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 through the fall, Thursday and Friday, 5–10 p.m.; Saturday, 12–10 p.m.; and Sunday, 12–5 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 12–Oct. 30, Wednesday and Thursday, 4–8 p.m.; Friday, 3–8 p.m.; Saturday, 12–8 p.m.; and Sunday, 12–6 p.m.
Long Live Beergarden
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 first Saturday of the month during Open Air Saturdays. 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 a rotation of vendors. Long Live Beergarden is open 12–6 p.m. May 7, June 4, August 6, September 3 and October 1.
TroopTop at the WaterFire Arts Center
Head over to the WaterFire Arts Center for TroopTop Thursdays, every third Thursday of the month through August. Check out the latest art exhibit on display before moving upstairs to the "TroopTop" Deck, where Troop PVD will be serving a selection of local beer, wine and spirits starting at 5 p.m. Non-alcoholic beverages and select food items will also be available.
Enjoy Right From the Source
Most of the city's many breweries offer their own patio areas to enjoy beers brewed just a few feet away from your seat. Narragansett Beer, Union Station Brewery, Trinity Brewhouse, Long Live Beerworks, Moniker Brewery, Beer on Earth, and Lost Valley Pizza + Brewery all feature creative outdoor space with a variety of food options as well. Additionally, Providence's only distillery, The Industrious Spirit Company, offers a lovely covered outdoor area where you can sip on creative craft cocktails and mocktails.