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Griswold Inn Tap Room

In the Tap Room, Executive Chef Toppin features casual fare prepared exactly the way it was meant to  Always straightforward, Chef Toppin’s menus include burgers, house-made soups and chowders, fish ‘n chips, and salads.

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In the Tap Room, Executive Chef Toppin features casual fare prepared exactly the way it was meant to  Always straightforward, Chef Toppin’s menus include burgers, house-made soups and chowders, fish ‘n chips, and salads.

Our Tap Room, originally built in 1735 as a schoolhouse, was attached to The Gris in 1801 by a team of oxen, rolling it on logs down Main Street. It has been called the most handsome barroom in America, the best-looking drinking room in America, and variations on this sentiment expressed by many. Certainly it is an original. We are open seven days a week and entertain every night with live music and a spirited atmosphere.

Voted Best Bar in Connecticut over and over by Connecticut Magazine and named on of the Top 100 Bars in America every year, Esquire

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Location:

36 Main St.
Essex, CT 06426

Hours:

Daily, 2:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

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