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The Half Door

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270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3136
860-232-7827
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Right Near the Mark Twain House.

We attended an event at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, and then walked over to the Half Door. They have a nice assortment of beers. Service was prompt. There were lots of people around but we found a comfortable booth. I had a salmon dish that was excellent. Everyone in our party... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
Connecticut
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We attended an event at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, and then walked over to the Half Door. They have a nice assortment of beers. Service was prompt. There were lots of people around but we found a comfortable booth. I had a salmon dish that was excellent. Everyone in our party was happy.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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149 reviews 149 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is an okay bar, but nothing special. Decent selection. Nothing to really make it stand out, but I have a lot of friends who are very fond of this place.

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Monson, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

I went to the Half Door in Hartford, CT last St. Patty's Day. This place is astounding! Music and atmosphere are great! Service was very good considering it being a full house. The menu was limited due to the holiday, however it was a great place and I have wanted to return and try some of their specialties. I didn't... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Met a friend here for food and drinks and were quite pleased with the food and and drink, along with good prices. The waitress was clueless!! Tried to buy drinks for another table, she never served them the drinks. Gave her one credit card and she asked if we wanted it all on one card... ???? Guess she was gonna... More 

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Westport
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A stone throw from the Mark Twain/ Beecher Stowe house it is a nice place to have food/drink after the visit. The staff was very friendly, the service was quick, the food was delicious. They have a terrace but it can get a bit noisy as it is on street front. We had the brunch menu (cobblestone were a big... More 

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Tyumen, Russia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Delicious food. Fabulous draft beer. Nice, calm place. Friendly and helpful staff. Varied menu. Stylish atmosphere. Pretty cheap.

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Newington, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great little spot on the West end of Hartford. The "Cobblestones" are yummy little Philadelphia steak and cheeses with a touch of barbecue sauce on sourdough rolls. Wonderful. My husband enjoyed their eggs Benedict. Wonderful adaptation of bananas foster served with Jamieson's and vanilla ice cream. Just wonderful. Great selection of beers, cocktails etc.

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Paris, France
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239 reviews 239 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Irish-style pub with quality organic burgers. We went here for lunch before visiting the Mark Twain house, which is around the corner. The neighborhood seems poor and ethnic, which makes it surprising to have this type of restaurant located here. I guess the locals go to the Subway next door. Good place for lunch / brunch. Beware of the size... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Making out with a beautiful woman and drinking scotch at the Half Door. Years had and would continue to go by and we'd see each other a every once in awhile as it was our style; but when I realized that nothing would ever become of us, I felt something fragile inside my soul snap like a twig. That night... More 

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Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Great beers on tap and good burgers. Really do you need a whole lot more than than? OK, parking would be nice, but sometimes you have to hoof it a block or two to get something worthwhile.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3136
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-232-7827

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?