Shade Bar & Grill is your kind of gathering place for exceptional comfort fare and a full range of beer, wine and signature drinks in a fun, lively and interactive atmosphere. From early morning to late night, Shade Bar and Grill offers a unique collection of food and beverage experiences, like our famous juicy 1/2 lb burgers or melt in your mouth 1 lb Cowboy Rib Eye Steak.
Shade Bar & Grill boasts a full bar with 20 craft beers on tap. Be sure to stop by Monday – Friday for Chef Attended Happy Hour Buffet Happenings – on us! Check our specials page for details. Whatever the season, this Nashua Sports Bar atmosphere is a great place to gather with your friends and catch the big game.
While staying at the Nashua Radisson Hotel in Nashua, NH, enjoy Shade Bar and Grill located right off the hotel lobby. Located in the center of the Nashua Office Park and Nashua Technology Park, Shade Bar & Grill and Nashua Radisson are just seconds from Route 3 in Southern New Hampshire and 45 minutes from Boston or Worcester and in the heart of the historic Merrimack Valley.
As your traveling on Interstate 91 or on local state and town roads north of Hartford, CT one can not help but be captivated with the vast fields engulfed in billowing gauze and dotted with uniquely crafted barns that harbor and care for their treasures until ready for a vast international market.
For 300 years and counting tobacco still makes it's presence felt there. The Connecticut Valley and tobacco have been synonymous for well over 3 centuries, dating back to before the first settlers. Native Americans were growing a precursor to broadleaf tobacco for personal use and trade. The use of these leaves for cigar manufacturing in the region dates around 1762, based on cigars brought back from Cuba by General Israel Putnam. Later Havana seed was introduced to the region. These local leaves were used for both filler and wrapper. These leaves were inferior to the Sumatra tobacco leaf, which could not be grown locally and too expensive to import. Depending on which history you read it was around 1900 when Dr. Jenkins, a Windsor resident raised a patch of Sumatra under cloth, or local grower Marcus Floyd under a tent, that the Connecticut Shade Grown tobacco industry was launched. It was not long thereafter that Connecticut's grown shade tobacco was the industry benchmark for quality in a wrapper tobacco, used by the heralded and renowned brands of Macanudo, Dunhill and Davidoff.
Though challenged by the economics of competition from manufactured wrappers, waning tobacco demand and industrial need for space, the leaf wrapper and supporting industries still have a major presence and influence on the blue collar culture of this region.
Our first Shade Bar and Grill was developed in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. We wanted to exemplify the creativity, ingenuity and the willingness to persevere that the people of this region demonstrated; the generational culture of hard work, dedication, focus and the ability to shrug it off at the end of the day and enjoy their friends and loved ones. Shade Bar and Grill is your kind of gathering place for just this reason.
Shade Bar and Grill :: 603-888-9970 :: 11 Tara Boulevard :: Nashua, NH