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115 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903-3217
+1 401-831-9327
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Busy and Interesting

I wouldn't come here for the food which has never been more than average (but, a full bar!) but it... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Peter C
Denver, Colorado
A sweet place for lunch.

I visited AS220 today almost accidentally. I was between appointments and seeking a quick... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Burlington, Vermont
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The Empire Street complex is one of three buildings owned and operated by AS220. The Empire Street complex houses The Bar at AS220, AS220 Foo(d), AS220's Performance Space, AS220 Youth (serving young people 14-20), the Paul Krot B&W Community Darkrooms, 3 of 4 Visual Art Exhibition Spaces, 15 live/work and work studios for artists, and the 95 Empire black box theater, dance studio and classroom spaces. Empire Street is also home to commercial tenants: Roberto's Barber Shop and Muldowney's Pub. AS220's other locations are the Dreyfus, 95 Mathewson St, where you can find the Project Space Gallery, and the Mercantile Block, 131 Washington St, which houses, among other things, AS220 Photo, AS220 Labs, and its publicly accessible Printshop.
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19 Aug 2017
“A sweet place for lunch.”
29 Jun 2017
“Cafe menu has many healthy vegan options. ”
115 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903-3217
+1 401-831-9327
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I wouldn't come here for the food which has never been more than average (but, a full bar!) but it is an interesting mix of positive energy with lots of people and activities. Look it up, and see what's scheduled; many events of all kinds...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I visited AS220 today almost accidentally. I was between appointments and seeking a quick lunch. AS220 fulfilled that purpose very well, and more. Not only was lunch served in a speedy fashion, but the food (chicken tacos) was enormously tasty. The staff we unfailingly genial,...More

Thank bryanalexander
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Counter Service is casual but friendly. The Vegan Reuben sandwich is delicious! I'm an omnivore and would recommend this to meat eaters. I heard my counter mates raving about their Grilled Baffonis Chicken sandwich. The cafe counter is 20 -30 feet away from the bar....More

Thank Svennicht
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Great fun, cool atmosphere. My favorite food item is definitely the vegan mac n cheese. I swear it's better than real mac n cheese, I don't know how they do it. In terms of entertainment, there's always something going on whether it's an art show,...More

Thank sethwillisandfam
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Always an excellent meal. Very informal surroundings. Decent service, maybe understaffed. I'd still recommend it highly.

Thank nb500
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Unique little place tucked into downtown offers a variety of options from a music scene to a bar and a restaurant. The food scene is focused on being locavore...farmer's markets and fresh options, plus a good vegan and vegetarian place. Then there's the local arts...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I love AS220. They have an area for small concerts, there's a bar area and an area where they have small farmer's market type shops on the weekends. The people are friendly and there's always something unique going on there. I've been there for several...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 21 December 2015

See and art show, take a dance class, share a meal with friends. AS220 has many things to offer many people. We had a great dinner there before heading over to PPAC. With a relaxed and hip vibe, you can have a fast or slow...More

1  Thank panama2000
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I came here to see my friends perform a set on a Tuesday night. The layout offers a great opportunity for this place to be kind to musicians in that the bar/restaurant is a separate room with a door, so noise from other patrons shouldn't...More

Thank Travis C
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The best chickpeas ever! Who knew chickpeas could taste so good or be so addictive. Lots of flavor. Kale salad so yummy. The squid and clam pasta was also delightful. The whole wheat pasta was just right. More restaurants need to serve whole wheat pasta,...More

1  Thank nadomom2
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