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122 Fountain St., Providence, RI 02903, United States | (401) 351-5200

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If the Dean hotel’s crisp, utilitarian guest rooms evoke study hall—you might feel an urge to pull up to the desk and crack open an old college textbook—then Magdalenae Room is where you go to blow off steam. The vivid, cryptlike cocktail bar has a laid-back, hedonist vibe—maybe it’s the murals depicting female nudes, playfully sprawled; maybe it’s the velvet booths, softly framed by flickering candlelight—that we find perfectly enchanting. The thoughtful cocktail menu serves as a base, though eager bartenders are happy to improvise, especially toward the end of the night, when crowds have thinned out, and a sanctuary-like calm replaces the usual evening rush at the hotel bar.

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Magdalenae Room

If the Dean hotel’s crisp, utilitarian guest rooms evoke study hall—you might feel an urge to pull up to the desk and crack open an old college textbook—then Magdalenae Room is where you go to blow off steam. The vivid, cryptlike cocktail bar has a laid-back, hedonist vibe—maybe it’s the murals depicting female nudes, playfully sprawled; maybe it’s the velvet booths, softly framed by flickering candlelight—that we find perfectly enchanting. The thoughtful cocktail menu serves as a base, though eager bartenders are happy to improvise, especially toward the end of the night, when crowds have thinned out, and a sanctuary-like calm replaces the usual evening rush at the hotel bar.