Visited a couple different times. Right off the interstate, so easy access. Street parking only, and at meters, but you only have to pay until 6 PM, so it’s not much of a commitment since the place doesn’t even open until 4 PM. Inside it’s pretty cool. Lots of beeriana on the walls. Definitely looks like it’s been around for awhile. They had a great draft selection, with maybe a quarter of it being CT brewed beer. They offer flights of whatever you want for a set $15. Since the beers I wanted weren’t anything crazy, I overpaid by a lot to do the flight, but didn’t know until I got the bill. Full pour prices are much more reasonable. For service, the first visit was pretty rough. Really long waits to order anything despite not being all that busy. The second time around it went much better. Different bartender, though, so that’s probably all it was. I averaged out the scores I would have given for service. All around, the place is pretty cool, but a place you should visit a few times so you don’t have to pay the fee for a the flights.
Decent food, fair prices, and a great selection of beers on tap (30ish). The beers on tap are usually not the most adventurous, but as long as you’re not looking for something uber rare or one-of-a-kind, their tap list will have something for everyone.
I giess if you lived in Middletown, this would do. I’d rather drink at home. So much fucking tchotchke. The draft beer list reads like the minor leagues of over-distribiuted craft beer. My Duvel was headless and obviously old. Draft rooms can.be done better.
I visit Eli Cannon’s for a friend’s surprise birthday party and it’s really one of the better bars I’ve been to in CT. It’s a decently sized bar with different sitting areas filled with quirky beer-themed and randomly themed stuff. The wait service is very good and they even returned one of my friend’s beers because she didn’t like it, free of charge. Their draft list isn’t the the rarest around, but you’ll be bound to find something new each time you visit. I tried a jerk chicken quesadilla, which was delicious and my two pints (a Blue Point and a Rouge) came to 9.50. Not bad at all.
Definitely one of the top beer bars in CT, which isnt saying a whole lot, but it is a great place to go and get good beer. the choices are many, but nothing thats not too out of the ordinary. The food is typicial pub grub, not great, but the wings were ok, small but tasty. overall, eli’s is a great place to go for a few beers and chill out on the back beer garden.
Looks small from the outside but goes pretty far back lots of taps at this place. They had three unique beers on tap and a couple local beers. Other than that just an average selection but great for connecticut. Didn’t have any food but I hear it was good from friends.