By Vanessa Willoughby
116 Crown Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Sunday Hours: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.; Kitchen open until Midnight
For a quality martini, stop by 116 Crown. Featured in the New York Times as well as the New Haven Advocate, 116 Crown exudes sophistication and refined dining. The restaurant encourages guests to spread their taste buds and “mix and match” various elements of the menu. Additionally, 116 Crown frequently features live music. If you’re looking for a stylish end to your weekend, 116 Crown is the place to be.
The Corner Pug
1046 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
Sunday Hours: Brunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dinner 11 – 9 p.m., Late Night, 9 – 10 p.m.
Want a place with all the warmth and familiarity of the local pub? The Corner Pug is a no-frills pub dedicated to bar food favorites, such as fish and chips, and the social atmosphere of your favorite neighborhood hangout. In addition, comfort food such as macaroni and cheese, shepherd’s pie, and Black Angus burgers popular choices. It’s a go-to spot, especially on Sunday nights.
36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426
Voted “Best Bar in Connecticut” numerous times by Connecticut Magazine, the Tap Room at the Griswold Inn is somewhat of a historic institution, where the live music can vary from blues to swing, to sea shanties and banjo music. Whether you’re in the mood for an award-winning fine wine or beer, the Tap Room has an abundance of choices.
Fun Fact: Did you know that both George Washington and Robert De Niro have been served in the Tap Room?
Brew Ha Ha at City Steam Brewery Café
942 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Sunday Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Since 1987 the Last Laugh Comedy Club has been part of the City Steam Brewery Café. Acts such as Kevin James, Ray Romano, Jay Mohr, Sarah Silverman, and Denis Leary performed, bringing lots of laughs to all. Conveniently located just paces away from the Hartford Stage and The Bushnell, the Brew Ha Ha provides quality entertainment in addition to great beer and food. Stop in Sunday nights for great entertainment while enjoying a beer or two!
Bean and Leaf
13 Washington Street
New London, CT 06320
Sunday Hours: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
In search of a tasty coffee, tea, a light meal or something to appease your sweet tooth? Stop by the Bean and Leaf in New London and choose from a wide selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, smoothies, and locally baked goods. All the coffees and the majority of the teas featured at the Bean and Leaf are Fairly Traded and Organic.