Norey's

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Norey'sNorey's
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world-class

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: n/a
Taps: 21
Bottles: 160
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 23
Photo of mikeargy
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Norey's has a GREAT selection & great prices.

Photo of Tsilas
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great beer and atmosphere! !! A must if you are close!

Photo of easterwood
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Chef Tyler is an excellent beer expert and the Utopias I had was wonderful. Excellent Trappist selection!!

Photo of AllieJ76
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Definitely a great selection, something like 100+ beers! Great location right on Broadway in Newport, too. I'll be back!

Photo of Lindsey_DuquetteBrown
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of the best beer bars I have been to. The idea of 'Tap Takeovers' is genius. And aside from that, there is a huge list of a multitude of styles. Definitely something for everyone's taste. Food is always fresh, knowledgable staff, and great vibe. A must-see for any beer enthusiast!

Photo of brother_rebus
3.54/5  rDev -23.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 1.75

Went finally after driving, biking, and walking past hundreds of times. Very friendly, knowedgable staff. Cool atmosphere, clean, nice layout given the small space. Extensive bottle list. However all they had on draft was DFH beers. And at an above average price. From my understanding, they had a DFH tap takeover, but it was 8 days prior. So they either over-ordered, or dont bring in many customers. The only 3 that I was remotely interested in trying were gone. Regardless, at that point, just drop,the prices on at least a few of the beers to sell them and get some variety in rotation again. We walked out without even ordering a beer. Will have to return down the line.

Photo of Guitarbdt
4.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Photo of bennittd
5/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

Photo of JDoogle
5/5  rDev +8.5%

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

Photo of Seadog20000
4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of BrittanyJMuirhead
5/5  rDev +8.5%
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 +2.8%
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.

Photo of LuciousJackson77
4.81/5  rDev +4.3%
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
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | 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 +6.9%
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.

Photo of DC_St_Johns
4.78/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Well, this is my go to place in Newport, RI for great craft beer. The chef is called "grumps", which ought to tell you something. Turns out he's very cool, you just have to enjoy classic movies in black and white, even if they were made in color...

Chef Grumps is a great cook and I really like Norey's food. Norey herself, the restaurant's namesake, bakes incredible desserts. Like coconut cake? Very much so... incredible desserts.

Spicy food? Norey's has you covered, with several dishes. Asian Lettuce wraps are great, the Bistro steak is always great, on and on. Not a big fan of the burger though. Funny that. Buffalo mac and cheese or lobster mac and cheese are great. He does fish well too. The menus is varied nicely and changes often, which I appreciate.

Oh yes, I forgot, the beer. Well, Chef Tyler sources the most difficult to find beers. He excels at it. He has one true draught line now, which currently has Harviestoun's Ola Dubh 12. There are perhaps a dozen beers on the board (only) but don't let that confuse you. Instead of 40 taps of mediocre, it is about ten taps of the incredible. Constantly rotating and never a bad tap line, unlike other Newport venues. Bottle selection is excellent. Looking for North Coast Grand Cru? How about Cantillion Gueze on tap? The entire Cantillon line in bottle? If you want an AB InBev product, you better be looking for Goose Island, or your in the wrong place.

I hope that helps you, and I hope to see you there.

Photo of rx-beer
4.16/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Went to Norey's on my first day in Newport and then went back a few days later before leaving. Don't really care much for the food - what I had and saw around me was to spicy for my taste. Now the beer selection is outstanding - nice variety on tap and a very nice beer list, which is broken down by style. My main critique is not the food, but the barware. Several of my glasses were not beer clean, having several nucleation points on the walls. Nevertheless, I would definitely recommend this place and grateful that I was told about this place.

Photo of BridgeLiquors
4.78/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Norey's is Newport's version of craft beer heaven. Any beer enthusiast who looks at the beer menu will suddenly discover so many beers that they've heard of an always meant to try. The trick is to create a strategy to drink the beers you REALLY want to try today...and then start prioritizing for further visits. How does one rank La Fin Du Monde against Stone Brewery's Imperial Russian Stout? That's for you to decide.

Photo of Gsb79
4.91/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Norey's is the place to come to if you want good beer! They offer an extensive list of bottled beers and there 12 taps are constantly changing. The manage to get really hard to find beers and the owner even had a keg of dogfish head world wide stout stashed away that he tapped long after you no longer could get it in RI...a real treat! They are heavy on belgians and IPAs in the bottles but have really something for everyone. The food is also great...a small eclectic menu with reasonably priced specials every day. And on Wednesdays there is live music...bonus! We love this place, the beer, the food, the people...do yourself a favor and check it out!

Photo of GrizzlyAdamsLovesStout
4.7/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I Love Noreys! The bottle selection is extensive, the owner/chef/beer buying guru has one of the highest beer IQs in the region.
The taps are few, but always changing with something special.
The one thing that sets Noreys apart from most Beer Geek Meccas is the amazing local,fresh seafood and the other affordable offerings on the menu.
TRUST ME- you have to try the fresh raw oysters with your fine beer.
This a great place for everyone, this is a place where the date of the beer geek will be happy due to the high food quality and from what I hear is a good wine list(not that I'd drink the wine)
Winter is a great time to visit the sleepy oceanside community on Broadway in Newport.
The owner/chef/beer geeks name is Tyler, he loves talking shop, ask for him!
My mouth is watering just typing about it,can't wait to go back...

Photo of splurge19
4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Norey's is definitely an unique place. Best over 100 beer list I've ever seen and some of the Best food in RI... without question. Specials are always exceptional and their beer taps are constantly introducing rare brews. The wines are perfectly stored and the restaurant comes complete with their own wine/beer expert to help the novices!
Very lively, energetic place and live music has made Norey's a real hot spot as well as a hang out. The staff are on top of their game and the Grumpy Chef is famous. A loyal fan they have made out of me....

Photo of mpcapps
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is one of my favorite spots in Newport to get craft beer and good food - I was there last night. The draft list isn't huge (16 taps i think) but they change frequently and they are all craft brews, no filler, and usually heavy on the Belgians. The bottle selection for beer is extensive (~100) and includes a significant quantity of barrel aged beers and lambics/sours.

They have a good wine selection as well, and have a nitrogen pour by the glass system for about 10 of them. I've been told by people who know wine that there are some very good deals on their bottle list.

The menu is mostly american style, and the food is fresh and usually locally sourced so any fish special is fresh and awesome. The menu is on the pricier side in terms of cost, but certainly worth the money. The desserts are top notch as well.

I'd recommend this place to any beer enthusiast, as well as anyone looking to have a great meal with good beer and wine.

Photo of fugitivecaptain
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

So glad I found this place. Living in Atlanta for 6 years and being spoiled by The Porter, Brickstore and the like I spent two months bouncing around the Long Island sound, Martha's Vinyard, and Nantucket area with work looking for a good quality beer bar with a good selection and man does Norey's fit that bill. The owner and chef Tyler knows his beer and loves his sours. You can always find the best selection in town of beers from all over here. I have had BFM selections, countless guezues, Belgian and Italian beer galore. Always a great selection of barrel aged stouts, ipa's, and sours on tap and bottle. If you don't see something you want on the menu and you know your beer ask to speak to Tyler and tell him what you are looking for, he has a private cellar selection that rotates often. If you are looking for a nice atmosphere with friendly staff, the best selection, diversity, and quality of craft beer from all over, with great food and a good crowd. Norey's is your spot. I love this place and look forward to being back up this way next summer!

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Just had a Brooklyn Black Ops stout at Norey's, and it's all that it's hyped to be.

Norey's in Newport, RI
99 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.