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We are the GCB (Grad Center Bar), a members-only not-for-profit serving the greater Brown University community.


To visit or become a member you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older

  • Have a current (unexpired) Brown ID OR a current COVID Vaccine Card with at least 2 doses received.

  • Have a valid (unexpired & legible) ID for proof of age as required by the State of Rhode Island. The actual document or card must be present, no copies will be accepted.

    • ID’s we are allowed to accept:

      • U.S. Issued State ID 

      • U.S. Driver’s Licence

      • U.S. Military ID

      • U.S. Tribal ID

      • U.S. Passport Card

      • International Passport 


All who meet the above requirements are welcome to visit and apply for membership with the GCB. To be a member you must be part of the greater Brown University community or sponsored by a current member. If you don’t have a sponsor, come by and speak with our door staff and they will try to help accommodate. 


Brown graduate and medical student memberships are purchased by the Grad Student Council and Medical Student Senate respectively and are available for pick-up upon visiting the GCB AND meeting the ID and vaccine requirements above.


Membership for the year is $35 cash. We have an ATM should you need it. While memberships are cash only, our bar does accept cash or credit.



  • Closure for covid reasons

  • We revoke your membership for:

    • Being belligerently drunk

    • Stealing

    • Bringing in your own alcohol

    • Damaging property

    • Being a total jerk to the staff or other GCB members

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Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - Midnight

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