“Brown liquors” — bourbon, whiskey and scotch — are red hot in beverage circles. Now’s your chance to sip some of the spirits world’s finest offerings as part of Bourbon Street Providence. The event, which takes place Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, features top distilleries, some of the area’s best restaurants, and live music by Blockhead, as well as a display of cars by BMW of Warwick.  

Bourbon Street Providence

Highlights include a rare VIP experience, which includes tasting the Macallan Single Malt Scotch Collection and the Highland Park Collection. Restaurant partners include the The Capital Grille, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Back 40, Terrazza, Layali and more.

Tickets are $20 per person, with additional charges for the VIP experiences. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Operation Stand Down of Rhode Island. For more information, visit riconvention.com.

Downtown Providence Restaurants

The heart of the city, downtown Providence is compact and walkable, with most restaurants, nightlife, attractions, and shopping located within easy walking distance of area hotels.