The Half Door is Relocating

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For Immediate Release:
January 17, 2023

Locals 8 Hospitality Group Announces the Closing of The Half Door

 HARTFORD, CT – The Half Door, a beloved Irish Gastropub in central Connecticut for over 20 years, will close on January 23, 2023.

Locals 8 Hospitality Group was unable to reach an agreement with the landlord on how to move forward at the current location. The restaurant group is determined to reopen the restaurant at a new location later this year.

Generations of Connecticut residents have come to The Half Door in Hartford to enjoy their famous cobblestones, have an Irish pint, and celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.

“It is tragic that this Hartford institution is forced to move, but change can be invigorating,” said Founder and CEO Allie J. Gamble. “We want to thank our many patrons for their loyalty over the last twenty-plus years and the generations of staff who made The Half Door such a beloved community resource.”



The cats out of the bag! We will be hosting our yearly St Patrick’s Day celebration at our sister restaurant, Tisane in the West End of Hartford. Our entire staff from 2023 will be bartending, so come say hi to some old familiar faces. 


We’ll be opening at 10am on the 17th for kegs&eggs, and will have plenty of Guinness on draft and Jameson shots to quench your thirst, as well as some delicious fresh corned beef. 


More information to follow, including music set times and food menu details. We promise we will have plenty of Cobblestones!
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We have received a lot of questions from our Half Door friends on where staff & our events have gone. Check out the flyer above to answer those questions! This week Plan B West Hartford kicks off their industry, trivia, and open mic nights, and our friends from Tal&Pals will be setting up at Tisane starting at 9pm on Wednesday.
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Due to a lack of product, and the overwhelming support we’ve received this week for our Half Door family, we will be closed today, Saturday, January 21st. We will reopen, for our last day tomorrow at 2pm. We are taking today to restock and prepare for our final day. We are sorry for any inconvenience, and we are looking forward to raising one more pint with you all.
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It is with extreme sadness we announce our closing after 23 years in Hartford. We thank everyone for their continued support over the years. Come celebrate one last week with us, as our doors will be closing January 23rd.
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Come hang out with us tonight as we celebrate a trio of awesome industry folks, including our own Eric! We will have drink specials for everyone and Gabe Gandres will be playing for us at 11pm!
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Primo is back in the house tonight! Come join us tonight as our friends play a 70’s themed set of tunes. Music starts around 9!
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We got a stacked line up music for you all this weekend! Starting at 10pm tonight we have Brandon Serafino & Friends here to jam out! 

Tomorrow we continue our Saturday series with Primo, who will be throwing a 70’s themed party with some classic hits starting at 9pm. Stop by for a while and check out some of Hartfords talent.
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Tal&Pals are in the house tonight for some live music starting at 9pm! $5 entry gets you $5 Irish beers all night! Come boogie with us 💃
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Trivia is back tonight! Bring your friends and compete to win a $25 gift card. Hosted by Dj Norm Beats, start up time at 7:30 pm.
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Tonight is our first industry night of the new year. Thanks to all of our wonderful guest bartenders and friends that joined us in 2022 we raised close to $10,000 for charities all around the world. Let’s see what we can do in 2023. ☘️
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Open mic night tonight resumes with our boys from Come bring an instrument or even just your voice and boogie with our boys! Starts at 9 tonight!
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Soul Tsunami is back in the house tonight, featuring Ray Morant, Jay Wiggin and Marcus Johnson. Music starting up around 10pm!
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Tal&Pals are back in the house tonight with a special guest Mike Bruno on guitar. Music starting up around 9:30! $5 cover for $5 beers all night long. Let’s have a Wednesday!
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We are open today from 10am to 3pm for brunch. Come get rid of that hangover with us!
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Our 34th edition of Industry Night features Hannah Hunt, Nikki Kowaleski & Danielle Duncan!

Come hang with us tonight, Monday,  December 26th for a post Christmas themed Festivus party!  A portion of their tips will be going to Cj’s Recovery.

Gabe Gandres will be closing down the bar with some beats from 11pm to close!
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We’ll be open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at 7pm! Come join us for a much needed beer or cocktail ❄️ No kitchen this weekend. Cheers!
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World Cup final this morning at 10am! We’ll be opening up early at 9:30 this morning. Limited brunch menu served until 2pm ⚽️
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Tal&Pals are back on tonight! 930 start time. $5 cover for $5 beers!!!
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France vs Morocco at 2pm. Let’s see who goes on to play Sunday against Argentina.
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