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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
186 Fountain St
phone: (401) 453-2337
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 86 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
One of the best brewpubs I have ever been to. The food is incredible and reasonably priced. The service and atmosphere are great. The beer selection is always changing and they are always trying new and innovative styles. The russian imperial stout is almost always on tap and is excellent. The scotch ale is a great example of the style and is incredible and powerful. In fact they serve a wide variety of high alcohol beers where you can barely taste the alocohol. The pale ale is better then their ipa. The vanilla bean porter is kind of bland. The overall quality and selection make this brewpub a must visit. The sampler tray is reasonably priced and offers you a selection of all thier beers. They play a great selection of music and the crowd is always friendly and diverse.
02-22-2004 04:38:33 |
More by etho1416
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
Located in downtown Providence, this establishment sticks out like a sore thumb. Amidst lots of cold, dull concrete sits a colorful bastion of beer, completely out of place. The exterior is painted forest green, with numerous colorful banners hanging, advertising growler sales (new to RI) and various other things. It looks sort of like an english pub gone mad.
Upon entering, you first have to push open these surprisingly heavy brass doors. These things must weight 500lbs a piece. You walk into a little foyer/antechamber area, I don't know what to call it. It's basically a windowed partition where the doors are, to block cold air from blasting directly in, I suppose. The bar is immediately in front of you, and it was packed to the gills the first two nights I came here. The third time was an early afternoon visit for a late lunch, and it was considerably less crowded. Some brewing equipment is behind the bar, separated by a paned glass wall. Boards hang from a pipe above the bar, proclaiming the tap selection. A smoking/bar area with a few tables is to the right, and the non smoking/dining area is to the left. At the hosting area is a cooler filled with beer-2-go, along with shirts, glassware, etc. The walls are dark, old looking wood paneling, with various cans, bottles, photos, paintings and trays adorning the walls. This is an old building, for sure. The ceiling is exposed, with various pipes and conduits snaking here and there. The floor is an old brown tile, the kind you'd find in a dive bar. Various photos depict the building in various incarnations of equally dubious drinking establishments, before it became a brewpub. Numerous banners hang from the ceiling, brightly colored, yet washed out in that pre-prohibition style, with a hand-done look that further suggests the style. Lots of lead-paned windows allow light in, adding an old world english pub feel that somehow blends seamlessly with american dive bar ambience.
The beer selection is on par with any great brewpub I've been to. Six or seven beers, not including the beer engine, running the spectrum from pilsner to imerial stout. This place truly has something for everyone, with the standouts being a kick ass imperial pilsner, imperial stout, and a kick ass IPA on my afternoon visit. Everything I've had here was above average or better.
The menu is really fantastic, in my opinion. One of the most eclectic I've ever seen. Lots of crazy creations, like chinese style wings and a fish and chips sandwich. I'd have to come here a few dozen times to try everything that looks good. It's kind of like pub fare meets world cuisine. The food is very tasty, as well. The falafel and tahini sandwich is insanely good, as well as the BBQ pulled pork sandwich. When you order a bowl of soup, you get an actual bowl. No skimping here. The service compliments the menu. Very attentive and pleasant, and my glass was never empty. The waitress gladly brought me a couple coasters and stickers for my collection. Awesome.
You get a lot of perks for being in the mug club, which I thought was really good of the place to do. It's actually worth joining.
I can't think of anything to complain about, aside from the fact that it gets pretty noisy at night. Probably one of the best brewpubs I've been to. You absolutely have to stop here if you're anywhere near Providence.
03-11-2004 22:53:01 |
More by UnionMade
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
The atmosphere was funky and fun. We had great friendly service like visiting a good friend. The food was spot on and worth the stop in and of itself and the prices were not bad on top of that. The beer well about half were good the others not so good. The strawberry Belgian cask aged beer was amazing though sadly not available in growlers and also a beer that they only brew occasionally so they won't have it long (dam) so get it if you can. Trinity is a real gem and a place i will visit again.
07-17-2011 19:37:59 |
More by woolybear
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
I was picking up some friends flying in to Prov. and what better way to start off the weekend/visit w/ a fine brewpub. Luckily, Trinity Brewhouse is just 15 minutes north of the airport and on our way back towards Boston.
Located just across from the Dunkin Donuts Centre in downtown Providence, you can not miss Trinity.
Inside is a decent lit, rustic type pub w/ plenty of tables/booths and bar space.
Beers available are clearly displayed and we were sat within 2 minutes....not bad due to the fact that the place was packed w/ a Baby B's game that night.
Service was awesome...I inquired about their Imperial IPA which was currently on tap and promoted as in growler as well. When I asked her to put one aside, she informed me that they were all sold out...minutes later she came back and explained that the bartender was checking in the cellar for a couple. She came right back and let me know I was in luck...2 were left..she put one aside for me.
All of us enjoyed our appetizer (nachos), and dinners (portabella sandwich, jerk chicken, chicken caesar wrap).
The beers were real fresh...my only regret was me having to drive home...only had 1 Imperial IPA...very good, but a bit sweeter than expected. My friends had their pilsner and Point Break Pale Ale and had no complaints.
If you find your way around Providence and want a great beer in a great location, look no further...this is the place to be.
03-12-2005 16:06:55 |
More by warriorsoul
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
This was by far, the better of the two brewpubs that I visited on a cold and snowy day in Providence, Rhode Island. This place is easy to find, since it is just a few blocks from le greyhound station. The atmosphere is very very nice. Light and dark wood is everywhere and this place is decorated with alternative music icons, murals, strange paddles, weird lights, etc. Very hippy-ish and music based, which I loved. The quality of the beers offered were solid across the board and they had about 9 offerings on tap including a cask conditioned barleywine. Nice. Service was excellent, fast, and very attentive and the food was awesome. I got a portabello sandwitch and some sweet potato fries for about $7 and the plate was huge, and damn tasty. Definately THE stop in Providence. Not much else in this strange city though. Rhode Island is a strange beast.
03-16-2005 19:55:32 |
More by francisweizen
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Stopped in while in town for a concert. Pretty easy to find off of exit 21 of the 95, on the corner of Fountain ST. and Empire ST. Large bar/restaurant area with the brewing equipment visible from behind the bar. Interesting hippie-artwork all over, (this place looks like it belongs in VT) a version of the last supper featuring dead rock n' roll icons. Downstairs is another darker, smaller bar with a few pool tables. Food was pretty good, and reasonably priced. I had the pulled pork it was very good, they put plenty off pig ass on it. I ordered the sampler platter for $7.50ish that featured 6 of the house brews; pilsner, red, pale, porter, ipa, and RIS. All where good but the IPA and RIS where the standouts. They offer beer to go in 64 oz. growlers ($11- $12) The help was quick and friendly. The crowd looked like a college crowd but was very quiet and tame. Definitely worth a stop when in the area.
11-01-2006 17:27:58 |
More by SteveO1231
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Located right up the street from my lodging for the night (The Sportsman's Inn), this seemed like a good place to kick off the Woody Him Forward (WHF) 2 tour of 2007.
The place sat right at the corner of Fountain and Empire Streets. Along Fountain, they had a fenced-in patio area. The main entrance was through a wide vestibule with doors on either side and the elongated-"U" shaped bar was just on the other side of the vestibule. The rough wood bar overlooked the glassed-in brewhouse and as I plunked my dragging ass at the bar, the server, Julie, complimented me on my choice of seats since it put me dead center of a list of the available beers. I was starting with the sampler, so this would make it easy for me to follow what I was drinking.
A note about the ambiance: the wood paneling, the beer can collection, and the vintage beer trays gave it a 1960's/1970's feel until I began to take note of the clientele. There were not a lot of (visible) piercings, but there was enough ink in evidence to fill a special issue of Tattoo Magazine. I felt overdressed in long sleeves, but I had just gotten off of fffreezing cold Amtrak. Dang it!
To the right of the bar was restaurant seating which consisted of high tables and chairs. A pay phone as well as the lavatories were also on the right side, plus a great mural proclaiming "Everyone Welcome!"
To the left of the bar were standard restaurant tables and chairs as well as booths along the far windows. The mural of dead musicians along the windows overlooking the brewhouse put me in mind of the Steven King short story, "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band".
The m.d.s. was off to the left of the vestibule with a growler cooler directly behind it. To the left of the m.d.s. was a set of stairs leading down to a rathskeller-style bar with long tables and chairs as well as a pool table, more lavatories, and more murals.
They had a very personable waitstaff and Patrick also bears mention. Given its proximity to my lodging as well as to "The Dunk", it is very easy for me to imagine this as my regular hangout when in town.
Beers: Pat's Pilsner; Artisinal Belgian Triple (very banana-y); RI IPA; ESB; Ram's Head Doppelbock; and Russian Imperial Stout. My pick was the ESB - a nice, mellow bitterness with a light sweetness and a really good, biting finish.
01-05-2008 14:26:35 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
I finally got to this little place on my 25th birthday. While I was hoping for a little more at first, as I sat waiting for my meal and sipping their brown ale, I started to feel a real affinity for the place. Outside tables, game room, a big fridge full of growlers, and the brown ale was quite good.
I finished eating, and after looking at the bill, I was pleasantly surprised. My wallet didn't hurt as much as I'd expected. With the money I still had, I took home a growler.
Service, I'm grading on a scale, taking into account how busy it was when I went. Maybe it's like that every night, but my birthday falls on cinco de mayo, so it's hard to gauge. Still, considering the crowd, I got to my food pretty quickly.
I'm definitely going back next chance I get. Only, next time, I'm just gonna park at the mall and save myself the confusing Providence road traffic. If only the parking were better, I'd go there all the time. Se la vie.
05-17-2006 22:14:00 |
More by DrunkPagan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I most recently visited Trinity on Saturday, 10/28. The place has a very relaxed atmosphere, but there's still a lot of activity. It's very clean but the lighting is a little dark. Theres a lot of room between the upstairs bar & dining area and the downstairs pub area. The service is very friendly and knowledgeable about the beers.
There are descriptions of the beers on-tap hanging behind the bar. They offer a good variety of styles on-tap. The Rhode Island IPA (which is my favorite of their beers), Peoples Porter, Tommys Red & Patriot Pils seem to be the mainstays on-tap and they usually have a stout available too. I was a bit disappointed that the Oktoberfest had run out, so I tried the Point Break Pale Ale.
I didnt have any food this time, but during a previous visit I had the Carnivore Pizza which was excellent. The prices are quite reasonable. Pints are $3.50 each and the beer of the week, which was Point Break Pale Ale, is $3.25. Growlers start at $11.25.
I try to get over to Trinity as often as I can and its my first choice, if Im going somewhere in downtown Providence.
10-30-2006 00:50:48 |
More by TheManiacalOne
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I love the atmosphere here. It's one that says "beer first, all else is second". Very good selection of very good beers, served by a knowlegable but not pretntious staff. Great place to go if you're alone - not too loud, not too rowdy, condusive to reading or journal writing, and the food is good enough that you don't have to eat elsewhere first. Neighborhood is a little sketchy, so try taking a cab or go when during daylight. Definitely one of my favorite brewpubs in New England.
07-25-2006 01:24:26 |
More by RedBeerchetta
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