Republic at The Linden

← Bars / Restaurants 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. […]

Little River Restoratives

← Bars Little River Restoratives As they like to put it, Little River Restoratives is elevating the low road. With their unique array of cocktails, punches, possets, and grogs, Little River is serving up a new twist to the local neighborhood bar scene. Photos lovingly borrowed from Little River Restoratives. VISIT THEM 405 Capitol AvenueHartford, […]

Thomas Hooker Brewery at Colt

← Bars Thomas Hooker Brewery at Colt A new tasting room and small batch pilot brewery now open in Hartford. Located in the South Armory at the former Colt firearms complex, their new facility features a beautiful reclaimed wood bar, plenty of seating indoors and an outdoor patio. Photos lovingly borrowed from Thomas Hooker Brewery […]

Hog River Brewing Co.

← Bars / Shops & Services 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. […]

Hartford Flavor Company

← Bars / Shops & Services Hartford Flavor Company With a mission to provide uniquely flavored natural liqueurs, the Hartford Flavor Company is the city’s only distillery and is doing their best to extend the new “cocktail culture.” Want to experience some of their distinct Wild Moon Liqueurs? You’re in luck. Enter Diana’s Lair – […]

Sorella

← Bars / Restaurants 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 […]

Polish National Home

← Attractions / Bars / Restaurants 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, […]

Black-Eyed Sally’s Southern Kitchen & Bar

← Attractions / Bars / Restaurants 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 […]

Salute

← Bars / Restaurants Salute Salute has, hands down, the best garlic bread in the entire world. THE ENTIRE WORLD. Please read that in not just all-caps, but quintuple all-caps. Other house faves are the sweet potato ravioli in a sage cream sauce, their house-made ricotta gnocchi with chicken, and a salad with a big […]

Casona

← Attractions / Bars / Restaurants Casona Casona is all about Latin American food, drinks, and dancing. You can sit down in their dining room and order appetizers and entrées from seven Latin and Caribbean countries, then dance off all that food. Casona has two separate rooms with live music and DJs. One room features Salsa, […]