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.
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.
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.
Housed inside the U.S. Baird Building, the Two Roads Brewing Company is is known for its year-round beer line-up that includes Ol' Factory Pils, Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout and the Honeyspot Road White IPA, among several others. The brewery conducts weekend tours for interested parties on a first-come, first-serve basis. For those who are more eager to sample the brewed goods can do so in their bustling tasting room, open Tuesdays through Sundays. There is also a beer garden where you can gulp down your favorite beer. If you're feeling peckish, bring your own food, or perhaps one of the local food trucks can help you out.
If you wish to try smoking a hookah, then do consider visiting Milford's Olive Tree Hookah Lounge. This adult bar is only open to those who are over 18 years of age. About 18 flavors of shisha are available with pineapple, blueberry, grape, mango, strawberry, watermelon and mint with lemon being the popular favorites. Alcohol is not permitted but you are allowed to bring your own food or beverage to the lounge or order from the nearby Olive Tree Restaurant.