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Taps: 16 / Bottles: 35
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
phone: (401) 861-1770
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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Julians is one of my favorite beer bars in New England and overall it ranks right up there with Eulogy in Philadelphia as one of my all time favorites. I wish this place was closer. The atmosphere is very laid back. There are psychedelic drawings on the wall as well as Star Wars memorabilia. They have a neat collection of figurines in the bathroom. The place was packed and for good reason. The crowd was mixed but the atmosphere is laid back hipster. The beer selection was amazing. I saw at least twenty different tap heads with several harder to find beers. It was a nice mix between local , domestic, and foreign. They had Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche so I stuck with that. However, if I wanted to jump around, it would be easy to do so. The service was friendly, knowledgeable, and never let my beer run dry. For as amazing as the beer is, the food was that much better. I had an outstanding omelet for brunch and a pistachio crème brulee for dessert. Both were excellent and great cruise ship quality. Prices for beers are reasonable for how unique they are. The food prices were also reasonable if not slightly cheap for what you get. I cannot say enough about this place. Nice and laid back and excellent in every culinary aspect.
02-02-2010 18:21:45 |
More by tigg924
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Julians is my favorite restaurant in Providence, and here's why:
The beer selection is exceptional. In the past year of going to Julians, there is always something new on tap (I'd say weekly? at least). I'm always seeing a brewery on the list that I've never heard of or had before, which is always exciting. Their bottle selection is great, but I don't think I've ever had reason to stray from the draft selection, considering there's always something new to try. I would definitely recommend a sampler flight if you can't decide what to get.
The food is fantastic. You can always get something great at a reasonable price. All items are creative and they've got something to munch on or something to chow down on. There are pricier items, definitely, but it'll always be worth the extra. Their brunch is also outstanding- can't go wrong with any of the "benedictions"! And a beer with breakfast food is always a good decision!
Lastly, the service is great. The waitstaff are good people, always nice and up for a joke or a quick conversation. They've definitely got their busy hours (dinner rush later part of the week, and weekend brunch), but the waitstaff are always courteous. Regardless of the speed, you'll likely want to sit down and enjoy your drinks and meal, so a slightly slower pace isn't always a bad thing.
07-25-2010 21:39:43 |
More by sarahk731
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
An awesome, eclectic place with incredible food, service and now a draft beer selection to match!!
The beers are always changing so there's plenty of variation. There always seems to be a great mix of the traditional, imported brews and the incredible domestic ones also...
Julians is fast becoming one of the staples for craft beer in this fine state of Rhode Island!!
On my last visit some of the breweries on show were Rodenbach, Kasteel, Avery, Weihenstephan...
Real Beer with Brunch?? I should Co-co!!
06-18-2008 11:28:35 |
More by thewynnster
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
On Wednesday,27 May 2007, Julians joined Track 84,Pitchers Pub, and Dohertys East Ave Irish Pub as the premier draft craft and draft imported beers in RI.
Julians now has sixteen taps and a beer engine for cask conditioned beers. Beers poured that momorable night-Allagash Curiex(on cask),DFH Burton Baton,New England Brewing Stout Trooper,Great Divide Expresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout,Allagash Fedelta Berkshire Brewing Bourbon Barrel Baltic Porter,Newport Storm Rum Aged Red Ale,Maredsous 8,Victory Hop Wallop,Kapuziner Bavarian Hefeweizen,Monks Cafe Flemish Sour Red Ale,Troubador Blonde,Troll Shangrila,Goulden Carolus Hopsinjoor,St Louis Framboise and Aventinus Weisen-Eisbock.
Manager, Brian Oakley, Has assemblled a young beer knowledgeable wait staff and a cooking staff that prepares outstanding if somewhat eclectic food selections.
Brian assured everyone present thar he will bring the best and newest draft beers to Providence.
05-30-2009 17:11:09 |
More by HULU420
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Used to be a spot that I loved to hit for brunch. I still do, but I used to, too.
In recent years J's has become a great spot for Belgians, stouts, American crafts, and more. Staff is friendly and very knowledgeable, and you know from how they serve it that they love beer - proper glassware, correct pours. They also have a good scotch selection if you are in the mood. Sit at the bar and watch the magic in the open kitchen, or bring a huge group and huddle up around the big oval table (I think it seats 12).
Haven't tried one of their beer dinners yet, but I've heard amazing things. The food is also a great draw here - a standard menu and an ever-evolving specials board.
01-21-2009 23:42:15 |
More by cbw1978
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I discovered Julians through a post in the forum. Super!
I went for afternoon drinks, so I can't post about the food.
There is no AC, but no problem. The Staff is great, and the beer selection is perhaps better than a lot of Boston area pubs I been in.
The servers are very helpful and friendly. The atmosphere is hipster. Any craft beer drinker would feel comfortable there.
I had a Saison Du Pont. There were a lot of other excellent craft beers on tap, their bottle menu is excellent, and their whiskey selection is first rate.
They also have brewery dinners, such as the Firestone Walker dinner. Check the web site for details.
If you are in Providence, this is the place to go.
07-27-2012 22:29:01 |
More by brureview
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I've been to Julian's a few times now. They have a very eclectic menu with some food options you wouldn't think of. It's very unique, but very good. The service is always excellent, and the atmosphere is very laid back and funky. The beer selection is outstanding. They have 9 taps and a good size bottle list. The taps are always rotating, though they seem to always have a few things on almost all the time. The past few times I've been, they had Maredsous Dubbel and Duchesse de Bourgogne. They have always had a stout, Siberian Night, Smuttynose Imperial Stout, Stone IRS. Tonight, they had Lindeman's Framboise, St. Bernardus Tripel, Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Smuttynose Maibock, Endurance Ale, Maredsous Dubbel, 60 Min IPA, Kasteel Brune, and one other I can't remember. They also have a rotating selection of special bottles and a list of bottles they always have. The waitstaff is pretty knowledgeable about the beer and the food. The prices are outstanding. I got a pint of Stone IRS for $6. The food is very reasonable and almost always excellent. If you like beer and an interesting menu, this place rocks. They have a good selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes in addition to meat dishes. If you're in Providence and haven't tried it, it's a must try place for dinner. I have also heard great things about their breakfast, though I have never gone.
05-30-2008 04:21:38 |
More by RunawayJim
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Julian's is the place to go in Providence when looking for the top notch beers. I've been going to Julian's often over the past couple months since their draft beer selection has improved dramatically. 9 taps that feature Belgians, Germans, Casks, DFH, Berkshire, Allagash, Victory, Brooklyn, etc.
Julian's food is made right in front of your eyes. An open kitchen is a fixture for everyone to look at. Their menu and especially their constantly changing specials is so unique for Providence. Fried pickles are awesome.
Their prices are affordable with pints in the $5-8 range. You get what you pay for. Quality Belgians aren't free! You can always order a Black Label if you so desire ;)
When in RI make sure you hit Julian's. You will not be disappointed.
07-19-2009 02:00:29 |
More by SUjunkie
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Love this place. Good for foodies and beer geeks, as well as foodie beer geeks. I found out through a friend that works there, that they regularly visit their beer suppliers to get to know them and their beers. That doesn't mean that they hit up Belgium every year or so, but they do go off to BBC and such now and then.
Overall its just a good place to be. I have yet to go in for their brunch but supposedly its legendary - they won Best Brunch in reader's picks from RI Monthly for 2009. I think they received best beer selection as well. Not an every night kind of place, but it won't break the bank. A definite pilgrimage location when in the area.
02-03-2010 15:01:14 |
More by dirkchivers
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I have already reviewed Julian's a couple of times, but each time I go I feel it is worthy of another review because I love this place so much. I went yesterday during the day and was delighted to see the many vegan options on the chalkboard. As usual, atmosphere was very laid-back and relaxed and the staff were very friendly.
There were a lot of changes to the beer selection since my last visit to Julian's and I was happy to try some Belgian beers from breweries I hope to visit on an upcoming trip to Belgium. I was able to try a variety of exceptional beers that I'd never tried before in a beer sampler. They had some great beers on-tap and a good bottle selection too.
Julian's is an exceptional place all-around!
02-07-2011 12:39:44 |
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