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New Happy Hour Spot Opens in Downtown Hartford | The Press

It may have the same bones, but you’d hardly recognize the newly revamped space that used to occupy the former Black Bear Saloon. This new restaurant and bar in Downtown Hartford, The Press, now parades a newspaper themed speakeasy interior, with classic prohibition cocktails and uniquely “pressed” foods. Surrounding the establishment hangs large prints of old […]

Celebrate Connecticut Restaurant Week at these Hartford and West Hartford Restaurants

It’s time again for this year’s Connecticut Restaurant Week, bringing special prix fixe menus to the food enthusiasts of the city. Special menus will be running from October 8th-14th. Check out the participating Hartford and West Hartford restaurants below and be sure to call ahead to make a reservation! Hartford Black Eyed Sally’s – Menu Carbone’s Ristorante […]

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6 Fall Festival and Events in the Hartford Area

Enjoy the cooler days, fall vibes, and beer season festivities at some of our favorite 2018 Fall festivals and events in the Hartford area. Night Fall 2018  When: October 6th from 2PM – 8PM (show starts at 6PM) Where: Pope Park, Hartford CT What: Night Fall is a truly magical not-to-be missed community performance that […]

Local Band POSSM Creates An All-Day Music Festival in Hartford

Ready for something different Hartford? How about a first-ever, free public celebration of local music featuring musical performances, hands-on music activities, local food, beer and more? On September 8th this idea comes to life as the Hartbeat Music Festival, at Downtown Hartford’s Riverfront at Mortenson Plaza (located adjacent to the Connecticut Science Center). The creators, a […]

Small State Great Beer

Small State Great Beer is Back and Greater than Ever

Warning: “THIS ISN’T YOUR TYPICAL BEER FESTIVAL” Small State Great Beer, now in its third year, prides itself on being a beer tasting party with a music festival vibe. On Saturday, September 15th, 2018, SSGB will be taking over Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford, bringing Connecticut exclusive craft beer, food trucks, live music, and most of all… […]

Where to Eat | Taste of Hartford Restaurant Week Summer 2018

It’s time again for this Summer’s Taste of Hartford restaurant week, bringing special pre-fixe menus to the food enthusiasts of the city. Special menus will be running from July 16th – July 29th. Check them out below and be sure to call ahead to make a reservation! bin228 – Menu Black-Eyed Sally’s– Menu The Capital Grille – Menu  Carbone’s […]

Not to Be Missed Summer Farm-to-Table Dinners

Burgers & Brews: A Farm Dinner by Republic Join Republic at the Linden on July 15th on Auer Farm for a fun-filled evening of burgers, beers and farm festivities. Bring the whole family to this Farm-to-Table series for yard games, live music, and much more! For dinner, there will be four different burger stations, consisting […]

Beer Garden and Outdoor Patio Opens at Hartford’s Spectra Wired Cafe

Anyone who works or lives in downtown Hartford knows that the city has been missing a casual spot to sit outside, relax, have a couple drinks and play some yard games. Well, just in time for summer, Spectra Wired Cafe, located at 5 Constitution Plaza, excitedly announced the addition of their bar, Bar5. This new […]

New Axe Throwing Business Pine & Iron Opens in Hartford

Move over darts and bowling because axe throwing is about to be your favorite new (and exhilarating!) weekend activity with Pine & Iron bringing a sharp new edge to Hartford. What once was an activity best suited for backyard BBQ’s has quickly gained mainstream popularity throughout the U.S, most recently making its mark on the […]

Participate in the Hartford Arts Scene with These Unique Hands-On Events

As a part of their mission to inspire all people to participate and invest in the arts, Greater Hartford Arts Council is excited to announce both ‘Arts on the Streets’ and ‘Make Music Hartford’ taking place throughout Hartford. Arts on the Streets Art on the Streets will showcase hands-on activities by visual artists; dance with […]