Aside from the lack of food, this is easily the bet beer bar in RI. The service is excellent. The beers are always served in proper glassware. The prices can’t be beat (most beers are $6 or under). The walls are lined with beer signs and license plates, along with a shelf filled with empty beer bottles. The people who frequent the Track are always super friendly. This is the quintessential neighborhood beer bar.
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 place has become a monthly tradition for a group of us that work together. When you can find a place that doesn’t waste their taps on the overly commercial brews, but instead focuses on some rare and/or hard to find craft brews...you have a winner.
I recommend a flight of beer so you don’t miss out on some of the great selections. In most cases, the taps only last for a keg or two. It’s always good to check back their often!
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 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.
bigfootwc (4) Rhode Island | June 1, 2013| Updated January 18, 2015
One of the best beer selections in town, worth the trip. Friendly staff. Cash only with some bar snacks including hot dogs and pop corn.
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!
The beer selection was incredible for such a small establishment. The tap consisted of a small batch of Trooper Imperial Stout, Belgian strong and triples, many big beers from New England (harpoon leviathan series, Smuttynose), Rodenbach sour, German Hefe’s, lambics, and American micros. The bottle selection is just as impressive, they had 4 out of 5 trappists, a wide selection of saisons (my current obsession) and many others.
The prices are very reasonable, bring cash, this is probaly one reason why their prices are so competitive. The bartender was fairly knowledgeable and was very friendly. The owner came in later and was a cool guy too. I would definitely go back, a great place to hit solo or with a small group of fellow beerknerds.
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.