Whether you're looking for an elevated experience with chic ambiance and a killer view, or you're hoping to kick it back with some oysters and a cocktail, these rooftop bars have you covered.
The Roof Deck at The VanderbiltBack to Top of List
41 Mary Street, Newport, RI
You can count on the weight of the world falling off your shoulders once the elevator doors open to the rooftop at The Vanderbilt. The luxury boutique hotel was once the private mansion residence of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, scion of the acclaimed Vanderbilt family, and today offers a quiet 33-room retreat in the center of downtown. The roof deck offers one of the most stunning views in town, overlooking Newport's historic neighborhoods with an unobstructed glance at the harbor. Lounge in an Adirondack chair with a craft cocktail and enjoy one of the highlights of a summer in Newport.
Benjamin's Raw BarBack to Top of List
254 Thames Street, Newport, RI
This three-story neighborhood restaurant has it all: a casual working raw bar on the first floor and classic dining on the second floor. The third floor, though, is where Benjamin's shines. It's a hike up the stairs to what's known among locals as the Crow's Nest, an open-air bar and dining room designed to mimic the crow's next on a ship, but the snapshot views of the harbor are worth it.
Midtown Oyster BarBack to Top of List
345 Thames Street, Newport, RI
A Newport classic, Midtown Oyster Bar is the area's largest working raw bar with two bars, two decks, a marble raw bar and oyster stout on draft. The atmosphere here is Colonial casual: high-ceilings, dim lighting and massive slabs of wood fixed above community tables. The restaurant spans three floors, each with its own vibe and collection of nautical trinkets adorning the walls. The second and third floor are where you'll catch the restaurant's al fresco dining. Two decks overlooking Newport's downtown, outfitted with heat lamps for outdoor hangs well into the chillier months.
Stoneacre GardenBack to Top of List
151 Swinburne Row, Newport, RI
Make your way through the open garage doors at Stoneacre Garden, past the collection of eccentric furnishings, and up to the rooftop bar overlooking America's Cup Avenue. Located in Swineburne Row, this extension of sister restaurant Stoneacre Brasserie features a cheerful yellow and red awning reminiscent of a circus tent from days gone by. Your whimsical al fresco experience comes adorned in lush greenery hung from the outdoor awning.
Top of Newport at Hotel VikingBack to Top of List
1 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI
A good thing got even better when Hotel Viking revamped their rooftop bar + lounge, Top of Newport. Located in the heart of Newport with sweeping views of historic Bellevue Avenue, TON is decked out with stylish plush seating, nautical accents and iconic coastal sunset views.
The Rooftop at Brenton HotelBack to Top of List
31 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI
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 aboard the hotel's 36-foot Hinkley Picnic Boat, the Brenton One, and Peloton bikes delivered to your room.
Their rooftop is accessibly via the Living Room lobby, Grab a beverage from the LR Bar, and ask your bartender for access to the roof. When you arrive, you will find an oasis adorned in lush greenery and upscale decor with unobstructed views in three directions showcasing downtown Newport, Perrotti Park and Newport Harbor.
The Brenton’s Rooftop is a truly new and unique vantage point located in the heart of downtown Newport.
The WharfBack to Top of List
215 Water St, Warren, RI
This recently renovated waterfront restaurant was established in 1955, but the building and surrounding wharf date all the way back to the 1700s. You'll be hard-pressed to find a seat closer to the water than here, where the menu maintains a focus on fresh-from-the-sea offerings alongside a collection of boards, sandwiches, tacos and specialty cocktails. Make your way to the rooftop bar (seating available first come, first serve) outfitted in couches and cozy seating for the best view in the house.
Skiff Bar at the Newport MarriottBack to Top of List
25 America's Cup, Newport, RI
Situated on the harbor, Newport Marriott's Skiff Bar offers craft and local beers, specialty cocktails, savory appetizers, and signature wings and flatbreads. Enjoy seating at their outdoor bar terrace with a coastal inspired atmosphere to compliment your experience.
Thames Waterside Bar & GrilleBack to Top of List
251 Thames Street, Bristol , RI
Enjoy outdoor dining on the deck overlooking Bristol Harbor at Thames Waterside Bar and Grille. The menu offers fresh local seafood and classic comfort food dishes like pulled pork sliders, flatbreads and lobster Mac and cheese.
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