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Nautical Nightlife: Best bars and restaurants in Newport

Whether you are looking for a place to grab lunch with friends or have a romantic dinner, this blog will help you find the best restaurants in Newport. From delicious seafood dishes to exotic international cuisine, there is something for everyone in this vibrant city by the sea. We’ll share information about some of the most popular restaurants in Newport, from the newest hot spots to timeless classics.


While Newport’s old-fashioned seaside charm is lovely, sometimes we want something more contemporary. Christie’s restaurant and bar offers just that. They serve excellent burgers and classic cocktails like the Dark & Stormy. You can enjoy them in the stylish dining room, surrounded by oversized bathing beauty pictures, or outside on the patio. If possible, try to get a table with swing seating.



Top of Newport bar

Science suggests that cocktails taste better when consumed on a rooftop. The bar atop The Hotel Viking is a great example of Newport’s upscale beach ambiance. You can have a cool Sauvignon Blanc along with some appetizers while observing people around you. If you’re in town on a Wednesday, we recommend checking out the Spirits and Stogies event, which offers cocktails, small plates, and cigars.


Top of Newport Bar + Lounge




When you’re done shopping in Newport, relax at Portside, an outdoor bar by the harbor. Enjoy the view of the bay and try the local pirate punch. If you want to stay out longer, make a reservation at Bowen’s 22 for steak, or just get a bucket of clams and a cold beer at Portside. No need to leave!


22 Portside


The Barking Crab

To fully experience a trip to the New England coast, make sure to indulge in some fried clams and lobster rolls. Specifically, we recommend trying the Connecticut-style lobster roll without mayo, but with butter instead. This meal is perfect for summertime, especially when paired with a cold beer, and can be enjoyed on the patio with stunning views. If you’re interested, we suggest trying one of the local brews.


White Horse Tavern

You should definitely visit this bar, which happens to be the oldest in the U.S. They have a humorous tagline, “Serving farm to table since 1673,” and you can enjoy fresh oysters from their raw bar while having a beer. To fully experience it, we suggest making a reservation and staying for dinner. The Tavern has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in Rhode Island by Boston Magazine.



In conclusion, Newport RI is home to some of the best restaurants in the world. From fresh seafood to fine Italian cuisine, there is something for everyone in this charming city. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner with your significant other or an unforgettable evening out with family and friends, Newport has plenty of options to choose from.


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