25 Bridge St, Providence, RI 02903 (401) 861-9007 Hotclubprov@gmail.com

We have come a long way!

Everybody’s welcome at the best waterfront bar in PVD.


Our Story

Nearly 40 years ago, in 1981, Tom and Josh drove down a dirt road in Providence and saw a little brick building facing the river. They envisioned a place where everybody could gather, for drinks and fun on the waterfront. 

The kind of place where everyone’s welcome, whether you’re in a suit and tie coming in from the courthouse down the street, or in scrubs coming off their shift in one of the hospitals, or in jeans coming down from College Hill. 

When they went for the permits, the city told them they were crazy. Who wants to have a drink on the river in the Ocean State?

However, with a lot of hard work they built the first version, a twelve seat bar in the original brick building. They named it The Hot Club after a hotspot in Paris, and because it was originally built as the boiler room for the Corliss steam engine factory across the street. The Hot Club soon became one of those places everybody knew about, and everybody could enjoy.  

Today, after five expansions in more than 30 years, we’re a family-and-friends-run business with strong ties to our community. But one thing remains the same. The Hot Club is still the best waterfront bar in PVD, with food, drinks, and fun for everyone. Everybody in Rhode Island’s got a story about a great night at The Hot Club.Come see us soon!


The Hot Club is open 7 days a week!

Sunday 12:00pm - 1:00am

Monday 12:00pm - 1:00am

Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00am

Wednesday 12:00pm - 1:00am

Thursday 12:00pm - 1:00am

Friday 12:00pm - 2:00am

Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00am

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