Dinner spot on 7/3/13. Got there around 5-ish and got a seat right away. By the time we left, the line was well out the door. Huge place with a vast pub food menu and the chicken parmesan calzone was tasty. Decent beer selection with flights of 4 as an option. License plate style signs on the table reading "Got Beer" and "Need Beer" made it easy. Overall a good dinner spot.
This is an OK place. A little boisterous for me, but depends on the timing. Food is always halfway decent, nothing particularly outstanding. They do have the sampler racks, but the beer selection is kind of pedestrian and I have never seen it change much. Used to be a regular stop when one of my kids was at URI, but wouldn’t drive the hour and a half jus to go here. Waitstaff could be a little snotty at times. Since wife and I are older, we noticed it more than the average college kid. Don’t love it, don’t hate it.
This is one of the local bars I frequent in RI frequently, though I do live 40 minutes away. They have what 69 (or something) beers on tap. They have quite a few regional brews and this is a very good place to introduce yourself to a variety of different beers. To the purist this is no Trinity or Union Station Brewhouse, but a notch below microbrew. The food is fabulous pub grub with brick oven pizza. They serve one of the best burgers in RI IMHO.
This is a great place to bring people, but not to go regularly if you’re looking to try the latest beers. They have a large selection, with some nice choices, but the list hardly ever changes and it can get a little frustrating for those trying to try something different.
While some may say this place has the "best beer selection in Rhode Island," it does not. It has a "largest beer selection in Rhode Island." There’s a difference. The selections are mostly regional craft beer, but nothing special. Few if any small batch beers, no casks, and nothing that I couldn’t find elsewhere. Avoid on weekends during the school year or risk being mobbed by URI students.
The food is reasonably good, and the sampler rack gives you an opportunity to have a few regional beers that might be new to you if you’re a visitor. But in my opinion, I’d rather have the choice of 10 great beers than 69 mediocre beers.
Proper RI pub. 69 draught brews available and a great menu backed-up with a solid staff of professionals. Superb representation of beers, mainly local (new england), respectable regional, and a fairly nice international offering. I make it a priority with each visit to little Rhody. Good whiskey selection as well.