The Stomping Ground
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Taps: 10 / Bottles: 15
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
4.49/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
In recent years downtown Putnam, CT has been revitalized by some very good restaurants.
Try dropping by on a Friday or Saturday night and you will find parking nearly non-existent, but no matter.
If you are looking for great Italian, American fusion, or typical bar food you will find it all
within a stones throw of one another. However, for those looking for a real treat look no further than The Stomping Ground.
My wife and I have been frequenting this location on Sunday nights. We can pretty much sit where we want and listen to local
The Stomping Ground offers a small space, but backs it up with a menu that is big on simplicity and flavor. The appetizers, grilled cheese and wraps
are second to none. Recently, a baked bacon brownie was put on the menu which is out of this world.
If you plan on sitting and relaxing be sure to arrive early, the bar seats maybe 15 people. There are a few tables and some comfy chairs and couches await the lucky ones. The restaurant is quite clean and bartenders and waitstaff are
knowledgeable and attentive.
The beer selection is very good. 10 - 12 beers on tap which rotate about every 6 weeks or so and the bottle selection is constantly growing. The bar is also offering some very nice martinis such as a watermellon-basil which is quite tasty.
While my wife and I will pick different places to eat downtown (just to mix it up), we always find our way to The Stomping Gound. The combination of music, drink and overall atmosphere suits us...
07-02-2013 23:40:08 | More by cciquera01
4.1/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The Stomping Ground is located in a section of Putnam that I had not visited in years. It was primarily an antique Mecca. I was surprised to see the booming bar & dinner scene now present. We went on the first Friday of August, which happen to be Putnam's water fire event. They close the street in front of the Stomping Ground for outdoor music and extended hours shopping. On to the bar
Appearance:It is very small in the restaurant. The bar seats probably 15 people and on the opposing wall has a row of high tops. The back of the restaurant has a small area with a few tables. I would get there well before the live entertainment goes on if you plan to sit. Everything is new and very clean.
Food: The menu is small but simple and excellent at the same time. Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and pot pies. We tried a selection from each. Both were fantastic. The kitchen is smaller than a closet. I was expecting the food to take as long as you know where. Surprisingly, the 2 man kitchen (which you can see from the bar) cranked out dinner quickly and accurately.
Beer: 10 taps. Considering they are a recent addition to the area, I would say their beer selection was pretty good. After speaking with the bar tender, it is apparent that they intend to amp up their craft beer presence as business picks up. Small bottle selection.
Staff: The three bartenders who were also working the floor were attentive, helpful and had personalities that invited conversation. I overheard several dialogues with customers discussing beer selection. The bartenders were very pleasant and did not ridicule the timid customers who were attempting to venture into the craft beer world.
Music Scene: The stage is small but the band playing was pretty laid back. The bar has a sound guy so the music was not ear piercing, you could still hold a conversation.
I will definitely go back and look forward to see how they grow. It is nice to know their may be positive alternatives to other local "beer bars"
08-13-2012 20:52:33 | More by nickdago
The Stomping Ground in Putnam, CT
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