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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.

Bar & Board

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open normal business hours (11 am to 1 am).

Cover: None.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Normal menu and business.

Bar ‘Cino

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open normal business hours (11 am to 1 am).

Cover: None.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Normal menu and business.

Benjamin’s

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open normal business hours (8 am – 1 am).

Cover: None.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Normal menu.

Black Pearl

Haven’t been able to confirm plans since parade canceled.

Hours: Patio opening at 10:30 am. Restaurant opening at 11:30 am.

Cover: None.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Family friendly. Normal menu being offered as well as some Irish specials.

Brick Alley Pub

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open at 10 am.

Cover: No cover.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Brick Alley Pub will open for lunch at 10 am and will be offering Brick Alley Pub classic specials like Portuguese Sailor Sandwich,Chicken & Waffles, and of course Corned Beef & Cabbage. Brick Alley Pub is open to all ages.

Facebook Event: Brick Alley’s Famous Parade Day Buffet

Buskers 

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 8 am to 1 am.

Cover: No Cover.

Entertainment: Live music with Brian Twohey starts at 2pm.

Additional Details: Serving a full Irish Breakfast and other food available.

Caleb & Broad

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 9 am to 1 am.

Cover: No Cover.

Additional Details: We will be open at 10 serving our full brunch menu have a Slane Irish Whiskey Promo from 12-2 no cover as always. 

Clarke Cooke House

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 11:30 am – 1 am.

Cover: None

Entertainment:

Additional Details: Regular menu available.

Diego’s Newport

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open at 8:30 am.

Cover: None

Entertainment: None

Additional Details:

we will still be open Saturday 830am for brunch at diegos in Newport and rocking all day if the people are out.  
at the wharf southern kitchen we will still open at 10am and have the deck bar open for whiskey cocktails and corned beef specials.  Live music as of today is still on from 1-5pm
at diegos barrio cantina we open at 1130am and have the Dopey Lopez band playing from 2-5pm

Diego’s Barrio Cantina

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open at 11:30 am.

Cover: No cover.

Entertainment: Live music with Dopey Lopes from 2pm to 5pm.

Additional Details:

we will still be open Saturday 830am for brunch at diegos in Newport and rocking all day if the people are out.  
at the wharf southern kitchen we will still open at 10am and have the deck bar open for whiskey cocktails and corned beef specials.  Live music as of today is still on from 1-5pm
at diegos barrio cantina we open at 1130am and have the Dopey Lopez band playing from 2-5pm

Dockside, @ The Deck, & Riptides

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open from 10 am to approximately 8 pm.

Cover: Yes.

Entertainment: Live music with The Complaints at Riptides, Never In Vegas at Dockside, and DJ Face at Dockside & Riptides.

Additional Details:

Fastnet Pub

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 8 am to 1am.

Cover: None.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Regular menu available.

Fifth Element

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 11 am to 1 am.

Cover: No cover.

Entertainment: No entertainment.

Additional Details: Limited food menu from 9 am to 5 pm, regular dinner menu starting at 5 pm.

Firehouse Theater

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Show at 8 pm

Cover: $18

Entertainment: Live improv with The Bit Players.

Additional Details: BYOB. All ages.

Gas Lamp Grille

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 8 am – 1 am.

Cover: Varies ($5 – $15).

Entertainment: Live music first floor, dj on the second floor all day and night.

Additional Details: Breakfast Buffet 8 am – 11 am. Make Your Own Bloody Mary Station Available.

Gulf Stream Bar & Grille

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open from 11 am to 9 pm.

Cover: No cover.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: They will be offering traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner all weekend (and always Guinness on tap). They are a great spot to get your St Patrick’s Day on without the crowds.

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open normal hours.

Cover: No cover

Entertainment: Comanchero from 6 pm to 9 pm

Additional Details:

Irish American Athletic Club

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 9 am to 1 am.

Cover: No Cover.

Additional Details: Kitchen is open.

Jo’s American Bistro

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 11 am to 1 am

Cover: No cover

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Regular menu and Irish themed specials. Family friendly.

Laforge Casino Restaurant

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open 11 am to 11:30 pm.

Cover: No cover.

Entertainment: Dave Manuel on piano playing some Irish tunes.

Additional Details: Saint Patrick’s Menu 2020. Make reservations here.

Facebook Event: Parade Day Celebration!

Landing

Canceled & Closed

Hours: 12 pm – 7 pm.

Cover: TBA.

Entertainment: DJ in the club.

Additional Details:

Lobster Bar

Canceled & Closed

Hours: 11 am to 8 pm.

Cover: TBA

Entertainment: Live music.

Addition Details:

Lucia Italian Restaurant

Confirmed

Hours: 12 pm – 10:30 pm.

Cover: None.

Entertainment: None.

Addition Details: Serving normal menu, lunch and dinner.

Malt

Confirmed

Hours: Open at 9 am.

Cover: None.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Malt will be open at 9 am serving a full Irish breakfast as well as other Irish dishes.

Midtown Oyster Bar 

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Normal hours

Cover: None

Entertainment: None

Additional Details: Normal menu. “Due to the craziness going on we have canceled entertainment for the entire weekend at both places. We will keep our normal hours of operation as well. The Shack at Surf Club will be open Saturday afternoon from 11am-sunset. Should anyone feel the need to stay home you can order from both places through GrubHub. Going forward we will be keeping a careful eye on the pulse of the City and the news of the virus. Should anything new information arise that will have an effect on our guests or staff, we will take the necessary precautions to keep everyone as safe as possible”.

Mission Newport & Middletown

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 11 am to 10 pm

Cover: No cover.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Regular menu.

Mooring

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 11:30 am – 10 pm.

Cover: None.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Serving normal menu, business as usual.

Newport Blues Cafe

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 11 am to 1 am

Cover: TBD

Entertainment: Live music from 11 am to 1 pm with Felix Brown, 7 Day Weekend, Fast Times & Darik & The Funbags.

Additional Details: Mouth-watering Pub Food All Day.

Facebook Event: St. Patrick’s Day – All-Day/Night Bash + Felix Brown Band

Newport Sportsmans Club

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 11 am to 1 am

Cover: No cover

Entertainment:

Additional Details:

Newport Vineyards

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Marketplace and tasting room open 10 am to 8 pm, Taproot open 11 am to 7 pm, Brix open from 4 pm to 9 pm.

Cover: No cover.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Regular menu and business underway.

Norey’s

Haven’t been able to confirm plans since parade canceled.

Hours: Open at 8 am.

Cover: No cover

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Special menu.

O’Brien’s Pub

Updated and confirmed

Hours: 9 am to 1 am.

Cover: TBD (but previous years cover has begun at $20).

Entertainment: DJ C Gray.

Additional Details: Party will be held inside and outside. Patio will be tented and will have heaters. C Gray the DJ will be playing music all day outside, and 2 full bars will be open (inside and outside).  Hamburgers, hotdogs and corned beef sandwiches will be available to order. The real special treat happens when the sun goes down because some bagpipers and drummers from the Hibernanians might be stopping by! This is a 21+ event, and there will be a cover (TBD on price) at the door for all guests. Doors open at 9am, and the first 500 people will receive a free O’Brien’s Pub St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt!

One Pelham East 

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Daytime Hours:  11:30 am – 6:30 pm. Nighttime Hours:  8:00 pm – 1:00 am

Cover: $20 – $25

Entertainment:  12 pm – 7 pm with Hit Play Band and DJ Nook / Night 9 pm – 1 am with Hit Play Band. Top of Pelham will be closed.

Additional Details:

Parlor Bar & Kitchen 

Hours: 12 pm to 1 am

Cover:  

Entertainment: The Ravers have canceled.

Additional Details: 

Perro Salado

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open 11 am to 8pm

Cover: No cover.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Regular menu available with some specials.

Pour Judgement

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Opens 10am.

Cover: None.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Serving brunch burritos and beverages from 10 am to 11am. Regular lunch menu from 11am with the addition of corned beef sandwiches and corned beef and cabbage entrees.

Red Parrott Restaurant

Unknown

Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel

Haven’t been able to confirm plans since parade canceled.

Hours: Open at 11 am. 7am-12pm Breakfast. 12pm-9pm All Day Menu. Bar: 10 am – 12am

Cover: No cover

Additional Details: Regular menu available.

Salvation Cafe

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open at 4:30 pm

Cover: None

Entertainment: None

Additional Details: Offering regular dinner menu.

Sardella’s Italian Restaurant

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Open 5 pm to 10 pm.

Cover: None.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Will be offering their regular menu and possibly a corned beef special.

Speakeasy Bar & Grill 

Haven’t been able to confirm plans since parade canceled.

Hours: 9 am to 1 am

Cover: $5 +

Entertainment: Live music all day with Straight Outta Rehab

Scales & Shells

Confirmed

Hours:  Open for dinner Saturday, 5pm – 10pm and Sunday 5pm – 9pm

Cover: None

Entertainment: None

Additional Details: Regular Menu.

Surf Club

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Normal Hours

Cover: None

Entertainment: None

Additional Details:  “Due to the craziness going on we have canceled entertainment for the entire weekend at both places. We will keep our normal hours of operation as well. The Shack at Surf Club will be open Saturday afternoon from 11am-sunset. Should anyone feel the need to stay home you can order from both places through GrubHub. Going forward we will be keeping a careful eye on the pulse of the City and the news of the virus. Should anything new information arise that will have an effect on our guests or staff, we will take the necessary precautions to keep everyone as safe as possible”.

Tavern On Broadway

Updated and confirmed

Hours: Opening at 8 am.

Cover: No cover all day.

Entertainment:  The O’Toole’s (Irish punk) 1pm – 4pm NO COVER

Additional Details:  No cover all day. Drinks served on the outside patio all day. Irish Breakfast starting at 9am. Food served all day until 10pm

The Reef

Haven’t been able to confirm plans since parade canceled.

Hours: 10 am to 9 pm

Cover: $10.

Entertainment: DJ Valentina

Additional Details: Newport Craft Tap Takeover & Cocktails, Grab and go food.

Facebook Event: St. Patrick’s Day at The Reef Newport

TSK – Thames Street Kitchen

Haven’t been able to confirm plans since parade canceled.

Hours: Open at 11 am inside and outside on the patio.

Cover: None.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Limited Food menu. Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling says that that will be partnering with TSK for brunch starting at 11 am. NCBD beers, a Thomas Tew Hot toddy and NCBD bloody Mary’s will be served. 

Vanderbilt

Haven’t been able to confirm plans since parade canceled.

Hours: Open at 11 am.

Cover: None.

Entertainment: None.

Additional Details: Warm up after the parade with cozy cocktails by the fire pit then transition to the Vanderbilt Grill for a St. Patrick’s Day inspired brunch featuring items like corned beef & cabbage, bangers & mash, and Irish Whiskey tasting flights. Wrap your meal in the garden by enjoying an Irish Coffee from our Irish Coffee station.

Wharf Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar

Confirmed

will still be open Saturday 830am for brunch at diegos in Newport and rocking all day if the people are out.  
at the wharf southern kitchen we will still open at 10am and have the deck bar open for whiskey cocktails and corned beef specials.  Live music as of today is still on from 1-5pm
at diegos barrio cantina we open at 1130am and have the Dopey Lopez band playing from 2-5pm Additional Details: Irish themed food specials available throughout the day.

Zelda’s

Confirmed

Hours: Open at 5 pm

Cover: No cover.

Entertainment: Live music with Rick Hamel from 9 pm to 12 am

Additional Details: Regular menu

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Ryan M. Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and serves on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and Lucy's Hearth. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.