Pour Judgement

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Pour JudgementPour Judgement
Bar, Eatery

32 Broadway
Newport, Rhode Island, 02840-2938
United States

(401) 619-2115 | map
pourjudgement.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.14
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
49
pDev:
13.53%
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Reviews by palma:
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palma from New York

2.89/5  rDev -30.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.25

Way overrated. But this is the best beer bar in the area - I guess that's why. Service is almost horrible. They had a few decent bottles. Couple of local selections on tap that were good. That's about it. If I'm in Newport yeah I'll go here but I would never seek this place out otherwise. If a real beer bar showed up here, this place would go out of business in 6 months.

May 26, 2013
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npolachek from New York

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Live music and solid bar in Newport Rhode Island. Good selection of craft beers on to here and many cans. And bottles as well. I’d recommend it on Sunday especially as Noyes is closed that day.

Jul 22, 2019
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.67/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Oct 20, 2018
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Had beers here later in the night . It's a long, narrow place, long bar with high top tables along the side. There was live music, and the place was full. Good selection of quality craft beers, and the server gave some advice. We only order some wings as a late night snack, but they were good.

Dec 16, 2017
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heymikew from California

4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This is the place to go for a quality beer in Newport. Great selection and staff! Small place but friendly. Forget Noreys up the street which doesn't even come close.

Oct 21, 2017
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BeerBucks from New York

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Sep 08, 2016
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BPBickman from Rhode Island

4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Best of Broadway, NPT

May 06, 2016
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Newport_beerguy from Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Apr 17, 2016
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Richardbrownrags59 from Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nice beer menu, some off-beat food choices, a super-wide jukebox selection and a rockabilly band made for a great time--will go again

Feb 21, 2016
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Dopen993 from Rhode Island

4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This has been my go to in Newport since I moved to RI ten years ago. Always a rotating line up of craft only beer on draft. Bottle selection could be better but that's just me. Food is great too, sandwiches and burgers are always a solid choice but they have amazing apps and lighter food too. Obviously the reason to come is the beer.

Jan 17, 2016
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doug87d from Rhode Island

4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

This is the towns industry bar just about every bartender and waitress heads there after work and the staff is impeccable !

Oct 28, 2015
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mpmcguire11 from Rhode Island

4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Sep 07, 2015
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MakeMineADoubleJack from North Carolina

4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Went to Pour Judgement for the first time this afternoon. Enjoyed a grilled chicken wrap with bacon and chipotle mayo. The wrap was quite good, and the french fries were exactly how I like them: well done, with a good portion of crispy fries. Can't complain about the beer selection. I went specifically to indulge in Goose Island BCBS Proprietor's, which the bar is pouring in accordance with Goose Island's Migration Week. Thanks to Pour Judgement, I got to enjoy a beer I thought I never would (or wouldn't for a good long while). The two women behind the bar were great, and service was exceptional. Overall, a very enjoyable experience. I would go back the next time I go to Newport.

Jun 25, 2015
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brother_rebus from Maine

4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 14, 2015
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

May 21, 2015
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krad2315 from Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -51.7%

To me, a bar is like a barber shop. I should be able to talk about whatever I want with the person in the chair next to me. If the person cutting my hair wants to chime in, great; so long as they don't inhibit the conversation.

I know the second I mention Fox News most people will write me off, but today I asked to have Fox News playing at Pour Judgement and one bartender accommodated my request (two TVs were playing the same channel so it was no big deal when I asked for one to play FN). When another bar tender saw FN on TV he turned the channel off. I requested FN be placed on the television again and he said, "no politics in the bar." I said I was not looking for politics, merely news on the TV. He refused to put FN on the set. Rather than get into an argument over it, I let my dollar speak for itself, settled my tab, and went straight home and posted this comment. Pour Judgement has some great beers on tap. However, I can't give my time or my money to an establishment that refuses to allow its customers to view the programming it desires. I thought the point of enjoying a pint was to engage in conversation that provokes intellectual banter whether watching FN or not? When did the views of those who serve the beverages become the moderator of what gets debated
at the bar stool, whether those views be from the left side of the aisle or the right. This bartender chose to impose his political views on those paying for drinks and as such cost PJ some decent income. Thank goodness we have a venue like the web to publicize such a virile display of nearsightedness like that displayed by Pour Judgement. God bless the First Amendment and free speech in America! I guess some folks would rather freedom from speech rather than free speech in America. Very sad!

Dec 10, 2014
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dheacck11 from Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%

Oct 24, 2014
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Rhody1 from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.4%

Sep 27, 2014
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DNICE555 from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Aug 25, 2014
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Jemes21 from New Jersey

4.96/5  rDev +19.8%

Aug 14, 2014
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bigred89 from Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

Apr 30, 2014
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Mono from Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Mar 18, 2014
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jflynn37 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.8%

Feb 27, 2014
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DrinkNewport from Rhode Island

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

I've been a regular at PJs for about 5 years. It was the first bar I'd been in where the only commodity beer on tap was Guinness. I have to credit it for starting me on my craft beer journey.

The place is pretty small, so it's hard to find a place to sit from 5-9. That's okay if you're just going to drink, but makes things a little difficult if you want to take advantage of their great Beer & A Burger special. Fortunately, the kitchen is open until midnight Sun-Thurs so you can just wait for the crowd to thin out.

The craft beer selection is decent. though it has been surpassed by a couple other places in town. There are usually 2-3 beers I'm interested in on draft (at least one Lagunitas and/or Founders) and their bottle selection isn't bad, though I find their large format bottles a little pricey.

The staff is fun and attractive, though they get run a little ragged when it's busy, making it hard to get their attention.

Overall, it's a hip, fun neighborhood bar just off of Broadway. This is the kind of place where the waitstaff of other restaurants go when they get off.

Oct 16, 2013
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dewars from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Pour Judgment is a local hangout in a tourist town. If you want to drink where the locals do, this is the place. The reason is Pour Judgment has a great menu and there burger and beer deal can't be be in a over priced tourist town. The craft beer selection at PJ is excellent. I enjoyed some Goose Island with my burger and it was great. The staff always is nice and friendly, but you can wait a bit. This place is always busy. Come down to Newport on a called February day and you can have your choice of tables in any place, not at PJ. There is a reason why its packed off season, as well as, on season.

Feb 14, 2012
Pour Judgement in Newport, RI
Place rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 49 ratings