Tap Room

Voted BEST BAR IN CONNECTICUT over and over… – Connecticut Magazine
Named one of the TOP 100 BARS IN AMERICA every year – Esquire

At this time our Tap Room is not open to our guests per Governor Lamont’s Executive Order. If all goes well we expect this to change at some point this year! In the meantime… We are offering indoor dining, and outdoor dining on our Patio and Terrace when conditions permit – we have heat lamps! We also offer GRIS-TO-GO with curbside pickup and delivery through Shoreline Menus. We so look forward to the day when we can be fully operational again! Be Well and Stay Safe!

The copy below refers to the times pre-COVID-19. We hope we will be able to offer the full Tap Room experience by Summer 2021!

In our Tap Room, Executive Chef Toppin features casual fare prepared exactly the way it was meant to  Always straightforward, Chef Toppin’s menus include burgers, house-made soups and chowders, fish ‘n chips, and salads.

Our Tap Room, originally built in 1735 as a schoolhouse, was attached to The Gris in 1801 by a team of oxen, rolling it on logs down Main Street. It has been called the most handsome barroom in America, the best-looking drinking room in America, and variations on this sentiment expressed by many. Certainly it is an original. We are open seven days a week and entertain every night with live music and a spirited atmosphere.

Tavern Fare is offered in our Tap Room seven days a week from 2:30 pm until 8:00 pm. Mondays through Saturdays popcorn,
cocktails and nightly entertainment may be enjoyed well beyond that!

Happy Hours, Fridays from 4 to 6pm (excluding holidays)

Tap Room Events