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Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant

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Brick Alley Pub & RestaurantBrick Alley Pub & Restaurant

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87
very good

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.45%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

140 Thames St
Newport, Rhode Island, 02840-6653
United States
phone: (401) 849-6334

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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

06-23-2014 03:10:41 | More by wrightst
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AnneReed

Rhode Island

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$

Brick Alley really isn't a beer bar. It is a very popular and busy restaurant with great service, good value (salad bar with entrees),& huge menu. It gets really busy, but if you sit at the bar, you usually don't have to wait too long for a table. Lobster rolls are the main reason to come to Brick Alley- best in the Tri state area-just claw, no tail meat, served with steak fries and coleslaw.

If you are looking for craft beer in downtown Newport- head to Yesterday's about 1 block north and one block east or The Wharf Pub and Raw Bar on Bowen's Wharf about 5 blocks south. Also check out Broadway-Norey's and Malt.

06-20-2014 20:51:23 | More by AnneReed
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-08-2014 14:18:53 | More by BColton1
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JayO

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

12-19-2013 00:25:31 | More by JayO
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-19-2013 14:02:34 | More by grimey68
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rx-beer

Puerto Rico

3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$

Awesome New England clam chowder. Lobster roll was really good but the lobstacado roll was killer. Nice atmosphere and good service. Beer selection is okay, but the barware was subpar - several nucleation points on the glass walls. Have your food here and then walk on over to Norey's for your beer.

10-26-2013 02:09:35 | More by rx-beer
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

We made a day trip down to Newport on this unseasonable winter day. This was my first time there and I had checked out BA beforehand for some ideas to get lunch.

Brick Alley is located on the busy and centrally located Thames Street. The restaurant itself is rather large and showcases an eclectic decor of sports memorabilia, Rhode Island portraits and odds & ends. There are some nice football helmets, jerseys, pictures, etc.

The menu is extensive and the food was really good. I started off with the Baked Stuffed Clams a la Portuguese that were awesome, definitely recommended. I also had the Lobster Bisque that was tasty and flavorful. I ordered the Lobster Roll, which had too much mayo for my liking, but there was an ample of amount of lobster meat.

The beer selection is solid with approximately 15 drafts and 30 bottles. The draft selection featured Sam Adams, Sam Adams Seasonal, Magic Hat #9, Harpoon IPA, Bass, Blue Moon, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, Guinness, Narragansett, Newport Storm Seasonal, Newport Blueberry and Newport Amber Ale.

There are some interesting bottle options like Newport Cyclone Series, Chimay Rogue Ale, Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, Westmalle and Lindemans Framboise.

I was really happy with this place and enjoyed a nice lunch. Good food, beers and atmosphere. Worth checking out if in the area.

02-04-2012 23:23:49 | More by Hibernator
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YaKnowBrady

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

While vacationing in Newport for Memorial Day weekend with my wife, stopped in for an early morning pint or two. Got there about 30 minutes before the restaurant officially opened, and got 2 seats at the bar.

Started off with a Heavy Seas Loose Cannon. Nice brew, super hoppy. I originally asked for a dark stout recommendation, but the bartender, who reminded me of John C. Reilly (think Dale from Step Brothers), and he said they only had Guinness, which I passed on.

The atmosphere was great, super kitschy, but in a good way. decor around the bar was mostly different license plates with bar related titles (GUINES, CGRAM7), and the servers were friendly. Decided not to order food, as it was still early, and we had other plans for lunch. My wife ordered a Bloody Mary, which she enjoyed.

Second beer was a Westmalle Tripel, served in the bottle, with a non-frosted Westmalle Chalice. I was very pleased to be given the beer this way, as some places less educated would just hand you a trappist beer in the bottle (or just not offer any trappist ales in the first place).

By the time we left, after about 45 minutes, it was nearly impossible to leave the place, as it was JAM-PACKED. 15 minutes after the place opened, there was a line 10 people long waiting for a table. This place must do gangbusters, because they're likely the most popular eatery in Newport.

I'd recommend for any traveler to try it, but I can imagine it being a madhouse in the evening. I recommend going early, like when they still have the chairs upside down on the tables.

05-31-2011 15:56:31 | More by YaKnowBrady
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lehows

New York

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Located on cobblestone Thames St, right in the center of Newport, this place is popular with both locals and tourists alike. You can't miss the bright yellow awnings out front. The inside is decorated in a frenzy of americana and other nautical memorabilia displayed on walls throughout the dining areas. The place is larger than it looks and has a salad bar in addition to the several dining rooms and bar. The beer selection was solid but not spectacular. A nice showing of local and regional beers with several Newport Storm beers on tap along with Narragansett, Harpoon, among others. The food menu was extensive, and everything we ordered was good. This is not a beer destination but a good restaurant/pub that has a few good beers on tap. Definitely recommended for a bite to eat or to down a pint while exploring downtown Newport.

05-09-2011 18:57:07 | More by lehows
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$$

Great restaurant with a decent bar. Usually 8-12 lines running local and NE microbrews. Pour a cold pint, and have great service. Not a large bar area, this is better as a restaurant. There are less family-friendly beer bars up the street. Not to say that the atmosphere is off at Brick Alley... it's a fun place to be. Still, come for the food, stay for the beer.

The food at this place is very good. I've brought countless friend and family members here and they've all been impressed. Very well presented dishes.

A great place to grab a bite and a pint in Newport, RI. One of the top 3 "americana" restaurants in Newport. Pricey, you bet.. but Welcome to Newport.

07-13-2009 03:04:51 | More by ShogoKawada
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Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant in Newport, RI
87 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.