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Newport Blues Cafe

€€ - €€€, American, Cajun & Creole
286 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6611
+1 401-841-5510
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible14%
14 Apr 2017
“Good chill bar”
11 Apr 2017
“Don't count on blues!”
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Bar, American, Cajun & Creole, Pub
€€ - €€€
286 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6611
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Used to be a a very cool place with great music and crowd for a long time. Unfortunately not so much anymore, sub-par bands, expensive drinks, drugs, etc. Cocaïne junked bouncer...etc..good stuff u though...can get ur way in for free if u give some 'vitamins'...More

Thank musicianatheart
Courtney S, Manager at Newport Blues Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

If you'd like to give me a call to discuss this further I'd be very interested in which bouncer it is that you're referring too on the night of your visit. As for the bands, sorry it wasn't what you expected when you visited. We...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

The best bands in town. Noisy but that's what you go for. Good value in a very convenient location. A must.

Thank designerct
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

So fun and great drinks Located right in the heart of the City We danced danced danced the night away to the fun live band Great place!

Thank MissyDelNigro
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Classic rock but good. Bartender shorted me $10 but I think it was an honest mistake, I hope. Went upstairs which is more chill than downstairs.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went to see the band on Sat. night and they were old school hip hop. Raucous crowd and the drinks do flow. Didn't see many people eating so I can't comment on the food. Still a fun night and everyone was out for a good...More

Thank lockjaw1956
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Traveled to Newport this past weekend and visited Newport Blues Bar on Friday with friends. The atmosphere is very lively and fun with a great band and lots of dancing. However, upon returning home, my friends and I all noticed that we were overcharged on...More

1  Thank Kristin T
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

As a many decade musician, l, while on vacation in Newport, really wanted to check out a blues band. I asked around while at the hotel, and pretty much met universal recommendations, Newport Blues Cafe! I called the venue and was advised the band, Sugar,...More

1  Thank john r
Courtney S, Manager at Newport Blues Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Hi John, I'm not sure if maybe blues stood out to you and maybe you misheard me when describing the band. A lot of people do expect blues because we are the Newport BLUES Cafe. I can appreciate that but when when people call about...More

Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We went to see Felix brown play on Tuesday night, it was FABULOUS!! We're going again to see them on Friday night. Newport blues cafe has the BEST BASS! I'm deaf and I went with one of my deaf friends he was telling me that...More

Thank jessica d
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a fun spot, with a bar downstairs and tables downstairs and upstairs. We saw a great band there and the scene was very lively, with lots of dancing and nightlife. Depends on the band I am sure but well worth the $5 cover...More

Thank JoanCYardleyPA
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

So glad we picked this place last night. No blues last night, but a great band we that had the whole place rockin. They played everything from 80 music to today's top pop. A comfortable setting with a big dance floor. Gray if you want...More

Thank stregg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6611
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-841-5510
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