There are plenty of great beer and wine events ahead to quench your thirst, make you smile and keep you full.

Here’s a look at what food, beer and wine events you should be putting in your calendar!

1  – 25th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival

October 17th and 18th

Bowen’s Wharf will host their 25th annual Seafood Festival on October 17th in 18th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Fresh local seafood, cold New England beer, signature cocktails accompany continuous live music, and family fun, all beneath the Wharf’s colorful tents. Cafe-style seating is set up throughout the Wharf. Kid’s activities and the opportunity to get aboard SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, RI’s official sailing education vessel! Free admission, family friendly, rain or shine! MORE INFO

2 – Esporao Wine Dinner 

October 27th at 6:30 p.m. at 22 Bowens

Join 22 Bowen’s for an evening of exceptional wines and creative cuisine by Chef James and his talented culinary team. The four-course menu is expertly paired with wines from the fabled Portuguese wineries Esporao & Quintas dos Murcas. David Baverstock, who leads the Esporao winemaking team, has come over from Portugal for this dinner and will lead guests through each pairing. 6:30 p.m. Arrival | 7:00 p.m. Dinner | $89 per person, plus tax & gratuity

3 – Clown Shoes Beer Dinner

October 29th at 7:30 p.m. at Caleb & Broad

Caleb and Broad and Chef Ryan Loeven will be welcoming Noodle Steve (Co-Owner and Co-Chef of Boru Noodle Bar) for a culinary collaboration!! 4 Courses, 4 Beers, for $45. Reservations can be made at Caleb & Broad or by calling 401-619-5955.

4 – Newport Restaurant Week

November 6th – 15th
Newport Restaurant Week returns to Newport County restaurants from November 6th – 15th. Enjoy 3 course lunches for $16 and 3 course dinners for $35. MORE INFO

5 – Dogfish Beer Dinner

December 3rd at Brick Alley Pub

Save the date, Brick Alley Pub’s Annual Fall Beer Dinner will return on December 3rd. Full details and menu for the dinner will be posted here as soon as we receive them. These dinners do sell out! Reservations can be made at the bar at Brick Alley Pub or by calling 401-849-6334.


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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

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