The 10 Best Pubs in Rhode Island!

Looking for a laidback, classic pub? You’ve come to the right place. From traditional Irish pubs to authentic British pubs, you’ll find just the atmosphere you’re seeking. Serving up bar food and delicious brews, here are the 10 best pubs in the state.  

1. Providence GPub, Providence, RI

This modern bar serves up over 50 beers, plenty of seasonal cocktails, and tasty food—making it the best place to catch a game or hang with friends. If you get there early enough you might get the first shot at the billiards or foosball table, too!

2. Fat Belly’s Pub, Providence, RI

Make sure to sit upstairs at this classic Irish pub, which has a sizeable beer selection, as well as delicious pizza, burgers and pub food. 

3. Arigna Irish Pub & Coal Fire Kitchen, Pawtucket, RI

Arigna earns its name from the last working coal mine in Ireland, which survived until 1990. Like Pawtucket itself, the town was founded on grit and hard work—and good beer. You can enjoy over 27 draught beers and 18 HDTV’s while sipping on a beer here.

4. Gator’s Pub, North Smithfield, RI

With wood-paneled walls, curtains that belong in your grandmother’s house, and delicious food, you’ll love this old-school pub. The wait staff are plenty friendly, and always free to help out with questions about the menu.

5. PJ’s Pub, Cranston and Johnston, RI

This pub was created in 2008 but has quickly become a community favorite! When PJ’s opened, they wanted to make sure that each one of their guests felt at ease. Chow down here on delicious pub food like the giant grilled cheese nacho burger or the four-stack grilled peanut butter and jelly—or plenty of other delicious snack foods that pair well with a beer.

6. Richard’s Pub & Restaurant, East Greenwich, RI

Looking for a tasty meal? Or perhaps you’re just hoping to sit down and grab a drink? Whatever mood you’re in, Richard’s is a fantastic family-owned restaurant and pub that puts on a warm and inviting atmosphere for all its guests.

7. Cornerstone Pub, Exeter, RI

This simple pub quickly became the cornerstone of Nooseneck Hill with its great beers and small, but tasty, food menu. Make sure to go for the wings or grilled pizza.

8. The Wharf Pub, Newport, RI

You’ll want to head to the Wharf early to get at their raw bar happy hour special—but you’ll be sticking around to enjoy the outdoor porch and delicious beers. Maybe try a cocktail as well, such as the Southern Belle, with bourbon, peach puree, bitters, and sparkling wine. 

9. Murphy’s Law Irish Pub, Pawtucket, RI

Drinks here are plenty strong and the beer is always cold—with all of that, plus the yummy food, it’s all you could want in a bar and more.

10. Blackie’s Bull Dog Tavern, Smithfield, RI

This laidback pub serves up delicious food and incredible cocktails. They suggest the pork Shepherd’s pie—but anything barbecue on the menu will please your taste buds. You’ll enjoy the creative drink menu, too!

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