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Norey's

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Norey'sNorey's
BA SCORE
100
world-class

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: n/a
Taps: 21
Bottles: 160
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

156 Broadway
Newport, Rhode Island, 02840-2747
United States
phone: (401) 847-4971

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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 20
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5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of MarkSansone
4.4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of LizzieBorden
5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is truly a World Class Beer Bar. Mikkeller Tap Takeover- who else does that? Mikkeller that's who. There is a lot of confusion about reviews and rankings. Norey's Bar & Grille is in a league of it's own in Rhode Island and Southern New England. Trappist Ale Tap Takeover April 3rd.

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5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Trappist Ale 10 Tap Takeover @ Norey's April 3rd open at 4PM
Trappist beer is brewed by Trappist breweries. Ten monasteries -- six in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, one in Austria and one in the United States, Spencer MA-- currently brew beer and sell it as Authentic Trappist Product.
On Tap: Spencer Trappist Ale, Chimay- Premiere, Doree, & Triple, La Trappe Isid'or, Witte, Quad, & Bock, Stift Engelszell Gregorius & Benno
Norey's Bar & Grille is open Monday- Saturday 4PM-1AM . Closed Sunday.

Dogfish Head 20 Tap Takeover @ Norey’s, Newport May 1st
This is an extreme takeover- no 60 minutes or 90 minutes here.
More info will be added as it becomes available. Come see how RI lost out when the state turned away Dogfish Head at the very beginning.
Monday- Saturday 4PM-1AM Closed on Sunday.

This is an example of how exceptional Norey's Bar & Grille is as a beer bar.
Who else goes to the effort of bringing World Class beer to Rhode Island?

Free Live Music on Wednesdays- no reservations on Wednesday, so come early for dinner to get a great seat.

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4.85/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

A great place to enjoy a revolving list of craft beers with well prepared food in a neat space.

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

It's time for Holiday beers on Draft at Norey's:
De Ranke Père Noël - Brouwerij De Ranke
Haandbryggeriet Bestefar 9% abv Winter Warmer is named for the father of Father Christmas
Delirium Brewery's Tremens, Nocturnum and Noel.
Heavy Seas Beer Yule Tide 2014 ...Weizenbock aged in Rum Barrels
Mikkeller Santa's Little Helper!
https://www.facebook.com/NoreysNewport
The beer is amazing- you never know what is going to be on tap. If you are making a trip here-plan ahead and squeeze in more than one visit.This is also a great beer bar to bring along non beer advocates- great wine, service, and food.
http://www.noreys.com/CRAFT-BEER
The rules of this restaurant are very simple-no hats, no logo clothing, no takeout.
Think of it as dinner at Chef Tyler's house, and you will have no problems.They are closed on Sundays and open at 4PM the rest of the week.
The best asset of this restaurant is it's staff- bartenders- Lukas,Doug,and sometimes Charles. The wait staff is AMAZING- Jasper,Leah, and J.T. especially ( plan on eating in his restaurant some day.)
They all take the time to provide you with an experience- the right beverage, the right food, the right atmosphere. Finally, the desserts are amazing. They are made by Norey herself every day. I especially recommend the carrot cake and coconut cake.

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3.5/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.04/5  rDev -12.9%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

I've been to Norey's several times now, and I have always had a great experience. It is easily the best place in all of Rhode Island to for good beer. Between the on tap and bottled selections, there is always a wide variety of rare and unique choices. Tyler and his staff are very knowledgeable and are always willing to provide recommendations. The appetizers, particularly the boneless ribs, are all delicious. The meals and deserts are top notch as well. If you are looking for a great place to relax, eat a great meal, and pair everything with an excellent beer selection, then this is the place to go.

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4.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of ChrisinRI
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JDoogle
5/5  rDev +7.8%

This place is incredible, great selection of rare stuff no one else has. Can't wait to come back

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Seadog20000
4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

10/10 for service and quality.
Guaranteed the ultimate Belgium selection in New England, with fine dining to a company it.
Norey's dominates all bars from Providence to Brooklyn. This is hands down the best craft beer spot in southern New England.
Needs more North West coast breweries to balance it out.

Done.

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5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is absolutely amazing! I loved the atmosphere and the lighting, definitely a great date spot. It is cozy and everyone that served us, from the bartender, Lucas, to our server, Jasper, was friendly and knowledgeable.

I am not much a beer expert, but my boyfriend is, and I was kind of trying to impress him with my knowledge of beer bars in the area. I definitely did. He travels around the world for his job and was beyond impressed with the selection. In fact, he mentioned that he had never been to a place with such a wide selection of great quality beers.

There is a wide variety of beers on tap and they are all listed on a big chalk board behind the bar, which I liked, and made me think that they probably change them all the time. We didn't try any of the bottled beers but the list was extensive. There was an entire menu of bottled beers from all around the world!

We are definitely coming back next date night to try something new!

Photo of CHADMC3
4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Easily the best beer destination I've been to in years. Can't wait to go back. If you're into serious craft beers in a really cool setting, this is your place.

The bar absorbs you into its atmosphere. Get comfortable in your stool, because you are staying a while. The place is kind of funky, yet warming, with cool beer label etched mirrors, rich wood, and even a little bit of a 50's diner feel. Cool vibe with laid back music and old movies playing the night of our visit. Norey's lends itself to starting conversations.

Quality and selection are second to none. Beers from all over the world on tap - and the good stuff. The tap lines are nothing but quality. St. Bernardus, the latest Stone one-off, Mikeller, Green Flash, Founders, and some Belgian rarities I was not even familiar with highlighted the lineup on our visit. The bottle selection is incredible also. I recommend treating yourself to one of their rarities. I could not resist in spending a few extra $$ on a Bommen & Granaten during the visit. Aged WWS, several Mikellers, rare Founders, odd Belgians and hard to get one-offs populate their bottle list.

The service was second to none. Scott was the bartender this night and the man knows his beer. Very knowledgeable about their products, good recommendations, and obvious industry knowledge. Not to mention, he seemed like a plain good guy.

We did not have any food during our visit since we had just eaten dinner, but based on the quality of the rest of the establishment, I would expect it follows suit as well.

Check this place out - you won't be disappointed. Having visited some of the better beer destinations in New England, it's right up there with the likes of Novare Res and Ebeneezer's.

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2.5/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of LuciousJackson77
4.81/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

I went to Noreys last weekend for the first time with a few old friends of mine who had come to visit me from New York City. Knowing these guys have a lot of great bars where they live I wanted to take them somewhere unique and special in my area that they might enjoy and after just a little bit of online research I found Noreys.
This place had one of the coolest beer selections we had ever seen, everything from imported German, Belgium, Norwegian, and Italian beers on tap (21 in total) and over 100 rare hard to find beers by the bottle I spent some quality time looking through all of them while we all caught up and had some good laughs.
The bartender told us the list of brews is changing pretty much every week and I plan on making the trip back to Norey's soon to check out whats new!

Photo of tcnewport
4.81/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Can I guarantee that that Norey's dominates any bar in the Tri-State area. This is hands down the best craft beer spot in the Northeast. Quality? Quantity?

Done.

This place is the nirvana of craft beer in Rhode Island.

Popping into the state and looking for a good Belgian? This is the place.

Photo of jwentlandt
4.93/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Okay, I signed up to BeerAdvocate simply so I could review Norey's. I was in Newport for a work trip last week, and was looking for a place with a good craft beer selection. A little research led me to Norey's.

It was awesome.

I sat at the bar and chatted with the bartender, Charlie (I think). We talked food and beer, and he recommended the boneless ribs and a steak. I don't remember the name of the steak, but it had Blue Cheese Maytag butter. It came with wild rice and julienned veggies. It was all so awesome. The steak was tender, cooked to perfection, and geez, everything was perfect. I can honestly think of NOTHING that I'd change about the food.

Now the beer....it was a phenomenal selection. I had a pour of Allagash Odyssey, Old Dubh (cask), and a few bottles (Cuvee Freddy and Hanssens Artisanaal Oude Gueuz). This led me to chatting with another bartender (perhaps he was a shift manager?)...named...it got fuzzy around this point, but I think it was Jeremy.

They had live music that night, but I left before it started (relax, I walked back to my hotel, I didn't drive). However, given the incoming crowd, I bet that the music was awesome as well.

The next time I'm within 50 miles of Norey's, I'll be back in.

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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

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Norey's in Newport, RI
100 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.