Biagio's Osteria is a simplistic restaurant serving mouthwatering Italian cuisine. A brainchild of the owner and chef Biagio Barone, this restaurant brings to Connecticut, the unpopular delectable fares from across Italy. You can choose from the light meals of antipasti, panini, insalate and salads or enjoy an appetizing meal of Shrimp Belgio or Pollo Margherita. Do try out the chef's special Scallopine Biagio, which blends together chicken, herbs and homemade sauce. The ambiance here, though rustic, is a perfect amalgamation of the words elegant and cozy.
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.
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.
Elevate Lounge and Alchemy Nightclub together make up the largest nightclub in New Haven. The three large rooms have dance floors, custom LED lighting and bars, the perfect combination for a great nightclub. The club often hosts guest DJs to host special theme parties and events, and often offer drink specials.
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.
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 hate venues that make the front row go deaf just so that the back row can hear, you need to visit Acoustic Cafe in Connecticut. Well-planned acoustics are just the tip of the iceberg. They have an expanded and elevated stage, top-of-the-line equipment for their sound engineers and the latest lighting system. It's not just professionals who get to enjoy the acoustics. They have an open mike on Tuesdays for amateurs who want to take the stage.
Sweet Basil is a awesome eatery that lets you dine in, take away or delivers food to your doorstep. This restaurant serves some delicious Asian Fusion food that will make you want to order everything that is on the menu. The dishes served here are fresh, wholesome and beautifully plated. The Sushi served here has a tasteful glow stick that is hidden under some rice noodles with an orchid that makes it look pleasing. They also have a great selection of drinks and cocktails along with a happy hours menu.
Bridgeport's Black Rock Yacht & Athletic Club, popular as B.R.Y.A.C Restaurant & Raw Bar, serves as a city landmark since the year 2012. With a nautical-theme inspired by Mike Andre's voyages across Block Island and Key West, this raw bar by the day and live music venue by the night serves up succulent seafood preparations and enthralls music lovers with some well-curated live gigs. Savory pastas, flavorsome burgers, steaks and coastal fare delights make up its inviting menu, while noted solo musicians and troupes grace its stage as the night progresses. In the past, B.R.Y.A.C has been address to riveting acts by celebrated guitarist Buddy Cage and rock ensemble Blues Traveler's lead vocalist John Popper.
Margherita Aloi, the chef proprietor of Il Palio Ristorante brings to Shelton delectable flavors of Tuscan cuisine. Margherita, born and brought up in the Italian countryside, uses traditional recipes to create mouthwatering dishes. The menu features tantalizing fares of pasta, raviolli, lasagna and risottos. Keep an eye out for seasonal specials in their menu, that uses the best ingredients of the season. Choose from their list of white and red wines to complement your meal. For some of the best drinks, select from the restaurant's specials.