Connecticut River Valley drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Brewery in Hartford

City Steam Brewery Café

This big and boisterous place has housemade beers on tap. The Naughty Nurse Pale Ale is a bestseller, but the seasonals are also worth a try. The brewery's basement is home to the Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, where you c…
Pub in Hartford

Vaughan's Public House

This popular Irish pub serves a full pub menu – including beer-battered cod and chips, Guinness lamb stew and farmhouse pie – at a long wooden bar. There are also two taps of Guinness, an excellent happy hour (3pm t…
Bar in Hartford

The Russian Lady

Nobody actually knows who the Russian Lady is but the youngsters who like to drink, dance and party the night away all swear she's their new best friend. She looks like a pub but as the night wears on becomes more l…
Wine Bar in Hartford

Bin 228

It's a wine bar that serves real deal Italian fare – toasted freshly baked paninis with tomato and bufala mozarella, cheese platters and small plates – alongside its expansive all-Italian wine list. After a few kill…