Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
605 Gold Star Highway
Groton, CT 06340
Phone: (860) 445-1986
Fax: (860) 449-9426
Bars & Cafes
Christopher's Café in Groton does it all. Come in for a meal, hang out at the pool table or put on your dancing shoes when it gets late. The restaurant men serves your traditional bar food: plenty of wings, burgers, wraps, sandwiches and big steaks. This joint boasts the hottest Ladies' Night, loudest karaoke competitions and killer live music on Fridays and Saturdays. No matter when you pop into Christopher's Café, you will find something to do and eat.
The Galley Bar & Grill in New London is open early and closes late. What could be better? This little bar and restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Dive in to your favorite New England foods, like lobster and clam chowder as well as hearty cheeseburgers on Texas Toast.
Indie and regional bands flock to Oasis Pub in New London and you can be sure to see them before they're big. If you want to get away from the Top 40 and cover band tunes, Oasis Pub promises to whet your musical appetite as well as your love of beer (there are over 20 on tap!).
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.
Located in the Historic Waterfront District of Downtown New London, the Muddy River Cafe is a favorite local hangout for that caffeine pick-me-up. If you're not looking for that cup of coffee, try one of the delicious salads, sandwiches, pastries or soups. One of the best features of this little coffeehouse is the waterfront view of the Thames on the cafe's lovely terrace. When it's cold outside, saddle up to the fireplace with a good book and a warm drink.
O'Neill's Brass Rail is one of the only LGBTQ bars and cafes in New London County. It also serves food every day from noon to midnight and everything on the menu is less than USD8. O'Neill's gets big crowds on weekends, especially if there's a local DJ in-house, a karaoke night or a theme party. When the weather's pleasant, enjoy hanging out on the deck and watching the boats roll by. The club primarily caters gay men, and women are more than welcome.
If you're a connoisseur of cheese and love to sample new flavors, Brie & Bleu, located at the scenic waterfront of New London is your poison. This prominent cheese market cum restaurant is home to a wide variety of cheese, spirits and charcuterie. Sit in a quaint corner of this exotic eatery and sample a delicious cheese platter as you sip on some white and take in the fabulous view. Go in for a goat cheese salad with crunchy vegetables followed by herbed roast meat. Complement it with a rich red wine and finish your meal with a mouthwatering chocolate cream dessert for a blissful experience. Put together an exotic cheese-platter for your soirée, or simply select a fine wine to go with some brie for an intimate picnic. You can rely on the knowledgeable and helpful staff to pick out the perfect cheese for any kind of event or cooking needs. Check website for more details.
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.
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.
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.
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.