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This is the oldest bar in the nation. No ifs, ands or butts.

The White Horse Tavern was built in the 1652 as a home, but then turned into a tavern in 1673. Since then its been a meeting house for the Rhode Island legislature, seen patriots and revolutionaries pass through its doors, and even sheltered a pirate hiding out from the Brits.

Today the White Horse Tavern features fine dining and an elegant setting, but the bar is still there (two of them, one downstairs and one upstairs). They are still serving up the drinks just like they did 300 plus years ago.

If you go here the drink to try is a Darn and Stormy, the unofficial drink of Newport and the area. This place is a must see if you're a bar aficionado!

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