The Half Door

Pub, Rock Club, and Bar$$$$
West End, Hartford
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  • Noura A.
    "... Benedict, Birds Nest, Cobblestones, BBQ tenders, selections of beer and drinks..."(4 Tips)
    Dan A.
    "Great Irish pub in a location that might be surprising."(5 Tips)
    Cole T.
    "Local favorite with good beer selection."(7 Tips)
    Chris F.
    "Easily the best on tap selection in Hartford."(6 Tips)
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  • Theresa F.
    Visiting from Manhattan, the Lobster spring roll app was yummy, bartender John was a sweetie, and despite being nervous about parking my Benz, was very happy with the bar!! Check it out! :)
  • Nancy S.
    Nancy ScaloraMarch 3, 2015
    The atmosphere of this place is one of my favorites! Best Irish pub around. Get the cobblestones. Wait staff is super friendly. The times that I've been there for live music have always been fun.
  • Cole T.
    Cole TJune 18
    Good spot for Hartford bars. Local favorite with good beer selection. Irish through and through. Live music is good when they have it. Went on St. Paddy's day and it was rowdy.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FeiMay 14, 2010
    Easily the best on tap selection in Hartford. You'll find some great beers that I haven't seen on tap since I came back from Belgium. Great beer, good food, awesome atmosphere. Highly recommended.
  • Charles H.
    Charles HooperApril 12, 2012
    Come on Wednesdays, drink special that's something like $1 off Irish beers when they already have low prices. $2 for a pint of Smitchwicks!
  • Noura A.
    Noura AlamiDecember 1, 2015
    Brunch!!! Eggs Benedict, Birds Nest, Cobblestones, BBQ tenders, selections of beer and drinks are amazing.
  • Jess J.
    Jess JeromeAugust 17, 2016
    Just moved into the area and this is the first place we went out to lunch at, it was amazing. Can't wait to bring friends here!
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    Enjoy trivia? They have a super-sized six-round competition on Tuesday nights and the top three scorers take home $50 gift cards. Grab a Half Door Passport and get 20% off pints during event nights. Read more
  • Dan A.
    Dan AltmanMay 6, 2015
    Great Irish pub in a location that might be surprising. They should open another.
  • Phil
    PhilFebruary 28, 2010
    Awesome Irish Bar, good music on the weekends, great food (and breakfast), huge beer selection on tap, good place to watch a soccer match
  • Slightly Stoopid
    Slightly StoopidJune 30, 2012
    This place kills. Great traditional Irish pub. Perfect pint of ale.
  • CBS Local
    CBS LocalNovember 1, 2011
    Try the “Cobblestones," mini steak and cheese sandwiches with melted cheese, sautéed mushrooms and onions. - CBS CT Read more
  • Michael S.
    Michael SnowJanuary 14, 2015
    Cobblestones and rueben egg rolls highly recommended.
  • Maryellen
    MaryellenMarch 26
    Been here 25+ times
    Brunch is great, beer selection amazing.
  • Molly s.
    Molly sMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Their brunch is three best. Try the eggs benedict.
  • Jim T.
    Jim TremblayOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best bartenders around. Awesome food and vibe.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DiPietroAugust 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great tap list that rotates regularly.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BugnackiAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Irish Rover sandwich is amazing! Highly recommended.
  • Josh F.
    Josh FinnieJuly 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    There is another "Half Door" venue with more info. Check in there!
  • Katia G.
    Katia GieseFebruary 4, 2010
    They're not only great with beers, but with Irish Coffee, too. Try the Nutty Irishman.
  • Tony C.
    Tony CarrerasMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Parking is now available in the lot next to Burger King on Farmington Ave. Don't get towed!
  • Cosmo C.
    Cosmo CatalanoJanuary 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Two-dollar "Irish pints" on Thursdays. Offer only applies to Guinness, Harp, or Smithwick's.
  • Rick E F.
    Rick E FoxMarch 26, 2016
    Great food and beer selection
  • Adam B.
    Adam BaxterOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Irish Nachos are always a good time.
  • Meghan F.
    Meghan FreedJanuary 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Irish pub outside of Ireland.
  • Tony C.
    Tony CarrerasJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Be smart if you don't want to get towed. Don't park in a space that is off street in front of a business they will tow even if it's closed.
  • Jadyn S.
    Jadyn SmithSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Dan on Tuesday and Thursday. Giant okctoberfest. Yes.
  • Gareth F.
    Gareth FoleyMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    $2 Irish Beers on Wednesday night...AWESOME.
  • Shannon O.
    Shannon O'KeefeAugust 26, 2011
    Must try for weekend breakfast
  • Allen V.
    Allen VoglianoJuly 9, 2015
    Awesome Irish Pub.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HennesseyDecember 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome meatloaf!
  • Christopher C.
    Delirium Tremens on tap. Enough said.
  • FoxCT
    FoxCTMarch 2, 2011
    This is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
  • Nylyak
    NylyakMay 12, 2014
    Best food ever.
  • Katelyn M.
    Katelyn MorganNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Passport is SO worth it!
  • Gary K.
    Gary KarrNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    they told us it would be an hour wait for food on Sun at 1130. So we left.
  • Laura A.
    Laura AllenJuly 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    brunch on Sunday is the bomb!
  • Kit R.
    Kit RoscoJuly 17, 2010
    If crowded on a Friday night head down to. vegas Blvd. For dubbage.
  • Beth G.
    Beth GracyJanuary 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Bloody Mary!!
  • Cosmo C.
    Cosmo CatalanoJuly 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Trivia sucks. Game is boring, answers frequently wrong.
  • Cosmo C.
    Cosmo CatalanoFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I reiterate my previous statement that trivia here sucks. Poorly written, poorly researched, poorly run.
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