4 Best Bars and Restaurants on Broadway in Newport RI

Updated: June 20, 2012

Lines in Newport RINewport RI Bars and Restaurants – Beat The Crowds

During the summer season in Newport RI, downtown bars and restaurants get super busy and it’s common to see lines around the corner and dinner waits of two hours or more. And this summer with The America’s Cup, 4th of July fireworks, Tall Ships, Tennis Hall of Fame Championships, Newport Comedy Series, Black Ships Festival, Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival things are going to be even busier!!!

So we’re going to let you in on a little secret…Broadway!

Broadway, a five minute walk from the center of downtown Newport RI, is located on the other side of Washington Square and is our version of Manhattan’s East Village. Hip, cool and laid back, Broadway is a local retreat during the summer and the goto locale in the off season.

Here are our 4 favorite Broadway destinations to beat the summer crowds in Newport, RI


Newport RI Restaurant Pour Judgement BarPour Judgement Bar and Grill: A Broadway favorite where locals head for “a night out without spending a days pay.” Excellent beer selection, amazing food, cool vibe, and a friendly and attentive staff. Try the best burger in Newport for only $5.95. Kitchen open daily until midnight. Open 7 days till 1am.

32 Broadway – Newport, RI 02840 – 401.619.2115

Noreys Start Newport RI Restaurant

Norey’s Star RestaurantLong considered one of Newport’s best restaurants and best kept secrets, Norey’s Star Restaurant has been delighting their fiercely loyal following and impressing the crowds with delicious and creative American and International cuisine since 2000.  With 160+ of the world’s greatest craft beers available, Norey’s is a beer lover’s “wet” dream. Nestled on an ever popular block on Broadway in Newport, RI,  Norey’s food, drink and atmosphere always delight.

156 Broadway -Newport, RI 02840 - 401.847.4971

Newport RI Restaurant Bar Fifth Element

The Fifth Element: ‘Bar meets grill’ at this popular Broadway hangout where a loyal local following of attractive 30 something’s meet and mingle for great food, stiff drinks and a fun nightlife.  A go-to destination year-round! Open 7 days a week till 1am.

111 Broadway – Newport, RI 02840 – 401.619.2552


Newport RI Dive Bar Live Music Newport

Billy Goodes Tavern: This cool local dive bar, tucked away on Marlborough Street, serves up inexpensive cocktails, good food and live bands that keep this hidden gem packed year-round. Open 7 days a week till 1am.

 23 Marlborough Street – Newport, RI 02840 – 401.848.5013