One of our favorite Beer Bars is Malted Barley in downtown Westerly, Rhode Island. The owners, Colin and Steph, are friendly and have created a welcoming spot for thirsty, beer lovin’ people. And the pretzels are pretty awesome too!
The entire bar staff is knowledgable about beer, so there is no need to feel lost in the sea of delicious options they provide. If you want to sample a beer before purchasing, that is not only allowed, but encouraged. They feel, the more you know about good beer, the happier you will be. I know my husband agrees with that philosophy.
Each Wednesday they unveil a new cask beer. This past week it was from La Rulles brewery. In fact, on Wednesday not only did they have a new cask, they also had a Firestone tap takeover, which was extremely well received by locals -code for the bar was packed. Colin told me that the next tap takeover will be from Six Point brewery located in NYC. Having tasted several of their products, I can attest that they are quite tasty and I fully expect Malted Barley to be hoppin’ that night as well.
Another great option the Barley has is their mini kegs. If you would like to enjoy one
style of beer with several friends, you can order this keg, and they will fill it with whatever you desire from the taps. Much more fun than a pitcher.
Getting hungry? No worries there – Malted Barley has a small, yet tasty menu of pretzels, both plain and stuffed, and pretzel sandwiches. And yes, they even have gluten free pretzels as well. My favorite is the turkey with sprouts, while my daughter likes the roast beef with slaw.
Finally, I can’t forget to tell you about the music! Each weekend, there are bands playing to entertain you while you imbibe your malty deliciousness. Since they are constantly mixing up the offerings, I suggest you go to their website. You will be glad you did.
And if you decide to follow my advice and go to The Malted Barley, look for me. I will be sitting at the bar.