Durham >Bars & Clubs > Hitchin Post Tavern
980 New Haven Rd, Durham, CT | Directions 0642241.431686 -72.729455
Mon - Thu, 3pm - 1am; Fri, Sat, 11:30am - 2am; Sun, 11:30am - 10pm
Great Service – Stopped in for dinner and was surprised how good the band was so i decided to stay and had a great time. the waitress seemed new, but all in all it's a great place
Loudest frickin' juke box on the planet! – If your idea of a good time is cupping your hands around your date's hear so she can hear you above the juke box, then you've come to the right place. Every time some drunk idiot goes "woooooo, I love this song!" the volume goes up to the point where it's actually opressive to be in there. Too bad. They have some good bands but when the band takes a break and the juke box gets louder than the band was, it just plain stinks. People need a little break form the racket!
Nasty – Very dirty to start with. The bartender had a chip on her shoulder. I dont know who gave them an award for best anything because I was wissed that i drove into the middle of nowhere for the service that i got. I ordered a medium burger and it was still raw on the inside. the bartender natalie? gave me an attitude because the cook didn't know her butt from her elbow! Not recommended and i wont go back even if they pay me. I heard from a couple next to me that it used to be good but took a turn in the fall when they switched owners.
i am very suprised this place can stay in business.
Unprofessional management, rude wait staff – We used to go to this place alot. Then management changed and it's got a really bad vibe now. It is very dirty and the bathrooms smell of urine. The waaitress we had was very rude to us. Our order was wrong and when we told her about it she gave us an attitude which left us very much feeling like our patronage was not appreciated. The manage on duty was drunk at the bar and we had the feeling like we had walked into a middleschool classroom with no teacher in charge. We are sad to say this once great bar is now a mess and is not recommended.
Great time – We ended up at this place when our car died about a mile down the road. Now I know that everything happens for a reason. We walked into an amazing band and a great crowd. The food was very good, not what we would expect for a bar. I had a quesadilla and my boyfriend had a steak. We shared the best chocolate cake EVER for dessert. The staff was friendly and courtous and the service was very quick considering there were alot of people in the bar. We intended to stay till my mom picked us up, but talked her into staying too.
We returned again about 2 weeks later and had a great time again. we were suprised at how affordable it was. the staff treats you like family. We will be back again many times.
Excellent Tequila bar – Danyel is the best bartender around. Not only did I meet the woman I am crazy about there but they serve dirty penny ale and I got my laptop fixed by one of the patrons. Terrific patio and fireplace, burgers are awesome. The owners Chris and Michelle are always around to chat. all around atmosphere is great.
Best atmoshphere - best bands! – Love coming to see the bands - always great entertainment - any night of the week.
Friendly people, great drinks and great food. Always something happening at the POST -come see for yourself.
BEST RIBS IN CT!!! – The staff couldn't be friendlier and the food couldn't be better. Very relaxed, like hanging out with friends. The drinks are very good and the prices are excellent. The weekend entertainment is top notch.
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