‘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.
Pumpkin MudslideBack 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 a Pumpkin Mudslide, cranberry mule, and an assortment of seasonal martinis.
WHERE TO SIP A PUMPKIN MUDSLIDE
The Square Peg
51 Miller St
Salted Caramel AppleBack to Top of List
Mediterranean Fig MuleBack 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 a Mediterranean Fig Mule, a signature cocktail made with Black Infusions Black Fig Vodka—a locally crafted spirit, Pallini Limoncello, Lime, topped with Bootblack ginger beer.
WHERE TO GET A MEDITERRANEAN FIG MULE
The Beach House
805 Hope street
Spiked Candied Apple CiderBack to Top of List
A cup of 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 with and array of spiked, CBD infused, and non-alcoholic options.
Open (weather dependent) from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
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.
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 A CINNAMON SUGAR RIM
501 Thames Street
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
Dragons BreathBack to Top of List
Watch out for fire breathing dragons...The Boat House in Tiverton has crafted a creative spin on a classic margarita. The Dragons Breath is meticulously crafted with Ghost tequila, triple sec, lemon juice, and dragon fruit.
WHERE TO TRY A DRAGONS BREATH
227 Schooner Drive
Stormy ZacapaBack 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, order the Stormy Zacapa—a tiki drink made with muddled lime and ginger, Ron Zacapa rum and a splash of ginger beer, served on the rocks.
WHERE TO ORDER A STORMY ZACAPA
11 Bowen's Wharf
Ghost of NewportBack to Top of List
Sure you can take a ghost tour while you are here in Newport, but what better way to elevate spooky season than with a cocktail sure to scare. Sip a Ghost of Newport from Surf Club, made with white rum, coconut creme, lime, Orgeat, orange bitters, and pom juice.
WHERE TO GET A GHOST OF NEWPORT
337 Thames Street
Déjà VuBack 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 Déjà vu—made with coconut washed mezcal, domaine de canton, yellow chartruese, pineapple, smoked chili bitters, and lime.
Pro-tip: ask the bartender for access to the rooftop—you won't regret the views.
WHERE TO TASTE THE DÉJÀ VU
The Brenton Hotel
31 America's Cup Avenue
Blood OathBack 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 Blood Oath—this seasonal cocktail is made with Dewards, Hennessey, blood orange, lemon, and ginger. Shaken, served down.
WHERE TO SIP A BLOOD OATH
116 Aquidneck Avenue
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