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Best Thanksgiving Eve Parties in Rhode Island

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


It's the biggest bar night of the year, and Rhode Island's got every type of party for your Thanksgiving Eve. Get out there and party, pilgrims.

Whether you're hosting or a guest on the big day, Thanksgiving Eve is for partying. And Rhode Island's bars, lounges and clubs are up for the challenge. Check out all the great parties and events rolling out for a raucous Wednesday night.

Parties in Providence

Get out and party at Pearl Restaurant & Lounge Wednesday for their big Thanksgiving Eve party, Featuring DJ Clinton Sparks, it’s a night to “get familiar” and shake your thanks out
on the dance floor. 10pm-2am. Pearl Restaurant & Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. Cover charge $15. Click here for more information.

Snookers is revving up for a big night on Thanksgiving Eve, with a party featuring DJ Tank Jones, and fall drink specials all night. 10pm-2am. Free parking.  7pm. 53 Ashburton St. Providence. Click here for more information.(Don't tell your parents, but there's also a Thanksgiving Day Football party on Thursday. Cheer on the Pats or the Jets, have a meal, play pool, and share a bucket of Bud Light for only $12.)

Ultra is going all out for the big night, with special performances by Mika Mendes live, plus DJ Barbosa, Ana Teixeira, Mark G, Sterling, Brianna Barros, Estefano, and a special surprise gust. Doors open 10pm. 172 Pine St, Providence. http://ultrathenightclub.com/

Vanity's ready for the biggest bar night of the year with DJ Lord Fresh and Deej Tommy Dee. For VIP or dinner reservations, call 401-649-4667. 566 South Main St, Providence. www.vanityri.com.

On Atwells Avenue, Sequels is rolling out The Pilgrim Party this year, featuring DJ Blandz in the mix all night long, and a real turkey raffle at the end of the night. VIPS available--call 401-351-2360 to book a section. Doors open 8pm, rocking 'til 2am. 178 Atwells Ave, Providence. See more, here.

Also on the Hill: Bradfords is putting out $5 specialty martinis for Thanksgiving Eve. 4:30pm-2am. 142 Atwells Ave, Providence. www.TheBradfordProvidence.com

For a late-night upscale stop on the Hill, check out the Gold & White Thanksgiving Eve Affair at Smoke Lounge. It promises a DJ Battle Holiday Special featuring house vs. hip-hop. Gold and white attire receives reduced admission 'til midnight. $100 Moet, $125 Moet Rose, and $5 shots of Patron, Hennessy, Circo, & Grey Goose. Strictly 21+ and strict dress code. 10pm-2am, 114 Spruce St, Providence.

Get funky for the holiday at the Thanksgiving Eve Funky Turkey Sandwich Show at The Spot Underground, featuring Free Funk All Stars and Fungus Amungus. $8 cover. Doors open at 8, music at 9pm. 18+. 101 Richmond St, 2nd floor, Providence, thespotprovidence.com

Statewide parties

McNeil's Tavern has a party going on Wednesday night, featuring Paryah, The Universes, and Tony Jones & The Cretin 3. Kicking off at 8pm. $5 cover, 21+. 888 Charles St, North Providence.

Need a good laugh before the relatives descend? Don't miss STUFFED, a special Thanksgiving Eve Show at the Comedy Connection, featuring Ray Harrington & Derek Furtado. Martini and shot specials all night long just sweeten the deal. Doors open 7pm, show at 8pm. 39 Warren Ave, East Providence. www.ricomedyconnection.com

Biki's Warwick is revving up for one of the West Bay's biggest Thanksgiving Eve parties going. Jam Sandwich will take the stage at 9pm til closing, and there are drink specials and giveaways planned. They say to get your veggies and fixing prepared early and get over there. 2077 West Shore Rd, Warwick. Check it out, here.

Over on Aquidneck, The Beach House Bar and Grill has the Kulprits, a young, up and coming cover band, on stage for the party. 506 Park Ave, Portsmouth, www.BeachHouseRI.com

Blackstone Valley pilgrim partiers can head to Suite 600 Bar & Lounge in Lincoln for a Pre-Turkey Day party featuring drink specials, free appetizers, and music by DJ D-Train with video mix from 9pm to 1am. 600 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, www.suite600ri.com

North in Woonsocket, City Side's got What Matters?, one of the area's most popular rock bands, rocking the joint for Thanksgivign Eve. Every drink is half price tonight, and it's 21+ only. 9pm-1am. 74 South Main St, Woonsocket, www.CitySideRI.com.

Down in Westerly, cut loose with Sugar and its Disco/Funk/Hip-Hop/R&B sounds, on stage at the Knickerbocker Cafe. $10 cover, 9pm show. 21+/ 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly. www.theknickerbockercafe.com.

In Narragansett, Nasty Habits hits the stage with classic rock for a wild Thanksgiving Eve night at Narragansett Cafe. Burn off some Turkey Day calories tearing up the Ganny's dance floor and enjoy $1.50 Bud drafts to quench your thirst. 21+. 9:30pm-1am. 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, www.narragansettcafe.com

For a quieter late night in South County, Amalfi Oceanside in Narragansett will stay open late on Thanksgiving Eve and serve a full menu til 10pm and a late-night menu 'til 12:30am. Get 2 dinners and a bottle of wine for $22. Other pre-feast specials: burger and a beer for $7, pizza and a glass of wine for $10. 1 Beach St, Narragansett, www.amalfioceanside.com

Got a bunch of girlfriends who need a break before the big work begins on Thursday? Get them together for a Thanksgiving Eve "Ladies Only Psychic Party" at Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club at Twin River. Celebrity psychic Jon Stetson will amaze you with his interactive show. 8pm, $20. 100 Twin River Rd, Linsoln. twinriver.com/catchrisingstar.php

Wnat a few really upscale and a little more sedate spots? Check out Ann & Michael Martini's picks for best Thanksgiving Eve cocktail spots, here.


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