Top 5 Bars in Norwood, MA

October 21st, 2022 by

While it can be fun to spend time at home in the evenings, you might be itching to get out of the house. Hitting the town means you can enjoy a lively environment without having to cook or host guests at your own place. Of course, it can be challenging to find a place with the perfect atmosphere.

If you’re looking for a new hangout spot, you’re in luck. Norwood, Massachusetts, is home to some of the best bars for drinking, eating, experiencing live events, and watching the big game. Here at Nucar Chevrolet of Norwood, we want to share five of the top local bars that are sure to help you make great memories.

Napper Tandy’s

two glasses of red wine on a dinner table

Wine glasses by Alice Salles is licensed with CC BY 2.0

Napper Tandy’s has four locations throughout Massachusetts, but the original establishment in Norwood is especially worth visiting. If you’re looking for a more casual experience, be sure to sit on the pub side, which features an oak bar, high-top tables, and authentic Irish decor. Some guests opt for the more elegant mahogany bar, low dining tables, banquette seating, and stone fireplace characteristic of the lounge side. Summer visitors can enjoy a drink and the cool breeze by taking advantage of enclosed outdoor patio seating.

Consider stopping by for lunch, as the extensive menu features everything from appetizers and salads to handmade flatbreads, sandwiches, and pizzas. You might also want to join a specialty burger or the signature Napper’s Mac & Cheese with toppings ranging from Buffalo fried chicken to chicken applewood bacon. Dinner specials include shrimp scampi and clam chowder.

Location: 46 Day St., Norwood, MA 02062.

Hours: 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Lewis’ Restaurant & Grille

Since its inception in 1939, Lewis’ Restaurant & Grille has built a reputation as the central meetup spot in Norwood. Those looking to enjoy a family meal should head to the sit-down dining area in the back. It has a modern speakeasy feel that’s sure to offer the perfect atmosphere, whatever the occasion might be. You’ll find plenty of delicious dinner menu items, including ones for children. If you’re meeting up with friends to watch the game or want to have a casual first date, consider going to the lively Front Bar.

The vast drink menu is sure to have something you’ll enjoy, including various draft and bottled beers, cans of hard seltzers and ciders, and spirits. Patrons can take their pick whether they’re in the mood for American whiskey, tequila, gin, scotch, or rum. You’ll also appreciate the wine menu consisting of red, white, and rose options. While customers enjoy all the drink specials, we’re partial to recommend the signature orange vodka Collins. Non-alcoholic options include fountain drinks, coffee, hot tea, and milk.

Location: 92 Central St., Norwood, MA 02062.

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Sunday.

One Bistro

You can find One Bistro inside the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood. Though it’s a hotel restaurant and bar, it’s open to the public and offers just as lively an experience as any local pub. It has a casual yet upscale vibe and attracts patrons from Boston, Sharon, Westwood, and other surrounding areas. The cuisine features a mix of New England, American, and French influences that offer a unique dining experience. If you want to pair your meal with a drink, consider ordering a local bottled or draft beer.

Alternatively, choose a wine or signature cocktail. Options like the Creamsicle Margarita help keep things fun and imaginative. One Bistro also has an after-dinner menu featuring drinks that help you wind down for the night. Popular drinks feature everything from scotch and bourbon to cognac and port wine. If you’re interested in hosting a private event, be sure to reserve room 117 that’s perfect for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, and everything in between.

Location: 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062.

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.

Colonial House Restaurant

If you’re looking for a rustic experience, be sure to visit the Colonial House Restaurant on Savin Avenue. It’s a favorite among Norwood residents because of its charming decor, roaring fireplace, and friendly waitstaff. Consider enjoying a hearty meal with your family in the dining area, or go to the bar for a refreshing drink. Popular menu items include baked haddock, sirloin steak tips, and New England clam chowder. The restaurant is also famous for its Colonial House Classic Pizza. Order a Hawaiian or Buffalo chicken specialty pizza, or create your own with meat and veggie toppings.

Location: 33 Savin Ave., Norwood, MA 02062.

Hours: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Castle Island Brewing

Our final recommendation is for Castle Island Brewing on Astor Avenue. This brewing company has been making award-winning beers since 2015 and provides a bar, outdoor patio, and gift shop for customers to enjoy. There are also plenty of events that entertain guests regardless of their interests.

Test your knowledge at trivia nights, or tap into your competitive side with the cornhole league. The establishment also hosts live music, bingo, and drag queens, so be sure to check the online event calendar before you visit. Best of all, you can feel good about supporting Castle Island Brewing because of its Fiver program. Five percent of all sales go to charities like 826 Boston and the Neponset Valley Humane Society.

Location: 31 Astor Ave., Norwood, MA 02062.

Hours: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, noon to 10 p.m Friday and Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday

We hope this guide helps you find your new favorite bar in Norwood. If you know of other spots that deserve to be on this list, be sure to let us know. The team here at Nucar Chevrolet of Norwood is passionate about finding the best local spots to recommend to customers.

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