K. van Bourgondien of Dutch Bulbs names Providence, RI as city with best beer gardens in the US.

One of the main goals of the "Beers, Business, and Balls" podcast is to showcase how Providence can be one of the beer capitals of the United States. From Long Live, to Narragansett, and Bayberry, Moniker, Providence Brewing Company, Revival, and Beer on Earth, the options are endless and craft community in the small state is thriving.


Recently, K. van Bourgondien, of Dutch Bulbs, released their annual The Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Beer Gardens and Breweries report. The grading results are from the following categories.

  • Average Precipitation per Year

  • Number of Beer Gardens and Breweries per Capita

  • Annual Average Annual Temperature

  • Walk Score

  • Cost of a Domestic Pint of Beer

  • Google Trends Search Volume for “Beer”

Each city was graded by these topics on a scale from 0 to 50. The algorithm did the work and the results were major for The Ocean State. Providence got a score of 37.19, holding down to top spot! With 126 beer gardens and breweries per capita and a high walk score of 78, it’s easy to get around to plenty of local favorites.


The remainder of the top-ten goes to various brew capitals of the United States.


T-2: Chicago (35.97)

T-2: Denver (35.97)

3: Philadelphia (35.26)

4: San Diego (33.03)

5: Milwaukee (33)

6. Boston (32.77)

7. Phoenix (32.69)

8: Portland (32.48)

9: Pittsburgh (32.26)

10: Minneapolis (32.04)


Toping cities like Philly, Boston, San Diego, and Portland is a huge win for the 401 and PVD. Exciting news in the craft beer world, and we can't wait for the weather to warm up and head back to the beer gardens!



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