In the 1600′s the original residents of Hartford settled at the junction of The Great River and The Little River, known today as the Connecticut River and the Whitehead Highway. Hartford’s founding father, Rev. Thomas Hooker, resided on School Street (now Arch Street) adjacent to The Tavern’s site.
In 1895 The Hartford Brick Carriage Factory, the building that the Tavern now calls home, was built. It manufactured horse drawn carriages contributing to Hartford’s then booming economy until the automobile caused it’s demise some 20 years later. The Tavern’s building has also served as a firehouse and a truck bodyshop before the opening of The Tavern in 1978.
Arch Street Tavern is the legendary Downtown spot – whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a lively happy hour, or a live show – Hartford’s soul is found at The Tavern.