St. Patrick’s Day In Newport-Bars, Cover Charges, Opening Times And Entertainment

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Updated: March 16, 2012

What Time Do Bars Open On St. Patrick’s Day? What Is The Cover Going To Be? Who Is Playing?

The Newport Buzz has the answer to those questions and more!

Here we go! St. Patrick’s Day is finally upon us!

Cover charges are often subject to demand, so big lines = higher cover. With a 60 degree sunny day forecast, expect a LOT of big lines. Those of who who wish to avoid these crowds are welcome to take a scenic tour of Little Compton for the day.

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So here it is. It took a lot of hard work running around Newport to put this list together, bouncing from bar to bar in a process that was a bit less fun than you are probably imagining it to be.

 

Assume that opening times are a reflection of the location’s warmness towards Parade Day enthusiasts. (8am means you’re welcome. 5pm means that you can go take your money and stick it…in some other bartender’s hands.

 

VENUE

OPENING

COVER?

ENTERTAINMENT & SPECIALS
@The Deck

10am

YES

Mance
The Landing

12pm-6pm

 ?? St. Patrick’s Day Seafood Festival, a Family-Friendly event with food & live entertainment and bounce house for the kids!
Benjamin’s

7am

NONE

Breakfast Available
Billy Goodes

10am

YES

10am-2pm Jonny O’Goode, 2pm-5pm Saturday Night R&B Parade Float Band, 4pm-8pm Dynamite Shack, 9pm-1pm Buddy O’Roach Band
Black Pearl

11:30am

Outside Patio Open
Brick Alley Pub

8am

NONE

Bagpipers popping in all day! 16oz mixed drinks served all day
Buskers

8am

NONE

Serving Irish Breakfast
Celtica

10am

NONE

Karaoke at 9pm
Clarke Cooke House

11:30am

NONE

Diego’s

9am

$5

Serving Breakfast
Dockside

10 am

$20

Honkey Tonk Knights outside at Riptides. Those Guys & DJ FACE INSIDE Free Hotdogs & Hamburgers while they last.
Fastnet Pub

8am

NONE

Fluke

5pm

NONE

Gas Lamp Grille

8am

~$10

Entertainment starts @ 1pm: Downstairs -Matt James Band 1-8pm, Lazy Dog 9 – 1am. DJ C-Gray upstairs 1pm – 1am
H20

CLOSED

CLOSED

IYAC

10am

NONE

Entertainment in the afternoon by Colum Cille
Mudville

8am

NONE

Serving Breakfast
Newport Blues Cafe

11am

$20

Blockhead starts at 1, Felix Brown, Sugar, Darik and the Fun Bags
O’Brien’s Pub

9am

$20

DJ 12p-8p Free T-Shirts while supplies last
One Pelham East

10am, 8pm*

$10+

“10/8″ plays after the parade.  Close after 1st band is done. Re-open around 8pm  “Blockhead” at 10 p.m.
One-Eighty

9am

NONE

Serving Corned Beef & Irish Stew
Perro Salado

5pm

NONE

Normal Operation
Pier

CLOSED

CLOSED

Pour Judgement

10am

NONE

Red Parrot

CLOSED

CLOSED

Rhino Bar

10am

YES

Kegs & Eggs @ 10 a.m. Live music w/ “CUZIN EDDY” @ 1:30 and “RUN FOR COVERS” @ 8pm. DJ in the Club all Day.
Salas

CLOSED

CLOSED

Sambar

8am

YES

Scales

5pm

NONE

Spanglish

8am

NONE

Serving Breakfast, $3 Jello Shots, $10 Corned Beef & Cabbage FEAST
Speakeasy

8am

~$5

Entertainment by Chopville “All Day & All Night” Food Available
Star Bar

10am

NONE

Food Available
Studio 3

1pm

~$10

Free Cover For Locals Before 3pm, $100 Dance Off Ever Hour
The Cafe

6pm

NONE

The Fifth Element

9am

NONE

Honky Tonk Knights 10am-1pm, 10pm-1am
Café Zeldas

10am

NONE

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