Though recently featured in a USA Today Travel article that praised its “astonishing” chow mein sandwich, Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining is known by locals for more than just its kitchen’s specialties. The restaurant also won a prestigious Keeping the Blues Alive award in 2011, and its world-famous jazz and blues performances have helped cement its self-proclaimed reputation as New England’s "home of eggroll, jazz, and blues."
Long before the sounds of horns and saxophones filled its halls, the New Shanghai Restaurant opened its doors in 1905. It was not until the mid-1960s, however, that the Chan family refurbished the Woonsocket landmark and began serving an innovative combination of Cantonese, Szechwan, Hunan, and Mandarin cuisines. Around this time, the Chans also brought in the live jazz and blues music that continues to fill the main dining area—known as the Horseshoe Bar Lounge—and the famous Four Seasons Jazz and Blues Club.
With its red paper lanterns, traditional Chinese artwork, and colorful paintings of musicians, the Four Seasons has played host to such legendary blues, jazz, and folk artists as Dizzy Gillespie and Rebecca Parris. A buffet spread accompanies musical performances, during which enthralled audiences watch as musicians pound eggrolls against snare drums or slide their hands along guitars strung up with slippery chow mein noodles.
At Fifty's Lounge, you can snack away on tasty pub grub.
Don't come if you're looking for a healthy meal. Come here if you're looking for a delicious one!
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Fifty's Lounge offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Fifty's Lounge's happy hour.
If sitting still is not your style, feel free to take the dance floor and hop to the beat of the restaurant's live DJ.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded.
Keep it casual at Fifty's Lounge, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
Bring the Fifty's Lounge's great food to your place.
Fifty's Lounge provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Fifty's Lounge.
Fifty's Lounge is cash-only, so plan a trip to the ATM before heading over.
Fill up on fare from Charl's Restaurant and Lounge in Stoughton and be sure to satisfy your stomach.
For those who wish to avoid traffic, Charl's Restaurant and Lounge is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at Stoughton (Providence/Stoughton).
Restaurant customers can take advantage of the nearby parking options.
The seasoned squad of musicians and stomach-swivelers at World Dance and Music Center can fortify the fitness and liberate the shackled hips of all body types and age levels. The multi-talented and multi-lingual Lola is an accomplished dancer who infuses her classes with emotion and an authentic Middle Eastern sensibility. Classes for all skill levels take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. Beginners Bellydance slows down the pace to cater to the never-danced, while Bellydance for Performance is geared toward the experienced motionista, covering proper costuming and stage presence. Bedecked with hardwood floors, a wall full of mirrors, and an elevated stage, the 3,600-square-foot studio gives ample space to promote tummies' uninhibited fluttering.
Fill up on fare from Larry's Lounge in Pawtucket and be sure to satisfy your stomach.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Larry's Lounge has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
If you're ready for a show, Larry's Lounge often books live musical groups or a DJ.
Larry's Lounge also features live music and dancing.
The restaurant is quite lively during the week, so seating may be hard to come by.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Larry's Lounge.
At Carousel Sports Lounge, you can snack away on tasty pub grub.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! Carousel Sports Lounge also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
The noise at the restaurant can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
Save time and money with nearby parking options at Carousel Sports Lounge.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.