Nightlife in Downtown


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  • Hartford Symphony
    Hartford Symphony Orchestra's St. Patrick's Day Celebration regales ears with classic Celtic tunes commemorating the feast of Ireland's patron saint. Visiting from his usual perch at the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerald Steichen leads an army of instruments as it elevates the shimmering tenor of veteran singer Robert White, who has been nourishing auditory synapses since his radio debut in 1948. White fills listeners with Irish pride until they burst with clover leaves by belting out such distinctly Hibernian tunes as "Danny Boy," a slow, anthemic composition that resonates in the hearts of Irish emigrants. Renowned Irish fiddler Jeanne Freeman also fuels high-octane jigs with skills gleaned from County Donegal native P.V. O'Donnell.
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    99 Pratt St
    Hartford, CT US
  • Mc Kinnons Pub
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Mc Kinnons Pub, a local pub. If you want a dainty meal, go elsewhere. If you want a craveworthy dish, get to Mc Kinnons Pub. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Mc Kinnons Pub won't disappoint. Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Mc Kinnons Pub's happy hour. Large groups will appreciate Mc Kinnons Pub for its ability to seat them quickly. No need to dress up for a trip to Mc Kinnons Pub — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Mc Kinnons Pub. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig. Drive to lunch or dinner at Mc Kinnons Pub and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street. If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant. When you need great food that is not going to cost an arm and a leg, stop by Mc Kinnons Pub. You can stop by at practically any time, since Mc Kinnons Pub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    114 Asylum St
    Hartford, CT US
  • Vaughan's Public House
    Throw 'em back at Vaughan's Public House, and quickly grow to love this Irish bar. Vaughan's Public House worries about making delicious food, not counting calories. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Vaughan's Public House's full bar. Vaughan's Public House features some of the most affordable happy hour deals in town. If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Vaughan's Public House is ultra casual. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Vaughan's Public House will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours. Vaughan's Public House is surrounded by endless parking, including options for valet, street and garage parking. Vaughan's Public House is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Vaughan's Public House since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    59 Pratt St
    Hartford, CT US
  • Hartford Stage
    Reviewed positively by the New York Times and hailed as "outstandingly well-performed" by the Wall Street Journal during its 13-year run, the Hartford Stage's production of A Christmas Carol packs strong acting, period costumes, and spooky special effects to the Dickens holiday tale. Watch chain-rattling ghosts and a winsome little boy try to melt the icy heart of Ebenezer Scrooge during this classic Hartford Stage production, which has been seen by more than a quarter million people since 1998. Holiday revelers can buy tickets for up to three friends over the age of 5 for a pre-New Year's Eve night out, or bring the whole family as a post-Christmas gift that should atone for keeping eight disoriented reindeer in the RV.
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    50 Church Street
    Hartford, CT US
  • Koji
    For fresh maki, Hartford's Koji has got you covered. If slimming down is on the agenda, note that the food here is anything but low in fat. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Koji's drink list. Get online for free courtesy of Koji's wifi. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Koji as well. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Koji's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options. Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
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    17 Asylum St
    Hartford, CT US
  • City Steam
    At City Steam Brewery Cafe, the owners concoct some of the area’s finest beers, scoring “best of” awards from Hartford magazine and Connecticut Magazine. They also brew potent batches of laughter inside their 200-seat comedy show-room theater. Ensconced in the historic Brown Thomson and Co. building, which was the state’s largest department store in 1877, Brew Ha Ha once was known as the Last Laugh Comedy Club, where fledgling unknowns such as Ray Romano and Kevin James vied for laughs in the smoky rathskeller of a restaurant. Reborn in 1997 under a new moniker, the standup speakeasy keeps its calendar packed with nationally touring comics and local joke slingers. During shows, guests can toast with mugs of handcrafted beer and make edible sculptures of their favorite comedian using menu’s custom burgers, pizzas, and omelets.
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    942 Main St.
    Hartford, CT US
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