Celebrating 20 Years!


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,  3pm – 1am


Taco Specials
Trivia from 8pm – 11pm


$5: 20 oz Guinness Pints from 3pm-close
Jazz Wednesdays with the Bruce Gregori Quartet @9pm
(UHart & UConn students welcome to participate)


Truth or Dare: $4 Truly Cans & $4 Dare Shots


Live Music, $2-$5 Cover, 9:30pm – close

Saturday & Sunday

Brunch (both days): 10am – 2pm
$4 Bloody Marys & $5 Mimosas
1st Saturday of the Month: Karaoke, 9pm-close

Brewery of the Month

Connecticut Valley Brewing Co. (February)

More Events

Feb 29th – Leap Year Party (9pm-close, $5 cover)
March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day! Featuring Billy & Barney (9am-12pm), Dicey Riley (1pm-4pm), The Rising (9:3opm-12:30am)


The Half Door

: 10am-9pm (Kitchen), Bar closes at 1am
Mon: 3pm-9pm (Kitchen), Bar closes at 1am
Tues & Weds: 3pm-10pm (Kitchen), Bar closes at 1am
Thurs: 11:30am-10pm (Kitchen), Bar closes at 1am
Fri: 11:30am-11pm (Kitchen), Bar closes at 2am
Sat: 10am-11pm (Kitchen), Bar closes at 2am

*Hours subject to change.

270 Sisson Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105

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