Originally Posted by tiffanybell04
We are heading to Rhode Island this weekend - will be in Newport - got any suggestions for it? Will try and check out Trinity if we can though!
Newport has a lot of nice places but I try not to go there often because the locals are kind of stuck up. They hate people coming to their "island".
There is a strip of all shops, bars and restaurants called America's Cup (Thames St). There are a ton of cool bars. Smokehouse is a cool BBQ place. 22 Bowens is a very good restaurant. Red Parrot is a cool little burger bar/restaurant. Sardella's is a nice restaurant that isn't right on that main street which is nice if you want to get away from the crowd. Down near 22 Bowen's (right on the water) are a handful of great places.
In terms of just bars, there really isn't anything too exciting. Just your normal main street bars. No brew pubs or anything.
Trinity in Providence is different a great place. That is about 30 minutes from Newport. If you want a good beer place go to the Malted Barley in Wakefield. That is about 30 minutes as well.