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 outside, but otherwise, it’s BYO snacks. Owner Ben Braddock and his smiling staff are pouring their inventive brews Wednesday through Friday, 3-8 pm, Saturday 12-8 pm and Sunday 12-6.
Hog River Brewing Co.
1429 Park Street
Hartford, CT 06106
(Pro tip: enter the address 30 Bartholomew Ave into your phone’s map app for a much easier path to the closest parking lot. You’re welcome.)