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The Newest Hot Spot in Town Draws "Local" Crowds

The Local Kitchen and Beer Bar is a favorite hangout

The Local Kitchen and Beer Bar loves to keep it local — that means local owners, local beer, and a local crowd! If the name doesn't say it all, their motto is, "Eat Local, Drink Local, Be Local." 

This is a restaurant that pushes the limits. General Manager Greg Pettinella summed the atmosphere up accurately by saying, "Friday and Saturday night it is elbow to elbow inside with a line out the door."

You feel as though you’ve stepped into a chic city night club as you enter this factory style restaurant and beer bar. This eatery is one-of-a-kind, right down to their custom handmade (by a local carpenter!) bar, tables, chairs and lighting.

Fairfield CT Restaurants Local Kitchen Beer Bar

Local Brews include:

  • Craft Beer (small batch, handmade artisan) is featured and most are brewed within 100 miles of Fairfield.
  • 32 Beers are available on tap and 35 in a can/bottle at this impressive front and center bar.  

Mixed Drinks Musts:

  • Fairfield Punch
  • The Stag
  • Bee’s Knee’s  


  • Local
  • Frenchy
  • The Italian Job


  • Laughing Dog
  • Hazed and Confused
  • Full Sail
  • Sankaty Light
  • American Strong
  • Old Chub
  • Triple Horse

Wine List (available by glass or bottle):

  • Sparkling
  • 9 different whites
  • 11 different reds
  • Wine on tap

With drinks like these (plus many more!) who could resist?

Local Menu: designed to fit the concept and large table sizes. Order either ‘little or lots’ sized dishes; me or we, small plates or large enough to share plates.

Small Plates Suggestions:

  • Lobster Mashed Potatoes
  • Fish Taco
  • Swedish Meatballs & Grits
  • Warm Crab & Artichoke Fondue
  • Dirt Wings
  • Thai Popcorn Chicken

Big Plates Suggestions:

  • Meat & Potatoes
  • Roasted Bricked Chicken
  • Seared Salmon
  • Local Pasta topped with local clams and shrimp
  • Cider House Pork Chop
  • Short Rib Ragu

Big Salads:

  • Tuna Nicoise
  • Thai Chicken Salad
  • Chop Salad
  • Turkey Cobb
  • Steakhouse Salad with toppings of your choice (steak, chicken, shrimp or salmon)

Eat With Your Hands:  

  • Classic Burger
  • Cannonball Burger
  • Vegan Veggie Burger
  • Turkey Torta
  • Tuna Taco
  • Lobster Rolls

Kids Menu (10 years or under, includes choice of beverage with free refills):  

  • Flat Bread Pizza
  • Kid's Burger
  • Chicken Bites
  • Simple Salmon with Fries or Mashed Potatoes and a Veggie 

The Southport Brewing Company is the parent company of Local Kitchen and Beer Bar.

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Take out is available and large parties are welcome.

The Local Kitchen and Beer Bar 

85 Mill Plain Road

Fairfield, CT 06824



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