Bobby's is in Massachusetts, not Rhode Island, 20 miles east of Providence. In New England terms it's a "long drive" away.
A few things to know: Trinity is in the DOWNCITY part of Providence, not "downtown" which is where the capitol building is. You'll get lost if you ask someone where downtown is. Also Trinity is a great friendly fun brewpub that welcomes everyone but it's not a "gay bar". Also, you'll run into Brown University students here and they tend to be uppity "social justice warriors" so either watch what you say or have fun mocking them. Either is good.
LAME? SAD? SICK? ALL OF THE ABOVE?
Sidewinders no longer exists. After Covid restrictions were lifted the most recent owners opened a bar called S4200 at 4200 Central Ave. SE. When it first opened it was a cute cafe that served alcoholic drinks with your food order. A while later they opened the Black Cat Cabaret for drag shows. Then they let you order alcohol without food. Then they hung a poster for The Eagle and claimed they have a leather bar even though they have only their one main bar and occasionally have performances for the young ALT crowd. If you're in your 20's, 30's and like deafening music you'll probably like S4200. If you think inclusiveness is social fascism, call me and I'll join you for a drink at a biker bar.
The gorilla is right about the unskilled bartenders. I ordered a whiskey soda with well whiskey, bartender made me whiskey and Coke. Asked him to remake it, and told him by "soda" I meany the fizzy water. He remade it with whiskey and ginger ale. Slugged it down, left, never went back.
NOT A GAY BAR. Pretentious downtown snobs and the snooty gays who wish they were pretentious downtown snobs. Bartenders are great and highly skilled. Decor is upscale tasteful. But there aren't any more gays here than anywhere else in the city. Who added this to the GAY BARS list anyway? Probably the manager hoping to attract the affluent gays in Santa Fe.
Joke isn't funny
It's like what you'd get if a hidden camera prank show decided to slap together the cheapest sloppiest laziest ugliest dance club ever, charge way too much to get in, and then record people's reaction to how they got tricked. Customers are about 50% straight girls, 40% scrawny little sissy twinks, 10% drug dealers.