Local Spotlight: Celtic Cavern
Deep beneath the shops of the Main Street Market sits a spot where the conversation flows as freely as the beers on tap, where hungry locals can gather their thoughts while filling up on what’s arguably the best pub grub in Middletown, CT.
A place where having a last name that starts with “O’” or “Mac” isn’t a pre-requisite, but it certainly works to your advantage, this convivial lair of lads and lassies is popularly known as Celtic Cavern.
If it isn’t obvious, we hold this hole-in-the-wall in fairly high esteem. To learn the reasons why, check out this month’s local spotlight and don’t forget to give them a like on social media!
The Throbbing Heart of Mellili Plaza
In Celtic tradition, the public house–or “pub” as most drinkers know it–is more than a place to whet your whistle; the pub is where spirits are lifted (literally and figuratively) and where neighbors can join in the ancient Irish tradition of good craic.
In fact, it was a collection of local friends and neighbors who first brought Celtic Cavern into existence. Set at the end of a long staircase (watch your step!), the cozy barroom features warm brick walls, traditional Irish décor and a long bar decorated with the owner’s favorite albums.
The rotating beer list is updated regularly and promises something pleasing for every palate. For important daily news, an elementary school-sized chalkboard keeps the drinking classes well-informed.
American-Fare Meets Celtic Flair
Nothing goes better with a Sox game than some grub. Skipping the traditional fish n’ chips, Celtic Cavern instead plates up a wide array of tasty apps, burgers, and shareable plates.
To pay respect to their New England roots, the chefs always keep a pot of Rhode Island Clam Chowder bubbling in back. For something to go with the big game, check out their homemade meatballs or chicken thighs with spicy Vindaloo sauce.
Friday is an especially good day to drop by thanks to their famous lobster sliders. Need help pairing your meal with the right beer? Their bartenders are always willing to share their expertise.
Grab Your Kilt and Go!
You don’t have to book a flight to Dublin or Glasgow to enjoy the warmth of Celtic hospitality. In fact, you don’t even have to leave Middletown.
For up-to-date information on their menu, special events, and more, make sure to follow Celtic Cavern on social media today!