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Whether you’re visiting Sprout Providence for a day pass or as a monthly workspace member, here are the local spots you’ll want to see! Let us be your guide to help sprout your unique workday. Bookmark this page or pick up a map in person at our Providence location to keep on hand. Your neighborhood list of things to do on the west side is full of places to get excited about.
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Arts & Entertainment
Gallery Night Providence
No Drive: 166 Valley St Building 6M Suite 103, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Non-profit providing free gallery tours on the Third Thursday of the month, March – November. The Gallery at Sprout CoWorking regularly participates. Take a guided trolley tour or choose your own itinerary.
Third Thursday Evenings
Riffraff Bookstore + Bar + Cafe
Drive 2 min/Walk 4 min: 60 Valley St #107A, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Cozy independent bookstore offering rare and new titles with a bar for espresso and drinks. Outdoor patio book browsing and seating with monthly food/music pop-up events. Hosts a book club.
WaterFire Arts Center
Drive 4 min/Walk 15 min: 475 Valley St, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Historic industrial space as a multi-purpose arts venue with regular exhibitions and rooftop patio performances. Visit on Thursdays for the TroopTop Bar. Gift shop and indoor/outdoor art markets.
The Wilbury Theatre Group
Drive 5 min/Walk 15 min: WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley St, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Award-winning theater troupe recognized nationally by The NY Times & American Theatre Wing of The Tony Awards. Hosts productions and workshops, classics/fan-favorites, and annual Fringe Festival in July.
The Steel Yard
Drive 4 min/Walk 14 min: 27 Sims Ave, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Industrial art center and shared studio space hosting public events, art markets and demonstrations. Non-traditional educational programs in blacksmithing, welding, jewelry, ceramics. Annual Halloween Iron Pour.
Drive 4 min/Walk 9 min: 46 Dike St, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Boutique hotel in the Olneyville neighborhood open by appointment for experiences or overnight stays. Gallery shows open to the public. Features locally-made furniture and underground arts scene.
By Appointment Only
Food & Drink
Drive 2 min/Walk 4 min: 60 Valley St, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Hip-hop street food fusion with an eclectic mix of cocktails and music scene in the Valley neighborhood. Dine-in/Takeout available plus an outdoor patio for brunch or dinner, pop-up parties and events.
Olneyville New York System Restaurant
Drive 4 min/ Walk 9 min: 18 Plainfield St, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Voted RI’s Best Hot Weiners. A fast-food favorite since 1953, visited by Guy Fieri and Man vs Food.
Revival Brewing Company
Drive 4 min/Walk 14 min: 50 Sims Ave, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Signature craft beer created by award-winning brewmasters with a full line of distinctive Providence-made flavors. Innovative food pairings featuring ales, IPAs, stouts, lagers and aficionado tasting.
Garden of Eve Caribbean Cuisine
Drive 4 min/Walk 12 min: 405 Harris Ave, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Family-run Haitian restaurant with menu of dishes Chef “Eve” Yveline Bontemp ate as a child. Voted best Caribbean food in RI, featured on The Rhode Show. Outdoor seating, vegetarian and vegan options.
Industrious Spirits Co
Drive 5 min/Walk 15 min: 1 Sims Ave #103, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Providence’s first distillery since Prohibition producing handcrafted spirits made from scratch. Voted “Best of RI”. Tasting Room patio offers drinks, snacks, music and food events.
New Harvest Coffee Roasters
Drive 5 min/Walk 15 min: 10 Sims Ave, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Family-owned coffee house and cafe serving fresh brew, box of joe, pastries, bagels, and curated spirits menu. Online ordering and pickup available.
Farm Fresh RI’s Sims Market
Drive 5 min/Walk 16 min: 10 Sims Ave, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Year-round indoor farmers market with an expansive hall for vendors and small shops. Local food hub available for online ordering. Live music on Saturday mornings.
Pickup Weekdays/Open Saturdays
Drive 7 min/Walk 23 min: 102 Dean St, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Rhode Island’s very first taiyaki shop. A Latin twist on a Japanese dessert: fish-shaped ice cream cones stuffed with fruit, warm cheese and custard on a soft serve ice cream. New flavor every week.
Bike Path + Donigian Park
Drive 2 min/Walk 4 min: Donigian Park Entrance, Valley St, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
The bike path can be directly accessed behind Sprout CoWorking in the Rising Sun Mills parking lot. Approximately 7 miles of greenway trails besides the river, passing through local neighborhoods and parks to downtown PVD.
What Cheer Flower Farm
Drive 5 min/Walk 12 min: 63 Magnolia St, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
Non-profit growing and donating thousands of flowers to charity. Working farm open by appointment to volunteers, artists and local art group visits.
By Appointment Only
Public Mural/Art Tours with The Avenue Concept
Self guided tours: Download Tour App
Public art programming with a free app to take an interactive, self-guided tour of nearby murals and outdoor artworks. Provides mural residencies to local and international artists.
Woonasquatucket River Greenway Bike Path
Drive 5 min/Walk 21 min: Merino Park , 100 Heath St, Providence, RI Hours/Directions
River Greenway entrance and parking at Merino Park leads by the river and across a pedestrian bridge to nearby waterfall.
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