A few weeks ago my sister and I attended a Connecticut beer & BBQ dinner at Bar Q in Stamford. The food and atmosphere there were great and I couldn’t wait to bring my husband there for a date night. However, I didn’t realize that they were also a great place to have a family dinner! They actually have a few different deals and happenings throughout the week that are geared towards families.
We headed there on a Wednesday night to check out Tony the Magician, because really, who doesn’t like magicians? Plus, my youngest son was having what I would say was easily the worst day of his almost-2-year-old life so we thought maybe a magician and dinner would cheer him up. (It sort of did.)
They had a great time watching the magician and getting balloon animals (or balloon airplane hats!) My 4-year-old even got to help out with a magic trick and declared that it was, “The best day ever.” Tony the Magician preforms at Bar Q every Wednesday night, so you should check him out!
On Monday and Tuesday nights they have a great deal for families with kids who play sports. If your child wears their team uniform, you will receive 20% off your bill!… And, on Sundays Bar Q offers a family style dinner deal. You can choose 3 fixins, 5 BBQ items and 3 sides all for just $50! We ordered this amount of food for our dinner and it was more than enough for the 4 of us. We ended up taking a lot home.
If you are heading out without kids, there is something for you too! – Happy Hour every weekday from 4-7, drink specials on Thursday, Friday & Saturday night and an awesome selection of craft beer!
I also really love the way their menu is set up, the whole top section is small plates for you to mix and match – kind of like tapas, BBQ style. This was the section we ordered our whole meal from. It was a great way to sample a bunch of different things they had to offer. The bottom section has dinner plates, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, soups & salads. There is certainly something for everyone!
Some must-try items I would recommend are the Wood-Kissed Chicken Wings, the Truck-Stop Queso Dip, the St. Louis Sticky Ribs, and the Spicy Smoke Pit Chili.
We had a great night at Bar Q and my 4-year-old asked if we could go every Wednesday to see the magician!
Bar Q is located at 261 Main Street in Stamford, directly behind Black Bear and they are open daily at 11am. They have a casual, laid-back atmosphere and is a great place to visit with family & friends!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary meal in order to facilitate this review, as always, all opinions are my own!