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 Club K2U Southside, you can snack away on tasty pub grub.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Don't fuss with street parking. We've got some parking available.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Club K2U Southside.
For simply amazing pub food, Club K2U Southside has all of your favorites to continuously satisfy your hunger.
At Fifty's Lounge, you can snack away on tasty pub grub.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Celebrate the start of a great weekend at Fifty's Lounge's great happy hour.
For those with an inner dancer, Fifty's Lounge features a live DJ and room to move.
The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation.
Fifty's Lounge is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Fifty's Lounge is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
At Fifty's Lounge, you can easily find parking in the lot next door.
Fifty's Lounge may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
Cash is the only payment method accepted by Fifty's Lounge.
The pub food at Fifty's Lounge is great to munch on while catching up with your friends, so head on over today and enjoy great conversation and a great bite to eat.
Find something on the menu for everyone at Stoughton's Club Alex's.
Club Alex's has live DJs spinning some evenings.
Those hoping to avoid the weekend rush will do best visiting the restaurant during the week.
If driving doesn't appeal, you can take public transportation, with a nearby stop at Stoughton (Providence/Stoughton).
Club Alex's' patrons can find places to park in the area.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Swing Salon is focused on the community.
Our instructors and DJs have been recognized across the US for their skill and passion as dancers.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Come ready to learn.
If you have leather or suede soled shoes, it will be easier to dance.
Also, ask the instructors and other dancers to dance, we all want to see everyone enjoying themselves.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We created Swing Salon as a way to reach out to people in the Providence area that want to learn and dance, but who have busy schedules and can not devote a month or two to a block of classes.
Our classes are all drop-in friendly.
What do you love most about your job?
Most of the founders of Swing Salon started dancing almost 20 years ago, and we continue to do it because we love the music, the friendships that we've created, and inspiring others to develop a new passion.
Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Larry's Lounge in Pawtucket will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds).
Al fresco eating options are also available at Larry's Lounge, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
For entertainment while you dine, the restaurant organizes live music or hosts a DJ spinning.
Visitors are encouraged to step to the beat of a live DJ.
The restaurant's popularity is at an all-time high during the week.
Pull into one of the many parking spaces nearby if you choose to drive to the restaurant.