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695 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2732
(860) 347-3547
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 23
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great beer bar.

A great place to bring friends who love beer and a Great atmosphere. Sometimes too packed and getting a table takes a while but still a fun place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Middletown, Connecticut
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East Haddam, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was trying to plan a chill, laid back birthday lunch for my sister and was appalled by the lack of professionalism on the other end of the phone line. I called before they were open, as I know it can be a pretty busy place, and I just wanted a few seconds to ask them a couple of questions.... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stopped by Eli Cannon's last week for the first time in many years. I love great beer, and the selection there did not disappoint. There are over 30 taps with a wide selections or craft beers. If you like Coors Light, go somewhere else. I ordered up some wings while at the bar and they were excellent. The Hot Buffalo... More 

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is the only place in Connecticut where you will find 3 or more 100% rated Beer Advocate beers on tap in the same night. Eli's has an overwhelmingly amazing beer rotation where you'll have to pick and choose unless you have an Andre the Giant alcohol tolerance. The food is pretty awesome too, but it's survival of the fittest... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Any time we have people in from out of town we try get them up to Eli's. Beers on tap you can't or wouldn't find anywhere else. Interior decor is hilarious! It freaks out my kids a little, they don't exactly known what to think... Yes, we bring the kids, only during the day though. Nighttime adults only, college dive... More 

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Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We have been wanting to stop at Eli Cannon's for a long time and we finally got the opportunity recently. It was Sunday afternoon during Thanksgiving weekend and the place was not very crowded, we were able to easily grab two spots at the bar. Thought the beer menu was great -delicious Imperial ales and porters, and could have spent... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great place to bring friends who love beer and a Great atmosphere. Sometimes too packed and getting a table takes a while but still a fun place.

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Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Solid selection of beers on tap, local to the area. IPAs/Sours/Stouts, all were represented well. Food was also good and large portions. For the money, the food was above average. I just wish they had some stickers to purchase, otherwise, would go again just for the beer options.

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Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

The one good thing about Eli Cannon's is the backyard (as a space.) When it's overcrowded that detracts, but it is chill. Inside is always slammed, and the bar ensures you'll have elbows in your sides at every turn. The good the extremely average (and the last two visits it's been less than that.) I think we're done going to... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We didn't eat... but the Microbrew selection is FANTASTIC! Great selection of local beers. Very friendly and helpful bartender.... get the flight if your unsure.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love Eli's. Have a been a frequent customer for years and am never disappointed in the beer or the food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 695 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2732
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: (860) 347-3547

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?