This city may be small, but it's jam-packed with things to do. Beaches with incredible surf, chill rooftops, epic cigar nights, golf courses, car museums, hundreds of miles of trails and downright awesome views don't even begin to complete the list. Next time you need some male bonding, we've got you covered.
Right where Second Beach begins is where locals claim to catch the best waves. Grab your board (or rent one), your suit, and head out for some awesome surf.
Pro Tip: Be sure to plan the tides and the traffic. This little spot may be a haven for locals, but it's far from under-the-radar, so it can get pretty busy.
How many places in the world can you charter an authentic America's Cup yacht? Sail aboard a 72-foot schooner, beer in hand? Sit back and relax on a Rum Runner with complimentary rum punch? Not many. Trust us, this is bro-approved.
Note: Many harbor tours & sailing adventures are seasonal. Availability depends on when you visit.
NEWPORT CAR MUSEUM
Located on a 14-acre site in Portsmouth, this 40,000-square-foot museum features an exquisite private collection of striking automobiles representing six decades of automotive design since World War II, plus an immersive and interactive experience with simulators and more. Are we speaking your language yet?
Pro Tip: If you're really into cars and one car museum just isn't enough, no problem - we've got two. Head over to Audrain Automobile Museum on Bellevue Avenue for another round of jaw-dropping cars.
Named the #1 public access course in New England, Newport National Golf Club is a 7,244-yard course similar to the legendary courses that golfers dream of in Ireland and Scotland. Play a full 18-holes and experience iconic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sakonnet Passage.
When the weather just isn't on your side but your golf craving is alive and well, head over to Newport Indoor Golf, a state-of-the-art facility featuring Trackman golf simulators which monitor club and ball speed, launch angle, spin rate and shot path, among other things (hint: it's what Tiger Woods uses to train). Choose from 30 courses including PGA National, Florida; Olympic Golf Course, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, The Grove, Hertsfordshire, England and more.
You don't want to leave Newport without making your way to Ocean Drive located just off historic Bellevue Avenue. Roll the windows down, turn the music up to ten and cruise this 10-mile drive along the shoreline for an experience like no other.
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PLACES TO STAY
Historic charm meets modern, upscale amenities at Newport's first hotel situated atop historic hill on Bellevue Avenue. If you're in town in the warmer months, head up to Top of Newport, the hotel's rooftop bar featuring live music, specialty cocktails, a full menu and stunning views of downtown Newport.
Pro Tip: Wednesdays are Spirits and Stogies Nights featuring weekly spirit and cigar selections, plus a three-course dinner.
Mill Street Inn
A former nineteenth century mill located in downtown Newport, Mill Street Inn offers all the luxury of suite accommodations combined with cozy historic accents. Just steps from downtown's restaurants, bars and attractions, it's the perfect home base for you and your friends.
The Newport Lofts
These luxurious vacation rentals located throughout town offer all your favorite hotel amenities, plus in-room gourmet kitchens, lounge areas and more.
The Newport Harbor Hotel + Marina
Located in the heart of downtown Newport, Newport Harbor Hotel offers area restaurants, bars, shops and attractions all within a stone's throw, plus harborside views. If you're visiting in the warmer months, head outside to their outdoor patio offering a fire pit, drinks and lawn games like corn hole all situated overlooking the marina.
Pro Tip: The Newport offers a Boys Will Be Boys getaway package complete with: a $30 gift certificate to the Humidor Smoke Shop, Newport Craft Brewery tour followed by a beer and rum tasting, a complimentary gift provided by Coastal Extreme Brewery Company, 20% off single merchandise item (excluding beer and rum) at Coastal Extreme Brewing Company and breakfast each morning at Saltwater.
FOOD + DRINK
If you're looking for life-changing food at an awesome price, this hole-in-the-wall eatery is your spot. They serve up one of the best burgers in town alongside an extensive craft beer selection. You can expect live music if you visit Thursday - Sunday, plus craft beer tap takeovers and pint nights throughout the month.
Good grub. Good beer. Good vibes. The burgers at Mission have been blowing burger-lovers away since they first opened their doors. They're served with lettuce, raw onion and mission sauce that will change your life: aioli with ketchup, cornichons, capers, fines herbs and brandy. You can also expect a variety of hot dogs, falafel and some of the best french fries around.
Not in the mood for a burger? Check out their sister restaurant, Winner Winner, a casual chicken joint located in the 5th Ward on lower Thames Street.
HARRY'S BAR + BURGER
Two of your favorite things (burgers + beer) come together at Harry’s Bar & Burger. Their mini burgers are crafted with 100% pure Hereford beef and paired with a large variety of craft beers, including “Das Boots,” a 68 oz. beer boot. Plus, the two-floor restaurant and bar has shuffleboard and a handful of other games for bro-ing out.
Bonus: They're open until midnight.
Chomp Kitchen & Drinks
An award-winning restaurant that redefines comfort food. Think burgers piled high with mac & cheese, fried pickles, gnocchi fries (fried gnocchi served with chive sour cream and beer cheese dipping sauce) and more. Hungry yet?
Pro tip: Up for a challenge? Order The Stack - a towering sandwich comprised of beef burger, house bacon, American cheese, Mozambique fried chicken, melted onions and tomato jam, Swiss cheese, Chomp sauce, smokey beef & pork burger, pickled jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles -- all on one sandwich.
Aidan's Irish Pub
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Blue Anchor Grill
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Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant
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Buskers Irish Pub & Restaurant
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Coddington Brewing Company
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Common Pub & Grille
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Fastnet Irish Pub
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Gastro Beach Pub
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Judge Roy Bean Saloon
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Bristol's best destination for cold beer and warm welcomes.
La Forge Casino Restaurant
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Localz Burger and Cocktails
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Boom Boom Room
The iconic Boom Boom Room is a dance club located underneath the legendary Clarke Cooke House. Considered one of Newport's best spots for dancing, this underground club offers a DJ and a dance floor to start (or end) your night on the right note.
Pro Tip: You'll need to be wearing a button down in order to get in.
Dockside/ @ The Deck
In the mood for something a little more chill? Waites Wharf's At the Deck is the perfect place to enjoy some beers and live music without the chaos of a large crowd. If you change your mind, head next door to Dockside, a local bar featuring two rooms with live music, plus an outdoor deck with music and high energy.
Pro Tip: The Waites Wharf bars have covers on the weekend, plan accordingly.
Open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the Landing Restaurant is a hot spot for live music and dancing. With a large dance floor, outdoor bars, scenic patio and great music, it's the perfect place for a night out with the guys.
Breakwaters Cigar & Whiskey Lounge
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Cappy's Hillside Cafe
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Experience Newport’s Newest Speakeasy. Located upstairs from Wally's Wieners.
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The Firepits at Newport
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Gas Lamp Grille
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The Landing Restaurant
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Newport Blues Cafe
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One Pelham East
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LATE NIGHT EATS
Fact: Karma Pizza by the slice is everything you need come 1:00 AM after the bar closes. Located in the heart of downtown on lower Thames, they serve until 2:00 AM Friday and Saturday.
This favorite among locals on the Broadway serves a menu boasting big flavor, plus an extensive list of craft beers.
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