Scotch Plains Tavern was named after an area of Essex, CT once commonly known as Scotch Plains. We welcome you to our newly renovated space, which gives a nod to the past while offering an updated focus on the unique locality and history of Essex, CT.

Authentic tavern cuisine in your
favorite old stomping grounds.

The mural at the hostess station is a vintage photo of Dibble’s Corner, located just down the road…the hostess will gladly seat you in our dining room, which offers seating in front of our new fireplace with its six foot wide flame, or our booth seating under an architectural canopy designed to create a more intimate space. The second floor offers a more casual dining experience. The staircase is designed in recognition of the manufacturing companies that established early commerce in Essex, and the space is designed in a Modern Vintage Industrial Style. We have an exciting new dining area referred to as – The Cage – a space which was designed on the aesthetics of a vintage freight elevator, offers private small groups to dine in an area exclusive to them. The original bar from Oliver’s remains, newly retrofitted, as well as plenty of seating, all with clear views to the many TV’s showing your favorite sports teams. Beyond the far booths you’ll see our new game room with pool and shuffleboard.

Our menu has a vast variety of items, sure to please your entire circle of friends and family. We also offer a carefully curated wine list and selection of craft beers from around the state. We look forward to welcoming you again and again to your favorite neighborhood tavern!


11:30am - 10:00pm
Bar stays open til 11:00pm

11:30am - 11:00pm
Bar stays open til 1:00am


We are located at:
124 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426

(In the former space of Oliver's Tavern)


124 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426

Tel: 860.662.4032


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