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While the 64th Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade has been cancelled, many Newport bars and restaurants are still open for business and planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish food specials and live entertainment on Saturday. Our list of open bars/restaurants has been updated this morning at the bottom of this post. We will update this list as new information or schedule changes become available to us.
This list is very much a “live blog” and is being updated daily as we receive more, updated or changes to the information that we receive from bars or restaurants. This is not an all inclusive list of all that’s open on Parade Day, this is what we have been able to confirm at this time.
We encourage everyone to visit this story often for the latest updates on what’s happening out there. Know of something that we missed? Email the information to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.
We are updating this list every hour as businesses confirm details with us.