Established on Broadway in June of 2000 by Norey Cullen, Norey’s has evolved into a Newport, Rhode Island restaurant for with a grand selection of rare craft beer, an amazing wine list and a dinner menu that has locals coming back for more, week after week.
When it first opened, the place went by Norey’s Star Restaurant and it was a breakfast and lunch eatery run by Norey Cullen herself. It was then that she began perfecting the desserts she is so well known for today. Norey brought in her son, Tyler, to work in the kitchen. As his knowledge and experience grew, he was handed more responsibility until he was given the option to transform Norey’s into the elite beer destination bar it is today.
In 2009, Chef Tyler Cullen set out to create an elite nightspot for the top one percent of all beer, wine and food connoisseurs. Its purpose was to introduce Newport to the very best of the craft beer revolution, the finest wines, a dynamic Modern-American menu and to ensure that the patrons who entered had a memorable night out on town.
How Norey’s become Rhode Island’s Craft Beer Bar
Norey’s Bar and Grille has been a local and tourist favorite since the turn of the century. In 2000 Norey Cullen purchased this cozy Broadway property and started serving Newport breakfast, lunch and dinner. Her dishes were all the Crave. In fact, by 2001, Norey’s was ‘the’ spot for breakfast and lunch, a fact not lost on The New York Times.
As the years turned, her partner and extremely talented son, Chef Tyler Cullen, expressed the desire to make Norey’s the next best spot for dinner and drinks – and for the past four years this is exactly what Tyler has done. Norey’s offers its patrons an eclectic modern American bistro atmosphere. We’re pretty sure it’s the coziest (and cleanest) spot to dine in Newport. Chef Tyler Cullen prepares a modern American menu with meals influenced by flavors found across the globe. From homemade hummus with warm ciabatta toast to his famous crock of sizzling Lobster Mac N’ Cheese, there is something for everyone. Tyler’s mother is still in the picture, too! Try one of her desserts!
We pour the world’s most sought after craft beer and have an amazing wine list! The food is so obviously made with love…Nothing else like it in Newport. The draught beer and dinner special menus change nightly, ensuring that every Norey’s experience is a unique one.
Beer Geek Shangri-La
Norey’s is not your typical beer bar. Even for many who are “into” craft beer, the beer menu will appear cryptic and unfamiliar, but for the real beer connoisseurs out there, there is delight to be found among rare beers from around the world. Fortunately, our staff is well-versed in the brews they sling, so they can help any questions you may have about an Italian barrel-aged sour, a New Zealand porter, a New England IPA or other limited edition beers from across the globe.