Guide to 2016 Newport Saint Patrick’s Parade Day in Newport, RI

The 60th Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 12th 2016.

The parade will begin promptly at 11:00am from Newport City Hall and will proceed to Carroll Avenue at Saint Augustin’s Church in the heart of the Fifth Ward. The parade this year is estimated to last 2 hours and will include Pipe Bands, Marching Bands, Fife & Drum Corps, Clown Units, reenactment units, and a host of local, state, and regional organizations including police and fire units, social/fraternal organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, and non-profits.


Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade has announced that the 60th Annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade
will be dedicated to the memory of Patrick Curran Loftus (PLof).

Patrick Loftus of Newport, RI unexpectedly passed away at the age of 30 on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014. Loftus was an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians at the time of his passing.

Parade Marshall

The Grand Marshals are husband and wife William “Bill” and Karen Cardinal. The husband and wife team own two IHOP Restaurant franchises, in Middletown, RI and Dartmouth, MA

Traffic Flow & Parking Restrictions

There’s a lot to know, head here for more info -> Traffic Flow and Parking Restrictions for 2016 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Where to Park in Newport on Newport Saint Patrick’s Parade Day

Events, Activities and Things To Do Before and After The Parade

~~ As Always, Please Drink Responsibly ~~ 

Editors Note: This list is very much a “live blog” and is being updated daily as we receive more, updated or changes to information that we receive from bars or restaurants. Check back this link often for the latest updates on what’s happening, new and to do in Newport on Parade Day!

Brick Alley Pub

  • Hours: Open at 8am
  • Cover: None
  • Facebook Event/Page: Brick Alley Pub
  • Additional Details: Brick Alley Pub will be offering their special St. Patrick’s Parade Day Breakfast Buffet, beginning at 8am. Buffet features more than 12 options and is $14.95. Brick Alley Will be open throughout dinner. All ages.

Plumby’s Upstairs Burger Bar (at Brick Alley Pub)

Salt Water (at Newport Harbor Hotel)

  • Hours: 11-5pm outside, 11-10pm inside, Drinks only outside
  • Cover: None
  • Facebook Event/Page: Salt Water
  • Entertainment: Live music with AnamCara 12-4pm playing inside
  • Additional Details: St Patricks Specials to include Rueban Benedict ($14 – corned beef, pickled cabbage thousand Island hollandaise, on Rye Toast) for breakfast, Reuban Fries ( $18 –  Waffle Fries, Corned beef, Pickled Caraway Cabbage, Gruyere Cheese Sauce, Thousand Island Dressing) on our all day menu, also offering Guinnes, Swithwicks and Newport Storm Irish Red ales on draft.

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  • Hours: 8am to 1am
  • Cover: No Cover.
  • Entertainment: Live music with Brian Twohey
  • Facebook Event/Page: Buskers Irish Pub and Restaurant
  • Additional Details: Serving a full Irish Breakfast and other food available. 2nd floor will be open.

Caleb & Broad

  • Hours: 9am to 1am
  • Cover: No Cover.
  • Facebook Event/Page: Caleb & Broad
  • Additional Details: To come…

Clarke Cooke House

  • Hours: 11:30am – 1pm
  • Cover: None
  • Entertainment: Steve Cirelli and Art Manchester at 10 p.m. in Candy Store
  • Facebook Event/Page:
  • Additional Details:


  • Hours: 9am to 1am
  • Cover: $5 after 12pm – $7 combo cover for Wharf Pub and Diego’s
  • Entertainment: None
  • Facebook Event/Page: Diego’s Newport
  • Additional Details: Diegos will be open for brunch 9-12 with limited reservations between 9-10;30. Then a limited menu for lunch and dinner. Obviously they will be featuring their signature corn beef tacos and green margaritas!


  • Hours: 10am to 8pm (ish)
  • Cover: $10 – $30
  • Entertainment: Never In Vegas, Jason Cardinal, & DJ Face
  • Facebook Event/Page: Dockside
  • Additional Details: ATM available inside. Food available.

Fifth Element

  • Hours: 9am to 1am
  • Cover: NO COVER!
  • Entertainment: Live music (stay tuned!)
  • Facebook Event/Page: The Fifth Element
  • Additional Details: Food available.

Gas Lamp Grille

  • Hours: 8am to 1am
  • Cover: Yes $10 and up from 11:30am – 1am
  • Entertainment: Rug Burn 1pm – 7pm (1st floor), ContraBand 8pm – 1 am (1st floor), DJ Remedy (upstairs) from 1pm – 1am.
  • Facebook Event/Page: Gas Lamp grille
  • Additional Details: Gas Lamp Grille is Going Green on Parade Day w/ All Glass – All Day. No plastic Cups, No Paper plates. They open at 8am with their annual Breakfast Buffet and their Make Your Own Bloody Mary Station is also available, Both run from 8am – 11am. They will be serving an abbreviated menu from 11am until 10pm.

Firehouse Theater

  • Hours: Shows at 8pm & 10pm
  • Cover: $15 (8pm show) $10 (10pm show)
  • Entertainment: Live improv with The Bit Players
  • Facebook Event/Page: The Bit Players
  • Additional Details: BYOB. All ages.


  • Hours: Open at 10am
  • Cover: None
  • Entertainment: Details to come
  • Facebook Event/Page: Hope Underground
  • Additional Details:

 Jimmy’s Saloon

  • Hours: 12pm to 1am
  • Cover: $10
  • Entertainment: The Ravers at 2pm.
  • Facebook Event/Page: St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Jimmy’s Saloon
  • Additional Details: The Ravers return to Jimmy’s Saloon for the Newport, Rhode Island St. Patrick’s Parade Day! This incredible reggae band has been packing the house on the parade day for the past few years at Jimmy’s and 2016 will be no different. Get there early for guaranteed admittance! 21+


  • Hours: 1pm – 7pm
  • Cover: $10 after 3pm
  • Entertainment: DJ Job
  • Facebook Event/Page: Landing Newport
  • Additional Details:

Lobster Bar

  • Hours: 12pm – 7pm
  • Cover: No cover
  • Entertainment: Timmy Smith Band from 2pm – 6pm.
  • Facebook Event/Page: Lobster Bar
  • Addition Details: Lobster bar will be serving a full lunch menu all day until they run out

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  • Hours: Open at 9am
  • Cover: None
  • Entertainment: None
  • Additional Details: Malt will be open at 9.00 am serving a traditional Irish breakfast and of course corned beef.

Midtown Oyster Bar 

  • Hours: 10am to 8pm
  • Cover: Yes, details to come.
  • Entertainment: Details to come
  • Facebook Event/Page: Midtown Oyster Bar
  • Additional Details: Food Available (simplified menu).

Newport Blues Cafe

  • Hours: 10:30am to 1am | Live music starts at 11:30am
  • Cover: Expect $10 – $30
  • Entertainment: That Band, Fast Times & Darik & The Funbags
  • Facebook Event/Page: Newport Blues Cafe
  • Additional Details: Newport Blues will be serving their pub menu all day and night, from 11am to 11pm. The Blues will also be opening 2 Satellite bars.

O’Brien’s Pub

  • Hours: 9am to 1am
  • Cover: $20
  • Entertainment: DJ
  • Facebook Event/Page: O’Brien’s Pub
  • Additional Details: Both inside and outside open. Outdoor patio will be tented and heated. Satellite bars inside & out. First 500 customers get OB’s St. Pats tee shirt for free. Serving breakfast sandwiches in the morning and a variety of sandwiches and burgers throughout the day including fresh corned beef sandwiches.

One Pelham East 

  • Hours: 11am to 1am (usually closed for an hour or so around dusk to restock)
  • Cover: Expect $10 – $30
  • Entertainment: Ryan McHugh & DJ Blacklist (more details to come)
  • Facebook Event/Page: One Pelham East
  • Additional Details: Cash only. ATM available outside and upstairs on 2nd floor.

Parlor Bar & Kitchen 

  • Hours: 12pm to 1am
  • Cover: $15
  • Entertainment: Tash from The Alkaholiks from 1pm – 4pm
  • Facebook Event/Page: Parlor Bar & Kitchen
  • Additional Details: Come Party @ the Palor Newport on Broadway after the St. Patty’s Day Parade with “Tash” from the legendary hip hop crew “The Alkaholiks” , ELB , AfterLife , Phokus 401 , Divine Ways Earned and Spliftout on the Beat with a Secret Special guest DJ!!

Pineapples On The Bay (at Newport Hyatt)

  • Hours: 10am- 6pm
  • Cover: None
  • Entertainment: None
  • Facebook Event/Page: Saint Pineapples
  • Additional Details: For the first time ever, Pineapples on the Bay will be transformed into SAINT PINEAPPLES in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day.  Start the day with brunch in our Windward Restaurant, head out to Saint Pineapples for a few pints, take in the parade downtown, then return to Saint Pineapples for good food, drinks, and lawn games on the bay. 2 Days Only! Saturday, March 12 and Thursday, March 17

Speakeasy Bar & Grill 

  • Hours: 9am to 1am
  • Cover: $5 +
  • Entertainment: Chopville. Details to come
  • Facebook Event/Page: Speakeasy Bar and Grill
  • Additional Details: Food available.

Star Bar

  • Hours: 10am/11am to 1am
  • Cover: No cover.
  • Entertainment: None
  • Additional Details:

Studio 3

  • Hours: 11am to 1am.
  • Cover: $5 – $20
  • Entertainment: DJ
  • Facebook Event/Page: StudioThree Newport
  • Additional Details: Cash only.

Tavern On Broadway

  • Hours: 9am to 1am
  • Cover: No cover all day.
  • Entertainment: The O’Tooles (Irish Music) from 1pm to 5pm
  • Facebook Event/Page: Tavern on Broadway
  • Additional Details: Open at 8am for a traditional Irish breakfast. Serving food all day. No cover all day.

The Deck Restaurant & Bar

  • Hours: 10:00am to 8pm (ish)
  • Cover: Expect $10 – $30
  • Entertainment: To be announced
  • Facebook Event/Page: The Deck Restaurant & Bar
  • Additional Details: ATM available inside. Food available.

The Pier 

  • Hours: To be announced
  • Cover: To be announced
  • Entertainment: To be announced
  • Additional Details:To be announced

Wharf Pub 

  • Hours: 12pm – 1am
  • Cover: $5 after 12pm/$7 cover combo for Wharf Pub and Diego’s
  • Entertainment: To be confirmed.
  • Facebook Event/Page: The Wharf Pub Newport
  • Additional Details: Spend your Parade Day at The Wharf Pub, ice cold beer, Corned Beef Sliders, Grilled Reubens and LIVE MUSIC all day.Only a $5 cover after 12pm that can’t be beat around town.