Opened summer of 2023 and located in downtown Newport, RI, this two-level bar and restaurant is tucked away in-between shops and bars on the side of a building on Bowen’s Wharf.
The tiki decor is sparse but there are fish floats, walls covered with lauhala matting, fish netting on ceilings, and tropical plants throughout. The white ceilings and beige walls along with wide plate-glass windows run contrary to the usual dark and cloistered tiki bar environment. Neither are there the layers of tiki mementos and ephemera one might find at a Trader Vic's or other classic establishment, but Wharf Fishhouse is new and has room to add more if they wish.
Their selection of custom tiki drinks are served in various tiki mugs, and they have several Polynesian inspired dishes, with a variety of skewers, sliders, rangoons, wings, ribs, etc.. Additionally, they offer standard local New England fare.
From Wharf Fishhouse & Tiki Bar:
“POLYNESIAN INSPIRED SMALL PLATES, NEW ENGLAND CLASSICS AND TIKI BAR. RIGHT IN THE HEART OF BOWEN’S WHARF.”