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 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014
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TAP ROOM FARE

Voted BEST BAR IN CONNECTICUT over and over…  - Connecticut Magazine
Named one of the TOP 100 BARS IN AMERICA  - Esquire

In our Tap Room, Executive Chef Jim Gallagher features casual fare prepared exactly the way it was meant to be. Always straightforward, Chef Jim's menus include burgers, house-made soups and chowders, fish 'n chips, and salads.

Our Tap Room, originally built in 1735 as a schoolhouse, was attached to The Gris in 1801 by a team of oxen, rolling it on logs down Main Street. It has been called the most handsome barroom in America, the best-looking drinking room in America, and variations on this sentiment expressed by many. Certainly it is an original. We are open seven days a week and entertain every night with live music and a spirited atmosphere.

Join us in our Award-Winning Tap Room!

Our Tap Room features live music every night of the week highlighting a variety of musical genres!

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Free Art Tour & Talk April 12

The Griswold Inn's museum-quality collection of nautical prints, paintings and ephemera will be the subject of a free tour and talk on Sunday, April 12th at 3:30 p.m. Reservations are required, 860.767.1776.

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Essex Go Bragh at The Gris!

The Fifth Annual Irish Parade and Festival celebrating Ireland and Essex will conclude at The Gris where all can enjoy Irish music by Rock of Cashel beginning at 11:30 in the Tap Room. See "Area Events" for more on the Parade.

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