I spent this past weekend in Newport Rhode Island. I love Newport it is one of my favorite places in New England for a quick weekend escape. There is so much to do and every time I am there I feel like it is a completely new experience. This weekend was no exception!
I went to Newport Vineyards for a wine tasting and some shopping! Now I had been to Newport Vineyards before but I had never actually taken the time to do a tasting it was great to get to try the wide variety of offerings they have! It was a little cloudy but the outside bar was still adorable complete with corn hole boards on the lawn.
Next stop was dinner at the Boat Yard. Formerly the Barking Crab this was my first time at the Boat Yard it’s has a more casual environment compared to other places in Newport. I had the lobster Mac and cheese, it was very tasty! Doesn’t make my list of favorite restaurants in Newport (there are just so many) but it was a good!
Brunch the next morning was amazing! It’s a controversial opinion but I stand by it, DC and Rhode Island have the best brunch hands down! People always like to argue for New York City but they’re wrong! For what you pay in NYC you can get the same thing in DC or RI for less with bottomless mimosas! And FYI if there isn’t alcohol it’s just a late breakfast. We stopped into a little Irish Pub that caught my eye mainly because there was a poster of a lobster on the side of the building (I LOVE lobsters). The Fastnet Pub was casual and quiet the service was quick the food was delicious and the drinks were strong! I got a peach Bellini and it was one of the best Bellini’s I’ve ever had! I love Bellini’s but every place makes them slightly differently and a lot of the time I am disappointed but not at the Fastnet Pub. So good! My eggs bacon and home fries were amazing and I cleaned my whole plate! Like dinner there are so many places to get brunch in Newport but I definitely recommend The Fastnet Pub if you’re looking for something casual and inexpensive with excellent cocktails!
For the rest of the day we walked around Bowen’s Wharf, Thames Street and then headed over to Castle Hill Inn for a pre dinner cocktail! Castle Hill Inn is one of my favorite places to go in Newport. It has such a beautiful view if you go on a nice day you can sit out on the lawn and have a cocktail! Perfect way to end the weekend.