18 Luongo Memorial Sq., Providence, averyprovidence.com
Our number one secret bar (voted best neighborhood bar in our 2015 Best of Rhode Island Readers’ Poll) has been a favorite since we got lost trying to find it five years ago. So Westminster is separated by a highway, and there’s this whole other side… .On second attempt, I questioned if I was in the right place as I approached what looked like a private home with no sign and darkened windows in the early evening hours. Upon entering, I finally felt in the know, soaking up the dark wood detailing and the naked lady illuminated bar, Lovecraft’s Lament in hand. Over the years, the bartenders haven’t gotten any friendlier, but even that hautiness is one of the reasons why we love the Avery.