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The Griswold Inn Tap Room

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36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
860.767.1776 griswoldinn.com

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January 2017

‘Cocktail Piano’ with Ray

January 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 11, 2018

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 12, 2018

The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Soak in the spirited atmosphere while Ray tickles the ivories in our Tap Room.

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Martin Kelly Acoustic Duo

January 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2018

The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

The Martin Kelly Duo has a soft, yet energetic acoustic rock sound that brings some interesting twists to all-time classics. They create the perfect ambiance for dining, dancing and conversation featuring music by Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Cat Stevens and many others in an "unplugged" format.

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May 2017

Martin Kelly Acoustic Trio

May 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

The MK Acoustic Trio has a soft, yet energetic acoustic rock sound that brings some interesting twists to all-time classics. They create the perfect ambiance for dining, dancing and conversation featuring music by Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Cat Stevens and many others in an “unplugged” format.

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The Whiffenpoofs Perform

May 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Please join us for a Happy "Hour" as the merry band of gentleman songsters, The Whiffenpoofs Class of 1967, perform in our Tap Room. Celebrating their 50th year - ! - the Whiffs appearance at our place is just 2 days from their "big" commemorative performance in Yale's Woolsey Hall! If you're a Yalie, lover of a cappella and/or a fan of The Gris, this one's for you!

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January 2018

Shiny Lapel Trio

January 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Keeping it simple with just four rockin' instruments and a big ol' slice of velvety smooth vocals. If you want a band that'll make your feet hurt from dancing and your voice hoarse from singing along, then you need to see what the Shiny Lapels are all about. Pure sweaty, sinful swingin' fun!

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Java Groove

January 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

From Sinatra to Swing, Java Groove is a small band with a big sound playing swing, jazz and ballads.

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The Dizzy River Band

January 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

A talented band of musicians with an eclectic musical mix!

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June 2018

Rod Washburn Duo

June 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

October 2018

Java Groove

October 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

From Sinatra to Swing, Java Groove is a small band with a big sound playing swing, jazz and ballads.

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Java Groove

October 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

From Sinatra to Swing, Java Groove is a small band with a big sound playing swing, jazz and ballads.

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December 2018

NYE ~ Ray on the Piano

December 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Enjoy the Tap Room ambiance as Ray tickles the ivories.

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January 2019

Martin Kelly Acoustic Trio

January 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Friday Happy Hours

January 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Get the weekend started! Enjoy reduced drink prices, our own Revolutionary Ale at $3 the pint, complimentary appetizers and Ray on the piano. TGIF!

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March 2019

Post Essex Go Bragh Tap Room Festivities

March 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Enter our spirited Tap Room and enjoy music by Frank and John's Acoustic Duo from 11:30 - 2:30 pm. Immediately after, Guinness will sponsor a "Pint Glass Etching" until 4:30 pm. Enjoy Reuben Sliders all day in addition to our Lunch and Tavern Fare menus. Festive indeed!

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May 2019

Live Remote with WFSB-3

May 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Join us in our spirited Tap Room where the Jovial Crew will be performing from 5-6:30 pm during a live remote with anchor Mark Zinni of WFSB-Channel 3. It's a chance to enjoy some great sea chanteys and maybe be on tv! Our own Revolutionary Ale will be on tap during this time for $3 the pint!  :)

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June 2019

LongSplice

June 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on July 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on August 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on August 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on April 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm

The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Talented musicians play a variety of string instruments, including banjos, bringing a mix of Bluegrass, Americana and Civil War songs to our spirited Tap Room! A female vocalist adds harmony to these lively tunes.   artwork by Kirko Creative at kirkocreative.com

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October 2019

Coast Guard Idlers Coming to Tap Room

October 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

The sounds of the Coast Guard Idlers, the all male a cappella group of cadets, will fill our Tap Room once again with spirited sea shanties and patriotic songs. The Psych '60's will also be on tap, kicking things off at 8:30 pm. What a combo!

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December 2019

NYE ~ The Psychedelic 60’s

December 31, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 1:00 am
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Come party with us and ring in the New Year with this uber popular group! They'll be playing the 'Back Room' from 10pm-1am with room for dancing! We'll bring in 2020 with Peace, Love and Rock n' Roll!

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January 2020

Kokosingers Return Tuesday

January 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

https://youtu.be/hAyv193lfjk The all-male a cappella group from Kenyon College, The Kokosingers, return to the Tap Room for their annual engagement! The talented and spirited "Kokes" will perform two sets from 6:00 to 7:30 pm with a repertoire ranging from Barbershop to Beatles to current pop hits with a few soulful ballads in the mix. What a way to continue the festivities! Check out their beautiful rendition of Loch Lomond - our favorite!

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December 2020

‘Cocktail Piano’ with Francine

December 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - December 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 8, 2021

The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Soak in the spirited atmosphere while Francine tickles the ivories in our Tap Room.

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April 2021

The Jovial Crew

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on April 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm

The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

"Sea Chanteys Tonight" reads the banner that flies above The Griswold Inn every Monday. The Jovial Crew brings our Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch - and a very spirited evening indeed! Everyone should experience this - at least once!

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‘Cocktail Piano’ with Francine

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 7, 2021

The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Soak in the spirited atmosphere while Francine tickles the ivories in our Tap Room.

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Java Groove

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

From Sinatra to Swing, Java Groove is a small band with a big sound playing swing, jazz and ballads.

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