So caught an early train from NYC to providence and rather than tell my family to pick me up I stopped in here for a few brews and cup of chowder. Nice location a little corporate feeling. Friendly bartender. 5 beers available the 2 I had were mediocre. Chowder was ok. For what it is not bad.
Visited on a quiet day shortly after they opened. We were pretty much alone other than the bartender and one other patron for the longest time. If you visit here, you will need to find parking somewhere else. There is nowhere to park close by other than metered spots a block or more away. Inside is an old pub type of feel. They had 8 beers on tap for my visit plus 1 cask, which they brought out and tapped while I was sitting at the bar. That was cool. The server was very helpful and attentive. She seemed to know her stuff. We talked about sour beer for more than half of my visit. All around, this place is decent. The beer wonít necessarily blow you away, but itís decent and everything else is nice.
This a decent enough chain-style brewpub. Pretty reminiscent of a Rock Bottom from an ambiance perspective. I didnít try the food, but the beers ranged from boring to quite nice. Really enjoyed the Vanilla Bean and Clove Stout. The regular line-up was less exciting. Bartender was friendly enough. Very conveniently located to our hotel, which was a major plus.
A clean, well positioned brew pub serving good beer. We came in as the kitchen was closing but had eaten elsewhere anyway. The beers were fresh and served quickly. There were relatively few people in here late on a Thursday night.
Aug 27, 2012: Large place below street level in the center of downtown. Small patio. Staff were friendly and efficient, didnít try the food, but it looked good as it went by. The big disappointment was the beer. The IPA was OK, but they can keep the rest.
Second visit, April 20, 2014: beers are much improved, especially the specials and cask. Flights of five are seven bucks, and the others are available for a buck fifty each, nine beers total. Several of their beers have names "borrowed" from other breweries; maybe they should name their next beer "Cease & Desist."
Very well located brewpub in center Providence. Seems to be a University student hangout place but it sure isnít a dive bar. To the contrary, the place is very modern, feels a bit like a chain, not your neighbourhood tavern. Nice patio where you have a view on downtown buildings. They had 7 beers on tap, I skipped over what seemed like entry level beers and had a pint of Simcoe IPA (good) and a the Coffee Bean Porter (surprisingly very good and original). Two beers is probably too small of a sample to judge the entire lineup but I was very happy with the quality of my two beers. We ate at Trinity (the other brewpub in town) but from what I saw of the food, it looked very nice and went far beyond the usual basic pub fare. I preferred Trinity but Union Station was really worth a stop for me.