The Wild Colonial Tavern
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Reviews by RunawayJim:
3.7/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The bar is in an old building with lots of old stone inside. It has a real old pub/tavern feel to it. There are a few different rooms and the bar is actually across 2 of the rooms. They have a decent selection on tap. Last time I was there they had DFH 60 Min, Allagash White, and some others, as well as the usual suspects (some BMC, Guinness, Bass, etc). They have a better bottle selection - Stone IPA is all I remember off the top of my head (I drank a few of those) and I think I saw some bigger bottles as well. The waitress came around somewhat often, though I think it could have been more. There were only 1 or 2 bartenders and the place was packed on a Saturday night, so it took a while to get a beer. They don't give you a glass when you order a bottle. I had to specifically ask for one. None of their glassware is on display so I have no idea if they have proper glasses for each style, but I kind of doubt it. I've never eaten there so I have no idea what the food is like.
Overall, it's a decent bar with a decent beer selection, but not really meaning to be a real beer bar that concentrates on quality. I believe they also have a good selection of single malt scotches.
02-06-2008 20:56:45 | More by RunawayJim
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
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.
12-27-2013 15:04:37 | More by Bla
4.95/5 rDev +28.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place is the perfect answer to people looking to avoid chain bars and restaurants. It has a great atmosphere, definitely lots of character and a knowledgeable staff that will bring you in like your one of the family. Theres a full chalkboard of beers on draught from great craft brewers, as well as a vast bottled beer selection. I went through some of the other reviews that said their selection was limited and wondered if they went to the SAME BAR! Ive been going to this tavern a couple times a week for a while now and I have to cross two towns and numerous bars just to get to it! I know im just one voice on this but I HIGHLY suggest this tavern.
05-16-2012 20:38:19 | More by JuanMag
3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
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.
06-19-2011 13:28:00 | More by Cmack15
The Wild Colonial Tavern in Providence, RI
88 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.