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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.

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  1. 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.

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    Spiced Pear Restaurant
    117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840

    1. Astrix used to be a good place for drinks in an upscale setting, but it has been a while since I've been.

      1. 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.

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        1. re: jcanino

          You probably want the Cooke House - there really isn't much during the winter after dinner, especially on the dressier side.

        2. 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.

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          Fifth Element
          111 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840

          1. Thanks to all. We met up with some of the other parents and one suggested 22 Bowen.

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            1. re: jcanino

              We always felt that was a nice place for cocktails. Have fun! Newport is great!

              1. re: jcanino

                Cooke House has TONS more character than 22 Bowens.