The days are growing warmer and longer, so grab your sunglasses and some friends and raise a glass to beer garden season! There's no shortage of options to sit outside and sip some suds throughout the Providence area this season.
Located at Biltmore Park and just blocks away from Trinity Brewhouse, Trinity Beer Garden offers some of the freshest outdoor beers you can find in the city. If you're not a beer drinker, they've also got cocktails and wine in addition to a rotating food menu from a selection of food vendors and food trucks. Weekly programming features live trivia, music and comedy. Open May 1–Oct. 16, Thursday and Friday, 4:30–10 p.m.; Saturday, 1–10 p.m.
The Guild PVD Beer Garden returns this summer by the Providence Pedestrian Bridge. You'll find a variety of beers brewed at The Guild's Pawtucket brewery available to enjoy with unmatched views of the Providence skyline. There will always be at least one food truck during the week and multiple trucks on weekends for all your snacking needs. Open May 27–Oct. 31, Wednesday and Thursday, 4–8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 12–8 p.m.; and Sunday, 12–6 p.m.
Downtown's newest beer garden features a not-so-new name in the Rhode Island craft beer scene. Long Live Beergarden, operated by Providence's own Long Live Beerworks, is taking over Grant's Block at 260 Westminster St. every weekend this summer. Enjoy some of Long Live's hazy IPAs, crisp lagers or tart sours in addition to an assortment of regional ciders and wines. Bring your own food from area restaurants or order from Kleos right next door. Long Live Beergarden is open Fridays, 3–9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 12–6 p.m.
The GPub Beer Garden will take over Orange Street beginning Memorial Day Weekend and offer all the fun Providence GPub vibes you know and love out in the open air. Enjoy a selection from the new craft beer and pub food menus through the afternoon and evening while challenging friends to lawn games and checking out their "I Heart PVD" murals. Enjoy live DJ entertainment weekly on Saturday evenings from 6–9 p.m. Beer Garden hours are Friday–Sunday, 3–9 p.m.
Head over to the WaterFire Arts Center for Art on Tap, every Thursday through the end of summer. Check out the latest art exhibit on display before moving upstairs to the "Troop" Top Deck, where Troop PVD will be serving beer and wine starting at 5 p.m. Non-alcoholic beverages and an assortment of candy bars are also available in the store.