When I walked in and took the last empty seat at the bar, Alice plopped a tray of popcorn in front of me and said, "there ya go, now ya look like everyone else!". Cozy, friendly dive bar with an incredible selection of almost two dozen taps and a fridge full of bottles. Also, two dogs for three buckes. They even do beer samplers, cheaper fr beers less than 8%. Worth going out of your way to try.
This place is very close to the airport, roughly one block off Jefferson Blvd in what seems to be a residential area, though it was dark and rainy during my visit. The bar had three patrons plus a bar tender, all seemingly knowing each other. There were a few local and regional beer selections with a small cooler of bottled beer. Overall, the selection is small but good. The service was typical New England ’I’ll get to you when I get to you’ attitude.
So this is easily the most regular beer bar I visit in Rhode Island now. I love the laid back lack of pretension and the clean, fresh drafts. I wish the selection was a little more regional and one-off, but the choices are always solid and appropriate for the season. A Rhody classic.
Hit this place up last night, as it was convenient to the hotel. I really enjoyed the laid-back, neighborhood, beer kitsch feel. Very relaxed. The bar tender was knowledgeable and friendly. The selection wasn’t as big as I expected, but the diversity and seasonality were great, and there were some real gems amongst the bottle selection. I loved the appropriate glassware (great tulips for most beers) and the beers seemed really well handled. The worst part was the prices. Maybe this is just a Rhode Island thing, but holy crap...some of the most expensive beer bar beer I’ve ever paid for. They don’t take credit, which is alright, but sometime confining. Worth a stop!
This small local bar is located at the end of a dead end street, right next to some train tracks. It does not look like much from the outside, but the inside is a different story. You walk in to a very small room, complete with peanut shell covered wood floors, jukebox, darts, and a collection of beer bottles lining the walls. This is full of character and is a textbook example of a local “dive” beer bar. The locals are very sociable and shared some beers that they brought in for a tasting. The selection tap selection was small but carefully selected. I wish they had more space to expand the bottle selection, but there was plenty of choices to keep me happy. Prices are very reasonable, but bring cash. No credit cards. Hopefully you will be lucky enough to experience the train going by, which rumbles the entire bar like an small earthquake. Closed Sunday and they close at 10pm on Monday nights. If you like laid back bars with a local feel, look no further. Great place.
Small filthy little dive off a dead end street near the airport. Very impressive tap and bottle selection, although highly skewed toward high gravity, high abv choices. Proper glassware. Didn’t eat here, but the food menu looked like basic slop if you were starving. Seems they recently started taking plastic too.
A bunch of us stopped in here after judging at the OSHC this past Saturday.
Small place on an odd dead end road a few blocks up from a commercial strip up against the railroad tracks. If I hadn’t looked it up on a map there was no way I would have just happened by this bar. Small eclectic long room with a smattering of tables, high tops and seating at the bar. I enjoyed some popcorn and and heard rumors of hot dogs, but I think that is the extent of the food "menu." It was a late Saturday afternoon when we got there and the place was not very crowded, but there seemed to be only one person working, so service at the bar seemed slow, or maybe I was just really thirsty. 20 taps and a cask with a well thought out selection IMHO. Proper glassware. but a bit pricey. We had a great time, I would go back in a heartbeat if I was in the area again!
Local bar atmosphere, lots of joking back and forth across the bar. Friendly service. Pretty impressive tap selection. Cash only but there’s an ATM inside. Limited menu, bartender prepared my sandwich! Good smoked brisket w/ cheese.
The best beer bar in Rhode Island. This was my go to p,ace when I was living there. A great place with locals, beer geeks and everyday people in a friendly worn old school bar. At lunch you can order food from next door which is quite good. Track (as it is know to the regulars) has about 20 taps and one beer engine. The pricing is the best in Providence. The staff is friendly and I always look forward to visiting whenever I am in town.
This is a great place if you like small bars wtih excellent beer selection and wonderfully nice people. I visited there from Houston (recommended by michiganmiked...thanks!) and had a wonderful time.
Although I wish there was food (they ran out of grinders as I was there) the beers more than made up for it. About 12 great beers on tap and another 75 or so in bottles.
Friendly locals mostly in the joint, and I had a great time talking with a couple of them for many hours. Good music too. Nice place just to go to and chill out....a true neighborhood bar.