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Black Bear Hartford LLC

$$ - $$$
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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Hartford, Connecticut
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Its going to be hard to describe how awful my experience was here! My wife and I came in on a Sunday for a few drinks and a few appetizers. We were met by the bartender who was wearing a winter jacket behind the bar. Se was also the waitress as well as this is obviously a slow time. There... More 

Thank Kenneth P
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

It took us 45 min to get food at lunch time. The "bone less wings" were not wings, they were squares of chicken that were inedible! My boyfriend got the chipotle wrap which came with unseasoned frozen french fries. He did not even touch the fries and only ate half of the wrap since it was so bad. I got... More 

Thank Tracearoo27
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Service was good as was the food. The appetizers were good and nice portions. For the meal again the food was good and portions were big for what I ordered. Everyone in the party was pleased with the food. Will go back next time I'm in Hartford.

Thank kmalik13
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The only reason I didn't give this a 1 was because the food was very good. Typical pub style menu prepared as expected. But, the service was an entirely different story. we waited for 10 mins at the table before I had to waive the bartender over for coffee. Coffee came a few mins later - filled to the rim... More 

Thank BARussell
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 

1 Thank Jalen S
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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
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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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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.

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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?