Whether you’ve been a long-time resident or you’re visiting for the weekend, we’re sharing the latest businesses that have opened in Hartford, and some coming soon! From restaurants to retail shops, there’s a little something for everyone to discover and enjoy in the city. So let’s dive in to what’s new and what you need to keep on your radar that will be opening soon.

Four Dads Pub

114 Asylum Street
Photo by: Four Dads Pub

 A little rock n’ roll mixed with great food and drinks, Four Dads Pub, is the spot to bring your friends. This trendy tavern opened in early 2022, offering tasty spirits, bourbons, whiskeys, and an array of craft beers. From weekly dinner specials to their Top Shelf Membership, Four Dads Pub has the latest sports game on and your seat ready!

Poké Sushi

30 State House Square Ste 106

Poké Sushi is located in downtown Hartford, so you can enjoy eating delicious food without missing a beat. This is perfect for grabbing a bite for lunch or bringing home dinner! Fast and casual is what Poké Sushi is all about.

Website: pokesushihartford.com

Gentle Bull Shop 

42 Pratt Street 

A sister shop to Gentle Bull Studios, Gentle Bull Shop is anticipated to open late July/ early August 2022. Pratt Street is going to be stoked to have this business be part of the community. The Gentle Bull Shop will specialize in selling vintage clothing, decor, plants, and more. So make sure to keep this on your radar when you are out shopping! 

Website: www.gentlebullshop.com

Soul Bowls

489 Wethersfield Ave

Opened in March 2022, a takeout-only tasty experience that will surely capture your heart. Soul Bowls' famous saying is “Everything’s Better In A Bowl,” and they are not wrong. Their bowls are packed with top ingredients and finished off with their famous macaroni and cheese. A place you NEED to try! 

Instagram: instagram.com/soulbowl860

West Side Square

510 Farmington Ave

Opening this summer, and providing the capital city with great food and entertainment. On Farmington Ave, West Side Square Food Truck and Marketplace will have four different food trucks, a double decker bus serving food and, of course, will be dog friendly! This will be a great place to socialize and share unique foods outside. 

Instagram: instagram.com/westsidesquare

Bloom Bake Shop

80 Pratt Street 

This family-owned bakery is coming to Pratt Street! Bloom Bake Shop offers everything from wedding cakes to farmers’ market goodies. Everything is made from scratch and can be made custom for you. Make sure to look out for them on Pratt Street or at local farmers’ markets! 

Website: bloombakeshopct.com

Photo by: Bloom Bake Shop

Lyon’s Den

77 Pratt Street 

Live entertainment is coming to the historic Pratt Street district soon! This spot is going to provide locally sourced food and beer. Lyon’s Den will deliver a cozy ambiance mixed with entertainment, perfect for making new friends and getting to know the town! Pratt Street is already full of amazing destinations and we can’t wait for them to add another excellent spot. 

Photo by: Pratt Street

Refuge Tattoo

95 Pratt Street 

A trailblazing tattoo shop is coming to Downtown at the end of summer/ early fall. Keep your eye out for this place, a unique tattoo shop that will provide you body art from veteran tattoo artists. Refuge Tattoo will surely leave a mark, from their warm atmosphere to their talented artists. 

Corner 3

103 Pratt Street 

 A place for all you sports bar lovers. Later this year, Corner 3 is set to open at the heart of the city. They are going to offer delicious food and drinks in a vibrant space. What makes this place unique is the mezzanine area; this space is going to allow for additional seating, as well as give Corner 3 a one-of-a-kind look! We hope to see you during the football season at Corner 3!! 

Urban Lodge Brewing

Pratt Street 

 If you did not already love Pratt Street, you will now. Urban Lodge will be opening a new taproom in the coming months. If you have been to their location in Manchester, CT, you know Urban Lodge Brewing does it right. Not to worry, their Manchester location is staying; they just want to come closer to you!  

Website: Urbanlodgebrewing.com

Hartford Flavor Co. 

54 Pratt Street
Photo by: Hartford Flavor

Hartford Flavor Co. is also expanding from their home in Parkville to Pratt Street. On top of the notable liqueurs and vodkas, there will be a small farm-to-table menu for tasty bites. What will make this place pop is the back room, where you can play cards and board games, meet new people, and hang out! Keep this on your list when Hartford Flavor on Pratt Street opens up!

Website: hartfordflavor.com


280 Trumbull Street

The same owner as the infamous “Place 2 Be” will be opening a new hip spot in Hartford. RAW is coming to Trumbull Street soon. If you like seafood and a good time, you will love it here. Look out for this gem because it will be a good time, GUARANTEED! 


275 Pearl Street

Former firehouse, Charred is heading to Pearl Street. A New Haven-style brick-oven pizza, right in the capital city. This place will have a fantastic outside patio while offering top-of-the-line pizza, craft beers, and unique cocktails. Look out for this place in 2023! 

Btone Fitness

111 Pearl Street

On Pearl Street, Btone Fitness offers you an innovative fitness experience. Btone Fitness offers results-driven and time-efficient workout classes, which might be the best you’ll ever experience. This is not just a gym; it is an enhanced fitness experience using innovative methods to see your desired results. Want to give yourself a challenge? Check out their staff and see what class might interest you.

Website: btonefitness.com

Where are you headed first?

While you can dive in and explore the new businesses open in Hartford, make sure to keep some of these awesome up-and-coming ones on your radar. There is sure a lot to do in the capital city, where are you going to stop first? 

We want to see what fun you are up to, make sure to tag us at @experiencehartord the next time you are out in the city! 

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