Norey’s has been recognized as the best beer bar in Rhode Island in the annual Great American Beer Bars competition conducted by —the Brewers Association website for beer lovers.

Norey’s, which has also been rated “World-Class” BeerAdvocate Magazine, offers 20 taps, 1 cask and 120 bottles of some of the world’s best and rarest craft beers!

With more than 4,100 small and independent craft brewers operating in the country, there are more options than ever to enjoy great beer. To help beer lovers navigate their way to the best places they can take advantage of this phenomenon, readers were recently polled to determine the best beer in all 50 states and Washington D.C.

“ readers know craft beer and 9,000 of them took the time to cast their vote rewarding their favorite beer bar in each state,” said Julia Herz, publisher of “Cheers to each of the winners and the ever-increasing diversity of our local beer movement here in the U.S.”

Here’s what shared about Norey’s;

“Besides having a unique, world-class beer selection, our food is above and beyond amazing. We feature fresh, daily-made pasta, locally grown produce and local farm raised meats. All desserts are homemade daily, and our ambiance is cozy and inviting. Our monthly tap takeovers are something we’re very proud of. Some months we feature a specific brewery and others a particular beer style.”

Norey’s is located at 156 Broadway in Newport and online at

Methodology readers were asked to nominate their favorite craft beer bar in their state and fill out a short survey about what makes it so great including atmosphere, staff, beer selection and special events. Craft beer fans cast over 9,000 votes in total from August to December 2015.
To view a sortable full list and each bar’s profile including photos and stats, visit Join the conversation using #GABB.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).