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O'Briens Pub

O'Brien’s Pub is located in the heart of Newport, RI. This dog-friendly pub offers a spacious garden patio and is an enjoyable place to meet for cocktails, lunch, or dinner. Menu features a large selection of appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, freshly grilled pizzas, and entrees along with a variety of imported and domestic beer, frozen drinks and coffee. Visit Website

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O'Briens Pub has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 34 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 345 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Catherine
    Oct 28, 2023
    Dog-loving staff

    While dogs aren’t permitted inside, the host gladly waited with my dog while I went inside to use the restroom, and when I came back he had a goodie bag of dog treats for me to take with me to my table! Patio was comfortable and staff was very friendly. They do not take reservations but there were free tables on the patio, so we got a table no problem and it was a Saturday night.

  • Angie
    Sep 20, 2023
    Barney goes to O’Briens

    O’Briens was a friendly place for our pup Barney. They even gave out dog treats. the tomato basil pasta was delicious and so was the mudslide.

  • Jessica
    Aug 16, 2023
    Good food, good vibes, very dog friendly

    We had lunch on the patio with our dog & the restaurant was extremely dog friendly. At first we were the only table with a dog, but a couple more came through. Food was great, so was our service. Highly recommend for a casual outdoor lunch with your doggo.

  • Jim
    Aug 14, 2023
    Pup friendly

    we were one of 5 with pups at dinner. the staff welcomed our pup with a large bowl of iced water and many friendly visits. the food was good and environment was comfortable and inviting.

  • Sunshine
    May 19, 2023
    Dog friendly

    Very dog friendly. As soon as you are seating they brought out a large bowl of water with ice. They also gave the pups a baggie of dog treats. Good Bar food.

  • Lexi
    May 6, 2023
    Super dog friendly outside, food is mediocre

    For being dog friendly they were perfect! super easy, just sat out on the patio with plenty of space (we have a 76 pound dog). lots of other dogs there as well.

    only bad part was the food was not so good. service was also mediocre but at least it was a place to go with the dog.

  • Laura
    May 13, 2022
    Dugs in pubs

    We loved this dog friendly space! Our waiter Connor was awesome and the buser brought the puppy some treats. Definitely pub fare but it was yummy!

  • Kay
    Dec 8, 2021
    Call before you go

    We stopped by for lunch. They would not serve anyone on the patio, so no dogs.

  • Patricia
    Sep 26, 2021
    Cuddles and Cookies

    In addition to having a delicious lobster roll fir humans, O’ Bryant’s gave our girl got lots of attention and a bag of cookies from our sweet dog loving waitress.

  • Sarah
    Sep 16, 2019
    loved it here

    took our two german shepherds here for dinner on a busy sunday night and it was perfect! they were so accommodating of our dogs and the human food and drinks were exactly what we wanted! can’t wait to go back! 😊

  • Danielle
    Aug 24, 2019
    Great place for you and your pup

    Brought my son and pup here for dinner. There were so many pups already there. This place has a menu for dogs and brings the dogs water bowls. The staff was friendly and the food great!

  • Amanda
    Jul 10, 2019
    A Great First Dog-Friendly Meal

    We’ve never taken our nervous pooch out for dinner. We’re on a road trip, and this was a great spot for us to hang out together AND make it extra rewarding for him! The waitress deliver a bowl of ice water and we order him som grilled chicken. It came in a compostable dog bowl... awesome! Would love to go back anytime.

    Better yet, the kids (ages 7-8) spent over and hour playing in the fishing fountain!

  • Audra
    Jul 8, 2019
    A Favorite Spot

    O'Briens is a cool place we visit frequently with our 2 pups! By far one of the most dog friendly places is this region. Great menu for humans and dogs,and the dogs get lots of attention. It is on very busy Thames street with lots going on so folks with nervous pups may want to be cautious.

  • Jeannie
    Jun 22, 2019
    Awesome Patio Awesome Staff

    So dog friendly, they even have a menu designed for the dogs (chicken breast, hamburger patty etc) they cut it up in small pieces and serve in a dog bowl.
    Servers always bring fresh water too! Everyone comes over and gives love to the pups. Overall, on of the best places to visit with your babies. And ask for Sara! She’s amazing and so attentive to the pups.

  • Mitch
    More than a year ago
    Great place!

    Great atmosphere, met us with a bowl of ice water for our dog, on the way out they gave our pup a little doggie bag with a few treats. Highly recommend checking it out if looking for pub food and beer with your pup.

  • Caitlin
    Jul 7, 2018
    Most pup-friendly restaurant in Newport!

    We visited O’Briens on our last night in Newport and it was hands down the most dog friendly place on our trip. We walked in to see a handful of groups with dogs on the spacious patio, and we were easily accommodated when we asked to sit further away from the live music (our dog doesn’t love loud noises).

    The server brought her a nice big bowl of ice water, and though we didn’t peruse the “doggie dining” menu (we had just fed her), they also brought out 2 milkbone treats along with our human food.

    Everyone was super kind to us and our dog and we would definitely come back for that experience, plus the ambience and the food!

  • Amy
    More than a year ago
    great service and pup attention!

  • Justin
    More than a year ago
    Super Dog Friendly Place

    I was traveling on business in Hartford, CT and extended my trip a day to spend in Newport, RI. My partner and I stopped here for a quick, light bite to eat before our harbor cruise. We had our pup, of course! The food was great and reasonably priced. The staff was very welcoming with the dog and (I think) the owner was very playful with our dog and gave us a doggy bag with treats :) Great spot!

  • Thera
    More than a year ago
    Cool spot!

    This was a nice, chill bar spot to bring our dog and hang out in the Newport atmosphere. Nothing special about the food...just your typical bar food, but they brought two little milkbones and a bowl of ice water for our pup! Will def come back here again!

  • Cody
    More than a year ago
    Loved it!

    I was treated very well at O'Briens! I was given a dog bowl of ice water and ordered the grilled chicken off the dog menu. It was great, and I felt welcome!

  • Kelly
    More than a year ago
    Great dog friendly pub!

    We had lunch at O'Briens today with our 2 Portuguese Water Dog puppies. As others have mentioned, they were both given a bowl of ice water and a bag of treats! It was so awesome, especially since is was a 90 degree day. The love for dogs also made us feel very comfortable. The sandwiches we had were great and the entire menu is very reasonably priced. We will definetly go back!

  • Toby
    More than a year ago
    Our new go-to

    Very accommodating. We sat down and our dog got his bowl of ice water before we even opened our menus. From their menu for dogs we ordered our little guy the 4 oz burger. He loved it. Super friendly staff. We will be back.

  • Christina
    More than a year ago
    So Welcoming to Dogs

    They were so welcoming to our two large Dobermans. They each got a bowl of ice water and a baggie of treats. The service was good and the beer was cold. Highly recommend!

  • Joan
    More than a year ago
    SO HAPPY!!

    I can't say enough about this place, friendly staff great food and the care towards our dog Libby was incredible. Will be going back !!!!!
    Great time :)

  • Alicia
    More than a year ago
    great atmosphere

    the staff was very friendly to the dogs. A bowl of water was supplied right away, and there was even a doggie menu! There were about 5-6 other dogs there when we went to lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We would definitely return.

  • Cheryl
    More than a year ago
    great food and a puppy menu

    Didn't want to leave our dog behind, first night in Newport. Happen to find this place. Highly recommend.

  • Stephanie
    More than a year ago
    awesome place!

    Our two big dogs were welcomed and we got to sit on the patio in the sub. They even have a doggie menu for the dogs! Our dogs loved it there were lots of dogs around and the food was good!

  • Nicole
    More than a year ago
    Great place!!

    Amazing place for dogs. Gave my dog a water bowl and treats!

  • Tomlucy
    More than a year ago
    Doggie Heaven in Newport

    O'Briens Pub is a great place to go as a pet friendly eatery. When we got there, they greeted our little dog Muppet with a big bowl of water with ice. They also had a special doggie menu, and we ordered her a hamburger, which came cut up into small pieces. As for the human food, it was quite good. The lobster roll was great, and so was the New England clam chowder. Whats nice is that other than a few barks from the dogs, it was a quiet place.

  • Marie
    More than a year ago
    Awesome Place !!

    Great place to hang out with your dog . Food was great and servers were awesome!!
    Treated our German Shepherd like a princess , bringing her water and treats . Very accommodating to your furry Bffs . Definitely will be visiting again .

  • Joseph
    More than a year ago
    great time

    Took wonderful care of my dog! Brought him a bowl of ice water when we sat, and fed him his dish first. Ordered him a burger and they even cut it up for him.

  • Stephanie
    More than a year ago
    Great Saturday Afternoon

    My husband and I planned a day trip to Newport with our Shephard/Lab on Saturday. Hearing good things are O'Briens being dog-friendly we decided to check it out. IT was a GREAT time. The staff was extremely friendly and treated our fur baby like a princess!!!! We will be back!!!!

  • Amy
    More than a year ago
    Great Place!

    We visited with our Shar-pei mix puppy, Leela. It was a warm day, so the hostess immediately came out with a bowl of ice water and dog treats. There was plenty of shade and places for Leela to lay down and relax. The human food was good. Bar-type food, but done well.

  • Kelley
    More than a year ago
    Great for dogs and owners

    Great doggie menu (hot dogs, beef burgers, and chicken) plus excellent beer menu and food for their owners :) The wait staff was very kind and LOVED having the dogs around. upon arrival dogs were greeted with an ice cold bowl of water and a doggie menu! My husband, Gunner (male boxer), Ellie (Female Boxer) and I enjoyed the spacious patio and the company of other dogs and their owners :) plus EVERYONE there, with or without dog, enjoy the company of all dogs on patio! A great place to visit!

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