New Year's Eve Newport

New Year’s Eve is almost here and the What’sUpNewp crew is keeping you in the know of the very best events and parties happening in Newport, because we know you want (and deserve) to ring in 2018 in style!

In alphabetical order. More events may be added as venues announce what’s happening.

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Bit Players

Laugh in the New Year with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater! Sponsored by What’s Up Newp & Caleb & Broad! There is no better way to bring in the new year than with laughter! Come see RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players, as they present their annual New Years EVE night of comedy. THREE shows in one night (7pm, 9pm, & 11pm) each one hour long and ALL are BYOB! There will be plenty of NYE favors and extras all night long. Our last show of the night (11pm) will stop a minute or two early to bring in the New Year via our video display with Times Square in NYC. Tickets are $20 each. Get yours at or Open to all ages. Laugh your way into 2018! We encourage ALL guests to purchase tickets in advance, these special shows sell out every year. Doors will open a half hour before showtime. Laugh More. Happy New Year!

Brick Alley Pub

Brick Alley Pub will ring in the new year with another edition of their famous New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner. Dinner gets underway at 7 pm, and the evening concludes with late night snacks from 11:30 pm – 12:30 am. Tickets are $89 per person and are available for purchase at Brick Alley Pub, tax and gratuity is included.

Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards

Head for dinner at Brix Restaurant to end 2017 with a bang. Their from-scratch menu will be available plus a special New Year’s Eve menu with dishes to indulge in and wine pairing options.See the menus here:

Caleb & Broad

Enjoy a 3-course dinner for $35 with a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight.

Clarke Cooke House

Ring in the new year with live music from Steve Cerelli and The C-Note Missionaries at The Clarke Cooke House!


Celebrate The New Year At Diego’s! Make Your Reservations!

Fifth Element

We’re waiting on confirming the details but The Fifth Element usually hosts an all inclusive night that includes live music, open bar, party favors, food and more. The cost has historically been $110 per person.

Gas Lamp Grille

Enjoy a 3 Course Dinner for $30 or $45. The evening features 2 floors of entertainment wtih Mr. Chubb downstairs and DJ Remedy upstairs. For more information, tickets and menus, visit

Grace Vanderbilt

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Celebration. Grace Vanderbilt is offering two seating’s at 6 pm and 9 pm. The 6 pm seating is $155 per person and the 9 pm is $175 per person. They will have live music from Kristine Wilbur from 6 – 9 pm. After 9 pm, the Dick Lupino band will swing you into the New Year. Guests are welcome to enjoy the Cocktail party in the Conservatory Champagne Lounge from 9 pm -1 am. This will include Champagne at midnight and passed canapes and the cost is $55 per person. Guests coming for dinner have no admission fee.

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina 

Gurney’s Newport celebrates their first New Year’s since opening in summer 2017. Start with a five-course NYE prix-fix menu at Italian hotspot Scarpetta with menu items including local oyster with salmon roe, peperoncino and picked red onion or your choice of pasta like mascarpone cappellacci ($105/person + wine pairing for $45).

Follow your meal with live entertainment, passed hors-d’oeuvres and a 4-hour open bar at the Regent Cocktail Club as you ring in 2018. Book the New Year’s Eve Staycation Package for 2-3 nights accommodations, entry to the Regent Cocktail Club New Year’s Eve party and brunch on New Year’s Day. Tickets & More Information

In addition to the $105/person dinner pairing that starts at 5 pm, there is an 8 pm seating option for $145/person that includes access to the Regent New Year’s Eve party — including a four-hour open bar, passed hors-d’oeuvres and music by DJ Nicole Leone. Stay the weekend with one of Gurney’s Staycation packages which include 2-3 nights accommodations, entry to the New Year’s Eve party, a new year’s day brunch, and wellness activations all weekend from Physique 57 and Biet Simkin.

Hotel Viking

One Bellevue will offer a four-course prix fix menu to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Price: $115 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations start at 7 pm.

Jimmy’s Saloon

DJ KY The Movement will be performing at Jimmy’s Saloon on New Yar’s Eve beginning at 9:30 pm. Get Your Tickets Ahead of time for only $15. $20 at the Door ( If Available ). Ticket includes complimentary toast at midnight and party favors. More Info

Midtown Oyster Bar

Ring in New Year’s Eve at Midtown Oyster Bar, live music with Blockhead and no cover.

Newport Blues Cafe

Enjoy New Year’s Eve, dinner and live music at Newport Blues Cafe! Entertainment will be provided after dinner by Take It To The Bridge. Entry just for entertainment is $20, which includes admission, live music, party favors, cash bar only, and champagne toast at midnight). There is also a New Year’s Eve Package for $80, which includes admission, heavy passed hors d’oeuvres, hosted bar, live music, party favors, and champagne toast at midnight. More Info

Newport Elks Lodge

Do you believe in ghosts? Come and experience a paranormal investigation for yourself! Newport Mystical Society invites you to join them on December 31st when the Newport Elks Lodge gives them access to their often locked and private third floor. This location has a rich and unique history before your investigation you will have a chance to hear more of the details. As a preview of the location’s past, it is on the site where The Atlantic House Hotel once stood which was home to the first public roller skating rink in the US and to the Naval Academy during the Civil War. Fast forward a bit and Parkgate was built and used as a summer home for the Stitt family and then the Countess Annie Leary. Ready to hear more? Since they started investigating the location in 2015 there have been reports of full-bodied apparition of a woman, a little girl, objects being moved, an investigator was scratched, feelings of being watched, touched, unexplainable footsteps, seeing little orbs of light, countless EVPs, and a flashlight turning on/off on command….More Info

Newport Grand Casino

Live Bullet, a Bob Seger Tribute Band, will be performing on New Year’s Eve beginning at 10 pm at Newport Grand. Live Bullet is celebrating their 6th year of rocking capacity crowds with their high energy concert performances playing over 3 hours of Bob Seger’s greatest hits! Bob Seger’s music represents the unpretentious, uplifting and honest best of what Rock & Roll music can be. Live Bullet faithfully reproduces the power and richness of music that Bob Seger has been making for four decades. From hits like “Main Street” and gems like “Heavy Music” to the heart ripping “Turn the Page”, you’ll reach for your cigarette lighter!! More Info


Ring in the New Year with a five-course dinner in the Safari Room at OceanCliff! $75 per person (includes complimentary champagne toast). View menu online at
Call 401-849-4873 for reservations (last seating at 10:00 PM).

One Pelham East

Get the best of both worlds when you take part in the legendary One Pelham East New Year’s Eve Party. This year one of their favorite house bands, Party Girl, will be performing on the Main Stage and Kariim Hafez will be spinning in the Bayou Bar. Both the band and the DJ will start at 10 pm. Watch the ball drop live on TV and dance the night away to top 40 covers performed by the band or dance hits spun by Kariim. Tickets available HERE for $25 or $30 night of at door.

Saltwater at The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

Ring in the New Year at Saltwater! Saltwater’s menu features shareable items such as our Lobster Boil, which includes a 1 1/4 lb. Lobster, N.E. Steamers, Little Necks, New Potatoes, Corn on the Cob & Corn Bread, will be available on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.   Saltwater is serving breakfast from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. and our all-day menu is available 11 am 10 pm with the bar available until 1 a.m.  Dinner guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne with their entrée to celebrate the New Year!  Saltwater is also available for private events including family gatherings, business meetings, bridal showers, and weddings from 20 – 100 guests!

Reservations are accepted and open seating is available in our Fireside lounge, including our community tables. Contact Saltwater at 401-848-3303 for reservations.

The Wharf Pub

Make your Reservations For New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day Brunch or Both!

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