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In general, Coastal Rhode Island is a relatively sleepy area of the state (except for bustling Newport in the summer). The best nightlife for laid-back adults is found in the restaurants and wine bars, where the atmosphere is anything but rushed and you can sit and enjoy the scenery of the coast as long as you like. If you’re here during the summer months and are looking for a livelier atmosphere, Newport’s Thames Street is where you’ll find the most activity. Newport bars are a haven for summer travelers who’ve opted to rent homes here instead of the Hamptons in New York or Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Most of the bars in Newport have outdoor decks and terraces, so you can go from beach to bar without having to make a pit stop back at your hotel.