Enter into Scotch Plains Tavern through the iconic barrel doors and our hostess will happily seat you in our downstairs dining room, outside patio or upstairs in our industrial-themed bar. For private parties and celebrations we invite you into our private dining room, bathed in sunlight from four sets of french doors.

Authentic tavern cuisine in your
favorite old stomping grounds.

Our menu has a vast variety of items, sure to please your entire circle of friends and family, including Taco Tuesday, Ladies Nite on Thursdays, Friday Night Prime Rib Special and our new Lighter Fare Lunch Menu with $12 entrees. We also offer a carefully curated wine list and selection of craft beers from around the state. Enjoy Happy Hour specials Monday through Friday from 3:00 – 6:00pm and half-price wine bottles on Mondays. Catch every game on one of our 14 TVs throughout the bar.

If you’re in search of fun and entertainment, look no further! With our game room featuring both pool and shuffleboard as well as live music Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, as well as Sunday afternoons. Scotch Plains Tavern is where you’ll want to be!

We look forward to welcoming you again and again to your favorite neighborhood tavern!


11:30am - 10:00pm
Kitchen closes at 9:00pm

11:30am - 11:00pm
Kitchen closes at 9:00pm

11:30am - 1:00am
Kitchen closes at 10:00pm


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

(In the former space of Oliver's Tavern)

Ladies Nite

Ladies, enjoy $5 Margaritas and Cosmopolitans all night. Plus, everyone can enjoy Happy Hour specials from 3:00pm to close! (Upstairs in our bar.)

Sunday Brunch

Join us for Sunday Brunch from 11:30am – 3:00pm and enjoy special options from our a la carte brunch menu (see below), in addition to our regular menu. Then stay for live music from 3:00pm – 6:00pm!
Brunch Menu

Taco Tuesdays

Tuesday nights are now Taco Tuesdays! Served from 5:00pm to close, while supplies last.

Live Music

We have your favorite bands on Wednesday nights from 5:30 – 8:30pm and Friday & Saturday nights from 8:00pm – 12:00am upstairs in our bar. Plus, Sunday afternoon music after Brunch from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. No cover!

Prime Rib

Friday nights enjoy our Prime Rib Special. Served from 5:00pm to close, while supplies last.

Happy Hour

Join us for Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3:00 – 6:00pm with drink and app specials!

Private Events

Book your next holiday, business or social event in our new private dining room.

Monday 1/2 Price Wine Bottles

Enjoy half price wine bottles all day on Mondays!


124 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426

Tel: 860.662.4032

Email: cjohnson@scotchplainstavern.com

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Now hiring full time, part time hosts, bussers, runners and servers. Full time and part time. Apply in person at 124 Westbrook Road, Essex CT.