United States > Connecticut > New Haven
BeerandBlues2 (547) Hanover, Maryland | June 21, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
A large brewpub / concert hall with an old artistic feel. Actually, it feels like caverns with each room a different vibe. The service was slow as the two bar tenders seemed more interested in texting than serving. Food was good and beer ok.
Travlr (1257) Washington, Washington DC | September 12, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Large place, a bit hipster, more restaurant than bar or brewpub, although the brewing equipment is pretty prominent. One hour wait for a table, so we sat at the bar - and then discovered there was a huge back room that they werenít using. Odd - not enough staff, maybe? Pizza was OK - my first time seeing mashed potatos on a pizza, and in retrospect that was a good prep for my visit to New Zealand.
Ernesto987 (89) Connecticut | July 7, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
the beer isnt spectacular but the pizza is! Go for the pizza and try a couple beers but donít go for the beer.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 4, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Hereís a place hard to review. I visited this brewpub early in the after-noon in the middle of the summer. It was quiet, the bartender was one of the most friendly and enthusiastic beer lover that has ever served us, we talked beer and various stuff, we were given goodies. It was a very fun few hours. However after talking to him I realize I would hate that place if ever I was there at night especially during outside summer, during university time. The music is reportedly discothŤque level with university kids dancing on the tables. And seeing the loudspeakers in the place, they have the ammos to do so. Knowing that itís kind of hard to give a score to the place. As for the beers, I had three pints of their beers (they also have guest taps) and they ranged from bland to pretty decent. Anyway, depending of your age and the mood youíre in, this place can be a lot of fun or totally unbearable. I had a good time there, but I think I got lucky, I would probably hate being there at other times.
auerbrau (297) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | October 3, 2012
38 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 8/20
My first visit today, and probably also my last. What is it about New Haven? Everywhere I go the scene is completely yuppie and douchey. Iím sorry, thereís no other way to explain the high level of obnoxiousness that pours out of the wealthy in this town. They pollute so many places with their ridiculous dress, terrible voices, and inane conversations. Iíll take my pints someplace where the draft list is decent and I donít feel like Iím on some bad hipster-Gonzo-acid trip.
jkwood04 (43) Connecticut | July 4, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A really cool bar for Connecticut. A good concert with cheap PBRs the night I was there. Plus a lot of their house ales.
DiarmaidBHK (712) Pennsylvania | April 18, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
I was shocked to see how packed this place was on a Sunday night. They only had 5 house beers on draft but they had 6-7 other taps some nice, Lagunitas wtf, others utter crap, to all those hipsters still drink pbr stop embarrassing yourselves. With the exception of the stout nothing really stood out. The pepperoni pizza, though a bit overcooked, was still flavorful. the restaurant is in a converted firehouse which made for a dramatic setting. All in all it wasnít a place Iíd make a special trip for again.
joebudzjoe (45) Connecticut | February 21, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Converted from an old firehouse, BAR has a mainly dark, untreated wood and open brick interior with wide open rooms. The place has various sections with its own separate bars, plus their are lofted tables as well. Cool looking place. Usually there are only 5-6 beers on tap brewed from the facilities. About the beer, itís not that great; the beers I tried were flat, too watery, and were sour. However, their flatbread pizza was delicious.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | August 20, 2010
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
taps, long bar though was fairly busy when I went an everning pre-school session. Their beer is OK, the main reason for going. Lots of tables, including some intimate tables. Looks like a student hangout, with a rustic appearance overall. Downtown, and easy part of a pub crawl. Sevice was average, but it was fairly busy as I said.
CanIHave4Beers (73) Pouring Bus, Iowa | October 13, 2009
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
This place is beautiful looking, cool old exposed brick, concrete walls everywhere, and cool little nooks. There was some sort of show happening in the back room that was really cool looking... what struck me about that was that we saw some experimental electronic music the first time I ducked in, then later there was some heavier kind of punk rock happening, just kind of cool how they mixed it up. The service was basically bad, but no one was outright rude. The beer selection was ok, but the beer we ordered that was made in house might have been the worst beer I had on my entire vacation. What can I say... itís a cool place, the apizza looked awesome, and you can get good beer there. Itís ok.
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