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189 Sports Cafe

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189 Federal Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804-2508
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I go here for sports and a beer. But I am surprised how good the food can be sometimes. I got the penne vodka and it was really good! Normally I wouldn't get a Italian dish at a sports bar but I craved pasta. ( never get at a diner ) I actually wanted to go back for the penne.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
nicholas b
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This place is so good. Well priced menu and perfect to watch the football games. Craft beer's on tap are amazing.

Thank RJSchettino
Hilton head
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My husband and I have been going to 189 for years and have always been satisfied with the menu and staff. The happy hour is awesome and the new menu is a step up! The ahi tuna club is a must try! John and the dining room staff make for an enjoyable experience. And, as other reviewers have indicated, the... More 

Thank Angela F
New York City, New York
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338 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The menu, food and service are about average here. We wanted to have a nice dinner but maybe we should not have gone to a sports bar for that. It was a little disappointing. The service was OK. Maybe just a bad night.

Thank gregmNY
Brookfield, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great service. Great food. Excellent happy hour. Never disappointed. Snacks, salads or dinner. My husband and I go all the time.

Thank Alane1205
Miami Beach, Florida
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148 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We have been eating at this restaurant for the past 28 years and through three changes of theme and decor and menu. We began eating here when it was Fiddlers and boasted an open grill kitchen facing onto the dining room and a small outdoor patio. It still has the neighborhood feel of Fiddlers, but now has two outdoor patios,... More 

Thank wprensky
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I go here for sports and a beer. But I am surprised how good the food can be sometimes. I got the penne vodka and it was really good! Normally I wouldn't get a Italian dish at a sports bar but I craved pasta. ( never get at a diner ) I actually wanted to go back for the penne.... More 

Thank nicholas b
Brookfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

One time I was there and they were not busy, so we had a server checking on us every 3 minutes. That was great no one ever had an empty glass. The food was good and they had a couple of drink specials that were good. Another time we were seated on the covered patio and no one came to... More 

Thank chris s
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I normally never write a review the same night as I eat/stay somewhere, but this place 'deserves' a same-day commentary. We ordered today, late afternoon/earlyevening from 189 Sports Café via a local delivery service which always delivers food from local restaurants very quickly. We've never had a problem with delivery but the actual food from 189 today was...inedible. We visited... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has one within your line of sight no matter where you look. Good "bar-type" food, but if you're someone who doesn't love televised sports, this is not your kind of atmosphere...

Thank Jay L
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Many locals hang out at this tiny bar/restaurant located right on the main road of route 7 in Brookfield. Though from this town originally, I have been to it a few times and have found it less than welcoming if you are not a regular. The drinks, on a standard night are high in price, but according to friends, they... More 


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 189 Federal Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Brookfield
  • Phone Number: 203-775-7072

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?