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The Wild Colonial Tavern

Not Rated.
The Wild Colonial TavernThe Wild Colonial Tavern
very good

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.36%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

250 S Water St
Providence, Rhode Island, 02903-2969
United States
phone: (401) 621-5644

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ChrisinRI, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

pinhead, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

portisque, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of Bla
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

Worth a stop on a crawl through Providence. Unique interior with original stone and brick walls makes for an "Old World" type of experience--reflective of the pub's mascot. Good draft and bottle selection with a good space for darts/pool. Nice in the afternoons with the sun coming through the windows. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Bla, Dec 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Beerman72, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

George1005, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Brendog9, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of JuanMag
4.95/5  rDev +28.6%

This place is the perfect answer to people looking to avoid chain bars and restaurants. It has a great atmosphere, definitely lots of character and a knowledgeable staff that will bring you in like your one of the family. Theres a full chalkboard of beers on draught from great craft brewers, as well as a vast bottled beer selection. I went through some of the other reviews that said their selection was limited and wondered if they went to the SAME BAR! Ive been going to this tavern a couple times a week for a while now and I have to cross two towns and numerous bars just to get to it! I know im just one voice on this but I HIGHLY suggest this tavern.

JuanMag, May 16, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%

This is a fun spot to hang out and have a few pints. Old world cellar vibe, very rustic inside. They have an old beat up pool table and no tvs, so its all about a good chat. The beer selection is not much maybe 5 or 6 beers on tap and small bottle list. The food is simple too, but you don't come here for the food or beer its all about the vibe. This is what a classic pub is all about. They have a trivia night once a week and tend to get a young college crowd, but its artists and smart people from RISD and Brown. If you live near providence this is a fun bar to go to, check it out.

Cmack15, Jun 19, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -7.8%

it LOOKS like a dive (I actually love the space) but the prices and beer selection are not divey. For Providence one of the best bottle selections and very respectable taps. Bartenders are efficient, can be chatty or businesslike as the mood/person dictates.

WC is literally next door to RISD. So during the school year it can get crowded, especially on Thurs/Fri, and they can be pricks about IDs (though I often see as many faculty as students there). On Saturdays older people drive in from the 'burbs (why they come here not sure, are they grabbing a drink before Baccaro?) so that throws things off a bit.

The lack of a college crowd, the cool basement interior and the chance to catch a nice sunset over the river (they put a few tables outside) are good reasons to come here in the summer. Oh, and although it doesn;t look like the kind of place that has food, they do, just basic sandwiches but for this place that's fine.

rinypa, May 12, 2011
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The Wild Colonial Tavern in Providence, RI
88 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.