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Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, getting ready to join or watch a parade, or just looking for a place to feel the warmth of the Irish all year round, Connecticut is filled with authentic Irish pubs and restaurants, pulling pints of Guinness and serving up plenty of corned beef and cabbage—not to mention some amazing gourmet and gastropub offerings. To get you started, we’ve suggested a few in each region of the state. Have a favorite Irish pub in Connecticut we haven’t listed? Share it with us @CTvisit!
Featuring: C.C. O'Brien's Sports Cafe | City of Danbury | City of Stamford | Colony Grill - Fairfield | Donovan's | Duffy's Tavern | FennAgains | Harp and Hound Pub | Inishmor Pub | O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant | Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant | The Half Door | The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House | Town of Branford | Town of Southington | Trinity Bar & Restaurant | Vaughan's Public House | Velvet Libations | White Horse Country Pub
These days, we’re merging work and play more than ever before. If you’re looking to get away without using all your vacation days, Connecticut is a great place for a “workcation.” At these hotels, you can work remotely from your room, designated lounge spaces, or even your own private study – all while knowing the family has plenty to see and do nearby. The best part? When the workday ends, you can join in the fun!
Featuring: Artspace | Backyard Adventure UTV Tours | Ballo Italian at Mohegan Sun | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Calf Pasture & Shady Beach | Carlo's Bakery Mohegan Sun | City Climb Gym | College Street Music Hall | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Escape New Haven | Firehouse 12 | Haywire Burger Bar | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Johnny Rockets - Mohegan Sun | Joy Ride Charters of Connecticut | Kent Falls State Park | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Modern Apizza | Mohegan Sun | Mohegan Sun Arena | Mohegan Sun Golf Club | Mohegan Sun's Sky Tower and Earth Tower | Mount Riga State Park | O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant | Oak & Almond | Olives and Oil - New Haven | Panic Room | Pedego SoNo Electric Bikes | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Seaview Bistro | Sharon Playhouse | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Sky Zone - Norwalk | SoNo Collection | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | Sunset Bar & Grill | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Study at Yale | The White Hart | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Westbrook Outlets
After so many of us missed beloved family events and holiday parties with loved ones, we’re ready to make up for lost time. And nothing says quality time like traveling together! From cozy accommodations and delicious dining to active adventures, arts & culture, outdoor fun, and beyond, we’ve gathered ways to get away with grandparents, grandkids, and everyone in between.
Featuring: 1754 House Inn, Restaurant & Tavern | 85 Main | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Rooms | Ambler Farm | Arethusa Farm | Ashley's Ice Cream (Hamden) | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Brignole Vineyards | Buell's Orchard | Chester's Barbecue | City of New Haven | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Club Getaway | Comfort Inn & Suites - Dayville | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut Voyager Balloons | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Consiglio's Restaurant | Custom House Maritime Museum | Denmo's Dairy & Snack Bar | DoubleTree by Hilton - Bristol | Fascia's Chocolates | Fire at the Ridge | Flamig Farm | Fort Hill Farms | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Gouveia Vineyards | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | Hampton Inn Shelton | Hank's Restaurant | Harbor View Landing | Hartford Yard Goats | Homewood Suites by Hilton Wallingford/Meriden | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | J. Timothy's Taverne | Jesse Camille's Restaurant | Jones Family Farms | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Westbrook) | Louis' Lunch | Lyman Orchards | Madison Beach Hotel | Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks | Market Grille | Market Place Tavern | Max Burger | Max a Mia Ristorante | Mew Haven Cat Cafe | MindBreak Escape Rooms | Modern Apizza | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Diner | Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream | Mystic Marriott Hotel | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | New Britain Bees | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | New England Science & Sailing | New Haven Village Suites | O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant | Ocean Pizza Restaurant | Olde Mistick Village | Olde Tymes Restaurant | Oyster Club | PEZ Visitor Center | Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery | Parkville Market | Putnam River Trail | Ray of Light Farm | Rose's Berry Farm | Sally's Apizza | San Marino Restorante Italiano | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Sift Bake Shop | Sign of the Whale | SpringHill Suites by Marriott - Milford | Steamboat Inn | StoneBridge Restaurant | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Courthouse Bar & Grille | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Inn at Storrs | The Little Pub Restaurant | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The North House | The Place | The Shops at Nature's Art Village | The Vanilla Bean Café | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Granby | Town of Woodbridge | Tyrone Farm | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Webb Mountain Discovery Zone | Wells Hollow Creamery | Woodstock Orchards LLC
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Overview: This March, find celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day all around Connecticut, from parades to performances, festivals to 5ks.
Featuring: American Clock & Watch Museum | American Museum of Tort Law | Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Boothe Memorial Park & Museum | Bruce Museum | Christy's Irish Pub | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | City of Torrington | Connecticut Air & Space Museum | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Children's Museum | Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum | Connecticut Freedom Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut State Museum of Natural History & Connecticut Archaeology Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut Women's Heritage Trail | Connecticut's Old State House | Custom House Maritime Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Donahue's Madison Beach Grille | Donovan's | Duffy's Tavern | Eli Whitney Museum | Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Furnace | EverWonder Children's Museum | Florence Griswold Museum | Genius Museum at Nature's Art Village | Harp and Hound Pub | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Housatonic Museum of Art | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | Institute for American Indian Studies | Institute for American Indian Studies | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Kidcity Children's Museum | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Knights of Columbus Museum | Lutz Children's Museum | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mattatuck Museum | McKinnon's Irish Pub | McLadden's Irish Public House | Museum of Connecticut History | Mystic Seaport Museum | National Helicopter Museum, Inc. | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | New England Civil War Museum | New Haven Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Northwest Park & Nature Center | O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | PEZ Visitor Center | Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant | Prudence Crandall Museum | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Sacred Heart University’s Discovery Science Center & Planetarium | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Slater Memorial Museum | SoNo Switch Tower Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanley-Whitman House | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | Stony Creek Brewery | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Barnum Museum | The Children's Museum | The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Public House | Town of Colchester | Town of East Lyme | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hebron | Town of Mystic | Town of Plainville | Town of Plymouth | Town of Putnam | Town of Southington | Vaughan's Public House | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Welles-Shipman-Ward House (c.1755) | White Horse Country Pub | William Benton Museum of Art | Windham Textile and History Museum | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Collection of Musical Instruments | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yale University Art Gallery
Find Fun This March
Overview: Looking for something fun to do in March? Whether you want something active, relaxing, cultural, nature-oriented or romantic, we have you covered. Check out these great ideas to make the most of your month!
Featuring: A.C. Petersen Farms | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Audubon Sharon | Bats of Bedlam Maple Farm | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Berkshire Balloons | Bridgeport Islanders | Cheshire Coffee | Christy's Irish Pub | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | City of Torrington | Connecticut Convention Center | Connecticut Dinosaur Trail | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Irish-American Heritage Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut State Museum of Natural History & Connecticut Archaeology Center | Connecticut Whale | Craftsman Cliff Roasters | Dish Bar & Grill | Donahue's Madison Beach Grille | Donovan's | Duffy's Tavern | Fired Up | Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Garde Arts Center | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio Gallery & School | Gunn Memorial Library & Historical Museum | Harp and Hound Pub | Hartford Wolfpack | Higher Grounds Coffee House & Art Gallery | Hungry Tiger Music Club & Cafe | Hydeville Sugar Shack | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Inishmor Pub | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Institute for American Indian Studies | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | J House Greenwich | JavaHut Cafe & Bistro | John Davenport's Restaurant | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | Lamothe's Sugar House | Litchfield Distillery | McLadden's Irish Public House | Mia's Prime Time Cafe | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | MindBreak Escape Rooms | Molten Java | Museum of Connecticut History | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | New Canaan Nature Center | Northwest Park & Nature Center | O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant | Painting with a Twist | Park & Oak Restaurant | Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Safe Harbor Escape Rooms | Shubert Theatre | SoNo Nightlife | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanley-Whitman House | Stony Creek Brewery | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | Tavern on Main | Tea Roses Tea Room | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Corner Restaurant | The Dudley Farm Museum | The Half Door | The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House | The Public House | The Sloppy Waffle | The Sloppy Waffle (Bloomfield) | The Vanilla Bean Café | Town of Avon | Town of Avon | Town of East Lyme | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hebron | Town of Kent | Town of Montville | Town of Mystic | Town of Naugatuck | Town of New Milford | Town of Plymouth | Town of Putnam | Town of Redding | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Seymour | Town of Simsbury | Town of Southington | Town of Stonington | Town of Westport | Town of Woodbury | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Vaughan's Public House | Velvet Libations | White Horse Country Pub | Wigwam Escape
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
Overview: St. Patrick’s Day celebrations may look different this year, but we can still feel the luck of the Irish with festive take-home feasts. From corned beef and cabbage to green beer and more, here’s where to find St. Patrick’s Day favorites for takeout all throughout the state.
Featuring: C.C. O'Brien's Sports Cafe | City of Danbury | City of Stamford | Colony Grill - Fairfield | Donovan's | Duffy's Tavern | FennAgains | Harp and Hound Pub | Inishmor Pub | J.P. Dempsey's State St. Food & Drink | O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant | Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant | The Half Door | The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House | Tommy Sullivan's Café | Town of Southington | Vaughan's Public House | Velvet Libations | White Horse Country Pub