Nightlife In Stamford CT: Top 8 Most Unique Spots | Stanton House Inn

playing pool while enjoying Stamford nightlifeWhile Greenwich is known for its peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, you may be searching for local places to let your hair down and have some fun!


Luckily for you, nearby Stamford is home to over 80 bars, clubs, and restaurants. With so much to see and do, you’ll hardly be able to do it all in one night! To narrow down the list, here are the most popular and exciting places to experience the nightlife in Stamford, CT. Any and all would be great for a happy hour, or an evening of bar hopping.


And for all of the best attractions, activities, and things to do in Stamford, be sure to download your free copy of the Stamford, CT, Visitor’s Guide.


Nightlife in Stamford CT: 8 of the Best Places to Go

drinks on a tableWhether you’re looking to dance the night away or enjoy a few drinks with your friends, Stamford is the place to be! Experience the best of New England after-dark at these fun-filled and exciting nightlife destinations!


The Beer Garden at Shippan Landing

The Beer Garden at Shippan Landing is a 17-acre office park in Stamford, Connecticut that offers craft beer, food trucks, live music, and special events. It’s a popular spot for friends and family to relax by the water because it’s located on the water. The beer garden, located at 290 Harbor Drive and open from Tuesday to Sunday, is a seasonal favorite in Fairfield County.

Third Place by Half Full Brewing

Half Full Brewery’s Third Place is a one-of-a-kind combination of coworking, tasting room, event space, and coffee shop. It has a relaxed beer garden with picnic tables as well as the Blind Rhino Food Trailer, which serves famous wings, McRhinos, and Egg Rolls. Throughout the summer, there is live music, lawn games, and special events. Half Full Brewery has a large beer menu that includes core brews and limited release beers, as well as non-beer options such as Coast Hard Seltzer and craft cocktails.


Lock City Brewing

Lock City Brewing is a well-known Connecticut craft brewery located in the industrial Research Park of Stamford. Walk-in only spaces with indoor and outdoor seating, a selection of draft and specialty beers, rotating food trucks, and live music are available. The brewery is open for pick-up Sunday through Saturday, and the Beer Garden is open Thursday through Sunday. The address is 54 Research Drive, and Lock City Brewing welcomes both fans of Stamford, CT, indoor activities and outdoor customers.



Fortina Stamford is a great pick for its Italian cuisine and outdoor activities. In the summer, the Fortina Yacht Club (FYC) is an even more compelling reason to go. The poolside-inspired menu at the rooftop restaurant includes inventive burgers, sausage and peppers, Sicilian slices, truffle grilled cheese, and new specialty cocktails. The FYC is located on the Fortina Stamford rooftop and promises a fun and enjoyable summer in New England.



bartaco combines fresh ingredients for its take on upscale mexican street food in a relaxed environmentThis light and open taqueria with a coastal vibe is a great place to relax after a full day of adventures. Bartaco’s welcoming staff and tasty margaritas create a laid-back vibe as you enjoy a Southwest and Mexican-style menu of fresh, upscale street food. Grab a table outside in the summer if you want to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. You also won’t want to miss the live DJ playing all your favorite hits during the weekend.

Bradford’s Grill and Tavern

Bradford’s is one of the top restaurants in Stamford for an ice cold beer and good times. You’ll enjoy a variety of “above-average” bar fare including tender chicken wings, juicy burgers, or perfectly grilled rib-eye steaks. If you’re a sports fan, watch a ball game on one of the bar’s massive tvs. Making new friends is always easy in this friendly and casual bar.

Casey’s Tavern

If you’re looking for a place to interact with the locals, Casey’s Tavern is your nightlife destination! This Irish-themed pub has been famous with Connecticut locals for many years and draws a very loyal crowd. The menu offers American comfort food along with a variety of beers and ales on tap. Grab a drink, find a seat, and revel in the amiable service.


The Palms in Stamford, CT

Formerly known as the Elite Nightclub in Stamford, CT, The Palms is one of the most lively venues in town. Visitors will be treated to a range of delicious 5-star food at a very reasonable price. A live DJ fills the room with music that will make you want to dance all night long, so don’t forget to bring your party shoes! The club does get very busy on the weekends, so be sure to get there early if you would like to be seated immediately.


Keep exploring things to do in Stamford, CT, and nearby

While the nightlife is delightful, you need more than that to plan a weekend getaway in the area.


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Update and republished: October 2, 2023

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