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The Social Bar + Kitchen

$$ - $$$American, ,
208 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6054
+1 860-442-6900
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chicken bites” (2 reviews)
“corn fritters” (2 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Gastropub, Brew Pub, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
208 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6054
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

The manager greeted us warmly and found us seats on a late Friday afternoon. He had tips and also gave us some samples. There was a good vibe to the place and the beer is outstanding. Lot of local (Connecticut) brews on tap (drink local!)....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TeeBow
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

I made reservation for the four of us a week ahead of time. On arrival was told we requested a table near the bandstand, I tried to explain to the hostess she had us confused with another group, but she would have none of it....More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank WillSkiforFood
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The food here is unique and modern. Everything we had was delicious. It is a bit pricey, but very worth it. The waitstaff wasn't the friendliest, you know- that hipster vibe. They have a great drink selection. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank HGwynn
Reviewed September 1, 2018

They have added some new things to the menu since the last time I was there and I love it! Lots of gluten free and vegan options. It is a spacious place with good service. I'm not a beer drinker so the massive beer list...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ann S
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The service is top notch. The menu, meets everyone’s needs. The flavors, textures, combinations- YUMMMMM!!! We went for date night before a show at the Garde Arts (you get a bonus I’d you show your tix! I discovered this after the fact- but we’ll be...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Christine R
Reviewed August 10, 2018

They have a lot of beer choices which is nice but the food is not very good at all and the service can be hit or miss.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank fun2know
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Fun community atmosphere complete with large tables for shared meals. Great line up of entertainment too.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mia w
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Has a great draft beer selection. Menu pretty much seems burger focused. There are other stuff but the burger menu seems the focus. Good happy hour food menu, but they were out of stuff on it at 5pm on a Monday with only a few...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank donl222
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Location - 3* on the water...kinda. no outside seating. Service - 3* Server did not know the beer menu Beer Menu Selection - 5* Great selection of beer Beer Menu - 2* Required to order by number. Flights randomly served...could be much better. Food -...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mike P
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This place really knocked our socks off yesterday. We were walking up and down the main street with lots of 'vintage' bars which weren't inviting. The Social was the last place on the street and we happened to take a chance- so glad we did....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank PaulaNYFL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Gastropub, Brew Pub, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6054
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-442-6900
  • E-mail
The Social is a modern kitchen & bar located in downtown New London dedicated to the art of craft. The Social Bar + Kitchen opened in July 2016, immediately changing New London's restaurant and bar scene by offering the largest selection of craft beers on draft in Southeastern Connecticut (50 to be exact!), a modern gastropub-style menu incorporating handcrafted burgers, entrees, apps and more with many options for vegetarians and vegans, and a fresh approach to craft cocktails - all in one of New London's most beautiful rooms.
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