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Thayer Street

Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903
+1 401-555-1212
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A fun place to visit

With an eclectic array of things to see and do Thayer St is fun. There are countless restaurants... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pamela P
Funky street with students from Brown and RISD. Good restaurants, neat shopping, lots of choices for coffee.

Once you find parking, it is a great place for an afternoon or evening stroll. Consignment... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Providence, Rhode Island
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Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate on this funky street that boasts vintage clothing shops, bookstores, music shops and cafes.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903
College Hill
+1 401-555-1212
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With an eclectic array of things to see and do Thayer St is fun. There are countless restaurants, bars, and retail stores of all shapes and sizes.... the only downfall is parking! It's hard to find so wear your walking shoes.

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Once you find parking, it is a great place for an afternoon or evening stroll. Consignment, fashion, jewelry, shoes, etc. from here you can walk to RISD art museum, multiple art installations at Brown as well.

1  Thank dmorrisseyRI
Reviewed 26 April 2017

every time i visit Thayer it is a new adventure! whether we swing by the army surplus or thrift store for a good deal, the amazing pizza at Nice slice, or Flatbread pizza, asian food at shanghai, its always lively and they recently they have...More

Thank LoloZabbo
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This street has declined with a lot of closures and less traffic resulting from all the expensive meters. Also many vagrants on street that ask for money and create lack of safety. Not much police presence. OK to go mid-day but not a place off...More

Thank joseamorelo
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Fun place to walk through to see the college life. Not much located here as far as stores but there are a few restaurant options for families. Cool place to visit at night for adults.

Thank daybout
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Collage kids rule here-but many older folks & tourists come to eat & shop here as well.Plenty to do in this area. Parking not so great-but parking is recommended on the few blocks toward the schools & Not on Thayer itself & walking to the...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great spots for food and shopping, a few fun bars and pubs. We come here with our daughter (RWU), and it's a hoot seeing the kids from RISD and Brown (not hard to tell them apart). On a sunny spring or fall day, the atmosphere...More

Thank HockeyDad95
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Thayer street is a great place to check out. The have so many interesting stores and shops. The people you meet there can be very interesting too. There are a lot of restaurants and cafes, and also many clothing shops, and eccentric boutiques selling anything...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Thayer St is a mix of chains like CVS, Starbucks, Chipotle and Urban Outfitters, a Post office, hair salon/barbershop and a few stores with character. There are also restaurants and bars, as well as the Brown bookstore. Some fast food burrito, pizza, and bagel shops...More

Thank barbfam
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I've been to some university towns, and Thayer Street makes Providence different than many others. It's located in the heart of East Side of Providence, along the intersection of Brown University campus and residential districts. It offers variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and a...More

Thank emrey2017
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Where to park?
13 December 2016|
Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
There is metered parallel on street parking. If you want to walk several blocks you will find non-metered parking. I recently saw a sign that some lot is renting parking spaces, probably new since the city started having... More