Firefly Bistro’s downtown Manchester location makes for the perfect place to gather, celebrate, and enjoy art in all forms. Check back regularly to see our upcoming events!



Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester Joins us for our May Community Partnership Series

May is Mental Health Awareness Month; Firefly is excited to help spread the word! As a nonprofit organization, MHCGM relies on the generosity of others to help their programs, which in turn helps those in our community.

Dine at Firefly on Wednesday, May 15th to help support MHCGM’s underfunded programs. Firefly will donate 10% of food and non-alcoholic beverage sales (alcoholic beverages excluded) for the entire day to support the MHCGM.

If you would like to learn more about MHCGM and everything they do (or make a donation!), please check out mhcgm.org.

Encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join us at Firefly on Wednesday, May 15, and together we can help make a difference. Reserve your spot now!

Artists in Residence

Bruce Jones

Bruce Jones is a local artist from seacoast NH. His loose, bold, and unique paintings are on display in Firefly’s dining room known as the Art Room.

He learned the nuts and bolts of design and composition while attending the New England School of Art and Design in Boston, but he believes that his real education came from working with other professional artists. He was fortunate to travel and learn the art of plein air painting, which generates a lot of abstract qualities, lending itself to his natural expressive style.

He is a lifelong New Englander, and currently lives in Exeter, NH with his artist wife, Tracy, whose artwork is also on display in Firefly’s foyer.

Tracy R. Jones

Tracy was trained as an Art Educator at the Massachusetts College of Art where she had an emphasis in painting, and was influenced to examine, experience, and enjoy the process of creating while finding one’s own aesthetic.

Her large-scale assemblages and paintings explore the relationships between color and shapes while salvaging and utilizing oft-discarded materials and bold forms.

Live Music on our Patio

Firefly Restaurant Summer 2024 Booking

Weather Permitting

Wednesday – Saturday 5pm-8pm

Chuck Alaimo Residency every Sunday 11am-2pm


Jordan Quinn


Chris Perkins


Sam Hammerman


Dalton Sayball


Chuck Alaimo

Summer Residency – performing each Sunday from 11am – 2pm


Ralph Allen

Community Partners

The Firefly community extends far beyond the walls of our downtown Manchester bistro. Here are some of the neighbors, near and far, that we support throughout the years:

March of Dimes

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

NH Food Bank/Share Our Strength

Concord Hospital



Palace Theater

Webster House

Girls, Inc.

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

Animal Rescue League

Nashua Center

Goffstown Mother’s Club

Rights + Democracy Education Fund

Granite United Way

Taco Tour Manchester

  • Best Taco 2022
  • Best Taco 2019
  • Honorable Mention 2018


Diner’s Choice for:

  • “American,” “Great for Brunch,” and “Most Booked” 2020 & 2022
  • “Great for a date” 2018

WMUR Viewer’s Choice

  • Best Brunch Runner Up 2021

Hippo Press 2019

  • Best Date Place 2019

Hippo Press 2023

  • Best Brunch 2023

Hippo Press 2024

  • Best Brunch 2024

Hippo Press 2024

  • Best Brunch Cocktails 2024

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