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Active Beers: 33
Beer Ratings: 402
Beer Avg: 3.68
Taps: - / Bottles: -
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
186 Fountain St
phone: (401) 453-2337
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 86 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5 | $$
Because of the economics, I usually get growlers from here and pints from Union Station. Neither place's food is anythign special, but if I had to choose I would pick Union Station. Trinity's food just tastes greasy and cheap.
Trinity does a great IPA, Red and Brown. I have been less impressed with the heavy and light ends of the spectrum. You can keep you Kolsch and your Russian Imperial, thank you.
I like the atmosphere here and the pool table downstairs is great. It feels more like a real bar than a brewpub, bit of hipster bite with tatooed girls and guys with beards doing the serving/pouring. The servers are college-age, ie they can be enthusiastic and friendly or sullen and cranky depending on whatever emotional state you catch them. Part of me feels like if they were not smack in the middle of downtown it would have a more local orientation and be that much better.
This place was an important pioneer and it's still better to have it here than not. But for god's sake do something about the food.
02-06-2011 05:04:13 |
More by rinypa
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This was my first time here. It is very close to the Dunkin Center so we stopped in after a Bruins game. When you first walk in you can see the brew tanks right behind the bar. We got a table down stairs. It was nice to see a pool table at a good bar.
They had about 6 beers on tap. They have a pretty good variety too. I had the Russian Imperial Stout some nachos and wings. Food was average and the service was a little slow.
Beer was great and def worth trying out. The list of beers is always changing too. Cheers!!
01-15-2011 21:40:46 |
More by rebelthrower
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
The premier brewpub of Providence in my opinion. They usually have 5 or so beers on tap at Trinity and sometimes they also have a cask beer. The selection is mostly standard beers but occasionally they throw out some beers from off the beaten path. Their IPA is a decent version of this classic beer(I personally prefer a more west coast hopped version). The food selection is what you would expect to find at most brew pubs . I have had the mussels, nachos, and a pulled pork sandwich and all of which I enjoyed. My favorite beers at trinity are the Russian Imperial Stout, the White Electric Coffee Stout, and the Ripta. Great place to check out before and or after events at the Dunkin Donut center since they are so close.
12-07-2010 16:35:09 |
More by Cmack15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I've been to the Trinity Brewhouse on a few occasions and have always enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the place. It is a very low-key type of place where you can relax and have a couple beers and watch a game.
The service is always good. The food is nothing exceptional, but not bad either-typical pub food. The beers and food are reasonably priced.
The beers are always changing which is good and the growlers you can get to go are pretty reasonably priced. I've had some beers that I've really enjoyed like the Rhode Island IPA and one of their imperial stouts, but overall the selection is not overall that impressive.
I would recommend the Trinity Brewhouse.
11-20-2010 16:29:15 |
More by Chincino
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I have been here 3 times and every time I have been there they have had something different on tap.
The atmosphere is a mix of college students, families, business people and anyone who wanders in.
The beers are pretty good quality but I have experienced beer with too little carbonation, maybe some quality control issues of the taps? I have not hated anything they have but have not really found anything that I am blown away by.
The bartenders are quick to getting you beer and the servers bring you your food pretty quickly.
The food is pretty good, nothing too exciting but their burgers and sandwiches are good.
The beer prices and food prices are definitely reasonable. The beers range from around 4 - 9 dollars and the food is averagely priced.
Over all Trinity is good and I will keep going back because it is a good place to go with friends to try some new beers on tap and meet new people.
10-04-2010 22:26:33 |
More by lovetranquillity
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped here for dinner while in town for the night on business. It's a pretty big place with some outdoor seating, a bar area in the enter and tables on both sides. Sort of a strange feel; lots of beer paraphernalia on the walls but it was very dark; too dark in my opinion. It was pretty loud and lively, but odd.
They had 6 beers on tap when we visited, which I gather is always the size of the tap list. I didn't notice any guest taps noted either. What was also bizarre was that although they only had 6 taps fully half of them were big beers - a wheat wine at 9% and an imperial IPA and imperial red both at 10%. I don't think I've ever seen that before. Frankly, I would have liked to have seen one less monster so that I could try a 2nd beer and still drive my company car back to my hotel with confidence. I tried their IPA but that was all; better I thought not to take any chances and try the Imperial IPA given how confusing the Providence roads were. Anyway, the other 2 taps were a hefe and chocolate porter. I thought the IPA was quite good; bitter and flavorful.
Food was pretty good; nothing terribly out of the ordinary but some nice entree selections in addition to typical pub food. I had a sausage platter which was tasty and my colleague had a stuffed beefsteak tomato, which he said was good. Service was prompt and pretty attentive, although we were never asked if we wanted a 2nd beer before we were brought the check. That pretty much made up my mind even if I had wanted to try the IIPA.
Prices seemed reasonable and overall I would visit here again if I were back in town. I'd just hope for a little more non-imperial variety next time.
08-17-2010 21:18:54 |
More by number1bum
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2.5 | $$
I have been going to Trinity ever since it opened in the mid-1990s. It's located in a great old building with funky windows. The crowd is usually artsy-RISD type. I have only eaten here a few times, as there are so many better options in Providence. However, my biggest gripe about this place has been the gradual decline in the quality of its brews. They seem to often have carbonation problems. If you like flat beer, this is a place for you, if not, try some of the other much better beer bars in the area.
07-20-2010 01:18:01 |
More by BogleHill
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
Went here last night in my final night in Providence. Dining area to the left when you enter, and a long wooden bar in front of you. The brewing tanks are behind the bar which is really cool to see while you're drinking. They only had 6 beers on tap...a Kolsch, Brown Ale, Extra Special Bitter, RI IPA, double IPA, and a fantastic coffee stout. Prices per pint varied, and I was a little put off paying 6 bucks for the stout, but whatever. Service was fine, bartender seemed knowledgeable but I didn't bother him since the place was pretty busy. One thing that put me off: prefilled growlers. Is that some sort of RI law? Regardless, it's a nice place, and I'd come back if I was in the area again.
06-29-2010 15:03:33 |
More by bigfnjoe
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I love this place.
The last few times I've gone and sat at the bar I've gotten free pints chatting up the bartender. The beer ranges from average stuff to pretty damn good with the occasional awesome tap. I really like the RI IPA and the IIPA. They occasionally have something on cask. Last time I went it was an oaked barleywine @ 10-12%, it was very tasty.
Food is decent. Good prices for downtown Providence, some unusual items on the menu as well. Kitchen service is always very fast and portions are large as well.
The bar can get crowded, but there's lots of table space and outdoor seating as well. I think there's a downstairs also but I have not gone down there.
Growlers to go are for sale, kept in a cooler by the door. Usually 3-4 choices, and if you ask nicely they'll fill one if they don't have it in the cooler.
I find myself coming back here more and more. The scene is divirse- people from all walks of life, the vibe is low-key and the beer is cheap and tasty. I love the location, too, right by Kennedy Plaza and the Mall/Convention center.
If you're in Providence, worth checking out. Try the RI IPA. It's pretty damn good.
06-22-2010 17:54:51 |
More by ShogoKawada
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 1.5 | $$
I have given trinity the benefit of the doubt for over 10 years. Their food is consistently marginal for a brewpub(bland, uneventful), and occasionally, you may find a decent beer among the entire selection.
I realize chefs and brewers change, and you cannot take a single visit to heart, as many things could possibly be 'off' that day or visit. However, I returned this past week, after not visiting for at least 10 months.
My friend and myself ordered both an ESB and their IPA. I won't even comment on the ESB in the style category, only as a beer. The first thing I noticed was the overwhelming aroma of cat urine. Yes, I said it. If you have ever been in a house where a cat has urinated, it seems someone found a way to isolate this and put it into a beer. I could not manage more than 2 sips before leaving it on the bar. My friend thought he tasted clam water in my ESB.
My friend ordered the IPA, which is typically decent. Perhaps mine was a bad batch. The IPA smelled like a cleaning solvent, reminding me of Mr Clean or Spic and Span. My friend confirmed so you do not think it was just me.
I can appreciate a wide variety of beer, even if I do not particularly care for the style, however, Trinity should be ashamed of serving their beer.
06-04-2010 14:22:27 |
More by sheikyerbouti
Trinity Brewhouse in Providence, RI
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