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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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Walking Tour: Explore the Forgotten Batlle of 1812 Essex

Join Author/Historian Jerry Roberts on a walking tour through Essex to explore the fascinating history that took place during an 1814 battle in this seaport town. Tour begins at 10:30 am from our sign post and returns to the same spot 90 minutes later. $20 per person. Please ring 860.767.1776 for reservations.

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Dixieland Sundays

Join us for our jazzy Sunday Hunt Breakfast featuring Dixieland Jazz by Freight Train Five, noon to 3 p.m. Reservations for brunch recommended, 860.767.1776.

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