What’s on tap tonight?

Newport has some of the best spots to relax and have a drink

Do you want a great place to gather for a few beers with friends after a full day at the beach? Or would you rather enjoy cocktails or a bottle of wine quietly with your sweetheart as the sun sets? Maybe you prefer having some drinks while shooting a round of pool, throwing some darts, or singing your favorite karaoke songs?

Here in Newport, we’ve got a variety of bars and lounges to satisfy all of your needs! You don’t have to settle for one place, as a variety of bars and lounges are walking distance from one another and are close to local lodging. If you don’t feel like walking, or want to visit a place that’s too far to walk, you can always call Yaquina Cab at (541) 265-9552 to travel safely back and forth.

Unwind at Sea Glass Bistro & Lounge, where you’ll discover a fantastic place to relax while enjoying amazing coastal cuisine and beverages inside the Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn. The newly remodeled and renamed restaurant and bar combines an amazing assortment of drinks and a superb seafood-inspired menu, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Agate Beach. The Sea Glass Bistro & Lounge also offers five TVs so that you can watch the big game while you’re staying on the coast.

3019 N Coast Hwy., Agate Beach                                

Head to the Taphouse at Nye Creek, a recent and welcome addition to the Nye Beach neighborhood. The Taphouse has 28 rotating beer, wine and cider taps, with a wide selection of Oregon craft beer. They also have a large and diverse menu, specializing in an assortment of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, and pizza. Make sure to stop in between 3-5:30 pm to take advantage of their daily happy hour specials.

515 NW Coast St., Nye Beach

Relax at the Sandbar & Grill! Order a cold mug of beer or a specialty cocktail, have a bite to eat, play a game of pool, or try your luck at video poker! A short walk from the beach, and located in the heart of the Nye Beach Neighborhood, the Sandbar & Grill is a favorite of both locals and visitors alike. It’s an excellent place to relax and reflect at the end of the day, or to take a break before heading back to the beach. Once you’ve been to the Sandbar and Grill, you’ll want to make it a regular stop every time you come to Newport.

722 NW Beach Dr., Nye Beach     

Wander into Nana’s Irish Pub, another local favorite, and for good reason. They have an excellent selection of beers on tap plus a full bar, and the best comfort food you can find; outstanding Irish pub fare, from fish & chips to the best Reuben around. The lively atmosphere at Nana’s is truly worthy of the Dublin pub scene. The classic drink there is a Guinness on tap, but they also specialize in other Irish beer, whiskey and cocktails. In addition, they offer great happy hour specials from 3-6 pm, Monday through Friday, and often feature live music in the evenings.

613 NW 3rd St., Nye Beach

You’ll always find fun at Moby Dick’s! Located right in the center of town, Moby Dick’s is a Newport institution. Their adult playground features pool, shuffleboard, pinball, and even chess. They have a great Jukebox, and often host live music, but the big draw there is Karaoke, which starts at 9 pm, seven nights a week. Moby Dick’s has great daily happy hour specials from 4-7 pm, and they serve an assortment of your favorite pub food.

448 SW Coast Hwy., Deco District

Step into Rogue Ales Public House, specializing in the entire range of Rogue ales brewed right across the bay. In addition to 35 taps of craft brew, try some of Rogue’s own whiskey, gin, and vodka, also distilled in Newport. You can drink Rogue beer in many places now, but there’s nothing better than coming to the source, where they brewed their first batches of beer before 1992. Rogue’s happy hour is called “hoppy hour,” and they offer their lunchtime “hoppy meal” from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm daily.

748 SW Bay Blvd., Historic Bayfront

Barge Inn to the local scene! Newport’s Barge Inn is a fixture on the Historic Bayfront. In fact, the self-proclaimed “Home of the Winos, Dingbats, and Riff Raff” has been a local landmark since 1936. The Barge Inn is a popular spot with fishermen and other residents, and you’ll feel right at home when you order a frosty beer or classic cocktail. They also serve the famous Barge Burger, which many consider to be the best burger in town. Stop in for a drink and a bite to eat, play a few games of pool, and listen to the amazing stories about fishing and living in a great coastal town.

358 SW Bay Blvd., Historic Bayfront

Bring your friends to Hoover’s Pub & Grill! Since 1978, locals and visitors to the South Beach Neighborhood have been coming to Hoover’s Pub & Grill for drinks, dinner and fun! Hoover’s has an assortment of popular pub food and a full-service bar, and offers a comfortable atmosphere inside, or outside in their tiki-themed patio. In addition to video poker, you can shoot some pool or challenge your friends to a game of foosball, and they even have a book exchange if you’re looking for something to read. Hoover’s features live music on Fridays and Saturdays, and has an open mic night most Thursdays. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the mini Yaquina Bay Bridge on the roof.

3539 Hwy 101, South Beach

Drink fresh craft beer at Wolf Tree Taproom! Local favorite Wolf Tree Brewing has opened up a taproom, and you’ll be glad they did! The Wolf Tree Nanobrewery has been crafting amazing beers from their Seal Rock brewery for a few years, but had not had a place to serve it until now. They feature their amazing beer, as well as a rotating guest tap for cider, and a choice of fine regional wine. The Taproom doesn’t offer food other than popcorn, but they do encourage you to bring your own meal or snacks from elsewhere.  

4590 SE Harborton St., South Beach  

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