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2023 Openings You Don’t Want to Miss

January 19, 2023

Here at Corinthian Events, we are always keeping up to date with new happenings in our Boston and Newport destinations. We operate in cities that are constantly evolving, with new venues, restaurants, and attractions popping up each year. Here is a roundup of all the openings in 2023 you don’t want to miss!

 

BOSTON

  1. The Stage at Suffolk Downs

Boston is adding another live music venue to its already extensive list. The Stage at Suffolk Downs is the newest, and largest venue yet, from Bowery Boston. Slated for a spring 2023 opening, the seasonal music venue will occupy the space of the former Suffolk Downs Racetrack. The new venue will have the capacity to welcome almost 8,500 fans to concerts, a capacity that surpasses Seaport’s Leader Bank Pavilion, and comes just shy of the Xfinity Center in Mansfield. The Stage at Suffolk Downs will sit on a site with significant live music history. The Beatles were the first band to play the grounds in 1966, followed by artists like The Jackson 5 and Radiohead. Follow @thestageatsd for updates on the grand opening and 2023 concert dates!

 

  1. View Boston

The long-awaited revamp of Boston’s Skywalk Observatory is almost complete! Rebranded as View Boston, the three-story observation deck at the top of the Prudential Center is set to be revealed this spring. Visitors can expect the same iconic 360 view of the city with added art exhibits and other exciting attractions. Set on floors 50-52 of the Prudential Center, View Boston will offer a cocktail lounge and bistro space, both available for private events and group bookings. Guests can also look forward to new technology such as an interactive map of Boston neighborhoods and a custom itinerary generator. The grand opening of View Boston will not only signify the expansion of tourism in the city, but also a larger trend of observation decks gaining popularity across the world. Visit viewboston.com to be one of the first people to purchase tickets.

 

  1. Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks

When Eater Boston spoke with local restaurant critics and food writers about their most anticipated restaurant openings of 2023, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks was at the top of everyone’s lists. Bostonians will know that this is a reopening of the restaurant, which closed its doors in the beginning of 2021. Owner Garrett Harker plans to reboot his cult-favorite restaurant in June of 2023. The American eatery with beloved cuisine and handmade cocktails will now live in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, not far from its original home at the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square.

 

  1. Jazz Urbane Café

Calling all artists! Jazz Urbane Café, a new arts and cultural space, is set to open in Roxbury’s Nubian Square this summer. The space will feature nightly musical performances from artists on the Jazz Urbane Recordings Label, as well as film screenings, theatrical performances, and other art installations. The venue will also feature a café-style restaurant offering lunch, dinner, and catering menus. Jazz Urbane Café is intended for a variety of events, in both the performance and dining spaces, with the goal of spotlighting local artists and bringing the community together.

 

  1. Barlette – A BYOB Bar

Get ready to be your own bartender! Barlette, opening in February of 2023, is the reservation-only sister bar to the BYOB restaurant, Cobble. Both establishments are hidden in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner Arcade Building. A reservation ticket to Barlette includes access to a four-course menu of upscale bar snacks, a variety of seasonal cocktail mixers, glassware, shakers, ice, and garnishes. Due to liquor licensing regulations, bartenders can’t touch your alcoholic beverages, but will provide knowledge and guidance as you make your own drinks. If you’re interested in a unique, hands-on bar experience, be sure to make a reservation at Barlette when it opens next month!

 

NEWPORT

  1. The Dorrance

One of Rhode Island’s premier celebration venues is moving south to a new home on Bellevue Avenue in Newport. Known for its timeless elegance and ornate décor, The Dorrance made every dining experience feel like an event. In addition to the hand-crafted cocktails and globally inspired New England cuisine, the restaurant offered multiple spaces to host meetings, receptions, parties, and more. Owners Michael and Regina Lester closed the doors of their Providence location in 2020 and hope to reopen sometime in 2023. The pair are currently renovating the vacant Griswold’s Tavern next to Elks Lodge in Newport. Keep an eye out for The Dorrance next time you drive Bellevue Avenue to see when the new location opens its doors!

 

  1. Save the Bay Aquarium

As if summers in Newport couldn’t get any better, the Save the Bay Aquarium will open in the summer of 2023! After coming to an agreement with the City of Newport and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, Save the Bay began moving its Aquarium and Exploration Center to the first floor of the Gateway Transportation and Visitor’s Center on America’s Cup Avenue. With greater square footage than previous locations, the new space will allow Save the Bay to expand their exhibits and educational programs, and volunteer opportunities. The new location, just a short distance from Newport Harbor, will also allow Save the Bay to build new partnerships with local organizations and offer more cultural events.

 

As you can see, there are plenty of new places to check out in both Boston and Newport this year. Whether you are looking for your new favorite dining spot or want to further immerse yourself in the culture that each city has to offer, these places are definitely worth checking out!