Situated on Yale University's New Haven campus, Union League Cafe allows guests to savor classic French cuisine in an elegant and vibrant space that bears the resemblance of a 19th-century brasserie. The perfect setting for a romantic evening, the restaurant's vintage-themed interiors feature elaborate chandeliers, premium fabrics, sleek hardwood floors, and a traditional fireplace which lends the entire dining hall a majestic aura. The menu is well-structured and includes all-time favorites like the Crevettes Et Calamar, Canard Au Poivre, and the Lotte Au Vin Rouge. The cafe is also well-known for its desserts; especially the exquisite Creme Brulee Catalane.
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.
Though the bar is called Ordinary, it is anything but. This elegant and popular bar is imbued with an elegant atmosphere and features carved, polished wood walls, tables and seats, and leather banquettes. In addition to the craft beer and cocktail selection, they serve up a menu of light meals and sophisticated snacks like cheese plates, Giardiniera, cookies, and cupcakes. If you're looking for a classy night with drinks and good company, look no further than Ordinary.
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.
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.
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.
Located in the heart of Yale's campus, Gryphon's Pub at the Graduate and Professional Student Club at Yale is a popular spot for people looking for cheap drinks and a good time. This campus pub is always presenting some kind of special or event, whether it be pub trivia, martini night or DJ dance party.
This local dive bar is a popular favorite amongst locals with a taste for good food. Three Sheets boasts all the laid-back appeal of a locals bar, with the added perk of a food menu with delicious options like pickled fries, Angus beef burgers, clams on the half shell, sandwiches and personal pizzas to choose from. Paired with an impressive beer list, a full bar selection and live music, an evening at Three Sheets promises to be an enjoyable one.
Located within the The Study at Yale hotel, Heirloom offers a tantalizing cuisine from New England with a contemporary twist. Relish the roast chicken, duck breast, steak and dumplings made from locally sourced meat. Oyster lovers can feast at the Oyster bar. Those lodging within the hotel can gorge on the delectable dishes from the menu in the warmth of their cozy rooms. Heirloom begins serving its guests dinner from 5p everyday.
Pizza was founded in New Haven, and the famous pizzerias still serve up the best around, but even with heavy duty competition from all the others, Est Est Est holds its own. So, try a slice here almost around the clock, and you won't be disappointed, especially if you order another Italian specialty with your pie. Enjoy outdoor seating in summer, as it's perfect place for people watching. They also offer free delivery, and catering is available.
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.