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BA SCORE
96
world-class

32 Reviews
JuliansJulians
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(401) 861-1770 | map
juliansprovidence.com

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Added by bsoakley on 05-24-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
64
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
6.56%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
35
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 64
Reviews by Jwale73:
Photo of Jwale73
4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I finally got around to visiting Julians after much procrastination - what can I say, I live in Coventry and work in Middletown. Although I do have to say that the Longest Night of the Year party with J.W. Lees Calvados was a great motivator. I don't know how much more can be said, that hasn't been already. Definitely gives off a cool hipster vibe with a pretty eclectic bunch of patrons; very laid back atmosphere. I have to say that I was pretty blown away by the size of the kitchen area, relative to the rest of the restaurant/bar - it was huge, and it's kind of cool to be able to see your food being made; however, there is definitely a drawback in that the size of the bar area is substantially reduced. Tap selection was nothing short of exceptional - I had the Lees on cask, as well as the BBC Holidale on cask which was pretty awesome. Other highlights were Curieux, Avec Les Bon Vieux, a beer which cannot be named (but was awesome), Aventinus, My Antonia (wish I tried it), Tillburg Brown, etc. They also featured a generous sized bottle cooler with bombers and were featuring Sculpin. Brian Oakley was very friendly and welcoming, which definitely contributed to a positive experience. I can't comment on the food; however, it looked and smelled great. Tap prices were a little higher than I am used to, but the selection definitely moderates that price differential to some degree. There are four definite regional beer hubs in RI in my opinion - Pitcher's in Northern, Track 84 in Kent, Pour Judgment in Newport and Julians in Providence. Well worth your time if you are in Providence.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerBucks
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Johnct
3.45/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Long story short, this is generally the best quality taplist in or around Providence. Other than that, it's a wannabe nyc hipster bar with shitty service and warm beer. The food is overpriced vegan shit and the place is weird. But if you're looking for the best available beer lineup in the city, this should be the place you should go.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Buddance
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of dwagner003
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of TadGunderson
4.76/5  rDev +7.7%
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 +13.1%
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 +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
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 -1.8%
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 -4.8%
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 -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of xICooRsYIx
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of speith
4.73/5  rDev +7%
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 +3.8%
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 -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Masters
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of MasterDebator
3.25/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Horbar
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

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Julians in Providence, RI
4.42 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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