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Black Bear Hartford LLC

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American, Bar, Pub
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187 Allyn St, Hartford, CT 06103-1403
+1 860-524-8888
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I only visit this bar for happy hour specials because the drinks are cheap. The service here is cheap as well. I might as well go to my nearest liquor store, they probably have better hospitality. This past August I was over charged for drinks during my own happy hour special and when I approached the bartender to settle my... More 

Thank Jalen S
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered potato skins off the happy hour menu $6.00. What we got was a portion of one potato cut into 4 wedges and was like warm. I would have been embarrassed to serve this to a customer. Then ordered two burgers. They came out exactly as ordered and the taste was very good. The shoe string fries were cold. The... More 

Thank Lori M
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We loved this place! My boyfriend and I went here early Sunday around 12. The bartender was so friendly, timely and professional. We got everything on time and kindly made me coffee (despite it being way past "coffee time). We were those guests who stayed way too long and the bartender/waitress was patient with us. There food was outstanding. I've... More 

Thank Skutchie
New York City, New York
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I walk in excited because I really want a beer and I like the look of the place. It's about 4pm on a Saturday,. As I approach the bar I see there is slop, dirt from the previous customers. The "so called" thin brunette with a loud mouth" bartender comes up and asks what would I like even before I... More 

Thank therubes
Colchester, Connecticut
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have been here a few times before an event at the XL Center and I cant say enogh good things.... Great food, Great friendly staff. Quick courteous service. Love it here.

Thank kenspidey52
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We come here a lot before sporting events at the XL Center. Usually we split apps, but sometime we get soup, burgers or entrees. Great food, friendly service, good prices.

Thank byrequest1
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

I was assaulted because I got sick from the awful food there. I was feeling nauseous and had my head down. Next thing I know I'm being beaten up by the flattop bouncer that checks IDs at the door. Nobody would tell me his name (even days later when I called). The manager said that that my shirt magically ripped... More 

Thank vegasgrooves
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Went to the one at the Hartford airport while we waited for our flight. The menu had some interesting things on it but we were looking for sandwiches that weren't too heavy if a meal. Gig the French Dip and it was disappointing. The meat was piked in the center to make it look thick but nonexistent on the ends.... More 

Thank Claudia D
New Britain, Connecticut
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152 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Wow Bears has some of the best BBQ in the state! Finger licking good! The best kept secret are the Moink Balls. Bacon wrapped meatballs! Everything taste better with Bacon! Take the Family great atmosphere!

Thank TheVoiceofCT
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Pretty average bar with average food. Prices are good, drinks are good, and there is plenty of space to have a crowd. Went here a few times and the food was decent each time. Nothing spectacular but a solid option for a bar with TVs and food.

Thank Erin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Allyn St, Hartford, CT 06103-1403
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-524-8888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?