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Julians

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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

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Reviews by BeTheBall:
Photo of BeTheBall
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went Saturday night and arrived about 7:15. Easily found parking on a side street very close; free. A few tables outside were busy; we went in. The bar starts on the right and curves around towards the back, not huge but good sized. The rest of the L shaped room has tables and chairs; we were seated at a table for two near the back against the brick wall. Our waitress was very friendly, attentive, and had good suggestions.
The food menu is very different, featuring many vegetarian choices, but has meat and poultry, and burgers as well. Not huge, but probably will cover anyone that isn't super picky. We started with the Naan pizza, which I have to say is darn near the best pizza I've ever had. Get this! My wife ate the burger and I had their home made turkey sausage. Everything was quite good.
The beer menu had maybe 15 drafts and a couiple dozen or more bottles. I had 3 beers and all tasted great. Not a seleciton that is going to blow anyone away, but very nice.
In summary, I love this place, and hope to return often. Did I mention how good the Naan pizza was?

More User Reviews:
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.

Photo of Child_Pugh
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).

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

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of MasterDebator
3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Horbar
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of JackNip
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.

Photo of Doomcifer
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of LagersAndAles
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of kmoitoso
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Ksparker
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of run4beer2112
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of BColton1
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of dental
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

Photo of BeerRay
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Seanniek91
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of RichD
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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