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Birthday in Newport

I'm going to Newport from Feb 22nd to the 24th with my boyfriend and and friends to celebrate my 27th birthday. I have researched a couple of places, but I was wondering if anyone could give me some recommendations. My bday is on Fri the 22nd and I'm looking to go out to dinner, then go out for drinks/dancing. We are staying at the Wyndham Newport Onshore which is on Thames Street - seems to be right in the middle of everything. The Rhino Bar looks like it has dancing and seems like it has a fun vibe. Thanks for your help!

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  1. You could also try the Clarke Cooke House on Bannister's Wharf.

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    1. re: mvi

      im suggesting the salvation cafe to have dinner,then to boom boom room[clark cooke house]for after dinner fun,rhino room too!have fun and happy birthday!!!

      1. re: Sean

        its her 27th birthday not her 67th

          1. re: Sean

            or maybe brick alley,or buskers,mudville pub or even billy goodes for fish and chips,newports got a few places to go.the parrots good though,i was just thinking salvations kinda unique in newport,whatever.happy birthday again !!!!!!oh dont forget zeldas,bouchards,tuckers or even puerinis.

            1. re: im hungry

              I wish I could understand the Brick Alley love. I hear it all the time but ......it's really just burgers, potato skins, etc. Nothing special at all (the food or the setting).

              What kind of dinner are you looking for? If something nice (ie not bar food) I'd suggest The Mooring or Cafe Zelda.

              1. re: JaneRI

                I never understood the Brick Alley thing either...don't forget Sardellas..very good food and nice atmosphere, whether you are 27 or 67!

                1. re: JaneRI

                  Excluding a few minor service blunders, I've had many solid dinners at Cafe Zelda. They have a well-priced wine list and the food is good and won't break the bank.

        1. Sardellas is always a good reasonable choice. The Mooring & 22 also excellent choices. They are all with in walking distance to the boom boom room (in the Cooke house), The Pellham, Newport Blues Cafe & Rhino Bar to dance the night away. Salvation Cafe is great but you will have to drive from Thames unless you are up for a brisk walk...in which case there are many bars along the way to make it interesting & fun. Happy Birthday!

          1. Thanks everyone for all of the great recommendations and birthday wishes!!!

            1. Birthday Girl................there are tons of restaurants in Newport in walking distance off America Cup Ave. Depending on your budget, anyone who has been to Newport will attest the Black Pearl is excellent, with the best New England clam chowder anywhere! Dinner in the Commodore Room at the Black Pearl (formal dining room) is recommended, but expensive. The Club House upstairs at Clarke's Cook House is excellent, but expensive as well. Clarke's Cook House also has a downstairs restaurant that is very good as well, but not as expensive. The Newport Blues Cafe is also good and reasonably priced. It is also where you can find live entertainment and dancing after dinner . Suggest you walk by the place during the day and see who is playing the nights you are there. Newport also has an excellent website to view these places I am recommending. The Red Parrot is also excellent (get the steamers) and reasonable. Beware...........make reservation at the higher end restaurants and know that they close early. Newport only runs half speed during the summer. Good luck.

              1. You could also try Mamma Luisa's. Excellent food and atmosphere.

                1. We also like Restaurant Luccia, it is BYOB

                  1. I'd recommend Sardella's. But no one mentioned Puerini's----I loved the place and had some great meals there, but not in over two years. Are they not as good anymore?

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                    1. re: Moonpie1

                      They are still as good, my favorite restaurant in Newport. They are always consistant. He also owns Pop on Broadway, a sheik bar that also serves food

                      1. re: Alica

                        Well then, that's my recommendation! I miss going there---just don't get there much these days.

                    2. Hi All!!

                      Thank you all so much for all of the wonderful suggestions. I have made reservations on Friday night at the Red Parrot. Seemed like it had everything for everyone, and it is very close to the Hotel. Now ONE more question. I CANNOT decide whether to go to Clarke Cooke house (Boom Boom Room) for dancing/drinks or Rhino Bar. Which is better!?! Boom Boom Room looks a little more classy.. but is it crazy expensive? I LOVE hip hop and pretty much any "top 40's" music. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.. we leave tomorrow!!! THANKS AGAIN!!

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                      1. re: fredferg

                        drinks at the CCH before dinner are great - BIG roaring fireplace upstairs. They also have a downstairs club (basement) popularly known as the Boom Boom Room. It is like going to a house party - can be alot of fun. havent been to teh Rhino Bar

                        1. re: tfed

                          im going with the rhino bar,its accross the street from the parrot,maybe a little younger crowd.if it doesnt work for you and the crew,the cooke house is maybe a block away.the boom boom is a little more expensive

                        2. re: fredferg

                          rhino bar. but you could check out both-- they're very close.

                          check out Sapo on Broadway for great fish tacos-- and its byob. pour judgement is right next door too. might be a great 'recovery' night after your birthday evening

                          1. re: fredferg

                            The Rhino Bar might work better, the "boom boom room " does not really get going until 10:30-11 ish so you may want a little more party atmosphere earlier, depending on your reservation at the Parrot. Drinks down stairs at the Boom Boom are not crazy expensive, and given that you arrive and there is a good crowd its a blast. another option is the Pellham which is very close to all three places and they usually have live bands and a great crowd. Have Fun!