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Upstairs, Downstairs and New Views at Diego’s

“We always dreamt about a separate bar room, a new space, for private parties and now we have it!” The newly renovated upstairs of Diego’s can accommodate 60 people

Having outgrown their ground-floor patio restaurant, Scott & Adrienne Kirmil, decided it was time to expand and improve. When Roger King Fine Art gallery downsized and decided to move off-wharf the Kirmil’s jumped into meetings with Bart Dunbar, president of Bowen’s Wharf. Together they embarked on opening the space to water views, improved & expanded the indoor seating, not to mention modernized the climate control. 

There’s even a cozy fireplace where guests can watch the winter snow storms from upstairs….and the creative details will entertain you even on a cloudy day.

“We also expanded our restroom facilities, to include handicap accessible for some of our favorite regulars.”

Their menu boats specialty summer cocktails, Mezcal & new craft beers, roasted peach gazpacho, local fish dishes and of course lot’s of old favorites too. Diego‘s brunch is seven days a week July and August.

Together with Leigh Kirmil, Scott’s sister who is the General Manager, they added more than 12 staff  so they can keep the year-round local staff who wanted to stay and work. 

You can also find a Diego’s taco station at Newport Film events, and although a separate company, the Diego’s Bodega & Catering that opened in Middletown about a year ago is part of the Diego’s family. They specialize in off-site parties and events, catering, taco bars, rehearsal dinners, weddings, and catering.

The couple also owns The Wharf Pub Newport. A recent expansion now includes a full liquor license and the most extensive whisky menu on the island, with a focus on live music Friday’s and Saturday’s. Dine out this summer…and bring Fido for some fun on the patio, while you park your bike, car or boat just steps away.

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