• Hours

    Open Monday through Thursday at 4pm...
    Open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at Noon
  • What’s Happening

    Soul Food Sunday Specials! Ribs, Collard Greens (seasoned with smoked turkey) , fried chicken, jerk chicken, macaroni & cheese, candied sweet potatoes, corn bread!

    Slow-roasted Prime Rib Night $17.95Thursdays
    Live Music & DJs on weekends

  • Weekday Wing Specials

    Tuesday thru Friday 4 to 6pm 50 Cent wings
  • Hot Rods recognized in 2015 Readers Poll with three first place wins!

    Hot Rod Café took first place in three categories in the 2015 Day Paper Reader's poll. The first place wins came in Best Wings, Best Bar/Sports Bar, & Best Bar Food! Big thanks to everyone who voted, and the great crew and the customers!

  • 24 Beers on Tap!

    Founder's All Day IPA
    Kona Big Wave
    Longtrail Ale
    Blue Point Toasted Lager
    Redd's Apple Ale
    Shipyard Monkeyfist
    Laganitas IPA
    Reds Apple Ale
    Shock Top
    Long Trail Double Bag
    Sam Adams Seasonal
    Yuengling Lager
    Bud Light
    Naughty Nurse
    Harpoon IPA
    Shiner Bock
    Sam Adams Rebel IPA
    Shiner Ruby Red Bird
    Two Roads Road to Ruin
    Shiner Octoberfest
    Dogfish Head 60 Minute
    Angry Orchard
    Abita Purple Haze
  • Hot Rods invited to compete in 2015 National Buffalo Wing Fest on Labor Day Weekend!

    The Hot Rods Crew is hitting the road for Labor Day Weekend to go to Buffalo, NY, the home of the Bufflao Wing to compete with restaurants from around the country for bragging rights! Wish us luck! Check out Buffalowing.com and if you go, stop by and say hello!
  • Ladies Appreciation Night Half off Specials open to close!

  • Have your next Gathering at Hot Rods! The fun, affordable, place to have your party…let us do the work…

    Food packages starting as low as $14 per person! Reserve a table, a section, the lower lounge, or rent out the whole place, we accomodate groups, large and small.
  • Hot Rod Cafe

    114 Bank Street  ·  New London CT 06320


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    Hot Rod Cafe: Wings, Beer & Atmosphere

    Welcome to Hot Rod Cafe. We’re a fun, eclectic place for all people that enjoy wings, beer & atmosphere. Enjoy wings and beers on the beautiful deck overlooking the Thames River. Hot Rod Cafe is downtown New London’s premier place to enjoy great food awesome service and fun people.

    Hot Rod Cafe
    114 Bank Street
    New London, CT 06320
    Tel: 860.447.2320


    Check out Hot Rod’s on WFSB Channel 3′s Better CT

    Check out this Performance by Karl Kelly!

    Check out Hot Rods New Commercial!

    Wings, Beer & Atmosphere on the Tube

    Check out Hot Rod Cafe’s new television commericial in our Photos & Video Gallery section of our web site.

    St. Patty’s Day 2013 Party…This is how we do it!


    A peak inside Hot Rod’s, great food, music & fun!