Octopus Bar Opens Today

photo-25Reeve Baily writes:

After years of planning, a successful Kickstarter campaign and a lot of elbow grease, “The Octopus Bar” is ready to open in Wallingford. Tucked between the two Guild 45th Theaters, they promise Wallingford’s only ‘Gastropub’ experience. Their neon sign alone, is a sight to behold.

For everyone that wants to welcome them to the neighborhood and see what lurks beyond, they open Saturday, January 25th at noon.

That’s today, people! Soft opening was last night, Reeve tells us. Pay them a visit and share your impressions.

  1. wildnwonderful said,

    Very cool! Ive wondered about you. See that a flash mob is helping close and goodbye to Boulangerie this weekend.. the circle continues

    Sat, January 25 at 7:32 am
  2. Raff said,

    Is it 21 and over only? Not on web site!

    Sat, January 25 at 9:42 am
  3. Luna said,

    Opening today — wahoo! I’m excited, but think I’ll let them get their legs first….

    Sat, January 25 at 10:51 am
  4. Luna said,

    The website needs a serious revamp. Soon! Lots to do to open a place, but not having the site ready before opening is a mistake many places make. (It’s the modern day equivalent of not having a phone on opening day.) Businesses must capitalize on the opening buzz/interest and not hope to get people’s attention again later — especially in a city with so many options and openings.

    Sat, January 25 at 10:53 am
  5. Reeve Baily said,

    They are indeed a “No Minors” establishment. I just had a reeeeeally nice bloody mary (where the Siracha vodka didn’t interupt, but seamlessly blennnnnnnnnds with the spicy tomato flavor – mmmmm.) So cool to see them finally realizing a vision they obviously feel passionate about. (and Luna – I’m sure they will update their website when they come up for air :)

    Sat, January 25 at 1:30 pm
  6. Aaron said,

    Too bad. “No Minors” turns me from a semi-weekly early dinner patron to a probably-never-going-to-go patron. :(

    Sat, January 25 at 3:27 pm
  7. JT said,

    Just visited the Octopus Bar and enjoyed a very tasty bloody mary and a Moby Dick (sausage in pita delight). My salad was fresh with an excellent ranch dressing that i would guess is made fresh. The details in the decor are endless and lovely. I would highly recommend heading out to the Octopus Bar and will look forward to going back. Welcome to the neighborhood.

    Sat, January 25 at 4:43 pm
  8. claudia said,

    We have a 21 and older pub on Bainbridge and it thrives even without children in tow. I think the concept is great for many!

    Sat, January 25 at 4:49 pm
  9. claudia said,

    Once every two weeks to never is a huge jump! I am sure there are other great family oriented establishments. Perhaps save this one for a special occasion.

    Sat, January 25 at 4:51 pm
  10. edwins said,

    Very cool sign. Welcome to the neighborhood. We’ll definitely check it out. BTW folks, any name ending in the word Bar implies over 21 only. Not so in Europe but here in the US yes.

    Sat, January 25 at 7:51 pm
  11. Cameron said,

    The line was down the block all evening long. Apparently their soft opening was a smashing success!

    Sun, January 26 at 12:02 am
  12. donkeyman said,

    We are loving this new addition to the neighborhood!

    Sat, February 8 at 2:06 pm

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