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Black Bear Saloon

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187 Allyn Street, Hartford, CT
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent food, TVs and beer

Pretty average bar with average food. Prices are good, drinks are good, and there is plenty of space to have a crowd. Went here a few times and the food was decent each time. Nothing spectacular but a solid option for a bar with TVs and food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Erin L
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Pretty average bar with average food. Prices are good, drinks are good, and there is plenty of space to have a crowd. Went here a few times and the food was decent each time. Nothing spectacular but a solid option for a bar with TVs and food.

Thank Erin L
New Haven, Connecticut
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Allyn Street is loaded with night-life activity and Black Bear is a really nice facility for watching sports, having some drinks, and partying with friends. I went there with a reservation specifically to watch the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup Quarterfinal match between the U.S. and China and it was the perfect venue for that. My 3-star rating is based... More 

Thank Marty M
Sarasota, Florida
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Trying to avoid traffic, we took a stop over a Brown Bear Lodge. This is a large restaurant/bar in downtown. Parking is tricky, across the street is paid parking for overnight airport $10. and paid parking all around. Inside, long bar can sit about 15 people, there are also high top tables, and further into the restaurant tables throughout. The... More 

1 Thank Dayle H
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stopped in for a quick bite while waiting our flight. Shared the portobello sliders and onion rings. Far better than one has a right to expect. The sliders were hot, with real roasted peppers and a healthy amount of good goat cheese. The rings were piping hot and light. The iced tea was quite good as well. Our server moved... More 

Thank kc1951
Hillsboro, OH
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Ate there waiting for a flight. Ordered the Philly Cheese Steak. It was not good at all. It looked like it had been left out for a week and then burnt when cooked. The service was also just so, so. Drinks did get re-filled once, but that was it. The quick sub shop across the way made much better looking... More 

1 Thank Durango4x4
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stopped in to eat lunch before our flight left. We had a group of 8 people. The service was good, everyone enjoyed their lunch. The waitress allowed us to do seperate bills and was nice.

1 Thank princess1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great appetizers and quick service. When you first see the line to wait for a table, it will seem long but the tables turn quickly. I love when I have trouble making a decision of what to eat- because there are so many options I like instead of TRYing to find something to eat.

1 Thank misan0404
Longwood, Florida
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135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I had 3 hours to kill at Bradley and didn't want to be rushed. I sat down at 4PM and ordered a burger with bleu cheese. The hamburger was perfectly cooked to order with just the right amount of cheese crumbles. French fries were very tasty and hot. One of the best burgers I ever had. Service at this slow... More 

Thank lenox862
Middletown, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

What a pleasant surprise the food at Black Bear Saloon is! The standouts were the cheese/veggie quesadilla, buffalo chicken wrap and the veggie panini. Both the sweet potato waffle fries and almost shoe string french fries were delicious! We went for Paint Nite on a Tuesday evening and really enjoyed ourselves. The space was light and airy with high ceilings.Service... More 

Thank AuntieEm09
Hartford, Connecticut
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This review is actually for Black Bear Saloon location in Windsor, CT at Bradley International Airport that is not listed for a review within Tripadvisor. My family had a good start with the nachos appetizer but average finish. We picked this place because it was CT establishment and really did not want a fast food joint before our flight. All... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 187 Allyn Street, Hartford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 8605248888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?