LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
Strange Brew Pub is a South Eastern Connecticut based live entertainment venue operating since August, 30th. 2013.
Located in the 1741 built colonial still house at 86 Water Street in the Chelsea Landing district of historic downtown Norwich, Connecticut.
Live entertainment every evening ranging from live music with National/Regional/Local original acts, tribute shows, and themed cover bands along with our DJ based events including EDM and themed nights. Beyond the varied genre music events we also host our popular weekly events open mic, karaoke, and themed trivia (check out our events section for more information).
An extensive beer menu featuring over 100+ different choices with a heavy emphasis on local to National Craft Beer breweries for our bottle, can, & draught selection.
Full service bar featuring our signature cocktails, seasonally themed speciality cocktails, mocktails, and all the favorite classics.
Food menu that includes snack item options along with our “table side food delivery service” partnership program featuring the neighboring business La Stella’s Pizzeria (check out our menu page for more information).
Art Gallery curated by our Art Director & owner of Enso Studio also located here in downtown Norwich, CT. Local art by local artists displayed here on our walls for your viewing pleasure and purchase option.
Game Room featuring a billiards table, foosball, darts, and “pop up games” for certain themed events.
Lounge Area with couches, tables, art, table games, reading material, and faux fireplace.
Our main focus is providing a casual & comfortable atmosphere for all to enjoy the love we share of music and art along with a food/drink menu featuring local business collaboration and inspiration.
~ Adjecent to Rt-2.
~ Two miles from I-395.
~ Three & a half miles from Mohegan Sun.
~ Eight miles from Foxwoods Resort Casino.
~ Forty miles from Hartford, CT.
~ Fifty-Six miles from New Haven, CT.
~ Fifty-Two miles from Providence, RI.
~ One Hundred Two miles from Boston, MA.
~ One Hundred Thirty Four miles from New York, NY.
Uriah Hosmer Jr. Still House was built in 1741 and was owned by distiller Uriah Hosmer Jr. and goldsmith/silversmith/clockmaker Joseph Carpenter.
The building operated as a distillery or “still house” till 1764 when Col. Eleazer Fitch purchased the property.
A partner in Trumble, Fitch, & Trumble merchants who traded with the Barbados, Ireland, Liverpool, and London while also engaging in whaling. Fitch kept the business in operation until 1768.
Stephen Apthorp, the next owner, subsequently converted it into a hotel. Hotel keepers included Reuben Willoughby and Ralph Bolles.
Luther Spalding, the next owner, is described as possessing a store when he sold the property to John Prentice and Clark Kinney in 1835.
In 1845, the Kinneys sold to Calvin G. Rawson, grocer. The Rawson family kept a grocery store here until at least 1914.
The building’s main significance is as an early example of a commercial structure, the earliest extant in downtown Norwich.
20th & 21st century history includes Connecticut/Still CT Popcorn Co. (1922-1924), Kaufman News (1933-1967), The Carving Knife (1972), Chelsea Landing (1973-1990s), and was unoccupied until our restoration efforts.
We officially moved from our old location and then reopened in this historical building we now call home on Thanksgiving Eve of 2017.