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“Lively happy hour!”

The Tavern Downtown
Ranked #147 of 437 Restaurants in Hartford
Cuisines: American
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Hartford, Connecticut
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Lively happy hour!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Just visited for happy hour on Friday night. I think there was an event going on, but this was a busy, happening place. They had an acoustic guitar player who was really really good. Not too loud where you couldn't hear yourself talk. They had a happy hour buffet. Try their boneless buffalo wings with BBQ sauce. Really really good!! Get a large size - the small would be too small. They have lots of other sauces too to choose from. Close to the XL Center.

Visited October 2012
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Suffield, Connecticut
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Beer and cold food”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We went there on a Sunday afternoon just as the football games were starting. A great beer selection with many on tap. We had a choice of four Oktoberfests! We ordered our food. My wife ordered the chicken parm sliders and I one of the many burgers. A 35 minute wait for the order and the food came to us cold. The fries were wilted, the rolls tasted days old and the cheese on the sliders reminded my wife of the blob. The presentation was poor. The bartender did take off part of the bill for the food as she could see that the food was not up to par. The atmosphere was good. Plenty of televisions to watch multiple games at once. Bathrooms were clean. We may go there again,but only for the beer.

  • Visited October 2012
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Falls Church, Virginia
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Location good, food alright, lots of sports”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Stopped in for a late salad, before bar was hopping.
Would like to try again for other menu items.
Looks like a great location to watch multiple sports!

  • Visited September 2012
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Utica , NY
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Delicious Beers”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

Beer from Everywhere mostly bottles but some exotic Draft beer

Visited May 2012
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Burlington, Connecticut
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“One of the BEST beer selections in Hartford”
Reviewed May 6, 2011

Tavern has decent burgers and pub fare. The beer slection is fantastic, a cooler full of anything you want and great beers like Stone on Tap. Absolutely where I would go for a burger and beer in Hartford. Right next to XL center, so my favorite place to go before a UCONN game or concert. Biggest complaint is that the TV's are very high and you will get neck strain if you sit and watch a while game.

  • Visited April 2011
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