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Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers

Not Rated.
Prime 16 Tap House + BurgersPrime 16 Tap House + Burgers
BA SCORE
96
world-class

56 Reviews
Reviews: 56
Visits: 100
Avg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 45
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

172 Temple St
New Haven, Connecticut, 06510-2616
United States
phone: (203) 782-1616 | map
www.prime16.com

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2008

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Reviews: 56 | Visits: 100
Reviews by Durge:
Photo of Durge
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This was my first visit and it was just a quick stop in for a quick one while my wife used the bathroom. Of the 20 taps there was very little I wouldn't enjoy and the closest thing to a "macro" was Guinness Stout. They had a fair assortment of bottled beers, as well, a few more common options there. On tap I had a very nice North Coast Old Stock Ale served in the proper snifter. It was a bit pricey at $8.50 but I thoroughly enjoyed it along with a very friendly and knowledgeable bartender who told me he was also the brains behind the beer inventory. Said they change the kegs nearly every day so the turnover is steady and good. I didn't try the food but I liked the dark, wood atmosphere, kind of a "modern" styling, sort of hip but tasteful. One side for eating, the other for drinking, looked like a decent place to eat so I'll be back for beer and food next time. Right next to the old green downtown and not far from the BruRm@Bar, a perfect setting for a visit to this city. Don't miss it!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Invinciblejets
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of jmont04
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great place that puts most of their focus into 2 things; burgers and beers. Every burger on the menu is fantastic and the beer list is a constant rotation of all kinds of beer.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Good, quality burgers with a large taplist of ordinary beers.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Been here so many times. Right in the heart of downtown New Haven on Temple Street across from the Omni Hotel entrance. Smaller sized location that gets packed very easily, broken up into two parts: sitting/dining area and bar area with hightop tables. Bar seats about 15-20. Food is mostly burgers, but very well crafted, cajun fries are awesome. Solid rotating tap list of about 15 beers plus stuff in bottles and occasionally a cask offering. Worth a trip if you're in the area, by far the best tap list around given the smaller number of taps they have.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of MarkSansone
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of benzalman
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of NateF90
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Macsimus
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of OldCrustacean79
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

5's across the board!!!

Nothing to complain about except how crowded it can be!!!

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Photo of Sweffin
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BrewSensei
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of RBCORCORAN
4.5/5  rDev +3%

passing through New Haven so popped in and was pleasantly surprised. Not the largest selection i seen but everything on the list was worth the visit. Burgers were out of this world. I eat tons of burgers so it's rare that i get one that wows me, Cooked to perfection RAREinside and blackened on the outside. Staff was quick and friendly and knew there beer. Will gladly stop in again if im in the area,

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Photo of HamdenHector
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of StephRai
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of LutherBrau
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of drewtucker91079
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of AGust82
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BeerMeSteve
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers in New Haven, CT
96 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.