Bar Crawls bring together friends and celebrate occasion. The Bar Crawl in Mystic brings the memories! Mystic is so special because it is a town based on quality of life; strangers become life-time friends, and moments become traditions. Every season reminds us that Mystic is more than a beach and summer attraction, it is an all-year-round destination! We have some “Small Town Love” for this generational town. The connections have started since the old school spelling of “Mistick” in 1966 and even before.
Here is the Crawl for the favorite drinks and classy ambiance:
Daniel Packer Inn- DPI
DPI is known for the pub. The quaint roaring fire and small tavern, with original fireplaces, mantles, and beams. In the late 1700’s the Inne was a welcome landmark for weary travelers between New York and Boston. They would dine while Captain Packer would entertain his guest of thrilling tales of his adventures on the high seas. Stop here on the Mystic Crawl for signature cocktails starting with the Mystic River Sunset, top shelf vodka, fresh squeezed orange juice, cranberry juice, agave, and champagne shining on top.
The Port of Call
New to the “Mystic Family”, this restaurant is quick to fame, voted one of the 24 Best Bars in America by Esquire Magazine. A specific cocktail lounge is just the way to bring the locals and tourists together with a nautical-themed lounge and cocktail excursion. It will be hard to pick just one here, but the Overnight Celebrity, La Jardinerx, or Effervescent could please any pallet as the signature concoctions are nothing less than successful science experiments!
This bar marries a quant cottage feel with a historic nautical feel, in the heart of Downtown Mystic. Social meetups bring together locals and visitors with the lounge chairs and “people-watching”. Choices of local brews, wines, and cocktails by the number. The cocktails are creative concoctions, like, Cocktail No 27 with Cazadores Tequila, Velvet Falernum, Suze, Super Lime, and Finback Cheese.
Gary Hobert, a Mystic native revived the heartbeat of Mystic by marrying a Sports Bar, Irish Pub, and Summer Picnic into one. With the thrill of the game inside with surround sound 360 TVs in the fall, the high tops in the backyard garden with live music in the summer, and everything in-between. This feels like a lost city getaway “tucked” in the factory square building commons. Pick from any of the 24 drafts on tap, but we recommend to go right for the local craft beer from Beer’d for this Mystic Experience.
Bank & Bridge Brewing Co
A new treasure that came to Mystic in the summer of 2021, this amazing atmosphere replicates it’s owner, with a San Diego flip flop laid back vibe, a Marine Corps Veteran high expectation for great taste, and a Trial Lawyer young professional atmosphere. This is a must stop for a loud cheers and a new friends along the way. While the bar is fully stocked with all wines, liquors and some guest brews, the crafts on tap are a must with a plethora of IPAs and DIPAs worth sampling.
HARP and HOUND
Go where the Locals find a great selection of draft and bottled beers, and fine choices of Irish and Scottish Whiskies, and Gin. Step out of Mystic and find yourself in an exact replica of a small country pub in Ireland. With the background of Irish music and a game on the TV, all are welcomed with a great conversation and a good laugh over a creamy pint.
Make this a stop on the crawl with signatures sippers like the Fig Mule or Sea-Port Martini. If this happens to be the last stop on your Saturday night this may lead to shots and espresso martinis, as the patrons start dancing and the DJ comes out to play!
Anthony J’s Bistro
Cozy and friendly is the ambiance welcoming in locals and travelers at Anthony J’s Bistro, more commonly abbreviated to “AJ’s”. Anthony J’s mimics the “Old Village” feel with charm and history located a view and a walk away from the Bascule Drawbridge and the Sailing Schooners. The bartenders become friends and the patrons become family. All Martinis are made to perfection, but the Grapefruit Cosmo is the drink that keeps the party going!
This rustic marine engine building has the biggest bar with high tops, and booths for all the friends to try 16 craft beers on tap and one of the largest bourbon selections. A TV or Big screen may show the big game as well as local musicians and DJs on Saturday nights. The buzz of happy hour roles into the dinner crowd with buzzing laughter and flowing IPAs. Engine Room and Oyster Club are sister restaurants owned and run with the commitment to ingredients from local farmers, fisherman, and purveyors.
Anytime is perfect timing for the local favorites, the Espresso Martini and the one-of-a kind Painkiller! These specialty cocktails are the product of skilled bartenders. The ambiance is filled with laughter and local stories with new friends and familiar faces.
Bright cocktails, big lounge chairs, and multiple bars. Everyone has a seat for the Green Chili Margarita, Tradicional Blanco Tequila, Combier, Agave, Jalapeno, and Lime. Indoor and outdoor seating, roaring fireplaces, and distant church bells make this feel like home. Sit back with river views, fancy cocktails, and amazing People Watching.
Angies Pizza Pier 27
Owners and siblings Johnny and Stacy know everyone’s name in this family owned business, putting community pride on the forefront. Meeting the gang at Pier 27 Lounge with the old school jukebox and all the locals in sight, this pub requires a pitcher from the tap or the Mediterranean Afternoon, with Lemon Cello and Prosecco!
Come make your memories and bring the laughs. Try your favorite drinks, share your photos, tell us your memories, and what Mystic means to you.