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The Half Door

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3136
+1 860-232-7827
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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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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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place, 3 dollar irish pints on wednesdays and live music are two unbeatable factors. Food is great, authentic wooden bar. Classic irish pub I would recommend to anyone.

Thank Caitlin O
Frenchtown New Jersey
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136 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

So many places try to be an "Irish Pub" - but this place is the real deal- if it were any more Irish - you must be in Dublin. Food is very good and the service is superb. Shay was our bartender and could not have asked for any better. Atmosphere is very comfortable- casual and fun. Beer list ,... More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Great ambiance and place for brunch, late night eats, St patty s day or for that matter anything. Love the decor inside. Friendly staff and above average service mostly although only street parking available and the neighborhood is not so great. Came here for brunch on a Saturday morning. Got the Reuben omelet which was amazing, the Russian sauce made... More 

Thank Vjay S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I am really happy i found this plave. Great food. Service was good. LOTS of beer on tap. Its small with limited parking but i parked on the street with no problem. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank liana_renee13
Lewes, Delaware
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Four of us stopped in before touring the Mark Twain House down the street. It was packed, but they managed to find us a table, with a terrific server - Michelle. We told her we had a bit of a time crunch, and she delivered. Two had reubens - corned beef, of course and we enjoyed them. One had the... More 

Thank Donald B
Clermont, Florida
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This was my favorite among all the places which I ate while on my visit to New England. It touched me because of the connection with my Irish ancestry. The food was great. I loved the atmosphere and the decor.

Thank Lavender8124
West Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice little spot, met up with friends for drinks. It was dead that night but the waitress took forever to come over to take orders, not to mention through the "half door" someone was smoking weed in the outside seating area and the restaurant staff clearly didn't care. Won't be making another trip here.

Thank oak334
Boston, Massachusetts
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191 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the Mark Twain house. Service was good, brunch options were varied, all excellent!

Thank JPC_TP
Ayer, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Stopped for lunch at The Half Door yesterday on the recommendation from staff at the Mark Twain House where friends and I went for a tour. Did we ever feel felt like we hit the jackpot! Though the Half Door has outside seating, we chose to eat inside at the bar. We were greeted by a friendly bartender who was... More 

Thank weeone418
Fairland, Oklahoma, United States
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268 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

This little pub was quaint and nice. We just stopped for a hap poo you hour drink. The staff was friendly and the happy hour drinks were inexpensive. The theme is Irish and it was very comfortable.

Thank Kelly B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 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
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3136
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-232-7827

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