Newport RI AFTER Dinner
This may not be the right forum for this but I am looking for someplace in Newport on Saturday evening for drinks later in the evening. We will be in town for a sports award dinner. I don't want a jeans and sneakers type of place but rather some place more upscale where people go to see and be seen.
See & be seen in Newport is more of a summer thing, but my first choice (in any season) would be The Castle Hill Inn. The lounge at the Spiced Pear is very nice too. Downtown I'd go w/Clarke Cooke House and The Mooring.
Spiced Pear Restaurant
117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840
Astrix used to be a good place for drinks in an upscale setting, but it has been a while since I've been.
Thank you for the suggestions. I'm well aware that Newport really bustles in the summer thanks to the tourists but I also know that it is a thriving city all year round with ongoing events for the locals. Our daughter attends Salve Regina and we own a condo in Newport. Unfortunately when we visit, we are relegated to a hotel as our daughter is living in the condo.
I think Cookhouse is a good bet, they have 2 comfortable bar areas. Also Fifth Element just reopened on Broadway and they have a pretty cool bar now so i think you should give that a try. Maybe 22 Bowens too...they have a fireplace at the upstairs bar. Another option is Fluke with a view of the water. OK, one more...is Tallulah's on Thames, bar upstairs is a great spot for apps and wine.
111 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840