Gay Travel Information – Trinity Brewhouse – Providence, RI

Trinity Brewhouse / 186 Fountain Street / Providence, RI 02905 / 401-453-BEER (2337)

Trinity Brewhouse is a Gothic funhouse of award winning beers, delicious pub food, rock music, friendly service, and a trendy, youthful, local clientele.

It’s eye catching carnival styled signs beckon you to step right up and try “the best beer in Rhode Island”! 
I found Trinity Brewhouse to be extremely atmospheric with it’s dark wood, dim lighting, commanding chandelier and super cool mural of some of music’s greats including John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Patsy Cline, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Louie Armstrong, Beethoven, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. 
The long bar was teaming with, what seemed to be locals. 
My partner Jen and I were seated in the main dining room, which we both agreed had a cool medieval feel.
Jen was extremely impressed with their varied choices of beer on tap and chose the Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA is a style emerging in the land of Cascadia, the Pacific Northwest. Similar to IPA in style, but with a light roasted character. Also known as ‘Black IPA’. The focus of this style is to create a relationship between dark malts and ‘American hops’. Unfiltered  – 85. I.B.U.s Simcoe, Summit, and Cascade 8-9% Ale). 
She said it was a strong, rich, dark ale that was very smooth going down and enjoyed it very much. 
For an appetizer we chose the Trinity Nachos (served with their own deep fried corn tortillas with black beans, sour cream, Monterey jack, Colby chedder, fresh diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and salsa.) We cut out the black beans and sour cream and ordered guacamole instead. 
The house made tortilla chips were absolutely delicious and different than any of the tortilla chips we’ve had of recent. Everything was supper fresh, especially the guacamole which tasted as if it was literally just scooped out of an avocado. 
For the main entree I ordered “The T-Bird” (smoked turkey breast on fresh toasted herbed focassia with roasted red peppers, cheddar cheese, red onion, lettuce and sage-cranberry Dijon sauce) and substituted fries for red bliss mashed potatoes. 
Jen ordered the Fish & Chips (twin sole filets served with their own tartar sauce). Jen also substituted fries for the red bliss mashed potatoes. 
Both entrees were very satisfying, extremely fresh and quite delicious! Definitely a step above your average “pub type food”. 
We decided to share dessert and chose the Chocolate Truffle Cake which was the perfect ending to our meal. It was just the right size to share! 
PUB: Crafted with the finest quality hops from around the world, and filtered in the Scituate Resevoir water from right here in Little Rhody. The beer, ales, proters and stouts available at the Brewhouse Pub are brewed on premises, ensuring a high quality product that is always satisfying and never flat. Trinity’s brewmaster takes great pride in providing the customers with the freshest, award-winning beer in the city. Stop in to experience their selection for yourself, or grab a Growler to Go and enjoy great Trinity Brewhouse Beer at your own leisure. Click here for more information –
ON TAP: Click here for Trinity’s On Tap offerings –
CATERING / PARTIES:  Trinity Brewhouse would be a perfect spot to host your next event, corporate reception or party. There are three distinct areas to choose from including a private bar and room in the basement. Trinity can also cater any event as well. For more information click here:
  • Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-1:00am
  • Friday: 11:30am-2:00am
  • Saturday: 12:00pm-2:00am
  • Sunday: 12:00pm-1:00am

EVENTS: Every Tuesday night is Trivia night! 
MUG CLUB: The Trinity Brewhouse Mug Club is a great way to earn discounts on items in the restaurant as well as area businesses. Discounts, parties, and your own personal mug! Rub elbows with other club members who share your love of food and drink. Cost = $50 per year. Click here for more information –
GAY & LESBIAN FACTOR: Trinity Brewhouse is extremely gay friendly. There is a large, diverse college crowd and the atmosphere as a whole is very collegiate and trendy. One of those college/local hangouts where EVERYONE is welcome and individuality is encouraged and applauded. Also, Providence, my hometown, is very gay friendly. Even though we fall flat on marriage rights (as of today), the city has ALWAYS been VERY gay welcoming and home to more LGBT clubs than even nearby Boston! This is the perfect hangout spot or date night location. You are across the street from The Dunkin Donuts Center and walking distance to Trinity Rep and Providence Performing Arts Center. I wholeheartedly am “OUTING” Trinity Brewhouse as LGBT friendly and worthy of our business. Plus the beer is damn good. Just sayin. 
Trinity Brewhouse is a Rhode Island institution in my opinion. It is a landmark. Part of the downtown scene and must experience when visiting the area or for the (few) locals who may not have experienced it yet! 😉 
Fantastic beer, delicious pub food, pool, TV’s to watch the game, friendly staff and perfect location — sounds like an all around winner to me! 
Desiree Sousa
Out & About Travel / Gay Travel Information 

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