Best Beer Selection/Beer Halls in Hartford

January 4, 2011 10:32 AM

From local, craft beers to wide selections of beer from around the world, local beer halls in Hartford have some of the greatest beer selections around. — Stephanie Geary

One of the best beer halls in Hartford, City Steam Brewery Café offers its own craft beers on tap. Choose from eight different types of beer and one hard cider. If you’re a craft beer fan, City Steam Brewery Café is for you. Craft brews include the Naughty Nurse Amber Ale, which is a best seller. The Norwegian Wood is the café’s holiday beer spiced with cinnamon and cocoa. If you’re a stout fan, check out the Black Silk Stout. Mug Club members receive $2 off every craft beer purchased in the member’s 22 oz. mug. To be a member of the Mug Club, however, it will cost about $55 a year. Mug Club members receive a variety of other perks, too.

The Half Door is Hartford’s European beer bar. It offers specialty beers and Gastro pub food. The Half Door has some of the best beer selection in Hartford, thanks to its stock of beer from 12 different countries. From Chimay to Duvel to Houblon Choufe, The Half Door has something for everyone.

spigot cafe Best Beer Selection/Beer Halls in Hartford

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It’s The Spigot Café’s rotating 18 beers on tap and 150 different bottled beer that gives it the title of best beer selection in Hartford. The beer specials are also great. Monday and Tuesday are $2 domestic bottles; Wednesday is $3 pints; Thursday is $10.50 pitchers; Friday is $2.50 micro and import bottles; and Saturday and Sunday is $3 pints. Oh, and cans are $2 all the time!

What makes Wood-N-Tap one of the best beer halls in Hartford is not only its beer selection but also its “PerfecTap” system. At Wood-N-Tap, they believe in pouring draft beer correctly. So they installed a system called “PerfecTap,” which ensures that every glass of draft beer tastes the way it should.

Pig’s Eye Pub is one of the best beer halls in Hartford thanks to not only its beer selection but also its weekly specials. On Wednesdays, Pig’s Eye Pub promises they will have three different beers for $1. On Mondays all 18 draft beers are $2. On Sundays, buy a Miller High Life pitcher for just $5.

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