• Hours

    Open Monday through Thursday at 4pm...
    Open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at Noon
  • Sunday Fun Day 50 Cent Wing Special

    Noon to 4pm
  • What’s Happening

    Sunday Funday Specials...All the games...50 cent wings Noon - 5:00pm

    Slow-roasted Prime Rib Night $16.95Thursdays
    Live Music & DJs on weekends

  • Weekday Wing Specials

    Monday thru Friday 4 to 6pm 50 Cent wings
  • Join the Hot Rod Mug Club

    See bartender for details

  • 24 Beers on Tap!

    Founder's All Day IPA
    Kona Big Wave
    Longtrail Ale
    Blue Point Toasted Lager
    Redd's Apple Ale
    Shipyard Pumpkinhead
    Shipyard Monkeyfist
    Laganitas IPA
    Reds Apple Ale
    Blue Moon
    Long Trail Double Bag
    Sam Adams Octoberfest
    Bud Light
    Naughty Nurse
    Harpoon IPA
    Magic Hat #9
    Two Roads Road to Ruin
    Shiner Octoberfest
    Shiner Ruby Redbird
    Angry Orchard
    Long Trail Limbo IPA
  • Thanksgiving Eve Party!

    Wednesday ..Thanksgiving Eve doors open at noon...50 cent wings 3 to 6pm...DJ E@zy spinning 9pm to close...both levels open...Emily Esh and Hayley are dressing up again I hear :) Come see your friends at Hot Rods! The place to be and meet up with friends new and old Thanksgiving Eve and Weekend...Closed Thursday Thanksgiving Day so the staff can enjoy their family and friends!
  • Free Live Comedy Show hosted by Dame Dash

    Downstairs Lounge...no cover, limited seating. 8pm Friday...November 28th...Friday after Thanksgiving.
  • 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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    About Hot Rod Cafe

    Hot Rod Cafe was started in 2005 by Rod Cornish, a native of New London, who returned from New York City after he left Merril Lynch to pursue more fun and satisfaction. He spent time in Europe and upon his return decided to stay in New London and open the kind of place that he would like to go to.

    He went to local bartending and culinary schools and worked in several local establishments learning the business before opening Hot Rod Cafe. The business has grown each year specializing in wings and excellent customer service.

    In 2009 an opportunity arose to relocate out of the small space it occupied to a space just down the street from its original location, 114 Bank Street complete with a water view deck, state of the art kitchen and private party facility. It was a perfect fit.  Extensive renovations were done, creating a bigger more modern space with two floors of fun.   The main Bank Street level space with New Orleans style windows that fold open to create an open air feel, a new air conditioning system and new bar.