Yesterday’s just isn’t the same place it was even 5 years ago. Lots of taps, just not World Class or unusual.
AnneReed (22) Rhode Island | December 15, 2014| Updated January 28, 2015
Yesterday’s has seen better days. The draft list is limited these days, and the bar has gotten shabby. Half of the restaurant-The Place a wine bar is vacant. They claim to have 36 taps, but they are not all exciting craft beer or unusual
A strategically well located pub in the touristy area of the charming Newport. Over 20 taps although to be fair only 15 are actually craftbeer tabs with 5 to 10 of the taps used to carry macros and semi-macros (Guiness, Newcastle, etc.). 15 tap lines is still a good choice. Most were regular offerings from New-England micros (Otter Creek, Cisco, Long Trail, etc.) along with some imports and some other american micros such as Laginitas and others. Unfortunately the bar seems to focus on the most common offerings of all these micros so even if there are some quality beers to drink at Yesterday’s, they are all the beers you’ve had a gazillion times. I didn’t eat there as I chose to eat at the Coddington brewpub which is a lot less well located than Yesterday’s. The interior has a typical semi-british semi-irish feel to it and can accommodate quite a few people. Customers young and old, all well behaved, mostly tourists. Walking around (and especially biking around) Newport is highly recommended, a very nice area that has preserved a lot of its rich heritage, old mansions and colonial homes. Very touristy but really worth it. And Yesterday’s is perfectly located and will be on your tourist path, not worth of detour but worth a pitstop.
Okay, so I hate this place too. I suspect that it’s run by the same people who manage Mew’s, it’s got some of the same peculiarities in beer menu listing as Mew’s does. The atmosphere is classic douche 80s holdover. The food looks like it was dumped off a Sysco truck and we waited unnecessarily long for the bartender to serve us. Won’t be back, it’s not worth going out of the way. Honor one of the local brewers instead.
Visited on a rainy Saturday night in April 2010. A pleasant, cosy spot right in the centre of Newport. Warm cosy atmosphere. Although the name may suggest otherwise this seemed more of a restaurant than a place to go just for a drink. We had intended to eat here and then do a pub crawl of Newport but the torrential rain, and the fact that everywhere in town seemed packed to the rafters, meant we lingered here longer than we originally intended. But that was no great hardship. Had a rather more laid back atmosphere than most spots in town (on a busy Saturday night anyway) and a more mature, but not geriatric, clientele. 30 plus beers on tap with a lot of new England stuff. Nothing particularly rare although they did have a beer specially brewed (allegedly) for them by Magic Hat to celebrate their 35th birthday. Also a couple of Coastal Extremes, which was mainly what I was after. Food was excellent. Not cheap but I wasn’t really expecting that in Newport. Definitely worth a visit when in Newport but wouldn’t merit a special trip.
I’ve walked by this place numerous times and always wondered how it was. So today my girlfriend and I decided to give it a try once I saw that there was Magic Hat Y-35 on tap. Having never heard of such I beer, it raised my interest and I had to try it out. Once I got inside, I was surprised to see the quality selection they had. Prices were typical Newport and the service was very attentive. I didn’t have anything to eat but I’ll go there again sometime this summer and give the food a try. Very nice old rustic English style bar.
Typical Newport scene. When I stopped in, they were packed. Despite that, the bartender was very helpful which speaks volumes for this place. The best selection you will find in Newport,though nothing earth shattering. Most of the taps were your typical larger micros and macros with a few exceptions.