Single and ready to mingle – but the question is, where? Online dating is one place to start, but some of us still enjoy the old-fashioned way of doing things – hitting up singles bars! If you keep getting lost looking for love in all the wrong places then maybe you need to give the best single bars in Hartford a try. – Courtney Delong


Pig’s Eye Pub

356 Asylum St.
Hartford CT, 06103

If the phrase “Oinkin’ and Boinkin’ since 1997” doesn’t clue you in that this is the place for singles, nothing will. It doesn’t hurt that, unlike many singles bars, this place has no cover charge. Perfect for those needing extra cash to buy potential prospects a few icebreaker rounds. Speaking of drinks, the ones at Pig’s Eye Pub are super-sized, which means you’ll spend less time waiting at the bar and more time on the dance floor. Toss a few quarters in the jukebox, or show off your best moves while the DJ spins killer tunes. If all that steamy eye contact has you needing some fresh air, step out onto the patio. Hours of Operation. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.; and Sunday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Sully’s Pub

2071 Park St.
Hartford CT, 06106
(860) 231-8881

Loaded with music lovers, Sully’s Pub is a great place to meet and mingle with other singles. Nightly performances cover everything from local bands to original poetry. The dim lighting sets the mood, while the entertainment keeps things jumping. Grab a drink and chill out by the stage, or head upstairs to the lounge and get in on a game of pool or darts. Weather permitting, the outdoor patio adds one more equally promising spot at Sully’s Pub for swilling drinks and making friends. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

McLadden’s Irish Publick House

37 LaSalle Rd.
West Hartford CT, 06107
(860) 231-8773

A good-looking crowd, clean restrooms and a late-night menu offering Smithwick beer soaked wings? If you thought it was too good to be true, then you haven’t been to Mcladden’s Irish Publick House. Guys and gals from every scene, from sports-bots to music freaks, gather for a groovy time. Come straight from the office or straight from your couch, no matter, as long you come ready for a good time. One of the best singles bars in Hartford, Mcladden’s Irish Publick House caters primarily to the “thirty something”crowd. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.; and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to midnight.

Black Bear Saloon
187 Allyn St.
Hartford, Connecticut 06103

This pub-style restaurant bar offers the perfect party scene with a live DJ Thursday through Saturday night. And if you’re partying, but get a little hungry, close, enjoy items from their Late Night menu. If you’d rather have a more intimate setting for a group, they offer private parties, perfect for any celebration. The Black Bear Saloon has both private party rooms and a party planner on site to make all of your planning simple, so you can concentrate on having a good time at our fine establishment. Best of all, it’s located in a prime location, right on Allyn Street across from Up or On the Rocks in downtown Hartford. It’s constantly packed with people looking to have a good time – if that includes you, head there now!


105 Allyn Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 297-0237
Located in the heart of downtown, PourHouse is a great place for anyone looking to mingle. A key aspect – never any cover…ever! A slit-level bar with an upstairs and a downstairs bar, dancing on the weekends and specials like Name Night, where if you have the name of the night, you drink for free (as long as you bring friends). Open every night of the week, this place is definitely hopping on the weekends, but is a good, low-key, but lively place to go during the week. There’s pool tables available, seating and arcade games. And it’s located right on the strip of bars so you can go, leave, and comeback and remember, never a cover! (photo credit: