The Newportville Inn offers two outdoor seating areas, one attached the building itself and up a little path you will find their delightful biergarten. We both agreed that this was where we were destined to sit. The tables in the biergarten are covered by some gigantic umbrellas featuring the best of the German breweries, there is a bubbling fountain at the center, and some mood setting candles around the edges. This was definitely my kind of place for a cool Saturday evening.
Eventually we got hold of a draft list which confirmed this bar's legitimacy, they offer the standard stuff with a slew of German brews and a couple local favorites thrown in for good measure. I sat there proudly as my girlfriend ordered a tall glass of Warsteiner Pilsner, I struggled to make a decision but ended up with a the 200th Anniversary Oktoberfest Jubilee, a collaboration brew between Munich's six main breweries. These two beers paired perfectly with the festive atmosphere. We ordered some food too, which was great but I'm not a food guy so I'll just bypass that part of the night.
We sat outside for a good while as the rest of our company left their tables and our live entertainment packed up his accordion. It is such a pleasure to find a new place that you love and I cannot wait to get back to the Newportville, especially with their Oktoberfest activities going on for the next month. Apparently they will be having a pig roast every Friday outside and more authentic German entertainment every weekend. They also sell their own growlers which always gives a bar extra points in my book. With a very friendly staff and simply a great vibe, The Newportville Inn became, in just one night, one of my new favorite area bars. Now seems to be the perfect time of year to sit in their biergarten and bask in the glory of German beer.