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Jul 8, 2012 07:56 AM

Yacht Club - drinks and apps

Are there any yacht clubs that anyone knows that allow non-members to come and have drinks and apps at their club? Or do all of them require memberships?


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  1. Any location in all of So. New England?

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    1. re: CapeCodGuy

      Yes. It could be the Cape, RI, Plymouth area, etc.

      As long as it would be a day trip. I figured it would be a nice pit stop and would be on the water which would be fun during the summer.

    2. I don't know of any yacht clubs throughout the US that allow non members to come in and have drinks and apps without being with a member.
      They are private clubs and usually you sign your tab to your membership #, since you have a quota you have to eat and drink per quarter.
      Maybe it's different on the east coast but I doubt it.
      When you are a member of one YC, you have reciprocal privileges to other yacht clubs throughout the world, except Catalina Island, unless you are a member of the PVYC in Mexico.

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      1. re: Beach Chick

        I agree with Beach Chick, but there are plenty of places that approximate the Yacht Club experience. One that comes to mind in Hyannis Harbor is Baxter's Boathouse. Not my favorite spot, but the boats pull up to its dock and you can sit outside on the dock and have cocktails and food.

      2. Not a real yacht club, but the Chart Room in Cataumet on the Cape definitely has that yacht club feel since it overlooks the boats of Kingman Marine. The food can be hit or miss, but you can't beat sitting outside with one of their signature frozen Mudslides in hand.

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        1. re: dordalina

          Good rec! You could add 22 Bowen's Wharf or the Black Pearl, both in Newport for that yacht club feel dockside.

          1. re: dordalina


            Yes, the Chart Room is the kind of place I want to find. I've frequented that place many times. In fact, last year I was sitting outside with a mudslide. Great minds think alike.

            There has to be more places like this.

            CapeCodGuy, thanks for your suggestions. I'll have to try these places.

            I have Sea Dog Brew Pub in Hull on my list. Although it isn't a yacht club, it is next to a marina.

            Keep the suggestions coming.

          2. Why would someone want to sit in a private or public yacht club with so many nice water restaurants espically in Newport. Plus appetizers would usuallt suck things like buffalo wings, fried mozzarella sticks, nachos. They dont usually have fine food sort of upscale diner type.

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            1. re: Frank Terranova

              Frank T,

              Can you give me some nice water restaurant suggestions? Thanks.


              1. re: bearzie

                Morning Bearzie,

                I dont go to many restaurants in RI with the exception of a few. But a nice place with nice food is the Boat House in Tiverton, the best would be the Inn at Castle Hill expensive but a couple of drinks and a couple of excellent apps. and just sitting outside over looking the harbor is worth it. Also the Ocean House in Watch Hill RI that is also expensive but well worth the drive and sitting out side for a drink or two and an app. is excellent.

                1. re: Frank Terranova

                  I'd add the Waterfront Grill in New Bedford. Eat right on the water with the huge fishing boats right next to you. Very solid food as well including better than average sushi.

            2. The food is ok - but the view is outstanding- Pineapples at the Goat Island Hyatt in Newport - I shouldn't be giving away such a great secret - but I did....