Sleep Inn & Suites
5 King Arthur
Niantic, CT 06357-1212
Phone: (860) 739-1994
Fax: (860) 691-0119
Bars & Cafes
The Black Sheep in Niantic is one of the region's best authentic Irish pubs, serving up Irish cuisine and draft beers. The menu includes a variety of meals for any palate, from seafood to burgers. For draft beers, there's Guinness, Harp, Boddingtons, Old Speckled Hen and much more. One of the items that you must try is the Irish Chocolate Cake (cocoa and coffee sponge cake with sieved potato and topped with Bailey's ganache); why not have something unique? When it's time for Champions League and World Cup matches, The Black Sheep is your best bet for complete soccer coverage. On the premise is also the Prescription Room, an area dedicated to small, private parties.
Every visitor to Louie's Bar & Grille raves about the lobster bisque. Why shouldn't they? It's not just any bisque, but a thick soup filled with huge chunks of lobster meat. This bar and restaurant in New London serves some of the best bar food in the state with a heavy emphasis on seafood.
The Bank Street Cafe in New London is a cozy local cafe and entertainment venue that features performances from local bands and singers. Stop by for some country music and a bite to eat during the daytime.
Mr. G's in New London is a throwback to classic, dive sports bars of yore. This is a neighborhood bar where you can get a great meal, toss back a few beers and watch the Patriots. The menu is enormous and encompasses everyone's favorite cuisines such as Greek, Italian and American. Most come for the plentiful grinders filled with Italian deli meats and huge pizzas. Everything is well-priced, making this s great place to go on a shoestring.
If you are a huge fan of wings (Buffalo, Cajun, Jerk and then some), The Carousel Club in New London must be on your itinerary. This bar and restaurant offers up wings in over ten kinds of sauces, so stop on in during happy hour and get some beers and a bite to eat. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday.
The Kream Martini Bar and Lounge on State Street in New London serves delicious food for lunch and dinner and boasts an impressive menu of drinks. Most some to Kream for the martinis; there are over 40 different martinis for you to choose from here. Originally a coffeehouse, Kream is now one of the city's hottest venues for local DJs and drinks until closing.
For a taste of the Isles, Hanafin's Public House on State Street in New London brings you all the authentic fare you love from across the pond. Dive into some Beef & Guinness Stew, Beans on Toast, Bangers & Mash and Corned Beef with potatoes. No worries though; you can get the classic Shepherd's Pie no matter what time of day it is. On weekends, come in for an Irish breakfast that includes black pudding and rashers. After hours, there are plenty of beers on draft, such as Guinness, Smithwick's, Shock Top and Murphy's. Stop on in for DRINKO, which is like BINGO only involving much more beer.
Bean & Leaf is one of the premier small coffeehouses in the New London area. This coffee shop boasts only organic and Fair Trade coffees with over 12 different blends. Bring home some coffee or tea so you can always enjoy Bean & Leaf products in your home.
Frank's Place is a friendly lounge in Downtown New London that caters to the gay and lesbian community. There are always special drag show events, guest DJs and theme nights, so check out their website for additional information. From Monday to Saturday, come in for Happy Hour from 4p-7p.
Located in Downtown New London, the Dutch Tavern on Green Street is a comfortable local sports bar that serves some serious retro beers. It's an old bar that has been open since 1933 and was a watering hole of playwright Eugene O'Neill. There are plenty of beers on tap, like Cottrell Old Yankee Ale, Brooklyn Lager, Guinness and Harpoon IPA. You can even get Schaefer in cans if you want to get that early 20th-century feel. The lunch menu is small, but heart with burgers (including veggie burgers!), soups, hot dogs and sandwiches. As noted on their website, "Baseball takes precedence" at this joint, but you can always expect the best games on the tube.
If you never thought an 18th-century tavern could possibly have an awesome outdoor tiki bar, you thought wrong. The Bulkeley House in New London is a lovingly-resort Colonial home that serves drinks and food to delight all ages. Dive into seafood, steaks, sandwiches and pastas in this historic New England tavern.
This quaint little tobacconist is the perfect hang out on a boring day. Buy newspapers from all around the globe alongside magazines, candies, chocolates, gifts and even cigars at City News. The City News cigar club is a door away and is the perfect place to lounge around with friends and meet other cigar aficionados. While you're browsing through newspapers and dailies, you can also grab a mouthwatering sandwich stuffed with fresh vegetables and meat. Special theme nights and events are a regular feature at this venue. Call for more details.