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Food, music, and more

The classic wooden bar at Arch Street Tavern.
Photo: Bobby Stuckey, Arch Street Tavern House Photographer

Equal parts dining, bar, and music and arts, Arch Street Tavern–located in the former Hartford Brick Carriage Factory–has been a mainstay of the Hartford food and music scene since 1978. Today you’ll still find tavern-seasoned comfort food, plus more than 20 kinds of beer on tap and local music four nights a week. Recently Arch Street Tavern expanded its creative vision to become a hub for music, visual, and culinary arts in Hartford. Dubbed Arts on Arch, the tavern is capitalizing on its location in the burgeoning Front Street arts district with an evolving array of musical, visual, and culinary arts showcases. For more information, visit