Newport, RI – Looking to get out of the house today and grab a drink with family or friends? Here’s what bars are open (or are typically open) around Newport on Thanksgiving night.

  1. 22 Bowens: 12 pm to 8 pm
  2. Benjamins: Typically open at 5 pm.
  3. Buskers: Open beginning at 12 pm for lunch, dinner, and drinks.
  4. Castle Hill Inn: 12:30 pm to 9 pm
  5. Clarke Cooke House: Open, serving food until 9 pm.
  6. Fastnet Pub: Typically open at 5 pm.
  7. Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Open, serving food until 7 pm
  8. IYAC: Typically open at 6:30 pm.
  9. Johnny’s at Atlantic Resort: Open, serving from 11 am to 3 pm
  10. One Bellevue at Hotel Viking: Open, serving food at 11 am & 1 pm.
  11. Parlor Newport: Open at 8 pm, DJ at 9 pm.
  12. Pour Judgment: Open at 11:30 pm. Live music with Los Duderinos at 9 pm. No food
  13. Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Open, serving from 11 am to 9 pm
  14. Tavern On Broadway: Open at 12 pm, dinner is served from 2 pm to 10 pm.
  15. The Mooring: Open 12 pm – 7 pm.
  16. Vanderbilt Grace: Bar open until 10 pm.
  17. White Horse Tavern: Bar open from 11 am to 7 pm.

Looking for a more formal dinner? Trying one of these restaurants – Where to eat on Thanksgiving in Newport

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