rooms for the night.

Basil’s of Narragansett – Located just a block from the beach, Basil’s has been offering a fine dining experience to its customers since 1984. In 2013, it was named one of OpenTable Diners’ Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. Basil’s offers a French Continental cuisine, including Duck a l’Orange, Roast Rack of Lamb Dijonnaise, and even Frog Legs Fine Herbes.

By Location

Providence County: Capital Grille – This nationally renowned steakhouse is known for its dry aged Porterhouse, but also offers fresh seafood dishes and an award-winning selection of over 5,000 wines. The Capital Grille was selected as one of the Top 10 Best Overall Restaurants by OpenTable Diners’ Choice.

Washington County: Seasons at the Ocean House – Located along Rhode Island’s south shore, Seasons offers a farm-to-table inspired menu delivering the freshest ingredients and flavors. The atmosphere is enhanced by its open exhibition kitchen and stunning views of the Atlantic.

Newport County: Castle Hill Inn – Referred to as “quite simply, the best spot in town” by the New York Times, this restaurant is set in one of Newport’s grand mansions overlooking the Narragansett Bay. The restaurant will be offering a four-course menu for $98 per person.

Kent County: Siena – Serving a mix of authentic Tuscan cuisine and traditional New England seafood, Siena has been voted Best Restaurant in Rhode Island four times by RI Monthly’s Readers’ Poll

Bristol County: DeWolf Tavern – Situated in a historic warehouse originally built in 1818, DeWolf Tavern will be featuring a five-course tasting menu on Valentine’s Day.

Special Valentine’s Day Deals

Aldrich Mansion (Warwick) – Located on over 70 private acres, the Aldrich Mansion is offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $145 per couple. This includes gratuity, taxes, complimentary glass of champagne, and live music during cocktails.

Mill’s Tavern (Providence) – The Tavern on Broadway is featuring a special three-course menu offering items such as oysters on the half shell with pink peppercorn mignonette, bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese, Spanish mussels, pomegranate duck breast, filet and shrimp, chicken Milanese, and porcini mushroom ravioli for just $50 per couple.