New Beeline Cocktail Bar and Wooden Cask Taproom Opening at Newport on the Levee

Newport's Wooden Cask is opening a walk-up taproom on the Levee this weekend, and the new Beeline cocktail bar and patio will officially open on Sept. 18.

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Newport on the Levee

This Labor Day weekend, Newport on the Levee is giving us another reason to celebrate: two new bars.

Newport's Wooden Cask is opening a walk-up taproom on the Levee this weekend, and the new Beeline cocktail bar and patio will officially open on Sept. 18. 

As a bonus, it also will host a Riverfest on the Levee event Sept. 5 to celebrate the annual WEBN fireworks display. 

“Wooden Cask and Beeline are perfect additions to our mix at the Levee, bringing energy, patio dining with incredible views and refreshing beverages," says Regan Thomas, leasing representative for North American Properties (NAP), which oversees the Levee. "This is just the beginning of an incredible season and we’re looking forward to sharing with the community all that we have in store.”

The Wooden Cask, which has operated a microbrewery and taproom in Newport since 2016, will open a 2,400-square-foot outpost on the Levee, with garage-style doors offering an indoor-outdoor vibe. The menu will feature their craft beer and wine, plus seltzers and snacks including wood-grilled pizzas. It also will serve a special Blueberry Levee lager at this location only. 

“After initially popping up at the Box Park last year, we really got a feel for the community and knew this was a concept they would be excited for,” says Karen Schiltz, owner of Wooden Cask, in a release. “Our space is perfect for all-weather — if you’re hot, come inside; if it’s a nice day, we can open up the garage doors. Guests can ride their bike up and drop it at a bike rack, grab a drink and walk around the property."

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"Bend the Rails" cocktail

The Beeline — from 4EG, the minds behind such bars as Igby's, The Lackman, Rosedale and Keystone Bar & Grill — opens Sept. 18. This space also offers indoor and outdoor seating, with a patio bar and river views. A release says the cocktail menu will feature seasonal drinks like the Bend the Rails, made with Ketel One Peach & Orange Blossom Vodka, honey-infused simple syrup, fresh lemon and peach juice and club soda. It will also serve wine, beer and shots.

The Beeline is a sister bar to The Buzz, which serves frozen drinks and cocktails out of the Levee's Bridgeview Box Park.

The announcement of these two bars comes on the heels of another new spot on the Levee. Amador, a Cuban fusion restaurant and rum bar from the team behind Revolution Rotisserie, is slated to open this coming spring.

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