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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.

The Half Door

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

Bar Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 4 PM – 1 AM
Friday: 4 PM – 2 AM
Saturday from 10 AM– 2 AM
Sunday from  10 AM – 1 AM

Happy Hour:
Monday – Friday: 4 PM – 6 PM

Saturday – Sunday: 10 AM – 2 PM

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 @primo.band. 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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Argentina vs Croatia for our first semifinals match, come down to the Half Door to watch. Kick off of 2pm ⚽️
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Chef Jeff Ossont is behind the bar tonight whipping up a spin on some of his favorite cocktails and beer/shot combos. Go pay these guys a visit! @gabegandres will be djing from 11 to close!
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