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Tools Bar & Grill - CLOSED

136 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051-4225
+1 860-505-7226
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible20%
14 Nov 2013
“Regretfully it's closed”
20 Oct 2012
“Very unsafe area - patrons have gun battles outside bar!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
136 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051-4225
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Tools closed some time ago. A new pub has opened in its place. Tools was one of the better restaurants in New Britain. The new pub did a little refurbishing, added more TVs . The Main Pub food is at best serviceable. But is cheap...More

Thank ctjustdoit
Reviewed 21 October 2012

This part of new britain has a lot of shootings...Just recently a gun shooting occured right outside tools bar and grill's doorstep!! not safe...food is not bad actually, but not worth dodging bullets dude!

6  Thank Tony S
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Walked to the restaurant from La Quinta Inn. Great Cosmo and ate the Tools burger with the Tumbleweeds (fried onions). Live band was getting ready to play on a Monday night....Worked for us.

Thank lakjmk
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Made reservations to eat because there was to be a big jazz event at Tools, William Hooker. Wen my wife and I arrived, there was no one up front to greet us and wait staffed just ignored us. We had to walk to the bar...More

4  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Bad food, bad music and have no idea how this place passed health inspection. There was human waste ALL over the Mens bathroom. Never will I return and I am calling the health inspector of that town

3  Thank usatraveler1969
Reviewed 26 July 2012

This is one of the few "nice" restaurants in downtown New Britain. Occupying the first floor of the Andrews Building, across from the new police department, it is an extremely reasonably priced restaurant destination. My menu options are limited as I don't eat meat or...More

Thank rlfatty
Reviewed 24 July 2012

TOOLS isn't perfect--but it rises where so many other long-established eateries fall that I have nothing, but hope for their doing away with the few issues they have. The Good: The atmosphere here is unmatched; I have gone with friends, with family, on dates and...More

Thank Celeste_is_more
Reviewed 17 June 2012

My friend and I went to Tools a couple of weeks ago for the first time. We were both raised and we still live in New Britain and so really appreciated the "hometown" connections in some of the decor. Our meals were delicious...I had a...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 23 May 2012

The food is generally very good but my experiences have been inconsistent. Twice, the food wasn't very hot. I ordered Ceasar salad once and I have never tasted something so bland. Had a good pulled pork sandwich that would have been better if it had...More

Thank Vacati0nMania
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Went to Tools with some business partners, we were all extremely impressed. Upon arrival an owner welcomed us, atmosphere was truly unique, food and drink outstanding, and all for great value!! Cant wait to go back for live jazz.

1  Thank ASK33847
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Bar, Pub, American
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051-4225
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Britain
  • Phone Number: +1 860-505-7226
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