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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“Super popular dive bar right on Matunuck Beach with live bands. Also serves breakfast on weekends.”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The menu changes nightly- creative and fresh, their ingredients are locally grown. They have a nice bar area. In the summer, they have the "Tree house" open for outdoor dining with a nice view. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“eat downstairs. Authentic colonial dining and bar. Musicians play at 9 bbn pm most nights.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Whether you sit indoors, upstairs or outside on the garden patio, you will enjoy the best views in town! Large windows open up to the Mystic River and Bascule Bridge. S&P has more to offer than seafood…check out their steaks, salads and specials, plus a full bar. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“A beautiful view, delicious locally produced wine, a lovely way to spend the afternoon ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“MBAR is a coffee bar meets wine bar in a converted gas station. Come early in the day for breakfast and Intelligentsia coffee, or in the evening for wine or cocktails. Some evenings they have live music, and in the summer months, the garage door is open/”
  • 11 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Authentic Irish pub feel with food and drinks! Their beautiful wood bar is imported from Ireland. Check schedule for live entertainment and pub trivia which is typically Wednesdays at 8pm.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a great waterfront restaurant attached to a dock. Fun Fact: The Julia Roberts dinner date scene in Mystic Pizza was filmed here. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Fun spot to grab a drink or lunch while taking a walk on the beach, you can usually catch some live music here too!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Wings Restaurant
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“Informal bar & grill offering 20+ chicken wing flavors, plus craft beers, billiards & live music. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Social Hall and Beer Garden with 32 beers on draft, over 100 bottled beers, eight wines and four cocktails. Food menu includes pretzels, burgers, and homemade sausages.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“My favorite restaurant! Great diverse menu and fabulous food. Try the duck and scallops!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“I love this bar because it sits on the beach directly in front of where all of the locals go surfing. There is nothing better than surfing some good waves, listening to the live music from the water, and paddling back in to grab a drink with your friends.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Our favorite dinner place before attending a show at Foxwoods. Serving home style favorites with a giant salad bar sure to please.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Are you yearning to show the world how smart you are? Come down and show them what you’ve got! Trivia night begins in the lounge at 8pm on Thursdays, arrive early to get a seat!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“I recommend their happy hour. They have buck-a-shuck clams/oysters, $5 appetizers and drink specials.”
  • 3 locals recommend