1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The Wild Colonial Tavern

Not Rated.
The Wild Colonial TavernThe Wild Colonial Tavern
BA SCORE
88
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: EmoBeerGuy)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RunawayJim:
Photo of RunawayJim
RunawayJim

Rhode Island

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

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:
Photo of ChrisinRI
ChrisinRI

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-08-2014 14:45:43 | More by ChrisinRI
Photo of pinhead
pinhead

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-27-2014 18:34:48 | More by pinhead
Photo of portisque
portisque

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-17-2014 14:52:27 | More by portisque
Photo of Bla
Bla

Rhode Island

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.

12-27-2013 15:04:37 | More by Bla
Photo of Beerman72
Beerman72

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +29.9%

12-06-2013 05:05:58 | More by Beerman72
Photo of George1005
George1005

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-25-2013 19:49:18 | More by George1005
Photo of Brendog9
Brendog9

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-10-2013 01:14:38 | More by Brendog9
Photo of JuanMag
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.

05-16-2012 20:38:19 | More by JuanMag
Photo of Cmack15
Cmack15

Massachusetts

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.
cheers

06-19-2011 13:28:00 | More by Cmack15
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
The Wild Colonial Tavern in Providence, RI
88 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.