Newport’s Favorite Bar

Experience Pelham

Experience the heart of Newport’s Nightlife at multiple bars with live music, DJs, and pub games.

Welcome to the Pelham

Welcome to The Pelham! As a renowned music and entertainment venue for over 45 years, we bring together the old and the new in Newport, Rhode Island. Our dog-friendly building has been a prominent fixture on the corner of Pelham and Thames street, becoming known all around town as the best spot for live music and entertainment in Newport, RI.
Wedding guests enjoying drinks live music during a wedding after party at our open concept bar and ballroom at the top of pelham overlooking the harbor the newport 5

Serving Newport for 45+ years

Newport’s Favorite Bar

One Pelham East has been hosting the best parties since 1975, and now we have a top floor sister venue, the Top Of Pelham, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Thames Street, Bowens Wharf, and the Newport Pell Bridge. In other words- the Pelham is always ready for a good time!


Years of Newport's Best Entertainment

Live Bands

Newport’s Favorite Bar

Our Story

One Pelham East a family owned business that has been in continuous operation since 1975. Find out why we’re the heart of Newport nightlife.

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Live Music

Featuring the best top 40 cover bands out of Boston, the Pelham is proud to continue it’s tradition of hosting the best party in Newport night after night. Our stage has featured top notch artists such as Jim Carrey, Bill Murray, Billy Joel, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Buffet, Arthur Ashe, and many more, making us a hub for locals and tourists alike, no matter the season.


Pub Games

From a friendly game of shuffleboard to a tense game of pool against our reigning local champions, the Pelham has it all. Play your friends on our dart boards, fusball table, or take a seat at a classic pacman table.


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Friendly Staff

Hang out with Newport’s best with our friendly bartenders and Newport’s voted best doormen. The Pelham is always looking for new talent and bright personalities for any who want to be a part of hosting Newport’s best nightlife.


One Pelham East

Ask around… everyone knows we’re the best spot to groove the night away in downtown Newport! With a variety of rooms for you to explore on the first floor, you can also experience a round of darts, foosball, shuffleboard, ping-pong, and even show off your pool table skills while you rock to our live music year-round.



Live Bands & DJs


Full Kitchen


Pub Games

Private party space at top of pelham

Top of Pelham

If you venture a few floors up, you will find our newly renovated hidden gem, Top of Pelham. Perfect for private events, this premier third floor space is ideal for alternative private events with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Newport Harbor, the illuminated Pell Bridge and the bustling downtown action.

The Top of Pelham ballroom is fully equipped with a stage lined with plush, red velvet booths and a sleek, full service bar, ready for your orders! It’s the perfect alternative vibe for a classy night out.



Harbor Views


Ballroom with Private Booths


Cocktail Lounge

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Dueling Pianos

Every weekend, our stage becomes occupied by two grand pianos where two entertainers perform audience requests from every genre and era imaginable. Every show, audience members get pulled up on stage for toasts and special dedication songs, to make the evening even more unforgettable.


Live & Interactive Show


Perfect for Bachelorette Parties


Skyline Bar

Private Events

Host Your Event With Us

Make it a party

With three alternative floors, the possibilities are endless. One Pelham East, Top of Pelham, and our second floor gallery can be reserved for special events – public or private. We pride ourselves on offering a fun and versatile atmosphere, and our event planning team is fully equipped to help you plan any event you may have in mind, be it a birthday party, wedding, bachelorette party, bridal shower, baby shower, holiday parties, art shows, and even corporate events. If it’s worth celebrating… it’s worth hosting at the Pelham!


Private party at ocean view event space