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Bowen's Wharf

13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-849-2243
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Welcome to Newport's premiere year-round destination! Brick walks, granite quays, and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to Bowen's beginnings as a thriving seaport in one of the finest natural harbors in New England. Trading with all corners of the world, then and now, Bowen's Wharf is central to the city's commerce and culture. Bowen's Wharf: The Anchor of the Newport Waterfront!
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  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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"black pearl"
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"chowder"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A must see while in Newport! Great for walking around, eating, drinking, shopping, people watching, dessert, music, everything! Very close to the Newport Marriott. Prob about an 8 min. walk along the harbor. Very family friendly, happy, friendly atmosphere. Loved walking around here with our...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like hustle and bustle, Bowen's Wharf is the place to be. We came here to eat at The Mooring restaurant which is very good for food and service. The Bowen area is not our personal choice of a place to hang out. Too...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good restaurants (I chose 22 Bowen's or 22B) and a hectic mix of tourists, a working wharf and just a place to be seen promenading. Very close to the Marriott Newport (see separate entry later) but a pity one can't walk along a coast...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess a trip to Newport would have to include a walk down Bowen’s Wharf. A lot going on. Lots of bars, restaurants, shops and people. We were there on a weekday and it was still crowded. It was a hot summer day with a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a boat cruise with Rum Runners of the light houses. This is well worth it. And unlimited mimosas are served

Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cute Wharf. There are great shops and restaurants here, and a nice marina to see all the pretty boats.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great spot to watch people, enjoy a drink and find a restaurant to have a meal. If you are in Newport this is a can't miss spot.

Thank Deborah L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family of five at at the tavern part of the Black Pearl. We got there around 4:30 and there was no wait. There is also a restaurant that takes reservations that start at 6:00 and they have an outdoor section. My husband had on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dine, shop, drink, people watch. This spot has it all. Lots of outdoors places. Many sailing tours, morning thru sunset.

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Located in the central shopping and dining area of Newport, the streets and buildings have been restored over the years. Visitors can arrive by car or by boat. All sorts of local trendy shopping available. A wide variety of restaurants and bars.

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charm478
September 24, 2017|
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Response from sanitationgirl2000 | Reviewed this property |
across the street is Thames street. Its like many blocks of parking Facing the main road which you will cross over to get to the wharf. Its VERY difficult to find parking. I was there at 10:30 and couldnt find anything on... More
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Natalie S
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Traci P | Reviewed this property |
Usually 6-7pm
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Daryl007_11
May 20, 2016|
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Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
Just steps away from Bowen's Wharf is the Black Pearl on Bannister's Wharf.Nice atmosphere,great clam chowder.
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