Thayer Street bears a proud old New England name and is very much a part of life at Brown University. A popular ... More
Thayer Street bears a proud old New England name and is very much a part of life at Brown University. A popular counter-culture hang out from the hippies of the 1960s to the Grunge rockers of the 1990s, Thayer has seen tremendous change since 2000. Almost five blocks of the street, between Waterman and Bowen Streets, it is a shopping and eating paradise for the busy urbanite with nostalgia for the Thayer Street of years past. There are two major bookstores (College Hill and Brown University) for browsing, numerous restaurants offering everything from hot dogs or tea to Greek or Middle Eastern fare, the Avon (an independent movie theater), a florist, and a drugstore.
Thayer St is the ultimate teenage hangout. It has everything a teenage/college student would be interested in. The weekend is the best time to go. You will meet some of the coolest people you will ever know. Artists, musicians, street performers, bikers, etc. A great shop located on Thayer is Urban Outfitters. They have an awesome section for unique apartment knicks knacks located on the second floor. Another shop to check out is Spectrum India. They have the best incense around at really affordable prices. If you are visiting from out of state, stop in at the Army/Navy shop and check out their "Providence" shirts. After touring all of the shops, grab a slice of pizza at Antonio's. They have unique pizza slices such as honey mustard chicken, and chicken quesadilla. Right next to Antonio's is the Avon Cinema where you can catch recent indie flicks. Love coffee?? Try the Thayer Street Starbucks, or the Blue State Coffee. Love tea?? Definately try Tealuxe. They have every type of tea you can imagine. Historical points of interest in the area would be Brown University, RISD, First Baptist Church in America, The Marine Armory, and of course, the State House. Anywhere you go on Thayer, the service is amazing. I have visited Thayer Street weekly for the past 10 years, and I have never once left unsatisfied.
There's nothing like Thayer Street in the summer time...reasonably priced restaurants with outdoor seating, and a more relaxed atmosphere than most other areas of the city. For desserts, there a several choices...we favor the delicious ice cream creations from Cold Stone Creamery.
I have been goin to thayer street for about 2 years now, and i absolutely love it. Just turning 21, i find the nightlife is awesome, Kartabar is definetely the place to be, the atmosphere is great, food excellent, great crowd, and good drinks. If you want to go out for like a girls nigh out with the ladies then go grab a bite at eat at andreas, or paragon , n then hit up a new place called laluna, for a few drinks. During the day thayer street has great little stores, and good shopping, including city sports, and urban outfitters, a great place to eat during the day is Johnny rockets, and for a late night bite to eat, hit up antonios for a great slice of pizza. Thayer street is a great safe place to hang out, and you will always find someone on the street you know. Thayer street could be a great tourist attraction, if the mayor of providence was smart, hed make a proposal to expand thayer street.
I've basically grown up on Thayer Street. There's always somebody moving in, or someone moving out. Its whole atmosphere is changing and growing. Plus the stores are great: there's so much variety! I love Thayer Street. In some ways, it's even better than the Providence Place Mall.
the stores there like, arent like the ones at the mall. it's got a better variety. ^^ its so cool to walk around too, because like, the people are cool and everything's so pretty. there's always something i didnt notice before. go there!
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