Spring weather = rooftop season! Hotel Viking’s rooftop bar and restaurant, Top of Newport, is officially open to welcome the warm weather. Newport locals and visitors can enjoy fresh seafood compliments of Chef Simone Ferrara, rotating specials, and 360- degree views of the beautiful seaside city.

Menu highlights include a Caviar Board, a plethora of raw seafood options including crab and lobster claws, cheese & charcuterie boards Local Crab Bon Bons and salad options including a Spanish Octopus salad and Vegan Bowl.  A variety of signature cocktails compliment the perfect sunset meal or rooftop happy hour, including the Bee’s Knees with gin, honey, lemon and bolivar bitters and a Ciao, Newport with rum, aperol, cherries, lime and orange bitters.

On Sunday, May 27th from 5PM-8PM, Top of Newport will be hosting a Lobster Boil BBQ where adults and children can feast on locally-sourced lobster, corn, potatoes, fresh salads and traditional BBQ items. The event will also feature live music, cocktails and games for friends and family. Walk-ins only, no tickets or reservations required!

For more information and to keep up with what’s up at Top of Newport, visit http://www.hotelviking.com/dining/top-of-newport.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore 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 previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

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

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.