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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 25, 2021 via mobile

We rented this place out for a business mingle. It’s a cool hang out. Parking available on the street or across the street for 10.00 fee. They specialize in pretzels. We had like 6 different kinds of pretzels with all kinds of dipping sauces. The...dessert pretzel with the cream cheese dip was amazing. It was all really good. Each pretzel is made fresh in house. They even let us try some delicious pretzel sandwiches they do. Enjoyed the atmosphere and good drink selection. Many local beers. If you’re into local, this is a cool place.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

I was looking for soup & thought I was disappointed since I don't do class. Wow! Was I wrong! The menu is pretzel & beer and the choices are wide & interesting. I had a parmesan & asiago pretzel and apricot butter which was delicious....My husband's grilled cheese on the same pretzel-bun with bacon and tomato was equally great. In a town which seemed almost over-quiet the place is lively with college students. I'm so glad we didn't find our soup place!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 5, 2021

We came here for lunch on the 5th of July. Our visit started off great, but it became apparent very quickly that the restaurant was severely understaffed. There seemed to be one server on who was trying to do her best. We ordered a flight...of beers and were impressed with the overall selection. Our server made some great recommendations and had our beers come up quickly, and that is when the restaurant got an influx of people. We felt bad for our server since she was trying so hard to welcome people who were self seating themselves, get their drinks going and run orders, but it was obvious that she was in the weeds. She was finally able to come over to us and get our food order in, but it had been 30-40 mins since we had gotten our beers. We told her we totally understand and were ready to order. We all got different pretzels and different dipping sauces, and everyone seemed to really like their choices! We all agreed that we want to come back and try their sandwiches and HOPEFULLY they will have more servers and food runners on staff. From someone who has worked in the restaurant industry, it is always better to over schedule people leading up to and following a holiday weekend.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

Excellent selection of local New England brews. Great bartenders with solid selections. Amazing pretzel. Nice location downtown.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 23, 2021

We passed by a couple of times, looking for a parking space. When we found ourselves an hour to kill, we jumped on a patio table. Perfect day for a beer! What we weren't expecting was three different people to take care of us, one...as charming and warm as the last. We got a charming welcome, then assistance with our beer order, and our beers were served with enthusiasm and humor. This is definitely a new destination. It's a good thing/bad thing that we had reservations, eslewhere. We could have gotten a bit too comfy at this wonderful place!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 7, 2021 via mobile

My favorite place in Providence, great beer selection, one of the best places for beer. Pretzels are outstanding as well. Apricot butter is fantastic. Service is great as well.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 4, 2021

We enjoyed the selection of beer while staying just around the corner. We did wish they had a slightly bigger menu but everything we had was great !

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed August 15, 2020

Great beer selection that is always changing. Friendly staff. Games that you can play to pass the time. Limited food menu but everything is good. A quality establishment that greatly benefits the downtown food and entertainment scene.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 10, 2020 via mobile

My hubs and I enjoyed EVERYTHING about our visit especially during the time of COVID 19! From the moment we entered till the time we left all needs were met! Thanks Colby and chef for a great experience.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

Great spot in downtown Providence. The pretzels are outstanding and the sandwiches are excellent. The bar is fantastic and the choices of draft beers is insane, great place to hang out. Bartenders are excellent.

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5