Julians

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BA SCORE
97
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31 Reviews
JuliansJulians
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

318 Broadway
Providence, Rhode Island, 02909-1102
United States

(401) 861-1770 | map
www.juliansprovidence.com

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Added by bsoakley on 05-24-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
62
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
5.84%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
35
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by Hibernator:
Photo of Hibernator
4.45/5  rDev 0%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.36/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Buddance
4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of dwagner003
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of TadGunderson
4.76/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Best option in Providence by far.

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Photo of Greatheil
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Go here. Now. Seriously.

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Photo of shekletona
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
4.03/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Place looks like a typical college dive bar from the outside. Inside, pretty much the same, but I like it. Crowd was pretty much college students mixed with a few older gentleman as well as a few "in the band" type of guys. I was surprised by the techno music blaring over the house system. There were about 12 or so brews on tap. I had an Easy Jack and a Grunion from Ballast Point. A few local favorites as well. Had some really nice bottles in the cooler: 2013 Parabola, 2012 Sucaba plus a few sours that caught my eye as well. Service was pretty good. Didn't have to wait too much for a refill. I ordered a Reuben and it was really good, actually. They threw a twist on it with the chipotle 1000 island. Pretty cool little joint..

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Photo of badvibes2015
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Love this place. May have the best craft beer selection in town, albeit a little heavy on the imports. Should be noted that this is more of a restaurant than bar. Fabulous brunch.

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Photo of GJ40
4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

I get up to RI a lot and I've heard about Julian's many times but I thought of it more as restaurant. I was up with my wife recently and she convinced me to give it a try. And I was pleasantly surprised that they have a nice little bar as well.

The place is small but very interesting and relaxing. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The beer list is very good, especially for RI. We split a bottle of Keraterra by Proclamation. It was the best and most interesting RI beer I've had.

Our visit was quick but I really enjoyed it and look forward to getting back there soon.

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Photo of Highbury09
4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of xICooRsYIx
4.94/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of speith
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
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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Photo of Child_Pugh
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Photo of brother_rebus
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MasterDebator
3.25/5  rDev -27%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Horbar
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of JackNip
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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Julians in Providence, RI
97 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.
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