‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice, apple picking and boos—and we aren’t just talking about the scary kind. *Insert wink emoji here.*
As the temperature and leaves begin to drop, keep your spirits up with these fall-inspired cocktails from our local bars and restaurants in and around Newport.
When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind and adhere to local guidelines.
Pumpkin Chai MartiniBack to Top of List
Make your way to Warren to the neighborhood-favorite restaurant, The Square Peg. Grab a seat at the bar and choose from a variety of fall-inspired cocktails, like s pumpkin mudslide, cranberry mule, and an assortment of pumpkin martinis.
Sip your Pumpkin Martini with a cinnamon sugar rim or pair it with chai for a delectable, subtle spicy, seasonal treat.
WHERE TO SIP A PUMPKIN CHAI MARTINI
The Square Peg
51 Miller St
PB&J Old FashionedBack to Top of List
A childhood favorite meets a classic.
The Boat House in Tiverton has crafted a creative spin on the traditional Old Fashion Whiskey drink. Introducing the PB&J Old Fashioned, crafted with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Strawberry and Orange Bitters, and Jim Beam. The perfect celebrating back-to-school season cocktail, if you know, you know.
Not a Peanut Butter fan? Opt for their Mable Bourbon coffee drink instead, made with Bourbon, maple syrup, brown sugar, and sweet cream.
WHERE TO TRY A PB&J OLD FASHIONED
227 Schooner Drive
Mudslide with Cinnamon Sugar RimBack to Top of List
Who said that mudslides were just for warm summer days? Head to O’Brien’s Pub in Newport and grab a seat on the patio—pro tip: sit in front of a heater on those crisp fall nights. Order a Mudslide and ask your server for a cinnamon sugar rim at for a cozy, autumnal touch.
Long live O'Briens Pub patio season.
WHERE TO SIP A MUDSLIDE WITH CINNAMON SUGAR RIM
501 Thames Street
Fig MojitoBack to Top of List
Need to soak up all that is left of patio and al fresco dining season? The Beach House is a waterfront dining dream perfectly located along the East Bay Bike Path and Bristol Harbor. Harbor views, fresh local food, and spectacular sunsets are the regular here.
This casual family-friendly restaurant is adorned in a modern coastal aesthetic with a contemporary menu to match. Choose from New England classics like Clam Chowder and Fish N' Chips and modern American cuisine like a Honey Onion Prosciutto flatbread and Fig Mojito, a signature cocktail made with Black Infusions Black Fig Vodka—a locally crafted spirit, Mad River Rum 44, mint, lime, and sugar.
WHERE TO GET A FIG MOJITIO
The Beach House
805 Hope street
Bourbon Apple CiderBack to Top of List
A cup of Bourbon apple cider, crisp fall air, leaf peeping and ocean views for days—the perfect fall activity has been unlocked.
Spend your Saturdays and Sundays throughout the fall at The Chanler at Cliff Walk's new Apple Cider Bar. Visit the outdoor bar and enjoy a mulled cider from Rose Hill Heirlooms with a shot of bourbon.
Open (weather dependent) from 1:00pm - 4:00pm, and will be closed for a private event on October 15 and October 23.
Note: Alcoholic beverage must remain on the property. Parking is complimentary.
WHERE TO ORDER AN ADULT APPLE CIDER
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
117 Memorial Blvd.
Let There Be BloodBack to Top of List
Head to Wharf Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar for a horror-inspired cocktail named for its vibrant blood-red color and crisp flavors, the Let There Be Blood cocktail is served on the rocks, shaken with Tito's Vodka, Canton Ginger, lime juice and blood orange puree, topped with ginger beer.
It is truly fang-tastic (sorry we had to.)
WHERE TO DRINK A LET THERE BE BLOOD
Wharf Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar
37 Bowens Wharf
Dante's InfernoBack to Top of List
Set back in Swineburne Row, adorned in fresh greens, and fall-inspired decor come October, you will find Stoneacre Garden. Take a seat on the covered courtyard, head up to the rooftop bar on those mild fall days, or share an intimate seat in the greenhouse on a cozy fall night.
Craving a devilish treat? Try their Dante's Inferno, available in large format for four or a single cocktail, for a drink with a kick, made with Chili Infused Tequila, Blood Orange, and Strawberry.
WHERE TO GET THE DANTE'S INFERNO
151 Swinburne Row
Witch DoctorBack to Top of List
Located on Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, this little Mexican paradise has tequila for days and a cocktail list a mile long. For a drink fit for fall, and to celebrate Hocus Pocus 2, order the Witch Doctor—a tiki drink made with Plantaton 3 Stars, Midori, lime, falernum and absinthe, served over crushed ice with an Angsostura flora.
WHERE TO ORDER A WITCH DOCTOR
11 Bowen's Wharf
Dark MagicBack to Top of List
Conveniently located on the waterfront in downtown Newport, Brenton Hotel is one of Newport's newest hotels. Alongside luxurious furnishings and a distinctly nautical contemporary design comes a handful of exclusive perks, like private boat rentals, rooftops, and an open-concept living room lobby (LR for short) with an accompanying bar.
At the Bar at LR, you’ll find local brews, rare sips, and creative libations fit for everyone's palate. For a spooky themed drink, try the Dark Magic—made with Soul Cachaca, Thomas Tew Single Barrel, blood orange liquor, blackberry, lime, and a ginger beer float.
Pro-tip: ask the bartender for access to the rooftop—you won't regret the views.
WHERE TO TASTE THE DARK MAGIC
The Brenton Hotel
31 America's Cup Avenue
Crimson GhostBack to Top of List
Located down the road in Middletown, Diego's Barrio Cantina, is a casual neighborhood restaurant preparing modern Mexican food, Diego's classics, and seasonal specials that will keep you coming back.
This fall, order a Crimson Ghost —Boo!—this seasonal cocktail is made with cranberries and orange muddled with cinnamon simple syrup, Del Maguey Vida del Muerta Mezcal, Cardinal Spirits Rye Whiskey, house-made sour, served in a frozen snifter.
WHERE TO SIP A CRIMSON GHOST
116 Aquidneck Avenue
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