This city may be small, but it's packed with things to do. Beaches with incredible surf, chill rooftops, epic cigar nights, plenty of golf courses, 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.

 

 

EXPLORE

SURFER'S END

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 is a haven for locals, but it still gets busy.

 

SAILING

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 places. Trust us, this is bro-approved. 

Note: Many harbor tours & sailing adventures are seasonal. Availability depends on when you visit.

 

 

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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?

 

Newport National Golf Club

Named the #1 public access course in New England, this 7,244-yard course is 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.

 

 

STAY

Hotel Viking

Historic charm meets modern, upscale amenities at Newport's first hotel situated atop historic hill on Bellevue Avenue. 

Pro Tip: If you're in town in the warmer months, head to Spirits and Stogies night at the hotel's rooftop bar on Wednesdays for weekly spirit and cigar selections, plus a three-course dinner. 

 

 

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Mill Street Inn

This former nineteenth century mill located in downtown Newport offers all the luxury of suite accommodations combined with cozy historic accents. Downtown restaurants, bars and attractions are steps away. 

 

The Newport Lofts

These luxurious vacation rentals located throughout town offer all your favorite hotel amenities, plus gourmet in-room gourmet kitchens, lounge areas and more. 

 

 

DINE

Pour Judgement

This casual, hole-in-the-wall eatery serves up one of the best burgers around, not to mention an extensive craft beer selection, all on the cheap.

 

Mission

Good grub. Good beer. Good vibes. This local burger joint is famous for their burger, served with lettuce, raw onion and mission sauce that will change your life. Not in the mood for a burger? Check out their sister restaurant, Winner Winner, a chicken joint located in the 5th Ward area of downtown. 

 

HARRY'S BAR + BURGER

Two of your favorite things (burgers + beer) come together at Harry’s Bar & Burger. Their mini burgers are crafted w 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.

 

 

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Chomp Kitchen & Drinks

An award-winning restaurant that redefines comfort food. Think burgers topped with mac & cheese, fried pickles, gnocchi fries (friend gnocchis served with chive sour cream and beer cheese dipping sauce) and more. Are you hungry yet?

 

Pro tip: Up for a challenge? Order The Stack - a towering sandwich with 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. Bon appetite! 

 

 

 

PARTY

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 large dance floor to start (or end) your night on the right note.

 

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 with your buds 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 great music and high energy.

Pro Tip: The Waites Wharf bars have covers on the weekend, plan accordingly!

 

 

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The Landing

Open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the Landing Restaurant is where locals and visitors go 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. 

 

 

LATE NIGHT EATS

CRAZY DOUGH'S

Fact: Crazy Dough’s pizza by the slice won the "Best of the Best" World Championship at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. We have a feeling it has to do with their all natural mozzarella, handcrafted dough, and fresh produce. They serve until 2:00 PM Thursday - Saturday, so you don't have to go hungry after a night out. 

 

POUR JUDGEMENT

This favorite among locals in the Broadway area serves a menu boasting big flavor, plus an extensive list of craft beers.

 

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