Trinity Brewhouse

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3.7/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

186 Fountain St
Providence, Rhode Island, 02903-1813
United States

(401) 453-2337 | map
trinitybrewhouse.com

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300
Ratings:
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.74/5
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
143
pDev:
14.44%
 
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Reviews by RunawayJim:
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3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I might be a bit biased as Trinity is my favorite bar in the city, but I have spent many nights here recently. I can't recommend a better bar to sit, hang out, chat with the bartender or whoever might be sitting next to you, have a small group meeting, meet up with friends, whatever.

The beer is good and the food is excellent. I have rarely had a bad meal here. And for the prices, it's even better. Everyone that visits should try the Brewer's Burger and the cheesecake, along with the RI IPA or the Point Break Pale Ale. For a slightly more expensive (~$13) meal, try the sausage platter.

The music is never overbearing, making it perfect to have a conversation with someone sitting across the table from you or a couple seats over at the bar. The waitresses are super friendly and very helpful (and some even know the beers quite well).

If you're in providence for whatever reason, stop by, have a burger, have a beer, and keep it local.

Re-reviewing (3/28/2008): While I still like Trinity quite a bit, I am adjusting the scores based on my more recent visits. Trinity has become very hit or miss with the quality of both their food or beer. When they're on, they're on. But when they're not on... it can be pretty bad. I've never had anything inedible, but the beer can be nearly undrinkable. It can be watery or soapy in flavor and mouthfeel at times and the food is sometimes not cooked right. But, as I said, when they're on, everything is excellent. My previous review still holds true for the most part, I just wanted to update with more recent experiences.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BFrie
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Trinity has a few beers worth trying on tap but the draft list is usually scant. 10 or less to choose from. Not all of the beers are of great quality (that I'd want to drink again). Very cool location. Long bar and plenty of tables to dine at. Service was excellent and the food was above average. Right across the street from Hasbro Toys HQ.

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Photo of Glennp64
4.79/5  rDev +28.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of HurryItsJacob
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Ecxeeder616
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of CaptYellow
1.46/5  rDev -61%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.25 | food: 1

Walked by three staff and waited at the bar. Took awhile before being greeted (not busy either). Bar keep was only friendly when delivering the check. Took our to-go food home after our beer. they gave a slice of fish instead of a fish sandwich. Called and the manager said she wouldn't do anything because it "is just a couple slices of bread." oh, and the food was gross. Seriously, a fish sandwich from somewhere fast food would have been better.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75

Nice looking pub... English feel to it. Bar seats about 20 with dining areas at both ends...maybe a dozen plus tables. Seven beers on tap, nothing exciting. Food was pretty bad...turkey burger tasted like bologna.

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Photo of Buddance
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of muchos
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of Bruce5
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Photo of lakamoso
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JaredSammy
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.59/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Average pub atmosphere with an outside seating area along the street. Service was average, nothing out of the ordinary. They had about 8 of their beers on tap. I had three, two were forgettable, the IPA was a bit above average. The food, I had the pulled pork nachos, were very good actually.

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Photo of mynie
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Providence is like if Boston survived a suicide attempt. And not one of those sissyboy attempts, like sleeping pills. More like one of those guys who somehow manages to fuck up a shotgun in the mouth. It's still New England--got the awful traffic and hideous accent and even the meathead jocks are genuinely tolerant--but there's no natural or architectural background to bring this New Englandness into sensible relief. It's just... this place. With things in it.

Trinity is a chill, super old school brewpub just around the block from the place where Hasbro makes all sorts of cool toys. I *think* this was downtown Providence--I drove by what passes for their skyline to get here--but I can't say for sure.

Anyhow, this was 5:30 on a Friday and the crowd was sparse but happy. The building is ancient and woody and the acoustics are pleasantly weird. Regulars joked loudly at the bar and the waitstaff were very friendly. There's TVs above the bar and downstairs has a second bar and a pool table. Lots of old banners and RI-centric beer schwag.

There were 8 or so house offerings on tap along with a couple of local ciders and some hard liquor.

The beers were very old school and very brewpubby. Even the Citra IPA had a English-tasting backbone. This probably won't be up to your tastes if you just got into craft beer in the past few years, but if you adjust your expectations you should walk away satisfied. Not *super pleased* , but satisfied. The beer is okay.

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Photo of Shandycan
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.29/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Lindsey_DuquetteBrown
4.86/5  rDev +29.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of the first places I fell in love with when I moved to Prov 10 years ago. Growlers of their Belgian Strawberry are like gold. And when they changed their menu and the Jerk Chicken Sandwich was taken off, the awesome chef was nice enough to always make it for me.

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Photo of johnyb
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of AllieJ76
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I always love Wing Night downstairs at Trinity. There's always some interesting people to watch too. I await their Strawberry Belgian each summer...and there's never ever enough :)

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cayslayer
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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Trinity Brewhouse in Providence, RI
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