Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant
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Reviews by Hibernator:
4/5 rDev +4.7%
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
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
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
3.79/5 rDev -0.8%
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
4/5 rDev +4.7%
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
Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant in Newport, RI
87 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.