Grad Center Bar

NOTE: The GCB is OPEN in Spring 2022!


The Brown Graduate Center Bar (GCB) is a great place to socialize with fellow graduate students, undergrads, and other members of the Brown community. The bar features a great selection of bottled beer and an eclectic and frequently rotated range of tap choices. As a nonprofit private organization, the GCB strives to offer students affordable prices and good cheer. A happy customer on describes it as “Providence’s best beer bar, period.”

Brown and RISD students have free membership, all you need to do is sign up with a valid ID and you are issued a membership card. If you are not a student, you can become a member for a fee.

GCB Hours: 4pm-1am (Sun-Fri); 6pm-1am (Sat)
Location: 42 Charlesfield Street, Providence
Phone: (401) 421-0270

GCB Entrance


The GCB is located at 42 Charlesfield Street on College Hill in the basement of the Graduate Center complex. The entrance might be a bit tricky to discover, but if you just follow the throng of thirsty graduate students turning on Charlesfield St. from Thayer St. chances are you will get to your destination. Just find the door that looks like it belongs to a nuclear bunker, and take the stairs down to the basement.