Tap Room

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

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 several nights 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. Thursdays through Mondays popcorn,
cocktails and nightly entertainment may be enjoyed well beyond that!


Make this a destination on a day when the bar has live music. This is the total package…good food, good drinks, good fun.

~ Google Review


Please note: Our Tap Room is accessible to those with mobility issues.

Tap Room Events