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 2019 in style!

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

Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Newport

The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

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 $25 each. Get yours at or Open to all ages. Laugh your way into 2019! 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!

Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards

Before you head to the party kick off your night with us, or wrap up 2018 with a cozy evening by our fireplace. Offered in addition to our regular menu, our Brix NYE menu is crafted to indulge in the moment and take the time to reflect on the year past and what’s to come. Open from 5pm – 9pm, reservations strongly recommended.

See the NYE menu additions here:
See our seasonal menu here:


Midtown Oyster Bar

Ring in the New Year at Midtown Oyster Bar for Newport”s only midnight balloon drop (that we know of)! After dinner (served until 10 pm) the dining room will feature live music by Blockhead from 10 pm to 1 am. No cover.

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

City slickers looking to kick-back this New Year’s can also celebrate up the coast at the harbor hotspot, Gurney’s Newport, celebrating their second New Year’s since opening in Summer 2017. Indulge in a five-course NYE prix-fix menu at Scarpetta ($85/person for 5 PM seating / $100/person for 7:30 PM seating), with special holiday dishes including a Crudo Duo, Marscapone Cappellacci, and a chef’s selection of desserts. Dance the night away at The Regent Lounge with sounds by DJ Nook, hors d’oueres, and an open bar from 8 PM – 1 AM. Link to book tickets here

*Package: Start 2019 off with a bang and book the Newport’s New Year’s Package at Gurney’s Newport, including two nights accommodations, access to all resort activities including a sabering class and daily fitness session, complimentary tickets to the New Year’s Eve celebration and New Year’s Day brunch for two.

Diego’s Barrio Cantina

4 course menu for $45 per guest featuring local seafood and grass fed meats, Prosecco toast, from scratch desserts and Gumption + Glory starting at 9pm. See website for New Year’s Eve menu or call for a reservation! 

*Also serving a all you can eat Mexican breakfast buffet New Year’s Day for $15 per person. Full bar available. Swing down before or after you take the plunge!!! 

116 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI • • 401.619.1717

The Wharf Pub

A 4 course choice of menu made entirely from scratch featuring seasonal produce, local seafood and more for $45 per person. Mike Baez starts at 9pm. See website for tasting menu and our regular menu or call for a reservation.

37 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI • • 401.619.5672

Top of Pelham

Welcome to The TOP

The TOP is a premier event space overlooking Newport Harbor in the heart of downtown Newport. Located on the top floor of the One Pelham East building on Thames Street, and directly across from Bowen’s Wharf. The TOP is a quick walk from Newport’s most renowned restaurants as well as popular destinations such as the Newport Ice Skating Rink, The Brick Market Place and the Newport Yachting Center.

The Sound
DJ Kariim will be your host and aside from being Rhode Island’s favorite DJ, he will be putting together a special New Year’s Eve set that will blow minds and ears.

The Show
As always, we will be screening the ball dropping live in Times Square. However, this year we have more large format projection screens to allow for clear viewing from anywhere in the venue.

Tickets and more information

The Chanler at Cliff Walk

Celebrate the end of 2018 and the start of a new beginning from the warm confines of The Chanler this year. Ring in the New Year from our luxurious grounds with a guaranteed late checkout of 2:00 pm on New Year’s Day. You’ll have time to sleep in and indulge in a delicious breakfast or lunch before your departure. 

Guaranteed late check-out on the morning of New Year’s Day will be honored for any rate plan with a check-out date of January 1st, 2019. 

New Year’s Eve Programming at The Chanler: Executive Chef Matt Voskuil has crafted two special dinner tasting menus for New Year’s Eve at Cara restaurant. The festivities will continue all night long with live musical performances by The Brian Scott Band throughout the evening. The performances will begin at approximately 9:00 pm and conclude at 1:00 am. As the clock strikes midnight at The Chanler, guests can enjoy a special champagne toast and passed canapés. Please read below for additional information on our New Year’s Eve programming:  

  • The first seating for dinner is from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and features a six-course tasting menu for $165 per person, plus tax and gratuities.
  • The second seating for dinner is from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm and features a eight-course tasting menu for $225 per person, plus tax and gratuities. This second seating also includes the champagne toast and passed canapés at midnight as well as musical performances by The Brian Scott Band. 
  • We will be offering our Signature Wine Pairings during both seatings. 
  • Each menu features King Crab, Turbot and Wagyu Beef. Please visit Cara’s News & Events Page to view the complete menus. 
  • The Bar & Lounge will offer a limited menu and will introduce a $25 admission charge starting at 9:00 pm. This admission fee includes access to musical performances by The Brian Scott Band, our champagne toast and passed canapés. In-House Guests may present room key for complimentary admission. 

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Scarpetta at Gurney’s 

Indulge in a five course pre-fixe dinner at Scarpetta, with special holiday dishes including a Crudo Duo, Marscapone Cappellacci, and a chef’s selection of desserts.

$85++ for reservations beginning at 5pm

$100++ for reservations beginning at 730pm*

*Add-on a ticket to the NYE celebration in Regent Lounge for $96.

For reservations, please call (401) 849-2600 or email

Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel

New Year’s Eve

Breakfast 7am-11am

All Day Menu- 11am-10pm

Holiday Menu 5pm – 10pm (See Attached)

Bar 11am- 1am

Live entertainment 7- 10 pm- Steve Mortrude

The 4 course New Year’s Eve menu is $35 and features Surf and Turf.

Our full menu is also available featuring our gluten free Saltwater Chowder and many sharable items such as our Signature Fries!

At midnight all guests in restaurant will receive a complimentary

glass of champagne to bring in the New Year!

49 America’s Cup Avenue Newport, RI 02840

OceanCliff Hotel & Resort

Ring in the New Year at OceanCliff Hotel and the Safari Room Restaurant with a five-course dinner and champagne toast.

View New Year’s Eve Dinner menu:

*plus tax & gratuity

Call 401.849.4873 for reservations or book here:

Skiff Bar at Newport Marriott

Dance into 2019 with a disco-themed party from 8 pm to 1 am. Special small plates and signature cocktails will be on the menu, and music will be provided by Drummer Timmy J. There is no cover for the event, but it is strictly 21+. Facebook Event

Pour Judgement

Spend New Year’s Eve at Pour Judgment! The Little Compton Band will provide live music beginning at 10 pm. No cover. More Info

O’Brien’s Pub

Your favorite bar is having a New Year’s Day Party!


Join us ALL DAY for drinks, dancing and a DJ!

-Both the inside and outside bars will be open
-*Kids only area* with activities
-Kitchen will be open normal hours
-Tents and heaters outside
-Dog-friendly outside
-Dress warmly!

For more information and updates, visit the Facebook Event.

Newport Blues Cafe

Enjoy New Year’s Eve at Newport Blues Cafe with Take It To The Bridge

$ 20.00 – $90.00 / Age 21 And Up. For tickets and more information on general admission and New Year’s Eve packages, visit Newport Blues Cafe Website.

Hotel Viking

Hotel Viking with be offering a 5 course dinner on New Years Eve! One Bellevue will be open from 5PM-10PM, view our menu here!

If you are looking for something a little more relaxing, enjoy one of our Champagne Specials!

Dinner Menu

Champagne Menu

Gas Lamp Grille

Forty 1 North

Forty 1 North invites you to join them for a Great Gatsby themed New Year’s Eve Party. Dress in your finest attire and feel the vibrant pulse of the roaring twenties. A world aimed to amaze, amuse and entertain you. Become part of Jay Gatsby’s inner circle, while dancing the night away with your friends, creating everlasting memories. Enjoy a champagne toast when clock ticks midnight and a variety of passed canapes served throughout the evening.

How You’ll Ring in 2019

  • Gatsby Style Jazz Trio
  • DJ Entertainment
  • Open Bar 9pm to Midnight
  • Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Champagne Toast at Midnight
  • Watch the live countdown from New York City Times Square in the
  • Gallery


  • $75 per person
  • $50 if you dine at The Grill or are a 41°N Card holder

Call Forty ! North at (401) 846-8012 to purchase $50 ticket if dining at The Grill. Email them at to RSVP if you are a 41°N Card holder. Facebook Event

Castle Hill Inn

Le Reveillon à la Robuchon

Join us as we celebrate the New Year with a very special five-course tasting menu that Chef Lou has prepared as an homage to one of his heroes, Chef Joel Robuchon who passed away this past summer. Named The Chef of the Century, Chef Robuchon’s restaurants around the world have been awarded a total of 32 Michelin Stars. The most of any chef in the world. Chef Lou’s menu will feature signature Robuchon dishes and dishes inspired by his classics. 

Our first seating will be between 5:45pm and 6:45pm and will cost $145 per person. Second seating will be between 7:45pm and 9:45pm and will cost $195 per person. This seating also includes a champagne toast at midnight along with a live band so you can dance into the New Year! (Sorry, we are currently full for the second seating) 

Reservations with a credit card to hold are required. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours in advance will be charged a cancellation fee of $25 per person.

Please call (401) 849-3800 for reservations – Second seating is now full – still space available at first seating 

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Narragansett Cafe

Coming out of the woodwork by special request, 5 Flavor members will unite for their favorite venue on their favorite night (5fd played this venue on this night for five straight years), bringing the rock, the funk, and all things high energy!

Special guest appearance by Whole Lotta Heart- the ultimate Heart experience!

Dance all night, champagne toast at midnight- Never a cover!
Be there!

Visit the Facebook event for more details.

The Vanderbilt Grill

Ring in the New Year with the Vanderbilt and the Dick Lupino Band, who will be returning for their 6th consecutive year, playing holiday classics and twists on modern hits. Guests attending our annual Cocktail Party will enjoy our Chef’s signature canapes and Champagne toast at midnight featuring Chateau Montaudon Brut.

Additionally, a Champagne cash bar will feature festive craft cocktails inspired by the New Year as well as vintage an non-vintage bubbles. For dinner reservations, please visit

More Info

Parlor Newport

Spiffy Entertainment is bringing in the New Year in style at one of their newest venues, Parlor Newport! Join them for the hottest New Year’s Eve Party in Newport, RI

Tickets on sale NOW at

This year’s celebration will be featuring luxurious party amenities such as pre-party full course dinner options, elegant VIP options, and complimentary party favors to welcome us into the new year. Two of the area’s top DJs will be spinning a mix of Top 40 and Hip Hop. We’re all about good vibes and high energy!

When it’s time to say goodbye to the old year and bring in the new, it will be done in style with a complimentary glass of champagne for ALL attendees. Meanwhile, we’ll be watching the ball drop on a HUGE projector screen!

This is a ticketed event. A ticket is required for valid entry. We advise your group not to procrastinate on purchasing tickets to this event! Once sold-out, there will be no further admission options.

Ticket Options
General Admission – (includes event entry + complimentary champagne toast)
Premier Belaire VIP – (includes event entry for 5 people, VIP section for 4-6 people, 1 bottle of Luc Belaire Champagne, + complimentary champagne toast)

Tickets on sale NOW at
For additional VIP info, email us at

**Coat check available upon request**

This is a 21+ event

Newport Sportsman’s Club

Dirty 5 will be ushering out 2018 and ringing in 2019. Prom Night is the theme so put on your party clothes and celebrate with us. Hors d’oeuvre will be served. Champagne toast to ring in the new year at midnight.

More Info and Updates

New Year’s Eve at the Atlantic Resort/Windham Hotel

Ring in the New Year with the Sound of Newport Dance Band (aka the Mac Chrupcala Orchestra)!

Make your reservations today at 401-847-2750. note: there are two seatings, be sure to ask for the 8:00 or later in order to hear the band, See you there!!