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36 /100 32 BROADWAY ST
“Local dive bar with great service and some great pub type food. The taps aren't as good as they used to be and are smaller more expensive pours of the higher ABVs. Better food and taps up the street.“
RhodyBeer 858 days ago
100 /100 156 BROADWAY
“World-class beer: 20 taps, 1 cask, & 100 plus bottles. Voted Best Beer Bar in RI 2016-2019 by Craftbeer.com, rated 100 Beer Advocate Magazine, and Best Craft Beer Selection 2017 by Newport Life Magazine readers. Norey's features tap takeovers of world-class beer, mostly by style.  
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AnneReed 858 days ago
100 /100 156 BROADWAY
“This is the best beer bar in Southern New England. Not only does it showcase World Class Beer in 20 taps, 1 cask, & 100 plus bottles, it's also a 5-star neighborhood bistro with a menu which changes daily. If I'm going a drink a beer on tap that is only found in Europe, I don't want to eat a burger or nachos. I want a great meal to go along with it. Norey's has the best chef on Broadway and everything is made in-house including the house smoked chicken wings. The house-made pasta is fantastic. It rivals every Italian restaurant in Newport. Bolognese, Goat Cheese Tortellini with house-made sausage, Lobster Scampi, Chicken Pesto, Bourbon Bacon Pappardelle, & more.  The entire staff able to help you choose a beer based on your past experience or lead you to experiencing something new. Anyone can buy beer in a liquor store or a brewery. Drinking quality beer in a restaurant is an experience.  Norey's offers free live music Wed. Americana, Blues, Bluegrass & Thurs. World Class Jazz. There are also World Class Tap Takeovers- a brewery or a style including ciders, sours, holiday beers from around the world. Takeover range from 8 taps to the full 20 taps and stay up until they are gone- usually about 2 weeks. “
RhodyBeer 858 days ago
84 /100
Rex Liquors (Beer Store)
126 BROADWAY
“Great family business for locals. You are going to find the top RI beers here, but nothing rare. Great prices on bourbon. I love supporting this local business and this great family.“
RhodyBeer 1011 days ago
68 /100 32 BROADWAY ST
“Patty and I stopped in for lunch Friday after the 'Newport walk'. We were very thirsty. I found 2 beers I have not had before. We had fast service from the ladies working there. The food was the usual bar offerings.“
Ron 1257 days ago
90 /100 32 BROADWAY ST
“Small spot right in downtown. Bar on the left with a limited amount of tables on the right. I didn't count all of the beers on tap but there's a lot. Rotating stock. There's always a beer for somebody. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Food is outstanding! Prices are a little steep, but it's tourist season in Newport. I'll have to some back sometime during the off season. Definitely work going!!!“
halfonit 1264 days ago
68 /100 156 BROADWAY
“Nice upscale little bar right on the strip in downtown. The selection here tends to lean towards the Belgians. But it's always rotating so there's usually a little something for everyone. Staff seemed knowledgeable but not really all too friendly. They may have been getting ready for the Friday evening crowd, I've been a server before so I understand how it is. Prices were a little steep, but it's Newport. That, and the quality is a little higher than what is seen normally in the area. I didn't get the food, but it looked absolutely amazing. To be honest, this place kind of reminded me of Deep Ellum outside of Boston.“
halfonit 1271 days ago
44 /100 156 BROADWAY
“Nice place in downtown Newport, minutes from Pour Judgment. Small tap selection and no flights or small pours or even free samples offered, so this was a total dealbreaker for me. Rather cold service, who didn’t seem to care much. Pricey. Not recommended.“
mcberko 1276 days ago
58 /100 32 BROADWAY ST
“Nice long bar in downtown Newport. Reasonably big taplist with a few nice RI beers. No flights or small pours though, which is really a deal breaker for me at this point. Friendly service. Worth a stop if you’re spending the night or a bunch of hours in Newport.“
mcberko 1276 days ago
62 /100 178 THAMES STREET
“Stopped in for lunch. Nice Irish bar, longer than it is wide. Lots of wood throughout the bar. Plenty of seating at the bar or tables. Good Irish food and a few guest taps from Down the Road. Got a sampler and all were good. Neat place to try.“
jandd1983 1337 days ago
56 /100 156 BROADWAY
“Located on what looks like the main drag of Newport. Parking was available on the street though I had to walk a few blocks. Definitely has kind of a rich moneyed vibe about the place. They had 18-20 taps with half filled with mediocre Belgian and Scandinavian offerings and the other half regional craft. There wasn't a lot on the tap list that I hadn't seen before. The food was tasty. Unfortunately the bartender was rude and condescending. Clearly if you read through the reviews for this place, many of them feel like plants. Maybe if the bartender wasn't such an asshole I might go back, but it doesn't strike me as any type of destination place.“
DiarmaidBHK 1586 days ago
82 /100 580 THAMES ST
“Worker said they have new management, all I know is the craft selection was huge for the size of the place.“
jeremytoni 1715 days ago
76 /100 THAMES STREET
“Decent food and beer.“
jeremytoni 1717 days ago
52 /100
Rex Liquors (Beer Store)
126 BROADWAY
“The good stuff is on the side.“
jeremytoni 1717 days ago
86 /100 156 BROADWAY
“Great food and beer. Kind of a local hang out, to get away from the touristy garbage.“
jeremytoni 1718 days ago
98 /100 156 BROADWAY
“Overall very impressed with Norey’s and their management. Huge fan our sour beers and really have never found a place with this strong of a beer selection. OEC was on tap and don’t think that quality of sour beers can be found in many places. Management was incredibly friendly and would highly recommend this bar...especially for beer geeks!“
sourmike 1803 days ago
78 /100 293 JT CONNELL RD
“Visited on a Saturday early afternoon. Kind of hard to find as it’s signage is small and it’s tucked away from the road a bit. Once found, the parking situation is good. Plenty of spots. They make rum and beer here and you can do a flight of each if you like. The beer flight was $8 and it included 4 beers and a Newport Storm Snifter. Pretty good deal. The beers here were all decent and the service was friendly. With each sample (you got one at a time since you taste with your snifter) they give you a bit of a background and some of their own tasting notes for it. Other than the tasting area, there is a merchandise area as well. Normal merch, plus they have each of their current beers available for purchase either in packs or individually. That was a nice touch. I would definitely recommend stopping in here if you find yourself in Rhode Island.“
JStax 1917 days ago
74 /100 THAMES STREET
“Stopped by while on a cruise stop. Very rainy day and didn’t venture too far from ship on my own. Nice bar (and restaurant). Very busy, but bartenders did their best. Was only place in Newport I had a chance to visit because of weather. Glad to visit this bar.“
RobertDale 1929 days ago
76 /100 32 BROADWAY ST
“A very good bar overall. The tap selection is solid, but certainly not outstanding. They have a small selection of local/regional breweries, some national craft stuff and then some (I seem to recall) macro as well. The food, though, is outstanding and really good value. I had the hot pastrami sandwich and I also tried my wife’s grilled cheese; both were superb - classic pub grub, and really well made. The prices on beers were fair as well. Friendly and pretty efficient service. Has kind of an ’upscale dive bar’ feel to it, if you catch my drift.

Newport doesn’t have a lot in the way of beer destinations, so if you find yourself in town this is a very good option - especially for a meal with your beer.“
Leighton 1936 days ago
94 /100 156 BROADWAY
“Very premium bar in Rhode Island. It’s a high rent area so it has to be expensive but look over that and the staff you get on keg wow. Great bottle range. Attentive staff who really know their stuff. Killer blues band. Awesome place. Really perfect microamtic keg system and one of the best places for well looked-after beer which I’ve been to. Take a lot of money and spend it and be happy. I was.“
tdtm82 1941 days ago
74 /100 THAMES STREET
“Nice place to have a beer if you role in a cruise. Not a huge selection. Solid local picks. Wifi. Food smells good. Lunch buffet available. Servers friendly and helpful. Small bar area but plenty of table. Pretty nice bottle and can selection as well.“
decaturstevo 1945 days ago
96 /100
Bridge Liquors (Beer Store)
23 CONNELL HWY
“Incredible selection of hard to find brews. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. My first stop when I’m looking for something new to try.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android“
magsvmi 1988 days ago
100 /100 156 BROADWAY
“World class beer bar with excellent food and wine to match. Great service and an ever-changing selection of hard to find craft beers.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android“
Curran 2095 days ago
96 /100 156 BROADWAY
“Norey’s is my favorite spot in Newport for serious craft beer. It is tucked away on Broadway Street amongst dozens of other bars and restaurants, but it stands out once you step inside. Upon entering, you are greeted by nearly impossible beers to find on draft in Rhode Island like De Dolle (yes Stille Nacht!), BFM, and OEC. I was also there for their Stout Tap Takeover when they had Black Albert Russian Imperial Stout, KBS Stout, Bourbon County, Speedway Stout, My Blueberry Nightmare, and other tasty treats. The food is also very tasty, especially the Smoked Wings and Baked Quattro Formaggi. There are other bars serving decent craft brews in Newport, but the quality doesn’t compare. I’m not sure how they get this kind of selection, but I hope they keep doing it.“
BeerRay 2100 days ago
20 /100 32 BROADWAY ST
“It is small and often crowded. The draft selection somewhat limited. The service is good. The taps are not as exciting as they used to be.“
AnneReed 2187 days ago
72 /100 293 JT CONNELL RD
“4 samples and a glass for $7.50. Guided tours and self guided available to look from a deck above the brewing space. They also distill rum. Shirts, bottles of beer and rum, and other items are available for sale. Worth a stop. Pretty solid.“
John25 2404 days ago
76 /100 32 BROADWAY ST
“Good, standard pub. A few good local drafts, some solid food (my crab, avocado, & bacon sandwich was quite tasty), and while the service wasn’t friendly per se, they were at least fast and competent.“
ATL_HopFiend 2425 days ago
74 /100 32 BROADWAY ST
“Small narrow pub. With good burgers and a nice beer selection. Rather crowdy on a sunday afternoon. Friendly and fast service and fair prices.“
Meilby 2426 days ago
74 /100 293 JT CONNELL RD
“Nice taproom with 5 beers on tap. The sell samples where you get 4 samples and a glass for $7.49, but we asked nicelly and got all 5 for the same price. The room also includes a merchandise store where you can buy glassware, clothes and beers to go. Very friendly staff and good beers.“
Meilby 2426 days ago
72 /100 32 BROADWAY ST
“Visited on a busy Sunday afternoon, and we had burgers with fries and some nice beers to go with the food. Service was quick, jokingly and friendly. It’s a narrow and long room with seating for around forty people, and there’s also room for approx twenty people at the bar. Some not so interesting beers on tap, but quite a few good ones too.“
yngwie 2426 days ago
70 /100 293 JT CONNELL RD
“The acustic condition in this room is horrible, but with good beers, friendly service and guests it doesn’t matter. We had the sampler tray, which included four beers, but they happily serves us all five that were on tap when we asked. There’s also beers that can be bought to bring back home, and they serve local rum as well. T-shirts, glassware etc are also available.“
yngwie 2426 days ago
36 /100 1 BROADWAY
“It’s a bar. It is not a beer bar. Nothing unusual on tap.“
RhodyBeer 2544 days ago
54 /100 178 THAMES STREET
“Buskers has changed ownership. There are still Tap Takeovers and some unusual taps. Ask the price first, I have ended up with a $10 beer that I didn’t expect.“
RhodyBeer 2544 days ago
74 /100
Malt (Restaurant)
150 BROADWAY, NEWPORT, RI 02840
“Malt has at least 20 taps. They have beer on Nitro and casks. They are the former owners of Buskers-so everything you read about Buskers is really about them. The service is excellent- nice people who know the beers and the food. Good food with a little something extra. Nice selection of small plates-Thai shrimp nachos originated here when it was Tucker’s. Menu is posted on Trip Advisor. Tom and Chelynn are great hosts.“
AnneReed 2563 days ago
80 /100
Bridge Liquors (Beer Store)
23 CONNELL HWY
“Great beer store. Lots of brews for sale (national and local). Great staff. Friendly and helpful.“
Daytonbeer 2614 days ago
74 /100
Bridge Liquors (Beer Store)
23 CONNELL HWY
“One of the better beer stores in RI and the staff is quite helpful and knowledgeable of the local beer scene. The prices are good and a fair regional selection exists.“
BeerandBlues2 2626 days ago
80 /100 293 JT CONNELL RD
“I had a great time hanging out at the bar sampling a few brews and sharing one from our local haul. The place is large and open with plenty of merchandise options.“
BeerandBlues2 2626 days ago
38 /100
Rex Liquors (Beer Store)
126 BROADWAY
“Meh, a local shop selling mostly macros. There are other stores nearby offering a much better selection.“
BeerandBlues2 2626 days ago
72 /100 32 BROADWAY ST
“An overall good restaurant/bar in the center of things on a busy pedestrian street, downtown Newport. The waiter mixed our food up but I did not mind the dish I had. There was a fair but small beer selection.“
BeerandBlues2 2626 days ago
56 /100
Rex Liquors (Beer Store)
126 BROADWAY
“Pretty small selection of beers, the basics from the area. One cider, the local Rhodey Coyote. Convenient location.“
Travlr 2650 days ago
60 /100
Vickers Liquors (Beer Store)
274 BELLEVUE AVE
“I’ve been here a number of times over the years. As a wine store, they are actually quite good with a very good selection of wines. As others have noted, it is terribly disorganized though. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to where they put everything. The beers are equally disorganized. There’s usually a decent selection to choose from with some local representation. There is no growler station. The store is also overheated, which can’t be good for the beer or the wine. It’s location right on Bellevue make it very convenient and there is ample parking.“
beerbill 2657 days ago
92 /100 156 BROADWAY
“Great Beer Selection! I stumbled upon this place while walking around in Newport. It definitely stands out amongst other bars around town. 20 craft beers on tap, and over 200 bottles. I was floored. The House smoked wings are a great appetizer if you’re sitting at the bar, or their house-made pasta if you’re feeling more on the hungry side. Great Stop if you’re a beer fanatic.“
auntybeks 2693 days ago
96 /100 156 BROADWAY
“A beer bar after our own heart, full of the very best beers of the world and very little swill. Food is great. Lighting is nice and dark. So many elite Belgian beers...“
Tbccullen 2693 days ago
80 /100 293 JT CONNELL RD
“Industrial spot on the outskirts of Newport. Small tasting room with 5 beers on tap. A bit simplistic but still charming.“
50belair 2752 days ago
74 /100 32 BROADWAY ST
“Little pub up the street from the boardwalk. 18 or so taps, mostly locals, and about the same amount of bottles. Might be one of the better beer joints in Newport.“
50belair 2753 days ago
46 /100 178 THAMES STREET
“NEW OWNERS- The Buskers being reviewed is NOT THE SAME- the old owners now own Malt on Broadway. THe current Buskers is just a shadow of the original- head up to Broadway and experience the REAL THING- MALT- right next door to Norey’s and REx Liquors= see current reviews“
AnneReed 2777 days ago
72 /100
Rex Liquors (Beer Store)
126 BROADWAY
“Amazing family business- the kids are there all the time and both sets of grandparents are often around. They moved up the street and now own their store. Employees are friendly and hard working. Good wine, beer, and liquor selection. They have some solid craft sixpacks-Sierra Nevada, Southern Tier, ShipYard, Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, Magic Hat, Long Trail. They have cases of the Narragansett Del’s Shandy. They will break up six packs and look for the bin of orphans near the register for $1. They are right next door to Malt and Norey’s the two best beer bars around, both with great food. You aren’t going to find rare bottles, but since you are in the neighborhood to check out Norey’s- stop in at Malt and the Rex too. “
AnneReed 2777 days ago
82 /100
Bridge Liquors (Beer Store)
23 CONNELL HWY
“Small place with beers in the right front corner of the store. Nice local and regional selection. Staff is very friendly and helpful, and more than willing to look through the back for interesting stuff. Worth a stop.“
Travlr 2839 days ago
70 /100 32 BROADWAY ST
“Chill little bar for downtown Newport. Selection is not exceptional, but very good. Vibe is low key and seems a bit more like a locals kind of place than for tourists. Food is pub by but solid enough. Definitely a worthwhile stop if you’re in town.“
mkgrenwel 2897 days ago
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