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Bar Louie Restaurant Review: The Providence outpost of the national Bar Louie chain has a killer location and is a magnet for after-work and late-night drinking and dining by the young (and not so young) urbanites who want a little Big City vibe in Rhode Island's modest capital. In that regard Bar Louie works just fine. Outdoor seating in a sunken plaza offers some shelter from the downtown bustle while affording nice views of the nearby State House. The dinner and drink menus are trendy without being overly innovative. Craft cocktails include the new Old Fashioned, made with small-batch rye, apropos to pair with one of four types of sliders (the short ribs are recommended). Get the tater tots served with warm queso on the side. Remember, it's called "Bar Louie," not "Restaurant Louie," so if you aim your expectations at amped-up pub food you're likely to be satisfied with the selection of salads (try the Chop Chop), burgers, flatbreads and wraps. It's especially appealing late night, when Bar Louie is one of the few kitchens still serving.