City Steam Brewery Cafe

CITY STEAM BREWERY City Steam Brewery Cafe was doing the craft brew thing before it was THE CRAFT BREW thing. They’re just as comfortable being a family friendly dinner spot before a Wolf Pack game as they are being a Pool Hall and Brewery for a drinking crowd after the game. And that’s not all […]

Wood-N-Tap

WOOD-N-TAP The Wood-n-Tap makes some of the very best pub around, like super yummy bar bites – little burgers topped with American cheese, pickles, and honey Dijon, MONSTER Nachos (please make monster noises when you order it), wings, and a bangin’ California Cobb Salad. Their Hickory Burger is a thing of beauty covered in bbq […]

Soulbaila

SOULBAILA This place really does have it all. A stacked menu with options for everyone, weekly live music, drinks, BRUNCH. Ain’t no party like a SoulBaila party.  Photo lovingly borrowed from SoulBaila. 735 Wethersfield Avenue Hartford, CT 06114 (860) 461-0324 Facebook Instagram Desktop

J’s Crab Shack

J’S CRAB SHACK One part seafood restaurant, one part seafood market. You’ll be on a “see food” diet the minute you walk in the door.  Photo borrowed lovingly from J’s Crab Shack. 2074 Park Street Hartford, CT (860) 231-9545 Facebook Instagram

Republic at The Linden

REPUBLIC AT THE LINDEN Go eat super delicious gastro pub fare in their gorgeously decorated dining room with glittering chandeliers hanging from tin ceilings, exposed brick, and small dining nooks. Or sit on the (seasonally enclosed) patio. Breezy in the summer, central fireplace in the winter.  Photos borrowed lovingly from Republic. 10 Capitol Avenue Hartford, […]

Hanging Hills Brewing Co.

HANGING HILLS BREWING COMPANY The history of Hartford’s newest brewery is steeped in hops and local history. Tales tell of a mystical dog that roams the ridges of the Hanging Hills just south of this city. One sighting portends elation, the second, existential dread, and the third, certain death. While the dogs at Hanging Hills Brewing Co. hold […]

Hog River Brewing Co.

HOG RIVER BREWING CO. Already dubbed “Hartford’s living room” for the Cheers-esque ambience, Hog River Brewing Co. is a new addition to Parkville with an old soul. Their taproom is dominated by high ceilings and massive vintage pressing machines, which are longtime locals formerly of Hartford Rubber Works and Pope Manufacturing. On the weekends, food trucks park […]

Sorella

SORELLA Sorella specializes in traditional wood fired Neapolitan pizza, fresh pasta, and antipasti. The restaurant is comfortable – cozy even. This restaurant will go very quickly from “Why don’t we try Sorella,” to “Why don’t we go to Sorella again.” Take a look at the menu, and know that every single thing on there is […]

Polish National Home

POLISH NATIONAL HOME This spot is one of the coolest places in Hartford. Once you’ve been there and gotten the lay of the land you can bring all your friends and be the big shot who introduced them to the Polish National Home. This place is known for their Golabki, Pierogi, Bigos, Placki ziemniaczane, Krokiet […]

Black-Eyed Sally’s Southern Kitchen & Bar

BLACK-EYED SALLY’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN & BAR Black-eyed Sally’s has been making mouths, tummies, and ears happy since they opened their doors in 1995. They’re famous in these parts for their award winning BBQ and Cajun cooking, and a stage that hosts some of the best recording artists on the blues circuit today.  Photo lovingly borrowed […]