Chef Claudine on WTNH’s CT Style

Chef Claudine had a great time on CT Style last week cooking our Shepherd’s Pie for Teresa and Ryan! Check out the video and relive that St. Paddy’s Day spirit!


Gas•tro•pub \gas-trō-pub\ n: a combination of pub and gastronomy which is dedicated to high-quality food in a relaxed setting. The focus is on regional cooking with local ingredients, along with specialty beers and wines from around the world.

Gastro Pubs are a well recognized form of eatery in Western Europe. The concept helped truly create a culinary scene and arose from a conscious effort to promote great food in well-loved casual places. Gastro pubs have been described as the Anglo-equivalent of the French brasserie or the Japanese izakaya.

Simply put, they are a pub that far exceeds the basic “pub grub.” They are a shift from formal dining to more informal local pub dining with moderate prices for the type of dishes being served. Moreover, you can order at the bar, and the plates will be brought to your table, and like a pub, should you choose not to eat, you may drink without ordering food.

Simplicity, while much lauded can often sell things short and the Gastro Pub is so much more than just a good food pub. It is a temple of gastronomy that makes market fresh, quality, creative food accessible all. It thumbs up its nose, at restaurants that cater only to those who can pay high prices. What better way to rebel than to serve posh food with gourmet beer at every day prices? It’s magically delicious.

Happy Hour

7 Days A Week 3 PM – 6 PM
$3 PBR, $3 House Wine, $4 Moscow Mules & App Specials


Happy Hour All Night Long 3 PM – 1 AM


Trivia from 8 PM – 11 PM

Wednesday – Live Music

$3 Irish Pints All Night, $2 Cover 9:30 PM – CLOSE
Wed, April 4th – Billy + Barney
Wed, April 11th – Community Center w/ Snailmate
Wed, April 18th The Knotty G’s
Wed, April 25th- Chris Bepko

Saturday & Sunday

Brunch 10 AM – 3 PM

Brewery of the Month


More Live Gigs & Events

Sunday, March 25th – Michelle Canning Band
Saturday, April 7th – DJ B-EZ Karaoke
Sunday, April 8th – Patuxent Partners
Friday, April 13th Duke and the Esoterics
Sunday, April 15th Roxane and Dalyrmple
Saturday, April 21st – DJ B-EZ Karaoke
Sunday, April 22nd Cornfed Dogs
Saturday, April 28th The Duketones


The Half Door

General Manager: Shay Levesque

Mon-Thurs: 3 PM – 1 AM
Fri: 3 PM – 2 AM
Sat: 10 AM – 2 AM
Sun: 10 AM – 1 AM

270 Sisson Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105

Phone: (860) 232-7827
Fax: (860) 523-1787
Email: info@thehalfdoor.com
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