Tucking Into The Tavern by Wendy Logan. Gone are the days when beer was simply a requisite cooler, the icy-cold antidote to a hot summer day. In fact, at The Beat, when the weather chills down, we turn to our favorite local taverns with their hearty pub grub, their TVs tuned to the NFL, and their impressive selections of rich ales and stouts to warm us up. Our favorites from stamford to new haven are lighting their fireplaces, manning their remotes, posting their new menus, and planning their events for fall and winter and we’ve got the scoop for you. Cheers to a new season. Center Street Public House. O'Neills Pub and Restaurant. Sono. Cask Republic. The Blind Rhino. LOCAL Kitchen and Beer Bar.