The Stomping Ground – We’re more than just a bar – We’re an Experience!!!

best-of-nect-winner-1-1It’s been quiet. Too quiet. Artists and musicians alike have been itching for a new place to visit, to enjoy, to participate. A place where they can perform and witness self-expression by others. Thus, the necessity for The Stomping Ground became apparent. A social setting where everyone is welcome, respected, and encouraged to be themselves.

Located in the heart of the budding town of Putnam, CT, The Stomping Ground is a new music and art venue, serving food and libations, but with a focus on live performances and contemporary art.

We accept cash or card, and love suggestions. Tell us what you think!


It’s official!  We’re open for lunches!  Tuesday through Sunday, we now open at 11:00am.  Ask us about our To Go Menu!


Great News!  We’ve been Awarded the 2016 Norwich Magazine Best of Northeastern Connecticut Winners for the Best Neighborhood Bar, Best Beer Selection, and Best Live Music Venue categories!  Thanks to all who voted!



Welcome to The Stomping Ground! Putnam Connecticut’s number one stop for hand crafted food, craft beer, and live music.