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Bayberry Beer Hall pays homage to the spirit of my ­Grandfather Morton. Morton resided in a picturesque log cabin in coastal Maine surrounded by bayberry ­bushes, ­inspiring him to name the cabin Bayberry. To him the ­bayberry bush embodied the unyielding American spirit; they were hearty enough to stand up to the bitter New England winters yet flourished year after year. Morton was a man of boundless knowledge and utmost selflessness, so while the cabin no longer exists we hope to keep his legacy alive within the walls of Bayberry Beer Hall.

Years ago in Munich I experienced firsthand a ­traditional German Biergarten and became inspired. I had never ­witnessed such a seamlessly executed marriage of beer, food, and community come to life so naturally. I ­returned home eager to build a space that would recreate that ­experience so when my wife Natalie and I moved to ­Providence we got to work.

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While the inspiration is drawn from a traditional German Biergarten—nodding to our German predecessors on our beer list, menu and décor—Bayberry is a modern American beer hall. We endeavor to create a dining experience for our guests that is unique in Rhode Island. We value ­building relationships with brewers and distributors to feature exceptional regionally crafted beer, and work to curate a contemporary menu that highlights the ingredients of New England. Welcome to our table. Welcome to our family.

Cheers!

Tom and Natalie Dennen