Pints-4-paws (April 2021)

RESULTS: This fundraiser sold 1,834 pints of beer, plus side events at The Cellar on Treadwell, Aunt Chiladas Mexican Restaurant & Odie’s Place netted another $1,000.

$2.834 was deposited into the Animal Shelter Gift Fund.

Our animal shelter initiative embarks on its most ambitious promotion to date. Fifteen unaffiliated merchants, in 3 towns, will join forces during the entire month of April to raise awareness & funds for this long-elusive project. For every pint and/or can of the craft beer, Baby Kittens, sold at participating merchants, $1 will be donated to Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund.

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Baby Kittens, a New England Hazy IPA, is a product of the  Fat Orange Cat Brewing Company. It is locally produced by the event sponsor Twelve Percent Beer Project, 341 State St. (just north of Sackett Point Rd.), North Haven.

Rukus & Suki meet the puppy, Bence, at Twelve Percent Imports

Gimme Shelter acknowledges progress in Connecticut’s Covid-19 rebound, but realizes that the days of returning to large room fundraisers is still not here yet. By stretching this out over the entire month of April, participants can engage at a level they feel comfortable with. Patrons are encouraged to check with individual establishments about any take-out or delivery options with food orders.


Aunt Chilada’s Mexican Restaurant

  • casual Mexican eatery & Tequila bar
  • 3931 Whitney Ave (at Shepard Ave) Hamden 06518

Odie’s Place

  • comfort food with wide variety of specialty pizza
  • 3352 Whitney Ave Hamden 06518

MiKro Depot

  • craft beers – gastropub
  • 0 Depot Ave (behind Amity Wines) Hamden 06518

Side Street Bar & Grille

  • wide variety of draft beer – offbeat pub menu
  • 15 Dickerman St (Whitney & Rte 40 Connector) Hamden 06518

Elk’s Lodge #2225

  • members only fraternal organization
  • 175 School St Hamden 06518

Eli’s on Whitney

  • casual American food – 25 taps
  • 2392 Whitney Ave Hamden 06518

J.roo’s Restaurant

  • pizza – Italian specialties – sports bar
  • 243 State St (at Dixwell) North Haven 06473

Wood-N-Tap Bar & Grill

  • draft beer – American comfort food – sports pub
  • 2100 Dixwell Ave (Hamden Plaza) Hamden 06514

Cafe Ibiza

  • gourmet tapas and wine bar
  • 1832 Dixwell Ave (across from Home Depot) Hamden 06514


  • local pub – QU haunt
  • 3307 Whitney Ave (at Sherman Ave.) Hamden 06518

JaSa Asian Cuisine

  • Sushi – Chinese – Japanese
  • 1720 Dixwell Ave (across from Mather St.) Hamden 06514

The Cellar on Treadwell

  • restaurant – bar – music venue
  • 295 Treadwell St (formerly the Outer Space) Hamden 06514

Weed’s Cafe

  • unpretentious neighborhood gin joint
  • 1435 Dixwell Ave (corner of Oregon Ave.) Hamden 06514

The Playwright Irish Pub

  • American fare with traditional Irish specialties
  • 1232 Whitney Ave (corner of Putnam Ave) Hamden 06517

Camacho Garage

  • contemporary Mexican street food and chef-owned
  • 36 Fountain St (Westville Village) New Haven 06515

In house delivery includes GrubHub & DoorDash.

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