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Pitcher's Pub

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Pitcher's PubPitcher's Pub

Taps: 22 / Bottles: 30
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
95
world-class

37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.14%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

120 Manville Hill Rd
Cumberland, Rhode Island, 02864-2334
United States
phone: (401) 658-0058
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(Place added by: Beerguy on 06-08-2006)
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RunawayJim

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

Went for the first time last night. The place is tiny and in the middle of nowhere - kind of out of the way for me. They had a good selection of beers, though there was a Bud Light tap handle mixed in with the craft beer. They had some German, Belgian, and American craft beers on tap (about 12 taps total it seemed). I had an Unearthly IPA and a Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter. Both tasted good and fresh.

My only complaint is that the bartender seemed disinterested in helping me. Several of the tap handles were turned so the labels were facing the bartender and not the customers. I found that annoying and she didn't seem overly interested in reading them to me.

The atmosphere was OK, kind of like a sports bar. There was no music playing when I got there, but some started later on. Last call was at midnight, which I am not used to, but considering it really is in the middle of nowhere, I don't imagine they get overly packed on a regular basis.

04-04-2008 18:22:08 | More by RunawayJim
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mnewsom

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Sadly, this pub has shut down. Anyone know the story? Hopefully reopening in new location? Tweet me @louvanpr if any news. Thanks.

I always had a good time there, too bad it was something of a far drive for me. I always loved beer selection and anticipated what they would have new on tap. I see I have to type some more in order to get up to 500 characters, so here goes! I also like Doherty's in Pawtucket and track 84 in Warwick. Mews Tavern in Wakefield of course. Cambridge, Mass has some awesome joints!

05-27-2011 21:21:55 | More by mnewsom
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Chincino

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I've gone to Pitcher's Pub a couple of times and each time has been a good experience.

They have some good beer reads such as the Yankee Brew News to read and they offer table games and trivia if you want to play a game while you're there. The atmosphere is very relaxing and has a local bar feel to it.

The beer selection is good. I had a Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp and a Lagunitas Little Sumthin Sumthin. I tried part of a sample of the Lagunitas Brown Shugga.

This place is a great spot to just hang out and try some good beer and watch a game.

02-19-2011 13:50:02 | More by Chincino
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Fernans

Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $

A hidden gem to say the least. Out of the way compared to other locations. 24 brews on tap that rotate through the seasons. Something new and interesting. Micros from all over the place. My only quibble is the infrequency of cask beer, but that's minor. Atmosphere is real local, if you go there more than once you'll see the same faces. The exterior does set low expectations (since it looks like ranch style house) but the interior will surprise. The Staff is helpful and tentative. Selection always changes and fresh. Food is very good considering the kitchen is the size of a closet. For top notch micros, it's a great value. Just the kind of unpretentious place to enjoy great beer. Cheers!

12-29-2010 18:51:55 | More by Fernans
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coachdonovan

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Pitcher's doesn't look like much from the outside, but once you walk in the door it has a nice feel to it... almost like a family restaurant. The relatively small space is cut in half- bar on the left, tables on the right.

My first (and so far, only) visit was on a Southern Tier promo night, so I can't fairly judge the draft selection, since at least 10 were dedicated to ST that night. But the other taps included a couple from BBC and Left Hand Milk Stout (on nitro). They have a hand pump as well. I quickly looked over the bottle list and was surprised to find some things you don't often see. (And yes, there is Bud Light on tap also.)

I only had a few bites of a burger and fries, but they were good. Menu was mostly bar food - sandwiches, appetizers, etc.

I look forward to going back again when it's not so crowded, so I can sample some more food and more thoroughly explore their complete beer list.

04-30-2010 13:03:31 | More by coachdonovan
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Samichlaus

Rhode Island

4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

What a treat hidden in the woods of Cumberland! I always wanted to check this place out and finally got the chance a few weeks ago with some friends who are locals (Woonsocket area). Beer selection is fantastic. Great pub food. Always a great live musician strumming away and singing his heart out. Great crowed of people. Bartenders are always friendly. Atmosphere as far as adornments is typical but the energy in here is so high that it just makes for a great experience. Loud and fun without being a college bar (College bars piss me off pretty quick). Every time I've been we lose track of time and end up closing the place. Worth a trip from wherever you are!

04-25-2010 15:48:18 | More by Samichlaus
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donway

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $

Drove to Cumberland RI from Worcester MA to meet a friend for a few cold ones last Friday, chose Pitcher's Pub based on location, reviews and beer selection. Was not disappointed.

Was very "Cheers" like. Mostly a middle-aged crowd, some younger folks as well, generally seemed to know each other. A large screen TV at bar and a couple smaller TVs in the seating area.

Young ladies tending bar were attractive and attentive, didn't have to wait long between drinks despite the capacity (small facility) crowd. Reasonable blend of micro brews and brand beers. Didn't experiment much, happy with the $4 Ithaca Apricot Wheat. When killed that keg, had an unknown Belgian that was stronger.

Limited, but adequate, food selection, mostly sandwhiches, good quality.

Will return for more.

July 2011-surprised in the Information Age there is nothing posted online that discusses the status of Pitcher's, what the problem is and whether/when it will reopen. I miss it.

01-12-2010 21:20:12 | More by donway
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BrewMasterG

Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $

Pitcher's Pub is my home away from home. They are constantly rotating the taps to provide a great selection of local, and regoinal brews. The food is great pub food - don't miss the blue cheese burger and onion rings!

Almost weekly, they have brewers and/or reps in for tasting events.

Pitcher's has a great local feel to it and one of both of the owners are there quite often.

The staff is great - though a bit overwhelmed as the place is almost always packed. The place seats about 50 so get there early - but get there often.

01-07-2010 23:38:45 | More by BrewMasterG
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mostpoetsdo

Rhode Island

4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Was in Northern RI, where there is NOTHING for good beer. If you want good beer you have to go into downtown Providence, or South County (the Mews). Saw this place while looking on BA, then found it again on a friend's phone, and by word of mouth by another friend. Had to check it out.

Great atmosphere. It was a Saturday night, mostly young crowd, college to college grad majority. Small place, I'd like to refer to it as a "house party with good beer." Lot's of cool micro brew signs and such.

Great service, no matter how packed it gets. Helpful too, if you don't know what you want. They even let you sample to see if you want a pint of a specific beer.

Standard bar food. Friends ate, I just stuck to the beer, but everything looked good, and nice portions.

Quality and Selection were excellent, counted 20 great micro brews on tap. Had a lot from Berkshire Brewing Company, some Ithaca, Wachusetts, and various others. There is also a large list of bottles and bombers. I stuck to BBC: Shabadoo on nitro, Imperial Stout, and Holidale. All were excellent and served in pretty much correct glassware (a major plus, especially considering the size of the place).

This place is fantastic. Other reviews call Pitcher's Pub a "hidden gem" and I can't agree more. Great prices, atmosphere and beer. This will be my bar of choice when in Northern RI.

12-27-2009 16:54:11 | More by mostpoetsdo
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

I've been meaning to check out Pitcher's Pub but given its somewhat remote location, it's taken me a while. But I finally made it. Pitcher's Pub is a local watering hole that has added a bunch of taps for craft beer. It's similar in concept to Doherty's and Track 84.

The atmosphere is busy with lots of people that appear to be local and regulars. The decor is nothing special but it's sufficient. The room isn't that big and fills up pretty easily.

The beer selection includes local New England beers, a few other US beers and some imports. I'm guessing there were about 20 taps with at least as many in the bottle. They also had a beer engine for hand pulled beers but I didn't get to ask if they had anything on. I went with a Blue Point Hopticle Illusion and it was nice and fresh.

Pitcher's Pub is basically a BMC sports pub with a craft beer selection. If it was local to me, I'd go but otherwise it's not really worth the effort to get there. It's got a decent selection but it lacks the selection and atmosphere of better beer bars.

09-30-2009 09:34:23 | More by GJ40
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Pitcher's Pub in Cumberland, RI
95 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.