Hanafin's Public House

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Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(860) 437-9724 | map

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Added by Roguer on 06-14-2014

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by Roguer:
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2.96/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.5

Atmosphere is a strange mix: up front, it looks skeezy and run-down, but about halfway through the bar, it takes on a very nice, cool, Irish pub decor. Lots of cool model ships and Coastie paraphernalia, too.

A good number of taps, but the vast majority are macros (including Euro macros). A few good local craft options, however, so you should be able to get something you like, either way.

Service was very mediocre. In about 50 minutes at the bar, I was never checked on after ordering my one beer. I was never asked about food - which is why I didn't try any (I wanted to, for the record). So, no food, and no second drink...while sitting right at the bar (which had maybe 5 other patrons, total, with another dozen or so at tables).

All prices were reasonable. Food wasn't cheap, but it looked plentiful and tasty. Beer prices were lower than some chain restaurants for equivalent quality.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of justme
4.01/5  rDev +28.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Sam128
4.88/5  rDev +56.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Cool Irish pub with lots of craft and european beer options, 25+ drafts. When I went for happy hour they had a cask of revival IPA right on top of the bar pouring it fresh from the keg, pretty awesome. The staff was friendly and attentive happy hour menu was cheap and good.

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Photo of xtonytx
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Likewhoa
3.52/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Sellen
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Randy_Johnson
4/5  rDev +28.2%

Hanafin's Public House in New London, CT
3.12 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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