Is Bridge Liquors is open?
We pride ourselves on our reputation in Newport for having the longest liquor store hours as is allowed by Rhode Island regulations (which makes for a more complicated schedule than you might expect).
Liquor store hours in the Ocean State are divided into two seasons: Summer and Winter.
Summer Hours are from June 1-October 31. During that time we are open:
Winter Hours are in effect November 1-May 31. During that period, we are open:
*We are open on Sundays from 10am-6pm, except for long weekends when there is a Monday holiday, in which case we are open until 9pm.
By state law, we are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, though we are open until 11pm on Thanksgiving Eve and New Years Eve (We are allowed be open until 11pm on Christmas Eve, but typically find there isn’t much demand to stay much past 9pm). Otherwise, barring some kind of extreme weather emergency, we will be open.
[Addendum: If Christmas fall on a Monday as it does in 2017 and 2023, then state law requires us to close at 9pm on Christmas Eve. However, we can (and will) be open until 11pm the Saturday prior.]
23 JT Connell Highway
Newport, Rhode Island 02840