Kick back with a drink and some wings in our newly renovated upstairs bar. Redesigned in a modern vintage industrial style, it maintains the well-known original bar from Oliver’s Tavern. The bar, retrofitted for additional space, was originally built in 1913 for a bar in Chicago where Al Capone is rumored to have regularly tipped a glass.

Your Favorite Neighborhood Bar

Enjoy selections from our carefully curated wine list, special cocktails, single malt scotch or local craft beer. We offer our full menu upstairs with plenty of seating, all in full view of the panoramic TV’s showcasing your favorite sports teams. For those looking to compete in the games themselves, be sure to check out our new game room with full glass wall so you don’t miss the latest game score on TV.

Join us for Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Enjoy $4.00 off marked appetizer items (see our menu page) and $2.00 off beer, wines by the glass and cocktails.

Friday and Saturday evenings we bring your favorite local bands from 9:30pm – 12:30am. See our Music & Sports page for the full list of performances.

Hours

SUNDAY – THURSDAY
11:30am - 11:00pm
Bar stays open til 12:00am

FRIDAY & SATURDAY
11:30am - 12:00am
Bar stays open til 1:00am

Location

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

(In the former space of Oliver's Tavern)

Red Wine

Cabernet

HandCraft $7 glass, $26 bottle

J. Lohr (Seven Oaks) 2014 $10 glass, $38 bottle
Paso Robles, CA

Black Stallion $14 glass, $54 bottle
Napa

Merlot

Sterling Vintner’s Collection $9 glass, $34 bottle
North Coast, CA

Pinot Noir

Z. Alexander Brown  $9 glass, $34 bottle
Napa Sonoma, Monterey, CA – Breast Cancer Ribbon

Kendall Jackson $13 glass, $50 bottle
Anderson Valley (Jackson Estate) Mendocino, CA

Malbec

Trapiche Pak Cast $8 glass, $30 bottle
Mendoza, Argentina

Zinfandel

Edmeades 2013 $11 glass, $42 bottle
Mendocino, CA

Red Blend

Carchelo Selecto $13 glass, $50 bottle
Murcia, Spain

White Wine

Pinot Grigio

Cavazza $6 glass, $23 bottle
Italy

Barone Fini $8 glass, $30 bottle
Valdadige, Italy

Santa Margherita $15 glass, $56 bottle
Alto Adige, Italy

Chardonnay

Columbia Crest Two Vines $6 glass, $24 bottle
Washington

Slow Press $9 glass, $34 bottle
Monterey, CA

David Bynum “Russian River” $13 glass, $50 bottle
Sonoma, CA

Sauvignon Blanc

Kim Crawford “Spitfire”  $7 glass, $26 bottle
Marlborough, New Zealand 

Wente “Louis Mel” Estate $10 glass, $38 bottle
Livermore Valley, CA

Prosecco

La Marca $9 glass, $34 bottle
Marca Trevigiana, Veneto, Italy

Rose

Domaine des Blais $9 glass, $34 bottle
Costes de Provence

Bottle Beer

Budweiser, $4

Bud Light, $4

Corona, $5

Coors Light, $4

Miller Light, $4

Heineken, $5

Michelob Ultra, $4

Elysian Space Dust, $6

St. Pauli NA, $5

Draft Beer

Guinness, $6

Sam Adams Seasonal, $6

Sam Adams Lager, $6

Stella, $6

Harpoon IPA, $6

Budweiser Light, $5

Blue Moon, $6

Angry Orchard, $6

Coors Light, $5

Peroni, $6

Captain’s List: Reds

Rutherford Hill Merlot 2013 $49 bottle
Napa Valley, CA

Navarro Pinot Noir $51 bottle
Anderson Valley, CA

Orin Swift – Abstract $60 bottle
Napa Valley, CA (Grenache, Syrah, Petite Syrah)

Ravenswood Zinfandel 2013  $60 bottle
Dickerson Vineyard, Napa Valley, CA

Ridge Lytton Springs, Red Blend $68 bottle
Healdsburg, CA

Brunello di Montalcino 2012 $87 bottle
Renieri, Tuscany, Italy

Orin Swift – Palermo $88 bottle
Napa Valley, CA

Groth Cabernet Sauvignon $112 bottle
Oakville, CA

Stag’s Leap Artemis 2014 $115 bottle
Napa Valley, CA

Ramon Bilbao Mirto 2011  $134 bottle
Rioja, Spain

ALTVS Cabernet 2012 $159 bottle
Rutherford, CA

Cheval des Andes 2012 $188 bottle
Vistalba, Argentina

Stag’s Leap Cabernet $255 bottle
Fay Vineyard, Napa Valley, CA

Captain’s List: Whites

Orin Swift “Mannequin” 2014 $55 bottle
White Blend, Napa, CA

Stonestreet Chardonnay 2015 $57 bottle
“Alexander Mountain Estate” Sonoma, CA

Patz & Hall Chardonnay 2014  $74 bottle
Hyde Vineyard, Carneros, CA

Cakebread Chardonnay $78 bottle
Napa Valley, CA

Banfi Principessa $59 bottle
Gavia Gavi, Piedmont, Italy

Ruinart Champagne $145 bottle
Brut Blanc de Blanc

Craft Beer

Selections from these local breweries:

Stubborn Beauty
Middletown, CT

Two Roads
Stratford, CT

Cottrell
Mystic, CT

Still Hill
Rocky Hill, CT

Stony Creek
Branford, CT

Outer Light
Groton, CT

Grey Sail
Westerly, RI

Thomas Hooker
Bloomfield, CT

Ballast Point
San Diego, CA

Connecticut Valley Brewing
South Windsor, CT

Scotch Single Malt

Cragganmore 12yr Highland Speyside 80 $13.50

Dalwhinnie 15yr Highland 86 $14.50

Glenkinchie 12yr Lowland 80 $13.00

Lagavulin 16yr Islay 86 $17.50

Macallan 18yr Highland Speyside 86 $36.00

Talisker 10yr Isle of Skye 91.6 $14.00

Specialty Drinks

Way Point Whiskey Margarita – $9
Way Point Whiskey, Lime juice, Triple Sec, Sour Mix

Blackberry Mint Bourbon Smash – $9
Redemption Bourbon, honey, fresh blackberries, mint leaves, Lemon juice, Crop Meyer Lemon, Ginger Beer, sugar rim

Gin Rummy – $9
Malfi Gin, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, Wild Moon Lavender

The Vegetarian – $9
Crop Cucumber Vodka, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, water, celery bitters, Cucumber slices, spritz with Absinthe

Walnut Cherry Manhattan – $9
Traverse City Cherry Bourbon, Amaro, Nocello, Grand Marnier, Chocolate Bitters, Orange Wheel garnish

Montgomery Smoked Cider – $9
Great King Scotch, Apple Cider, lemon juice, lemon wedge garnish

Woodford Boulevard – $10
Woodford Bourbon, Peel Orangecello, Combier Peach Liqueur, Orange garnish

Rebel Yell Old Fashioned – $7
Rebel Yell Bourbon, Club Soda, sugar, orange, cherries

Contact

124 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426

Tel: 860.662.4032

Email: cjohnson@scotchplainstavern.com

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Work with us!

We are still looking to fill certain positions. Email your resume/work history to bwarren@ScotchPlainsTavern.com. No phone calls, please.