Decent Nights Out in Connecticut?

#1
I’ve been in Connecticut for a couple of weeks now and the Job I’ve been on is winding down, so I’m now here on my Jack Jones till the weekend. Any of the arrse yokel locals from New England think of any decent Bars or stuff to do in the evenings over the next couple of days? All the regular stuff for New London has been done, I’m Casino’d out, Sick of the Sight of Subs, Sailing Ships, Mystic and rustic little America. Any idea’s or decent ideas for bars are more than welcome.
 
#2
Baldrick66 said:
I’ve been in Connecticut for a couple of weeks now and the Job I’ve been on is winding down, so I’m now here on my Jack Jones till the weekend. Any of the arrse yokel locals from New England think of any decent Bars or stuff to do in the evenings over the next couple of days? All the regular stuff for New London has been done, I’m Casino’d out, Sick of the Sight of Subs, Sailing Ships, Mystic and rustic little America. Any idea’s or decent ideas for bars are more than welcome.
Will this do, it depends on your budget?

Late evening entertainment in Connecticut
 
#3
Thanks for that Notty, but trust me you don't have to pay for it over here 8)
 
#5
Cheers for that Notty, done most of the stuff on there already, but route 169 might be a useful diversion tomorrow afternoon.
 
#8
nottyash said:
Looks like a drive up to Hartford on Thursday Night, Found a couple of likely spots among that lot!

(I take it your either bored on nights or just finished shift?)
 
#10
No idea what your relation to NYC/the train system is, but if you can get into the city for a night you can get up to no good there. PM me if you want some decent local microbreweries.
 
#11
Central NYC is a good three/four hours from my current location in Eastern CT. Good Micro Brewery suggestions are always welcome for future reference though :)
 
#12
Northeast regional train on Amtrak will take you all the way into Penn Station NYC from just about anywhere in NE (esp. E Connecticut). Take the Blue line A/C/E downtown to W 4th. Transfer to the Orange F/V line downtown/to Brooklyn. Get off at 2nd st/Lower East Side. Couple decent microbreweries/worthwhile bars:
124 Rabbit Club - 124 Macdougal St
DBA - 41 First Ave
Hop Devil Grill - 129 St. Marks place
All within one mile of the lower east side. This is also freak central in NYC, so watch your person and prepare to laugh at the feckers. Avoid times square, it's a tourist trap, but the Broadway areas around it have some decent local hangouts. Heard of a couple awesome Irish pubs scattered about as well, but haven't had the pleasure of visiting them yet.
 
#13
Loring

Cheers for that mate
 
#14
No problem. Happy to help.
 
#15
Or head North--
New London is about 1&1/2 hours from Boston. There are two stations in Boston. Back Bay is in an area where there are a lot of nice restaurants and pubs if you walk north from the station, If you walk south you will be in the South End which is mix of African American and gay bars.

If you stay on the train two minutes more you will be in South Station which is near the waterfront and financial district. You could walk along the waterfront north to the North End (i.e. Little Italy) where there are tons of great Italian restaurants. If you want to do daytime sightseeing the major historical sights are on the "Freedom Trail" which is a red stripe in the pavement leading from one site to the next, In the North End is the "Old North Church" where they hung lanterns to let Paul Revere know that ...erm... some chaps in red tunics with rifles were coming.

For a change of pace, you could take the Red Line subway from South Station to Harvard Square station in Cambridge and poke around Harvard, checkout Harvard museums. Lots of good restaurants and pubs. Also good bookstores. Grafton Street (Irish Pub) pours a decent pint, decent grub. Restaurants are all nationalities, Chinese, Indian, Malaysian etc. Cafe of India on Brattle is a bit upscale but has good indian food.

Cambridge is the birthplace of the US Army as the militias came together under the Command of General Washington on Cambridge Common. In a nearby cemetery are the graves of a couple of British troops killed April 19, 1775. On Memorial Day, when flags are put on Veterans graves someone still puts out little Union Flags. In the adjacent Christ Church (Anglican) there are still bullet holes in the wall from shots by ...erm... some soldiers in red tunics. Some of the houses are fairly old by US standards. A young woman I know, friend of my son's, lives in the home occupied by General Baron Reidesel (German but one of yours) during the revolution. The President of Harvard lives in the former home of Sir Andrew Oliver, royal Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.

DO NOT eat at the Hong Kong or Grendel's Den in Harvard Square (bad health inspections). If you like jazz the Regatta Bar at the Charles Square Hotel sometimes has big names playing. Legal Seafood in the Charles Square Hotel complex has excellent fish.

Oh yes! For reasons that defy comprehension, young American women are attracted to men with British accents. Maybe too many Hugh Grant movies. Be Alert! I would hate to learn that a group of young women raped you.
 
#16
Guys

Thanks for the advice, Notty route 169 was driven this afternoon and was well worth it. Dave, managed to move hotels to one near Logan from tomorrow so I'll now have time to follow some of your suggestions.

Just for the record It's not just young women who like the brit accent, CT is full of MILF's as well! I've come to the conclusion that there is nothing more gullible than a new England MILF when she's told you're a talent scout for Ben Dover!!!! :lol:
 
#17
Cheers mate! Glad you're having fun! :D
 
#18
I must say that I'm quite amused by the advice for a good night out whilst in CT involves leaving CT.

It was exactly the feeling I had when I had to spend a few days at Yale.
 
#19
Aw heck... just logged on after a few weeks of being away and find out an arrser is in my corner of the woods. There are a few decent places one can go to have a fun evening of eating and drinking... fun place I enjoy is the East Side restaraunt in New Britain, reminds me of the time I spent In Germany. They have decent beer and the saurbraten in incredible. Better off going on a Friday or Saturday though. http://www.eastsiderestaurant.com/

Good website to see what is going on in the state is here: http://www.courant.com/entertainment/

Drop me a PM if you want more ideas... there are some interesting things for you to see still if your into the cultural thing (Mark Twain house and Athenium in Hartford for example.)
 
#20
Khyros

Cheers for the info mate, but now very firmly back on the right side of the pond! :) Found a few decent places while I over, but Dave's suggestions on Boston were spot on. Little Italy is an outstanding night out as long as you can eat like a horse!!! (Don't they do normal sized portions of anything!)
 

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