O'Brien's Pub

Beer, pool and corned beef at one of Newport's best locations

O'Brien's Pub, located on lower Thames Street in downtown Newport, has been a favorite among Newport Rhode Island bars for over 25 years.

Without a doubt, my favorite thing about this place is the outdoor patio. It has expanded to seat up to 250 people, and hosts live outdoor entertainment during the summer.

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Sitting outside at the patio puts you right on the sidewalk of Thames Street, where you can people-watch as you enjoy your drinks, your meal and the live music.

Be careful though, Thames Street during a summer night in Newport can be a lot like the zoo. Don't get too close to the fence and the animals on the other side!

Just kidding. Newport can get a little rowdy, but it is a very safe place.

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Though the summer is the ideal time to visit O'Brien's, it's open year-round (except for Christmas), and is a favorite hangout for many locals.

During the winter the pub is heated by wood stove. You can stay warm and enjoy some beverages here with your friends while you watch a game on one of their 7 TV's.

There is also indoor entertainment during the winter months to compliment the 2 pool tables and steel tip dart board.

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***NATIVE ADVICE***

  • Park in the rear, but you're better off walking during summer
  • The outdoor patio is pet-friendly
  • 25 cent wings on Mondays from 5-6 pm
  • Karaoke at 9 pm on Sundays and Wednesdays
  • Great spot to bring kids (play fish fountain with mini tables and chairs)
  • Try the Grilled Reuben sandwich (yum!!!)
  • This is the place to be for the St. Patrick's Day Parade every March

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O'Brien's Pub
501 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
401-849-6623

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