As soon as May came and temperatures rose we started a weekly Wednesday night tradition of walking to downtown Hartford from Mike’s condo in Asylum Hill–he lives a block from the Mark Twain House–to partake in one of the best happy hour deals on the planet: $1 beers at the Pig’s Eye Pub. We have our beer, and then we walk over to Agave and split table-side guacamole and a grilled vegetables-and-taco entree.
I feel like I’m coming out of the closet a bit here because as much as I enjoy this ritual, I’m always slightly embarrassed by it. In order to participate in the $1 draft deal, you need to purchase (for $5) a humungous, slightly sinister-looking beer glass. Each week we take our glasses home, wash them, and bring them back. Is the secret shame of traveling with your own drink-ware (well after you’ve graduated from college) worth it?
I say, yes, for the view of the city from the rooftop deck, the joy of being outside with music on warm nights, and the unbeatable price.
Pictures of Rooftop Happy Hour at Pig’s Eye Pub in Hartford, CT
Address for Pig’s Eye Pub
Pig’s Eye Pub
356 Asylum St
Hartford, CT 06103
Make It a Day Trip
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