Small funky place, tiny bar facing the kitchen and its whirlwind of activity. Came here for dinner, and the food was spectacular. Beer selection was small but very well chosen, with a bunch of unique stuff (Saison Pipaix on tap!??!!). Definitely worth going out of your way to try.
Wow! An eclectic restaurant in downtown Providence serving excellent food and a nice selection of draft beers and bottles. The place was packed upon our early arrival and the wait line only got longer as we left. The whole menu sounded good but I had to choose one entree and was not disappointed. This is an essential stop in Providence.
Julian’s is located across the bridge from downtown, within a half mile of the convention center which was easy walking distance from my hotel. No A/C which was a bit of a problem on an unusually hot weekend night, but they also have outdoor seating. Definitely more of a dive bar feel except a number of taps of unusual/rare beer. They had a number of offerings from Belgium and Germany along with some good regional brews. There’s a number of vegetarian/vegan things on the menu, but the hamburger is also excellent and the large fries come in a legit bowl. The service was friendly especially after I invoked their buy a round for the kitchen special which I think is a splendid idea. All and all cool vibe, great beer, tasty food, good service, and all at reasonable prices. I’d love to go back.
My last stop during my visit to Providence, and it was well worth it. Small neighborhood restaurant with funky decor. I particularly liked the roadside motel style neon "office" sign in the kitchen and the beer menu being presented on wood planks. Cool music playing. The place does get pretty busy, even on a Monday morning. Small bar, outside patio area and tables inside. The servers did very well despite being stretched way too thin. There were some delays in service but they were doing their best. My sirloin eggs benedict was excellent. Lots of great beers on tap as well as an excellent bottle list with some rarities. I found prices to be OK. Plenty of parking on the street if you don’t mind walking a block or so. I will definitely be back next time I’m in Providence.
No visit to Providence is complete without a visit to Julian’s. It is located westward of central providence, but still well within walking distance. It is a relatively small, dimly lit (perhaps overly so) restaurant-bar. We visited mid-week for dinner and yet the place was still pretty busy. First-off the food was excellent and I would certainly return just for that. They offer a rather nice draught selection of some 20 lines with a healthy mix of local, regional and international beers. This included some sour Allagash beers, which I didn’t even see in Maine. Beers are available in a range of sizes, so we got to try quite a few. The bottle selection had some rarer and vintage beers on it (including some Mamouche), but you certainly have to be prepared to pay for it! Without question the top venue in town for eating a supping quality beer.
This place is awesome, but nobody should go here because I don’t want to be crowded at the bar. I enjoyed the draft selection, sans the Allagash lineup. Food was fantastic, the ice cream especially. I though their bottle prices were astronomical, but they weren’t anything I hadn’t seen or had before, so that list wasn’t particularly enticing. Focusing on the drafts is the way to go here. Come early, come often.
neat, fun decor. liked the art, GI Joes in the bathroom, unique tables, chandeliers, etc. everything worked well. awesome vibe. laid back place. great brunch. pleasant service. will definitely return next time i’m in providence. wish this place was local to me. awesome attention to details on layout, furniture, decor, beer list, food menu, everything. awesome place.
Stopped in for a drink with my buddies. Trendy and nice looking place. The beer menu has nothing I can’t find in a decent beer store in any other state, but this is honestly the best selection you’ll find of bottles anywhere in RI. Very pricey. I’d honestly skip this place in favor of Union Station and Trinity unless beer bars with a pretty much exhaustive list of the high end import bottles available in RI is your thing and money isnt an issue. Service is excellent.
A cool restaurant. Sort of small, but the food was great and the beer list was pretty good. They had some good Belgians on draft. The service was really good, and they knew their beers. A little expensive for the alcohol though. Worth trying if in the area.