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26 Marlborough St., Newport, RI 02840, United States | (401) 849-3600

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For a memorable history lesson, knock back a Dark & Stormy at the wood-beamed bar of America’s oldest operating tavern. The two-story residence first went up in 1652, and originally served as a meeting house for the Colony’s General Assembly and City Council—and you can almost picture men in their tricorn hats poring over maps of the New World. The dining room, with its dull, creaking floors and original hearth, is as self-consciously traditional as the menu, featuring New England staples like sautéed Point Judith calamari, beef Wellington, and butter-poached Rhode Island lobster.

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White Horse Tavern

For a memorable history lesson, knock back a Dark & Stormy at the wood-beamed bar of America’s oldest operating tavern. The two-story residence first went up in 1652, and originally served as a meeting house for the Colony’s General Assembly and City Council—and you can almost picture men in their tricorn hats poring over maps of the New World. The dining room, with its dull, creaking floors and original hearth, is as self-consciously traditional as the menu, featuring New England staples like sautéed Point Judith calamari, beef Wellington, and butter-poached Rhode Island lobster.