Over the next few minutes you will be going on a deep dive into where you can buy wine, liquor, and beer in Hartford. Our only real goal is to cover as much as we can in this alcohol guide.
Kicking this off will be a list of the best liquor stores and wine shops in your area. Those that are ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will be filled in first so they can get the party started soon.
Once the stores are out of the way we will get into the best local breweries and beer bars, and a list of Hartford wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards will get a shout out, and we will round this all out by mentioning some of the best happy hours near you to buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for your area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. You are all welcome to check out some of our other blogs on where to drink around this region.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Hartford
Our favorite liquor stores and wine shops in Hartford to buy vodka, tequila, a case of beer, or a bottle of wine would be:
- Woodland Package Store at 354 Woodland St
- Atwood Package Store at 886 New Britain Ave
- South End Liquors at 196 Maple Ave
- Crazy Bruce’s Liquors at 176 Newington Rd
- Club Discount Liquors at 554 Wethersfield Ave
- Long Hill Discount Liquor at 974 Burnside Ave
- West Side Wines & Spirits at 10 Raymond Rd
- Capital Spirits at 73 Pratt St
- D’Aprile Package Store at 288 Franklin Ave
- Parkview Wine & Spirits at 229 Park Rd
- Total Wine & More at 1451 New Britain Ave
- Daly’s Corner Wine & Spirit at 334 Park Rd
- The Wise Old Dog at 612 Quaker Ln S
South End Liquors features in-store pick-up and home delivery that is available from 10:30am to 10pm. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 10pm and close at 6pm on Sundays.
Started as a small shop in 1964 Crazy Bruce’s Liquors has grown to encompass two main sites in the region and gives monthly specials at discounted pricing. Their operating hours are from 8am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.
The Long Hill Discount Liquor is a one-stop-shop for liquor, beer, wine, and cocktails.
Founded in 1979 West Side Wines & Spirits has been a pioneer in your area selling high-quality wines and spirits from across the world. In store pick ups and local delivery are both possible.
You can get great deals on wines, spirits, and beers at Total Wine & More which include limited-time specials, in-store ads, and bulk discounts on new and trending accessories, food, and gifts. They have a list of the top 12 summer wines for less than $1.
The Wise Old Dog stocks a wide range of whiskeys and bourbons, local craft beers, Japanese whiskeys, liquors, snacks, and groceries. They operate Monday through Saturday from 6am to 12am and on Sunday until 11pm.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
There are some nice breweries and beer bars in your area like:
- Hog River Brewing at 1429 Park St
- Phantom Brewing at 290 Murphy Rd
- New Park Brewing at 485 New Park Ave
- Paddle Creek Beer at 1277 Main St
- Spigot Cafe at 468 Prospect Ave
- Thomas Hooker Brewery at 16 Tobey Rd
- Brewery Legitimus at 283 Main St b3
Phantom Brewing has a curbside chef’s food truck that serves a wide variety of menu options and their taproom is open from 12pm to 6pm on Wednesdays, 3pm to 6pm Thursdays, 3pm to 8pm Fridays, and 12pm to 8pm Saturdays. Aside from offering cans to go during all business hours New Park Brewing also hosts live music and private events while offering home delivery and in-store pickup. The taproom and patio are open on Wednesday from 2pm to 9pm, Thursday 12pm to 9pm, Friday 12pm to 10pm, Saturday 11am to 9pm, and Sunday 11am to 6pm.
Paddle Creek Beer emphasizes craftmanship and pride in the brewing process and can accommodate many events like private gatherings, corporate meetings, reunions, group tastings, and celebrations. Spigot Cafe boasts high-quality artisan beers, refreshing seltzers, bourbons, and a range of spirits in a comfortable atmosphere. You can sip on drinks while chatting and playing darts, board games, or the jukebox on Sunday through Thursday from noon to 1am and until 2am every Friday and Saturday.
Thomas Hooker Brewery provides curbside pickup of cans, growlers, and food for private occasions from 3pm to 9pm. Brewery Legitimus is dedicated to producing high-quality craft beer near you while also establishing a welcoming environment for fans and they are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3pm to 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays 12pm to 10pm, and Sundays 12pm to 7pm. There is a taproom, an outdoor beer garden, beer to-go, and a food truck list that changes every weekend.
Wine Bars In Hartford
Hartford wine bars are a great place to relax with friends as well as being good options for a date night:
- Vinted Wine Bar at 63 Memorial Rd
- Barcelona Wine Bar at 971 Farmington Ave
- Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at 44 S Main St
- Max Downtown at 185 Asylum St
Vinted Wine Bar serves over 70 wines by the glass and the whole beverage collection is accessible with 1-ounce samples, 3-ounce half-glasses, and 6-ounce full glasses. There is a happy hour available Tuesday to Saturday from 3pm to 5:30pm.
If you want to have a full dining experience, organize a private party, or order takeaway head to Barcelona Wine Bar which is open Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, Friday 4pm to 12pm, Saturday 11am to 12pm, and Sunday 11am to 11pm. Max Downtown has an extensive selection of wines, whiskeys, and tavern menu options along with happy hours Monday through Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
Head to one of these wineries or vineyards near you to see how the sausage gets made:
- Brignole Vineyards at 103 Hartford Ave
- Crystal Ridge Winery at 257 Belltown Rd
- Jerram Winery at 535 Town Hill Rd
- Joseph Preli Farm & Winery at 235 Hopewell Rd
- Connecticut Valley Winery at 1480 Litchfield Turnpike
- Priam Vineyards at 11 Shailor Hill Rd
- Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery at 15 Windswept Hill Rd
- Taylor Brooke Winery at 848 CT-171
- Rosabianca Vineyards at 1536 Middletown Ave
Brignole Vineyards is available for any special occasion with a capacity of 35 guests or more and is open from 1pm to 7pm Monday through Friday, 12pm to 7pm Saturday, and 12pm to 6pm Sunday. Crystal Ridge Winery has a rustic post-and-beam tasting room where you may sample a selection of award-winning wines, enjoy excellent dishes and live music, or purchase gift cards. They operate Monday through Friday from 3pm to 8pm, Saturday 12pm to 8pm, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.
Experience the summer and fall with chilled Gentle Shepherd or Aurora wines at Jerram Winery from 11am to 5pm Friday through Sunday during the season. Joseph Preli Farm and Winery focuses on growing high-quality fruits and vegetables, honey bee conservation, and the production of natural wine. You can explore a glass of flight or share a bottle in their outdoor sitting areas from 11am to 6pm on Friday through Monday.
Connecticut Valley Winery is open from mid-February to mid-December on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Their final tasting is at 4:30pm and they can facilitate parties, business meetings, and other social gatherings. Paradise Hills Vineyard and Winery is an Italian-American family-owned and operated estate that produces premium wines. Currently they do not provide tastings but wine flights are possible and they are open every day without reservations with outdoor and indoor seating.
Taylor Brooke Winery accepts takeout orders. Rosabianca Vineyards delivers wine by the glass, bottle, or flight and other outside drinks are not permitted. They are open on Friday from 4pm to 8pm, Saturday 12pm to 7pm, and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.
Best Local Happy Hours
You can buy cheaper alcoholic drinks if you know when and where the best Hartford happy hours are:
- Republic at The Linden at 10 Capitol Ave
- Little River Restoratives at 405 Capitol Ave
- Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe at 537 Farmington Ave
- Trumbull Kitchen at 150 Trumbull St
- Feng Chophouse at 93 Asylum St
- Matty D’s Restaurant & Bar at 236 South St
Republic at The Linden is an urban gastropub serving traditional beer and gourmet cuisine with an all-day happy hour on Sundays. The happy hour at Little River Restoratives is from 4pm to 6pm daily. Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe aims to create a fusion cuisine with excellent ingredients by combining Asian spices with traditional European techniques to take your taste buds on a tour around the world.
Matty D’s Restaurant & Bar is a place where you can eat and drink in a cozy ambiance and is one of the few eateries that has a local happy hour on Saturdays. Their hours of operation are on Thursday from 4pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 4pm to 12pm, and Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Don’t forget about the happy hours that we covered in the section about wine bars in your area either. You can read more of our posts on:
- Bridgeport Wine, Liquor & Beer
- New Haven Wine, Liquor & Beer
- Springfield Wine, Liquor & Beer
- Providence Wine, Liquor & Beer
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Hartford
We wish we had more to share but we will try to keep this page as up to date as we can. Hopefully you learned at least a little something about all of the local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours in your area.
Don’t be afraid to let us know if you found anything incorrect on this page in the comments, we want to keep this info as accurate as we can. Now go have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Hartford.