One of the area's best restaurants, Black-eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues has barbecue, catfish, grits, fried chicken and plenty of other Southern favorites, all accompanied by live music. Open for lunch and dinner, this is one of the most popular eateries in the downtown area and a great place to "Pig-Out" (a dinner special that includes ribs, pulled pork and Andouille sausage). Be sure to get here early because it gets busy on weekends and game days!
Some of the best wines in Hartford can be found in Bin 228's cellar. The wine list primarily brings together varietals from Italy, where guests will find every region covered, from Montepulciano and Barbera to Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. After ordering a glass of wine make sure sure you check out their menu which has small bites and sandwiches, including the tramezzini (mini triangle sandwiches), larger panini, salads and plenty of antipasti.
Visit McLadden's Irish Publick House for an upscale gastropub experience. Discover the bar's great selection of craft beer and equally great dishes. The menu includes dishes like rack of lamb, burgers, mac n' cheese, sandwiches, wings, build-it-yourself baked potatoes, and more. Make sure you also check out the bar's great selection of whiskey and bourbon. Moreover, there is always some kind of event during the week which only adds to this downtown gastropub experience.
This restaurant's name says it all--Booze, Blues and BBQ. Theodores' was given a Keeping the Blues Alive award and named the Best Blues Club in the Country in 2004 by the Blues Foundation, so you know this is the place to come for some real, authentic Blues. But that's not all you'll find here! Make sure not to miss out on the menu, featuring everything from individual pizzas, to Gumbo, and of course, lots of amazing Barbecue. And don't skip the drinks either, try the World's Greatest Margarita or Bayou Punch. Theodores' is just a little taste of the Deep South in New England.
Feel like you're in Germany at Munich Haus, a beloved restaurant and bar that serves authentic Bavarian cuisine along with an impressive beer selection. The authentic German dishes include potato pancakes, pierogies, schnitzil, and of course sausages. Visit the beer garden and enjoy an imported bottle or pick from one of their many beers on tap. Munich Haus also hosts events and you shouldn't miss their Oktoberfest.
The Federal A Restaurant & Bar, located in one of Agawam's historic buildings, was opened to the public by Ralph Santaniello and his co-partner executive chef Michael Presnal in the year 2002. The menu features American dishes blended with French and Italian flavors, lending it a contemporary European twist. The restaurant's interiors are an extension of the menu's heterogeneity, as the modern decor is seamlessly blended with the vintage architecture. The Skillet Seared Salmon, the Burnt Tangerine Glazed Cod, and the Fork & Knife Braised Shortribs are some of the must-haves here. Give dinner a sweet finish with a slice of Tiramisu or the exquisite Chocolate Pistachio Semigreddo.
Enjoy a hearty American meal as you dine at Union Street Tavern. The delectable menu is followed by an impressive list of beverages. Their casual ambiance and friendly service is sure to give you a pleasant dining experience.
Nestled in a former mill from the 18th Century The Mill on the River is popular for offering its diners scenic views as they relish their meal. The menu feature American cuisine with contemporary twists blended in. Guests can gorge on steaks, chops, pastas, roasted meat and much more. Complement your meal with a wine form their well stocked bar. Located on the banks of the Podunk River, this restaurant offers picturesque views of its pristine waters.
A popular night spot among locals and tourist alike, time spent at Sunset Cafe seldom fails to be a memorable one. Largely frequented by the young citizens of the city, the energy at this club is set at a constant high note. Resident DJs keep the crowd buzzing with excitement with a great track selection, while the bartender ensures everyone has enough to drink. Regular events, theme nights and occasional visiting DJs add to the excitement of this place.
Some upscale and interesting fun at the Vibz Uptown awaits you. This nightclub has live events and theme gigs each day of the week. The club is mainly known for the live jazz performances rendered by local and famous artists. Besides, the club offers a chic ambiance with smart lights that prompt you to dance away to the fine tunes. Vibz Uptown is a complete fun package for your evening out.
With a whopping 70 screens beaming every second of sporting action, Bobby V’s is a sports bar like no other in the city. The food menu features updated pub favorites, with a fine choice of spirits for company. When not catching a game, you can practice your tee at the in-house golf-simulator!
Burtons Grill at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk offers California flavors in New England with a hint of steakhouse and seafood classics. Enjoy Ribeyes, Filet Mignon, Tuscan Brick Chicken, burgers, salads and much more. Other guests enjoy coming here to sip some cocktails or fine wines from their extensive menu. Burtons Grill also offers a notable gluten-free menu for its patrons.