Hilton Providence – Rhode Island

Hilton Providence | 21 Atwells Ave | Providence, RI 02903 | 401-831-3900 Convenience in downtown Providence Located in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, this stylish hotel is within walking distance of Historic Federal Hill, Providence Place Mall and Rhode Island Convention Center. Discover attractions with ease from this comfortable and sophisticated Rhode Island … Continue reading

Crepelicious – Barrington, RI

Crepelicious | 60 Maple Ave | Barrington, RI 02806 | 401-337-5945 Crepelicious believes in serving only the freshest of desserts in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our café was designed with a French style theme making you feel as if you have travelled to Paris. All of our desserts are homemade and we offer daily and seasonal specials. Whether … Continue reading

Harbor Lights – Warwick, RI

Harbor Lights | 150 Gray Street | Warwick, RI 02889 | 401-737-6353 DINING – EVENTS – GOLF – MARINA Harbor Lights, located on scenic Warwick Neck, RI, is a one-of-a-kind destination property, open to the public, offering an unrivaled combination of recreational and social amenities, including boating, sailing, swimming, golf, dining, wedding + banquet facilities. … Continue reading

Rocky Point Clam Shack – Warwick, RI

Gay Friendly Business potlight Rocky Point Clam Shack | 1689 Post Road, Warwick, RI | 1-401-738-9830 From 1840 until 1996, in the tiny state of Rhode Island, in the city of Warwick, there was this lively and wildly popular little amusement park. The park had all the things that childhoods are made of: roller coasters and … Continue reading

George’s of Galilee – Narragansett, RI

George’s of Galilee / 250 Sand Hill Cove Road / Narragansett, RI 02882 / 800-399-8477 George’s of Galilee is a Rhode Island landmark! It has been serving fresh, local seafood since 1948 and is the largest waterfront restaurant in Rhode Island, seating close to 500 people.  George’s overlooks Block Island Sound in the beautiful, quaint fishing port … Continue reading

Gilded – Newport, RI

With daring design and striking architectural details, Gilded provides a colorful, “only in Newport” vacation experience. Gather with friends in the dazzling designer guest lounge, challenge your significant other to a rousing game in the billiards room, or relax outside in the private courtyard. Enjoy a late afternoon “G and Tea” at our BYOB mixer … Continue reading

Trafford Restaurant – Warren, RI

Trafford Restaurant | 285 Water Street | Warren, RI 02885 | 401-289-2265 We are no stranger when it comes to dining (and reviewing) Trafford Restaurant in Warren, Rhode Island. You can read our 2012 review HERE and 2013 review HERE.  After learning that Trafford’s is now serving breakfast I knew my wife Jennifer and I … Continue reading

DeWolf Tavern – Bristol, Rhode Island

Gay Travel | Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel Information | Gay Friendly Rhode Island | Gay Restaurant Reviews DeWolf Tavern / 259 Thames Street / Bristol, RI 02809 / 401-254-2005 Walking toward the entrance of DeWolf Tavern on a recent blustery cold evening, I felt like a character in a 19th century seafaring novel … Continue reading

Rocky Point Clam Shack – Warwick, RI

Gay Friendly Business potlight Rocky Point Clam Shack | 1689 Post Road, Warwick, RI | 1-401-738-9830 From 1840 until 1996, in the tiny state of Rhode Island, in the city of Warwick, there was this lively and wildly popular little amusement park. The park had all the things that childhoods are made of: roller coasters and … Continue reading

Hyatt Regency Newport, Rhode Island

Hyatt Regency Newport /1 Goat Island / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-846-7210 Hyatt Regency Newport has an idyllic setting.   The hotel is situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay, offering the seclusion of a private island, just minutes from downtown Newport.  My partner Jennifer and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend getaway this summer … Continue reading

Newport Vineyards + BRIX Restaurant – Middletown, RI

Gay Friendly Business Spotlight Newport Vineyards + BRIX Restaurant | 909 East Main Rd. (Rte 138) | Middletown, RI 02842 | 401-848-5161 Newport Vineyards was originally planted in 1977 on a hill overlooking Rhode Island Sound with the goal of producing fine wines and as a way of preserving beautiful agricultural land from rapid development. … Continue reading

Rhythm & Roots Festival – Charlestown, RI

18th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival – New England’s Hottest Festival of Music and Dance! Labor Day Weekend  ~  September 4-6, 2015  Ninigret Park | 4890A Old Post Road | Charlestown, RI 02813 The 18th annual Rhythm & Roots Festival announces its spectacular all-star lineup for 2015. Held at beautiful Ninigret Park in the oceanside … Continue reading

Providence Marriott Downtown – Rhode Island

Providence Marriott Downtown / 1 Orms Street / Providence, RI 02904 / 1-866-807-2171       My first impression as I walked into the Providence Marriott Downtown hotel was how golden and sunny their lobby felt. I loved it’s tangerine, mustard & brown earth tones, soft lighting and roominess.   There were several people working on laptops, enjoying the … Continue reading

Julian’s – Providence, RI | Gay Travel Information

JULIAN’S / 318 BROADWAY, PROVIDENCE, RI 02909 / 401-861-1770 Do you remember that person in high school that oozed with punk rock, zine reading, sci-fi coolness? Some people may have thought they were “strange”, but not you. Oh no. You anticipated passing them each day in the school hall hoping maybe, just maybe you would get a nod or half smile. You’d make it … Continue reading

Weddings With a Heart – Rhode Island Gay Weddings & Photography

Weddings With a Heart – Rhode Island Weddings and Photography for Same Sex Couples By: Don Beach Yes, we offer our officiant and photography services for LGBT wedding couples in Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and we would be honored to perform your ceremony and handle your photography needs. It’s been our experience that our gay friends … Continue reading

Shogun Seafood Steak & Sushi – Wakefield, RI

SHOGUN SEAFOOD STEAK & SUSHI | 59 South County Commons Plaza | Wakefiled, RI | 401-284-1311 Shogun is one of Rhode Island’s most unique, fun and delicious dining experiences! A favorite of Gay Travel Information (read our review from 2012 HERE), we are excited to spotlight this family run business once again.  This time we had … Continue reading

Bella Restaurant & Banquet – Glendale, RI

Bella Restaurant and Banquet | 1992 Victoria Highway | Glendale, RI 02826 | 401-568-6996 Bella Restaurant and Banquet in Glendale, Rhode Island is that wonderfully, authentic “old school Italian” restaurant everyone searches for. This five-star dining and wedding venue is one of Rhode Island’s favorite family owned Italian restaurants and banquet facilities.  Giuseppe Calapai, a … Continue reading

DeWolf Tavern – Bristol, RI

Gay Travel | Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel Information | Gay Friendly Rhode Island | Gay Restaurant Reviews DeWolf Tavern / 259 Thames Street / Bristol, RI 02809 / 401-254-2005 Walking toward the entrance of DeWolf Tavern on a recent blustery cold evening, I felt like a character in a 19th century seafaring novel … Continue reading

George’s of Galilee – A Rhode Island Landmark

George’s of Galilee / 250 Sand Hill Cove Road / Narragansett, RI 02882 / 800-399-8477 George’s of Galilee is a Rhode Island landmark! It has been serving fresh, local seafood since 1948 and is the largest waterfront restaurant in Rhode Island, seating close to 500 people.  George’s overlooks Block Island Sound in the beautiful, quaint fishing port … Continue reading

Trafford Restaurant – Warren, RI

Trafford Restaurant | 285 Water Street | Warren, RI 02885 | 401-289-2265 We are no stranger when it comes to dining (and reviewing) Trafford Restaurant in Warren, Rhode Island. You can read our 2012 review HERE and 2013 review HERE.  After learning that Trafford’s is now serving breakfast I knew my wife Jennifer and I … Continue reading

OUT & ABOUT TRAVEL – GAY TRAVEL EXPERTS

OUT & ABOUT TRAVEL – ONLINE GAY TRAVEL AGENCY SERVING THE LGBT COMMUNITY SINCE 1999   Out & About Travel, one of the Internet’s top LGBT travel agencies, will be celebrating their 15th anniversary this August.  Here is an interview Andrew Collins of About.com’s Gay & Lesbian Travel did with Desiree Sousa, owner of Gay … Continue reading

Rick’s Roadhouse – Providence, RI

Rick’s Roadhouse / 370 Richmond Street / Providence, RI / 401-272-PORK I was in love with Rick’s Roadhouse before it even opened. I remember reading an article about this new BBQ restaurant opening in downtown Providence that would reflect the type BBQ shacks one would find on on a road trip, such as on historic … Continue reading

DeWolf Tavern – Bristol, RI

Gay Travel | Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel Information | Gay Friendly Rhode Island | Gay Restaurant Reviews DeWolf Tavern / 259 Thames Street / Bristol, RI 02809 / 401-254-2005 Walking toward the entrance of DeWolf Tavern on a recent blustery cold evening, I felt like a character in a 19th century seafaring novel … Continue reading

Weddings With a Heart – Rhode Island Weddings & Photography for Same Sex Couples

Weddings With a Heart – Rhode Island Weddings and Photography for Same Sex Couples By: Don Beach Yes, we offer our officiant and photography services for LGBT wedding couples in Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and we would be honored to perform your ceremony and handle your photography needs. It’s been our experience that our gay friends … Continue reading

Besos Kitchen & Cocktails – East Greenwich, RI

Besos Kitchen & Cocktails / 378 Main Street / East Greenwich, RI / 1-401-398-8855 I love, love, love, LOVE Besos Kitchen & Cocktails. There is no other way to start this review than to state that fact.  I developed a crush and swooned from afar after seeing photos and reading Besos’ (which means “kisses” in Spanish) menu online, … Continue reading

Paddy’s Beach Club – Westerly, RI (Misquamicut Beach)

Paddy’s Beach Club / 159 Atlantic Ave / Westerly, RI 02891 / 401-596-2610 As a local Rhode Islander summer officially starts when Paddy’s Beach Club on Misquamicut Beach in Westerly, RI opens! Summer just isn’t summer without a trip to this beachfront paradise.  As an avid traveler and beach lover, I’ve always felt LUCKY to … Continue reading

Architect’s Inn – Newport, Rhode Island

Architect’s Inn / 2 Sunnyside Place / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-845-2547   The first word that came to mind when I saw Architect’s Inn was exquisite.   Located in the center of Newport, off famous Bellview Ave (the historic playground for the rich and famous), The Architect’s Inn – George Champlin Mason House B&B, … Continue reading

Eveylyn’s Drive-In – Tiverton, Rhode Island

Evelyn’s Drive-In / 2335 Main Street / Tiverton, RI 02878 / 401-624-3100 So last night I get a knock on my door. It is my colleague, (and, well, mother…but colleague sounds more professional, right?) Linda. She had just returned from a review of a local Rhode Island legend, Evelyn’s Drive-In in beautiful Tiverton, Rhode Island. She was … Continue reading

Hyatt Regency Newport, Rhode Island

Hyatt Regency Newport /1 Goat Island / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-846-7210 Hyatt Regency Newport has an idyllic setting.   The hotel is situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay, offering the seclusion of a private island, just minutes from downtown Newport.  My partner Jennifer and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend getaway this summer … Continue reading

Blackie’s Bulldog Tavern – Smithfield, Rhode Island

Blackie’s Bulldog Tavern / 181 George Washington Hwy – Route 116 – Smithfield, RI 02917 / 401-231-4777   I have never been more excited about a restaurant review than I was about Blackie’s Bull Dog Tavern.    Why? Chef Angie Armenise, of course!  Angie, a recipient of the 2010 Rhode Island Hospitality Chef of the … Continue reading

Bonefish Grill – Cranston, Rhode Island

Bonefish Grill / 2000 Chapel View Blvd / Cranston, RI 02920 / 401-275-4970 Bonefish Grill’s motto is to embrace happiness, laugh more and worry less. To swap out boredom and routine for an inspired dinner and to open your eyes.  After dining at the new Bonefish Grill in Cranston, Rhode Island, I can honestly say … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar

Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar / 200 Exchange Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-383-5000 I have been a fan of Jacky Ko for years. I am lucky enough to live in the east bay area of Rhode Island, very close to Jacky’s Galaxie & Sushi Bar in Bristol.  Having frequented Jacky’s Bristol, North Providence and Cumberland locations, I … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Rue de L’Espoir – Providence, RI

Rue De L’ Espoir / 99 Hope Street / Providence, RI 02906 / 401-751-8890 Rue De L’Espoir is a Rhode Island institution. The Rue, as it is affectionately referred to, opened in  May 1976. Over the past 36 years, The Rue has experienced continued success and has been featured in travel books and magazines, including Esquire, Bon Appetit, Food … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Hyatt Regency Newport, Rhode Island

Hyatt Regency Newport /1 Goat Island / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-846-7210 Hyatt Regency Newport has an idyllic setting.   The hotel is situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay, offering the seclusion of a private island, just minutes from downtown Newport.  My partner Jennifer and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend getaway this summer … Continue reading

Gay Travel – The Hotel Viking – Newport, RI

The Hotel Viking / One Bellevue Avenue / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-847-3300 Entering The Hotel Viking in Newport, RI is like stepping back in time to the Gilded Age.   This upscale, luxury hotel open in 1926 and underwent a 6.8 million dollar renovation in 2007.  It is a member of the prestigious Historic … Continue reading

Besos Kitchen & Cocktails – East Greenwich, RI

Besos Kitchen & Cocktails / 378 Main Street / East Greenwich, RI / 1-401-398-8855 I love, love, love, LOVE Besos Kitchen & Cocktails. There is no other way to start this review than to state that fact.  I developed a crush and swooned from afar after seeing photos and reading Besos’ (which means “kisses” in Spanish) menu online, … Continue reading

Coco Pazzo / English Cellar Alehouse – Providence, RI

Coco Pazzo / English Cellar Alehouse / 165 Angell Street / Providence, RI 02906 / 401-454-3434 Coco Pazzo is slang for “crazy crazy” (Crazy in Italian and Crazy in French) but I think it should be slang for “brilliant brilliant” or, better yet, “Oh my God, this brilliant restaurant has some of the best food I have ever eaten!” Yeah, that’s it. THAT is … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Salvation Cafe – Newport, RI

Salvation Cafe / 140 Broadway / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-847-2620 A visit to Salvation Cafe in Newport, RI is like visiting a local celebrity. It is a locals favorite (also popular with tourists) and as “cool as can be”, hip, eclectic and fun. It’s not a follower, it is a leader and stands out with … Continue reading

Gay Travel – The Hotel Viking – Newport, RI

The Hotel Viking / One Bellevue Avenue / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-847-3300 Entering The Hotel Viking in Newport, RI is like stepping back in time to the Gilded Age.   This upscale, luxury hotel open in 1926 and underwent a 6.8 million dollar renovation in 2007.  It is a member of the prestigious Historic … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Gavin’s Pub & Restaurant – Providence, RI

Gavin’s Pub & Restaurant / 520 South Water Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-383-3833 Gavin’s Pub & Restaurant, located on Providence’s Waterfront, will truly transport you to a different era. The second you step inside this new hot spot, you will feel as if you are back in the 1940’s-1950’s. Think WWII aviation and … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Trattoria Roma – Providence, RI

Trattoria Roma / 310 Atwells Ave / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-331-5000 Stepping into Trattoria Roma is truly like stepping into Italy. The smells, the ambiance, the friendliness of the staff are all so authentic you will forget you are in Rhode Island!  However, Rhode Island you are and Roma Providence, an icon in my … Continue reading

Gay Travel – XO Cafe – Providence, RI

XO Cafe / 125 North Main Street / Providence, RI / 401-273-9090     XO Cafe is one sexy place. I have been writing reviews for over a year now and I am truly at a lost for words on how to describe this amazing restaurant.   Here goes…   The first thing that struck … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Tazza – Providence, RI

Tazza / 250 Westminster Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-421-0031 I call them as I see them and Providence’s Tazza is HOT! I’m talking European chic, hot. Think high ceilings with  organically inspired chandeliers, the soft glow of candlelight, the pulsating beat of New Age pop, an extremely attractive (and friendly) staff, community tables made … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: NYLO Hotel – Providence/Warwick, RI

NYLO Providence-Warwick / 400 Knight Street / Warwick, RI 02886 / 401-734-4460 I’ve had the NYLO Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island on my radar for quite some time. Earlier this month my partner Jennifer and I were lucky enough to finally experience this chic, ultra-modern hotel.   There are several things I liked about NYLO … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Harry’s Bar & Burger – Providence, RI

Harry’s Bar & Burger / 121 N. Main Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-228-7437 There is no denying the fact that I am a HUGE Chow Fun Food Group groupie! I love the concepts of each of their restaurants which include Rick’s Roadhouse, 10 Prime Steak & Sushi, XO Cafe, Luxe Burger Bar and … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – 10 Prime Steak & Sushi – Providence, RI

10 Prime Steak & Sushi / 55 Pine Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-453-2333 Stepping into 10 Prime Steak & Sushi is like stepping into a trendy, sexy, Miami bistro. Everything about the decor and ambiance is funky, chic and downright beautiful. From the zebra striped door to the cobalt blue backdrop and naked … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Trinity Brewhouse – Providence, RI

Trinity Brewhouse / 186 Fountain Street / Providence, RI 02905 / 401-453-BEER (2337) Trinity Brewhouse is a Gothic funhouse of award winning beers, delicious pub food, rock music, friendly service, and a trendy, youthful, local clientele. It’s eye catching carnival styled signs beckon you to step right up and try “the best beer in Rhode … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Hyatt Regency Newport, Rhode Island

Hyatt Regency Newport /1 Goat Island / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-846-7210 Hyatt Regency Newport has an idyllic setting.   The hotel is situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay, offering the seclusion of a private island, just minutes from downtown Newport.  My partner Jennifer and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend getaway this summer … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Providence Coal Fired Pizza – Providence, RI

Providence Coal Fired Pizza / 385 Westminster Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-454-7499  I had never heard about coal fired pizza before learning about Providence Coal Fired Pizza here in Rhode Island, but I knew it was something I had to try out! A friend of mine stumbled across this amazing restaurant on a … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Paragon & Viva – Providence, RI

Paragon & Viva / 234 Thayer Street / Providence, RI 02906 / 401-331-6200 There are many aspects that make Paragon / Viva great, one being it’s central location on thriving Thayer Street near Brown University. Then there is the alfresco dining. The beautiful interior. Their huge Sunday Brunch and incredibly delicious food.  Café Paragon opened … Continue reading

27th Annual Aids Walk For Life Rhode Island

27TH ANNUAL AIDS WALK FOR LIFE RHODE ISLAND 2012 Walkers are needed for the 27th annualAIDS Walk For Life Rhode Island, on Sunday, September 23, 2012. The 2.5 mile walk begins and ends on the Rhode Island State House lawn.  Registration is 9:00am and the walk begins at 10:00am. Fundraising page: http://www.firstgiving.com/aidswalkri I asked AIDS … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Julian’s – Providence, RI

JULIAN’S / 318 BROADWAY, PROVIDENCE, RI 02909 / 401-861-1770 Do you remember that person in high school that oozed with punk rock, zine reading, sci-fi coolness? Some people may have thought they were “strange”, but not you. Oh no. You anticipated passing them each day in the school hall hoping maybe, just maybe you would get a nod or half smile. You’d make it … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Mister Sister Erotica – Providence, RI

Quality Erotica without the attitude. Mister Sister Erotica / 268 Wickendon Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-421-6969 Nestled in the heart of Fox Point in Providence, Rhode Island, Mister Sister adds a tasteful and diverse selection of erotica catering to the eclectic neighborhood in which she stands. Mister Sister is an Erotic Boutique that … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Besos Kitchen & Cocktails – East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Besos Kitchen & Cocktails / 378 Main Street / East Greenwich, RI / 1-401-398-8855 I love, love, love, LOVE Besos Kitchen & Cocktails. There is no other way to start this review than to state that fact.  I developed a crush and swooned from afar after seeing photos and reading Besos’ (which means “kisses” in Spanish) menu online, … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Trattoria Zooma – Providence, Rhode Island

Trattoria Zooma / 245 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903 / 401-383-2002 Trattoria Zooma located right in the heart of Providence, RI’s “Little Italy”, Federal Hill (one of the top “Little Italy’s” in the country may I add) is a feast for the senses.  This traditional southern Italian (Neapolitan) restaurant is stunningly beautiful. The dance of fuchsia, … Continue reading