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O'Brien's Pub

) #53 of 168 Restaurants in Newport $$ - $$$ American, Irish,
501 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
+1 401-849-6623
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good43%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta salad” (4 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
“quesadillas” (3 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
501 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
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11 - 20 of 221 reviews

Reviewed July 5, 2017

Fun bar to sit at and chat with the really friendly, interesting bartenders. We tried the local beers which we loved

Thank Anna-Claire W
Reviewed June 10, 2017

OK to us Brits this is basically a shed with a patio - seats are mostly plastic garden furniture. Went there 2 times once of lunchtime drinks and the other for dinner. They have this neat fountain/pond for kids to play around and the kids...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

We had a nice lunch between the Newport Mansions and the Cliff Walk. O'Brien's offered a limited gluten free menu. It was a casual space with outdoor options.

Thank Lauren I
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Fun ambiance, excellent beer selection, great quick bites, better enjoyed if the New England Patriots are playing. In the summer, good terrace with tables under umbrellas. They welcome families AND dogs.

Thank Emma A
Reviewed April 21, 2017

We found this spot on the Bring Fido app. It is mostly outdoor seating and allows pets. Correction, it welcomes pets. We were seated and our dog was brought a bowl of water and a milk bone immediately. They also asked if we wanted a...More

Thank jcohenderson
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Good pub in Newport. The burgers were ample and very satisfying. So were the soups (clam chowder and french onion.)

Thank Phelman-Kech
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Nice local watering hole with a great patio, and good food. Usual bar food that's good, reasonable prices. great on a sunny day on the patio.

Thank Matthew K
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

The service the was horrible We should have walked out when we stepped in & no one was there to acknowledge us or seat us. When the waitress came over she pointed to sit in this table or that one in the back. Couldn't be...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Great place to meet friends have some appetizers and drinks. It's Newport, but prices are reasonable. Sitting area out front and Bar lounge area inside. Irish pub style, enjoy.

Thank bigdaddyboat
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Walked here from Bannisters Wharf. They sponsored a "Paint Party" on Sundays. Even with a lot of snow, the bar was crowded. A lot of locals happy to give advice on where to eat and how to get around. The paint party was held in...More

Thank kathy m
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-6623
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O'Brien's Pub is located in the fifth ward district of Newport RI, and has been operated continuously since 1945. Our current operation was established in 1979 and has continued to be a local favorite among Newport residents and tourists alike. The outdoor garden patio has grown to seat over 200 customers and is an enjoyable place to meet for cocktails and to sit for lunch or dinner. Children are typically kept busy by our play fish fountain located in the center of the patio. O'Brien's Pub has a large menu which features daily appetizers, lunch, and dinner specials. We have variety of imported and domestic beer, as well as frozen drink and coffee specialties. O'Brien's Pub is open 364 days a year and host large functions and special parties. In winter months, the gas stove adds warmth and coziness to the pub. During day time hours video games, pool tables, and our five TV's offer entertainment to all ages.
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