Meet and mingle with colleagues who have shared interests and explore downtown Hartford all at the same time! On Friday Night, join one of the topical meet-up groups and enjoy informal networking with other museum professionals at Hartford’s top local hot spots.
Meet Up Group #1: VISITOR SERVICES/HOSPITALITY
FRONT STREET BISTRO/SPOTLIGHT THEATER
39 FRONT STREET, HARTFORD CT
About Front Street Bistro....
Mediterranean-influenced cuisine with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Our specials change often based on what is available at our preferred markets, farmers, fishmongers and trusted vendors. We also encourage our vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free customers to enjoy our offerings.
Meet Up Group #2: EDUCATION/PROGRAMS
CITY STEAM BREWERY
942 MAIN STREET, HARTFORD, CT
About City Steam Brewery…
With its upscale casual menu, award winning brewery and historic setting in our 1870’s H.H. Richardson brownstone, City Steam has something for everyone. The Cheney building is regarded as the finest example of Romanesque architecture in the United States. Designed by the architect H.H. Richardson, the building opened in 1877, and housed the largest department store in Connecticut: Brown Thomson and Company.
Meet Up Group #3: EXHIBITS/FACILITIES
BEAR’S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ
25 FRONT STREET, HARTFORD CT
About Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ…
Bear’s is a family business committed to high-quality food, a respectful workplace, and a community outreach. A mix of classic BBQ and family recipes, we use the best cuts of meat, the freshest sides, and our own blends for sauces.
Meet Up Group #4: DEVELOPMENT/MARKETING/MEMBERSHIP
ARCH STREET TAVERN
85 ARCH STREET, HARTFORD CT
About Arch Street Tavern…
Rev. Thomas Hooker resided on Arch Street (very near the Tavern's present site) alongside many other of Hartford's leading citizens. In 1895, the Hartford Brick Carriage Factory (now Arch Street Tavern) was built, where it manufactured buggies and carriages until the automobile caused its demise some 20 years later. The tavern has also served as a firehouse and a truck body shop before its opening in 1978.