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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.

The Half Door

Kitchen Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 4 PM – 9 PM
Thursday: 12 PM – 9 PM
Friday:  12 PM – 10 PM
Saturday from 10 AM – 10 PM
Sunday from 10 AM – 9 PM

Bar Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 4 PM – 12 AM
Thursday: 12 PM – 12 AM
Friday:  12 PM – 2 AM
Saturday from 10 AM– 2 AM
Sunday from  10 AM – 12 AM

Happy Hour:
Monday – Friday: 3 PM – 6 PM

Brunch:
Saturday – Sunday: 10 AM – 2 PM

The kids are back in town! Our seventeenth edition of Industry Night at the Half Door features old West Hartford industry friends Dennis Tracey and Jules Bonee who now live in Durango, CO!

Music by Gabe Gandres at 11!  Beer and shot specials all night!! 

Proceeds from the night will be donated to the Divided Sky Foundation!
Primo is back at the Half Door this morning for some nice Sunday acoustic brunch tunes. Come check it out over some mimosas and delicious breakfast!
Cortlandia in the house tonight!! Music starting up at 10PM, come have a cold one and hang out with some of Hartford’s best.
We’re open at 12pm Thursday & Friday for some delicious lunch! Come down and try some awesome Brussels sprouts in hot honey sauce or a corned beef reuben!
The man Raleigh is in the house tonight!!! Come enjoy a cold beer and shot on this hot day.. DJ Roc is in the house from 11 to close.. 🍻🍺 let’s go! @ra_ra_81
Come rock out with the Dead Man Blue’s tonight!! Music starts at 10pm. No cover, and late night food offered!!
Now on special at the Half Door, a delicious tender half chicken, served on a bed of cheddar grits with sautéed parsnips and carrots in a sweet honey glaze. Come down for dinner and try one out! 🍗
Our fourteenth edition of Industry Night at the Half Door features Andres Monroy who can be found at Viron Rondo Osteria in Chesire. Come check out some Havana inspired cocktails 🍸 

We will be having music by Gabe Gandres starting at 11pm! 🕺💃🪩

Proceeds from the night will be donated to the Hartford Food System Inc.
Community Shield match @ 12!! Come down and have a pint
Cheers to the weekend! Got a great line up of drafts right now. 🍻
Our thirteenth edition of Industry Night at the Half Door features previous Tisane bartender and an amazing local tattoo artist Danielle Duncan. We will be celebrating Danielle's 30th birthday party!  Check out Danielle’s amazing work here:

https://www.dandunkstattoo.com

We will be having music by Talia Marino with Guests @big_t_raww & Gabe Gandres @gabegandres starting at 9pm!

Proceeds from the night will be donated to Planned Parenthood!
@thewompsrock  are back in town tonight. Come beat the heat. We got AC and cold beer. Jams starting at 10pm 🎵🎤
Here’s a picture of a Guinness, just cause. Trivia starts at 7:30!
Our twelth edition of Industry Night at the Half Door features Liban Dirir who can be found at Viron Rondo Osteria in Chesire. The theme of Liban's night will be Pirates of the West End! 

We will be having music by Gabe Gandres starting at 11pm! Come catch some beats over some delicious cocktails. Tonight’s event is sponsored by @plantationrum_it 

Proceeds from the night will be donated to the Hearts of Hope foundation.
Karaoke is back tonight! 10pm-close with @jaker8060.. come thirsty!!
The return of After School Special!! Please welcome these guys back, they’ll be joined by the super talented Dina DiMarco on vocals. Music starts at 10pm tonight and goes until 1am!
Trivia is on tonight! Starting up at 7:30. $25 gift card to the winner!
Our eleventh edition of Industry Night at the Half Door features Jack Forbes, who can be found at Union Kitchen in West Hartford. He put together a sweet underground music playlist for you to enjoy while trying out some of his drinks. 

Jack will be offering fresh and delicious cocktails, as well as a few beer and shot specials!

Proceeds from the night will be donated to the Knox Community Garden.
Looking for some last minute Sunday brunch plans? We have PRIMO in the house again for an awesome acoustic set until 2pm. Come get your brunchin’ on!!