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High 5's

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3.82/5
Very Good
7 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

318 State St
New London, Connecticut, 06320-6101
United States

(860) 381-6070 | map

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Added by Roguer on 01-13-2014

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
pDev:
23.04%
 
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Roguer:
Photo of Roguer
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Typical sports bar atmosphere: small, a little loud. Several TVs. Not a place to go to enjoy a beer quietly, but a good spot for sports.

And yet, there's a great craft beer draft list! PBR was the only non-craft option. Three Ommegang taps, 2011 Brooklyn Monster Ale barleywine, and others. Decent glassware and good beer.

Service was excellent. It's a small place, so that helps, but the bartenders were knowledgeable and friendly.

Small-ish beer selection (under a dozen taps), but again, very good selection, for what it is. Better than most in the area, and you really would have to go to a dedicated craft beer bar to find better nearby.

Food was very good. I had a burger and fries. The menu selection is not huge, but everything looked good, and there were some interesting items.

Prices were very good.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Place has the look and feel of a dive bar. Brushed aluminim bar is in the back and seats about a dozen people. A few tables against the wall. Solid craft beer selection. (Happy Hour selection was not clear nor all inclusive) Service ok...Food meh.

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Photo of daisyapplegirl
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2

As of today, this is the only place in New London with an extensive list of craft pours. The beer selection is great but the food is really meh... Which makes it hard for me to convince my non beer snob friends to do our regular pub nights there. I also wish they'd have a publicly updated list of their beers on tap posted on any of their social media pages. We tend to drive all the way to Westerly because Malted Barley posts a list of their draft rotations on a daily basis. Good potential...

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Photo of peemoney
5/5  rDev +30.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best craft beer bar in New London. Great food, and my favorite bar tenders!

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Photo of GinjaSlice
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nice little sports bar. Small delicious food menu but a great selection of beer.

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Photo of Likewhoa
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of Randy_Johnson
2/5  rDev -47.6%

High 5's in New London, CT
Place rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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