Head to the Bar if you are looking forward to a lively evening in New Haven. Located in dowtown, this place is known for serving some of the best pizzas in town along with an impressive beverage menu to accompany you for the night. Choose from the variety of pizza bases and toppings to suit your taste or opt for the popular favorites, everything on their menu is sure to entice your palate. The delectable dishes are followed by an impressive list of beverages and cocktails that have been loved by all. Besides, the Bar hosts several DJ parties and live music gigs which makes it the ultimate nightlife spot to visit when in New Haven.
The name says it all. Burgers and beers. Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers is a craft beer heaven, with 20 beers on tap, not to mention the fully stocked bar. From the kitchen, take your pick of any of the juicy specialty burgers with amazing flavor combinations. Or you could even create your own. The kids menu makes Prime 16 a perfect place for everyone to get something they like.
Established way back in 1934, Rudy's has been a popular place for a bite and a pint ever since. Rudy's features a long, impressive list of craft beers on tap and in bottles. Make sure you get an order of the frites, and try as many of their different dipping sauces as you can manage. In addition to the signature frites, they also serve up burgers, salads, wraps and flatbreads. Rudy's happy hour is a great time to sample some delicious brews with friends.
OK, so it's not in the most popular section of New Haven, on a corner off on its own. But despite appearances, this is an outstanding spot for hearing live bands and performers. During the week it showcases a diverse selection of music and talent, and on the weekends you can listen to well known bands or outstanding jazz and blues players jam.
What do the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U-2, The Kinks and Bob Dylan have in common? They have all played at this legendary hot spot, along with almost every other road show. For almost 30 years, this place has been hopping (pun intended) with an incredible lineup of live music and a dance party that just won't quit. It has been voted nightclub of the year several times, so consider a trip to Toad's to partake in music history, not to mention a good time.
This shop is a true piece of New Haven history, and it is worth a stop inside regardless of your smoking habits. Conveniently located across the street from the Shubert Theatre, past customers include Vincent Price, Olivia de Havilland and Rex Harrison. Two employees from the 1950s still work here; one an expert in pipe repair and the other a specialist in mixing tobaccos. The shop offers a walk-in humidor, cigar lounge and cafe, plus everything from hand-blended tobaccos and handcrafted pipes to music boxes, writing instruments and chess sets.
168 York Street Cafe is a chic hangout spot, just ideal for enjoying a fun evening with your friends. This gay and lesbian bar is known for offering an extensive beverage list that include your favorite spirits and refreshing cocktails to accompany you for an evening here. The menu is moderately priced and the Happy Hours make this easy-on-your-pocket. The bar hosts some entertaining performances regularly and also has TV and WiFi for your entertainment. In case you feel hungry, 168 York Street Cafe offers a scrumptious finger food menu to munch on. While, on Sundays, they have special American breakfast and brunch menu that will entice your palate.
Partner's Cafe is a fun hangout spot, popular amongst the locals and tourists at New Haven. This LGBT bar is known for offering a wide range of beverages to choose from at moderate prices. If you don't want to go for the regular spirits, you can enjoy some colorful concoctions that are sure to entice your palate. Besides, the bar has different events like dance and DJ parties, karaoke nights and others to keep its guests entertained.
Elm City Social is the go-to place for those who are fond of the good life. A few drinks and delicious food here is bound to make you forget about your daily life and help you unwind. Apart from this, cocktail mixing, beer tasting, bar techniques and other classes are offered at Elm City Social for those interested. Elm City Social offers the provides you with the gastronomic experience New Haven has to offer.