Here Are the Top Bars in Wallingford, CT

If you’re planning a trip to Wallingford, Connecticut, chances are you’re looking for a relaxing vacation spent with the people you love. Fortunately, our town is perfect for just that! If sipping a delicious cocktail or a refreshing beer in a cozy setting sounds appealing, you’ll enjoy an evening spent at one of the best bars in Wallingford, CT. Here are a few local favorites!

In addition to exploring the bars in Wallingford, CT, there is an abundance of fabulous things to do in the area. Our charming New England town is full of activities and attractions!

The Best Bars in Wallingford, CT


Located in a circa 1913 building with its original brick exterior, Jake’s is a warm and cozy space featuring two bars, a lounge, and a casual dining room. Enjoy an intimate evening at Jake’s with a cheese plate and wine in the lounge or let loose in the dance room, which frequently offers live music. However you choose to spend your evening, you’ll find an expansive drink menu with beer, wine, and cocktails to suit the occasion.

The Library Wine Bar & Bistro

The Library Wine Bar & Bistro was built in 1899, but the only thing it offered at the time was books! The Library was later converted into a unique dining establishment while maintaining its original architectural beauty. You’ll find a full menu of cocktails and wine along with happy hour brick oven pizza, a delicious brunch menu, an extensive dinner menu, and a weekly “Ladies Night” three-course meal special.

Tap & Vine

With a range of craft beers on tap and a wonderful selection of wine, Tap & Vine offers something for everyone. You can stop by for a drink at the bar, stay for a meal from the full menu, or enjoy a fun-filled evening during one of the establishment’s many events! From weekly trivia night and live music to Cinco de Mayo parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations, there’s always something going on at Tap & Vine!

More Ways to Sip & Socialize in Wallingford, CT

Another fabulous place in the area to enjoy a glass of wine is Gouveia Vineyards, located just 10 minutes from downtown. Nestled in Wallingford’s rolling green hills, Gouveia Vineyards offers breathtaking views, world-class wine, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Relaxing in the winery’s hilltop tasting room is a lovely afternoon activity!

Book Your Stay at the Wallingford Victorian Inn

a cozy bed in the Gurdon Hall suite

After experiencing the best activities, restaurants, and bars in Wallingford CT, you’ll want to come back to the comfort and luxury of the Wallingford Victorian Inn. Our charming B&B is conveniently located with easy access to the town’s best attractions!

Each of our cozy guest rooms provides the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Enjoy lovely Victorian decorations, soft linens, luxurious bath products, spacious private bathrooms, and plenty of thoughtful touches to make your stay extra special. At the Wallingford Victorian Inn, you’ll have everything you need for an indulgent, relaxing stay.  

Check availability of all our accommodations now and book your stay today! We look forward to hosting you soon and hearing about your Wallingford adventures!