Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Newport nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Newport Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

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Aidan's Pub


Visit Ireland by way of Newport at Aidan's Pub. The menu's a mix of Irish and British favorites, including Bangers 'n Mash, Shepherd's Pie and Fish and Chips. The bar includes, you guessed it, Guinness and an array of other beers and ales....  Read More

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Newport Blues Cafe


Located in Newport's downtown near the wharfs, this cafe has become one of the best places in the city to catch live music played by top local and regional bands. Waterfront views, leveled seating and an exceptional menu have assisted Newport...  Read More

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Clarke Cook House


A Newport institution, the Clark Cooke House is located at the popular Bannister's Wharf and includes a wealth of dining and entertainment options, from the upscale Porch dining room to the Candy Store Lounge and rocking Boom Boom Room. Enjoy a...  Read More

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Mix an Irish flair with expertly paired jazz combos, and you'll end up with the Red Parrot. A local favorite that offers tasty eats as well as signature cocktails, it's housed in a historic building that dates to 1898 and is listed on the...  Read More

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One Pelham East


The younger set seems to frequent this Thames Street favorite, with its mix of live music, well-mixed drinks and pool tables. Rock bands keep things happening until the late hours and get people in the mood to take to the small dance floor.

POP Kitchen + Cocktails


POP has emerged as one of those trendy sort of places where you carefully select your best outfit and perfectly coif your hair before heading out to enter its mod interior that's awash with vibrant reds and oranges. Modern furniture completes...  Read More

The New Garden Grill & Bar


Top-notch live bands put The New Garden Grill & Bar on the short list when area residents consider where to go for a night out. Exotic beers (draft and bottled varieties), a flavorful menu and a number of large screen TVs add to the appeal...  Read More

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Mudville Pub


Nachos, beer and burgers define this pub that's become one of the area's most popular. Mudville doesn't stand on pretense, but rather boasts a casual atmosphere and offers a warm welcome to newcomers. A handful of TVs, including a couple big...  Read More

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Extremely well-liked by all sorts of folks, the Brick Alley Pub is a casual spot that serves up a hearty collection of New England specialties as well as steaks and seafood. It also boasts a well-stocked bar manned by talented keeps. A large...  Read More