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With a name inspired by the Irish folk hero Jack Duggan, The Wild Colonial is a cozy bar serving the best Guinness in town and is extremely popular destination with locals. The interiors contain happy drinkers within the confines of exposed brick walls and minimal lighting, a place perfect for conversations. The food menu is simple, it's comprised of cheese and sandwich selections, always a hit in the Northeast. So come in for a post-work drink with friends or to catch the latest games on their large-screen TVs.
Blake's Tavern has the best selection of beers in all of Providence and the front bar is just the right place to spend your afternoon. Simple furniture, curtained windows and smiling staff set the perfect atmosphere for a drink. For those who like to read and drink at the same time, Blake's Library room is perfect. Room 66 is another back room where you can choose to sit with your date for a quiet evening, or maybe play a game of darts. Located close to Blake's Tavern are several hotelsincluding the famous Hotel Providence.
Trinity Brewhouse took its name from the Trinity Repertory Playhouse next door, but it attracts customers on its own. From sports fans to business people, theater-goers to students, they come to enjoy the beers brewed on the premise. Located across the street from the Dunkin' Donuts Center and the Rhode Island Convention Center, this is a great spot to grab a bite or a beer after a convention or a concert. A varied and moderately-priced menu includes pub-style sandwiches, salads, create-your-own 12 inch pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, and entrees. A children's menu and desserts are also available at this casual location although the kitchen closes at midnight. At least six beers are on tap each night, like pilsners, stouts, and porters.
As far as the selection of craft beer goes, The Abbey manages to outdo every pub in town with its list of 92 different varieties. In addition to a massive selection of suds, the Abbey also has an amazing array of burgers, pizza and sandwiches alongside different entrees like meatloaf and pasta. Right below each menu item, there is a beer recommendation to pair your plate. A nice touch, just in case you are perplexed as what to choose when you see the beer list!
This is a true Irish pub, complete with lacy curtains and a stove burning in the winter. Hearty fare like bangers and mash (sausage and potatoes), shepherd's pie, and farmers stew are featured along with pots of Irish tea and homemade apple pie. The pub serves Irish brunch every Sunday, and boast of the East Bay's best selection of European ales. Food is available from 11:30am until 10pm, 11pm on the weekends. It is located 20 minutes south of Providence on picturesque Bristol Harbor.