The Newport Buzz just came out with the list of where the best bars in Newport are to meet Mr. Right. I agree with some of their list..since I have 4 solid Newport summers under my belt. Here are my thoughts on the list...
Looking to find Mr. or Ms. Right or at least Mr. or Ms. Right Now to complete your Newport experience? Well then you’re in the right place, because we here at TheNewportBuzz have scoured the Newport bar, restaurant and nightlife scenes to bring you the list of the hottest hook-up spots in town.
1) The Deck – On Saturday and Sunday nights this hip outdoor spot overlooking the harbor is the spot for singles in their 30′s and 40′s to meet their summer love. The crowd tends to skew Boston but with beautiful people abound. Be sure to get there early because it fills up fast. And also on Sunday’s check out their incredible all you can drink mimosa brunch. Anyone who has been reading this blog will know that this is one of my favorite places. The three cutest boys I have ever met in Newport, I met here. It is open, tons of room, tvs for all the Boston fans to watch their beloved Red Sox play and nice bartenders. Formerly known as the West Deck, this is the where we make BFF with the door guys on the first week of our rental house, and then we are golden for the rest of the summer.
2) The Clarke Cooke House – The long reigning king of Newport nightlife for the who’s who from Newport, New York City and Philadelphia. Their strict door policy and uber exclusive Sky Bar helps weed out the undesirables and makes this the perfect incubator for trust fund love. Dress well and bring your best manners. Just don’t ever talk of money! You can't go to Newport without going to the Cooke House. It is such a cool spot, three different levels with bars all around. The food is amazing and it is a perfect place to meet people. Our roommate Sue, who just got married this Spring, met her husband here on a night where I begged everyone to go. So, I get a little credit for that match. Our rental house on Dixon Street was quite a walk to the Cooke House, so it was not on our daily routine. But worth the effort when we made it.
3) The Landing– always busy but Wednesday night seem to be their signature. This place is so packed with hot young 20-somethings that this is the proverbial “shooting fish in a barrel” bar. I am convinced this bar is past its prime since my friend Brooke met her now-husband Wayne there almost 16 years ago. Everybody raves about how fabulous the Landing is.. I have been a handful of times, but not a favorite.
4) The Fifth Element – bar meets grill – located on an increasingly hip section of Broadway, this bar attracts a great singles crowd of all ages. Be prepared, this is a very popular local bar so one night stands probably aren’t the norm here. When the Fifth Element was on Thames a couple of summers ago, it was our go-to start the night bar. So close to our house and the yummiest food, there was always good music playing and again..a large tv for sports viewing. It closed last summer and just re-opened on Broadway. We ate there in July and it was great..it has turned into a hotspot apparently. Very fun.
5) The Pelham – one of Newport’s busiest and most popular bars, this downtown meat market is always packed with groups of guys and girls in their 20′s looking to enjoy live music, a crazy scene and a random hook up. With some of the hottest bartenders in town, The Pelham never disappoints. Oh the Pelham...if I had a dollar for every time my friend Tara told me how much fun she has always had at the Pelham over the years, I could afford a rental in Newport by myself. I have found it to be very young, but always crowded and there is usually a live band playing.
Dying to go back...this year we are going to Nantucket for Labor Day..the first Labor Day I will miss in Newport since 2007 when I started this blog!