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Julians

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JuliansJulians
BA SCORE
97
world-class

50 Ratings
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 35
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

318 Broadway
Providence, Rhode Island, 02909-1102
United States
phone: (401) 861-1770

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @julianspvd

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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 30
Photo of Wasupmx
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of speith
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Insane beer list included KBS, Sam Adams Utopia, 2010 Worldwide Stout, 2007 Raison d'extra, and Stone Old Guardian 22oz Vertical 2006-2011.

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4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Interesting vibe, maybe they have movie nights on Sunday (they had labyrinth playing on a large projector when I went). Very dark, but kind of nice. Awesome selection on draft, but very pricey (as expected by the niche brews).

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4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of cmatteod
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

This place is a must for belgian beer lovers. The food is terrific and they have a number of specialty dinners every year. I would give it a 5, but sometimes the place can get crowded and service can be a bit slow. That being said, for an overall dining experience in Providence for a beer lover, this one can't be beat.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Photo of Roguer
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Small-ish place, with a small bar and not too many tables. However, the atmosphere is nice - bar-like, certainly - and the accents in the restroom (Star Wars action figures? PEZ dispensers? Frankenstein on the TV???) give it a nice unique feel.

Some great stuff on tap, from several countries. Solid options I noticed were Pannepot, Delirium offerings, Gulden Drak, DirtWolf, and plenty more. Serving temperature was good (chilled but not over-cold), tulips were provided.

Service was friendly and quick. The owner came over to say hi (I'm not exactly a suit-and-tie kind of dude, so that was cool). Bartenders were friendly, quick to offer a new beer, and knowledgeable. My first beer ended up a surprise keg change, so I wasn't charged. No complaints here!

Selection was really, really nice. I've mentioned some of the tap choices; there were a surprising number of taps, I want to say about 20. Then, the bottle selection was excellent, as well, with a number of solid brews (including Cantillon Gueuze).

As for food, I enjoyed a portobello-topped burger, which was really, really excellent. Fries are not an automatic; all sides are extra. I didn't try anything else, but the menu looked very good, and if the rest of the food is anything like the burger, then I recommend it all!

Prices for both food and beer were a bit on the high side, but well within a reasonable range. This gets ticked up one rank because of the extra cost for sides; a burger, fries, and a single beer would have put me in the neighborhood of $21-25 (without tip, and without splurging on an expensive bottle, like that Cantillon).

Great little place. I highly recommend it if you're in the area.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Hibernator
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I went to Julians this past Saturday, which also marked the first day of Fall. There was about a fifteen minute wait, but it was well worth it. We ordered a round of beers while we waited outside at one of the tables.

We were seated at the bar area up front. I really liked the music here with selections from Bob Dylan, Van Halen & Donovan.

I counted about 16 taps with selections like Delirium Tremens, Gulden Draak, Gulden Draak Quad 9000, Berkshire Brewing Octoberfest, Racer 5, Allagash White, Goose Island Matilda, Sierra Nevada Tumbler, Schneider Weizen-Edel Weiss and many others. I started off with a Weiss and finished with a Boon Kriek Lambic. As you can see, this is an awesome selection of craft beers and a nice cross-representation of different styles and breweries. All beers are served in appropriate glassware.

The bottle is equally as impressive and way too many to list. One really cool option I noticed is they offer a Stone Old Guardian Vertical from 2006-2011 (22 oz bottles) for $150. That sounds like a good time for me and a few friends!

The food was excellent and ingredients are super fresh. They feature an eclectic menu and deliver some really tasty food. Check out the menu on their website. I had an omelet that I built myself with spinach, red onions and cheddar cheese. The home-fries were seasoned to perfection. You can tell the chefs here know what they’re doing and take pride in what they cook.

Atmosphere is really casual, with a good amount of hipsters (reminded me of Williamsburg in Brooklyn) and college aged clientele in attendance.

The bathroom is uniquely decorated with an awesome collection of G.I. Joes and a Pez collection that brought back childhood memories.

This place lived up to all expectations and highly recommended when in Providence. Julians gets it right, check it out.

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Julians in Providence, RI
97 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.