Georgetown Saloon Reopens in Redding, Connecticut

Chef John BrennanThe Georgetown Saloon, located at 8 Main Street, Redding, CT is BACK! It recently reopened under new ownership with a new chef offering traditional American comfort food in an old school presentation.

The Georgetown Saloon first opened its doors in 1978 and saw many musician artists such as Eartha Kitt, Keith Richards, Meatloaf and Jose Feliciano drop in and play on its stage. Chris is restoring the vibe back to what it was years ago when you did not know who may show up to play a little music.

They are looking to add a studio quality sound booth and speaker system to the main room to provide the music quality one would expect from the best of music venues. In addition, designs are also in the works to expend they stage, adding a house drum kit and a few stand-alone house amplifiers.

Georgetown Saloon Reopens in Redding

Executive Chef John Brennan offers what I call updated traditional American comfort food in a nostalgic way. His stated: “Our goal, at the Georgetown Saloon is to use all fresh and local ingredients – including all meats, seafood and produce. The only thing we plan to freeze is ice cream.”

TV dinners, those things we use to eat as a kid, are offered in several ways in a tray that looks just like a TV dinner tray. But the chicken is far superior, juicy and tender, to what came in the old school TV dinner. The food is just pure fun!

Georgetown Saloon Reopens in Redding

Cocktails come in a “flasktail” which are hand labeled. They have thirty different beers on tap, a lot of them are from local or regional breweries, and they change often. Chris, the owner, did tell me that once Chef John determines the staple beers that will remain on tap, but in the meantime, the other selections will vary often.

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Chef John offered us almost everything on his menu except the kitchen sink. The list of food we sampled is too long to list, but everything we tried was quite tasty and prepared properly. The food presentation was simple but comforting. Favorites at the table were the Devilish Eggs (topped with bacon), Roasted Poppers (whipped cream stuued jalapeno wrapped in bacon), Menage a Tot (potato skins with three different fillings: bacon, truffle, and veggie then topped with melted cheese), Bird & the Bees ( juicy and crispy fried free range chicken with hot honey and biscuit), Bourbon Steak (tender flat iron steak with au poivre, mushrooms, onions, and mashed potatoes), and the Shrimp & Grits ( perfectly grilled shrimp on a bed of smoked cheddar grits). Last, but not least, desserts we sampled included the Waffle Sammie with ice cream of the day and whipped cream; Seasonal Bread Pudding; Flourless Chocolate Sundae; and the Red Velvet Whoopie Pie.

Georgetown Saloon Reopens in Redding

The Georgetown Saloon opens daily at 11:30 am and closes at 1:00 am Sunday through Thursday and closes at 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday. There is live music every weekend with no cover charge.

Stop in the bar restroom and leave your mark on the galvanized tin walls.

The Georgetown Saloon reminds me of a honky-tonk Texas Roadhouse where the music is not always honky-tonk and the food is excellent. Be sure to check out their website for upcoming events and music venues. Find one you want to see and go have excellent food and drinks while having a great time listening to good music. Too bad we live so far away, otherwise we would become regulars at The Georgetown Saloon.

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  1. Loved this place, such a fun vibe to it. GREAT PICTURES!

  2. cant wait to check the new place out!! Heard nothing but great things!!

  3. The like TV dinner-style plate. None of the foods are touching! 😉

  4. Hey! that’s Dave and George up there! Those guy’s are awesome!!

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