Spring is in full swing, and it's the perfect time to grab your sunglasses and some friends and raise a glass to beer garden season! There's no shortage of options to soak up the sun and sip some suds in Providence and around the state. 

The Guild PVD Beer Garden


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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 through October, Wednesday and Thursday, 4–8 p.m.; Friday, 2–8 p.m.; Saturday, 12–8 p.m.; and Sunday, 12–6 p.m.

Sample Right From the Source in Providence

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 Brewery, Union Station Brewery, Trinity Brewhouse, Long Live Beerworks, Moniker Brewery and Origin Beer Project 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.

Head North for Lots of Local Beer

The northern part of Rhode Island is full of outdoor options for enjoying a pint with your pals. From Crooked Current and Foolproof in Pawtucket to Ravenous Brewing in Cumberland and Lops Brewing in Woonsocket, you're sure to find a local brew to enjoy in the sunshine.

Explore East Bay Brews

Rhode Island's East Bay has no shortage of local breweries, with spots like Crook Point Brewing Company in East Providence and Coddington Brewing Company in Middletown. Bristol is home to Pivotal Brewing Company, Six Pack Brewing and Vigilant Brewing, all with plenty of patio space for an afternoon hang.

People Drinking Beer and Watching Live Music at Grey Sail Brewery Courtyard in Providence RI

Relax With a Pint in Warwick

Apponaug Brewing Company's patio, with fire pits and a view of the Pawtuxet River, is a perfect spot for gathering with friends or family. Nearby Proclamation Ale Company is just minutes from Rhode Island International T.F. Green Airport, making it the ideal location to unwind after a long flight.

Sip and Shop in South County

Enjoy South County's laid-back vibe at breweries like Tilted Barn Brewery in Exeter, where you can enjoy a draft on the patio or lawn. Their weekly summer market brings in dozens of local vendors on Wednesday evenings June 5–Aug. 2, along with food trucks and local musicians, so you can grab a beer and stroll the market at the same time. Further south, Shaidzon Beer Company in West Kingston and Grey Sail Brewing in Westerly have patio seating and are planning lots of fun outdoor events for the spring and summer.

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