Newport Is Showing Signs Of Life

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With January coming to an end, some of Newport’s best food, music and drink spots are re-opening, while some others never stopped.

We’ve already commented on how Newport really closes up shop in January. We even proposed a new slogan for the city for the month. That said, the month is almost over and so is the great desertion.

Restaurants that have re-opened:

The Revolving Door

Always a local favorite for great food and one of Newport’s best cocktail spots.


Hopefully this will cure the Grand Marnier deficiency that’s rumored to cause everyone’s January colds.


Often ratedĀ the best restaurant in Rhode Island, Bouchard Inn & Restaurant is back for those of you out there who really want to impress a date or treat yourselves to amazing French cuisine.

Don’t Call It A Comeback

There are, of course, quite a few Newport spots that almost never close, barring renovations or mechanical failures.

Pour Judgement

A hotspot for locals and visitors in the know, Pour Judgement offers amazing deals on surprisingly good food, a great beer selection and live music every night Thursday through Sunday. This weekend they’re featuring two of Newport’s most exciting live acts. Friday, it’s The Teledynes:

Followed up on Saturday by The Z-Boys, very likely Newport’s next breakout band.


Or more specifically The Cafe At Parlor, has established itself as a serious live music venue. Catch Happiness (featuring members of Deer Tick), Icky Woods and more tonight!

Jimmy’s Saloon

Across town, catch Wild Life, Drone Dolores, Holy Golden and Dave Flamand at Jimmy’s.

One more thing…

Cocktail Wars Newport Returns

That’s right, Newport’s biggest bartending competition starts this Monday, January 30 at 10pm. Enjoy FREE samples from area bartenders as they compete to see who’s the best mixologist in the land. The competition will run every Monday for the next seven weeks.

See you there.

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Restaurant, Bar and Music Correspondent

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?