If I could describe my perfect restaurant, Julian’s would be it. I stopped in last Sunday night after my flight was canceled, and my visit made me glad I got stuck in Providence for an extra night. The beer selection is amazing - a great mix of local, European, and super-rare beers. They also have small pours, which was perfect for being able to try more of their selection at a reasonable price. The food was also delicious - I had the hangar steak and the soup of the day. The service was nothing short of impeccable! I sat at the bar, and all the guys were very friendly and kept me company. I can’t say enough great things about this place - I truly loved it.
This is the best place in Providence to eat and drink, if you’re into beer and out with people who appreciate beer. They’re list may not be the largest (~15 drafts and 40-50 bottles), but only features three crappy macro beers (Narragansett, some corny cervesa, and Sea Dog blue berry wheat). The rest of the list features often hard-to-find limited releases and a quality, eclectic selection. A ton of Belgian beers, hearty micros, and recently, a lot of sour stuff.
The food rarely disappoints.The dishes are focused on the use of house made and local ingredients, which comes across in the freshness of the dishes. Loads of veggie and vegan options for all you body conscious consumers and local hipsters.
I have only been served by knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic staff members. The decor is ever-changing, with a few staple ironic visual motifs, like a random-pattern mosaic bathroom floor with two glass cabinets filled with star wars action figurines (hysterical!). There’s even a 13inch TV in the bathroom that plays old cartoons and nostalgic TV series.
Just go. It’s worth it; especially at the prices they charge.
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.
This is easily my favorite restaurant in Providence. The food is very creative, yet extremely tasty and has never disappointed. The beer selection is incredible. While they only have 9 taps and maybe 20-30 bottles, the beer selection is always rotating and fresh. In my most recent visits, I have had Southern Tier Oat, Oak Aged 120 Min IPA, and Rodenbach. Their menu changes by season and they make some of the best brunch I’ve ever had. Get there early for brunch as there’s usually a good hour long wait.
Went here a few weeks ago while on a beer bar hopping extravaganza in Providence. Was with another beer loving buddy. The light AND heavy food selections catered to our opposing appetites. Some reminded me of my days in Boulder - fresh and healthy and yummy! Truly a menu of specialty brews that made us that more grateful for the amazing "beerbuddy" app! good times.
Our second stop on our PVD city tour. Great European selection of beers, literally wanted to try every one. The food menu is not that big but the specials board has a lot on it. There are not many bar seats here, it’s mostly table seating, which we didn’t mind. It’s a really funky décor in an up and coming neighborhood. Good times!
johnhouston4 (20) Attleboro, Massachusetts | January 4, 2015| Updated January 5, 2015
Great time, classic West End restaurant that focuses on good beers you’ve probably never heard of.
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.
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.