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Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers

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Prime 16 Tap House + BurgersPrime 16 Tap House + Burgers
BA SCORE
96
world-class

55 Reviews
Reviews: 55
Visits: 98
rAvg: 4.38
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @prime16newhaven

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Reviews: 55 | Visits: 98
Reviews by deanhead:
Photo of deanhead
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Stopped in here for a beer before my dinner next door at Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant, and then returned later after a show in Bridgeport.

Happy hour here is from 4:00-7:00pm. All drafts are 1/2 price. How nice is that considering the twenty tap draft selection is constantly rotating something interesting.

The bar staff was extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about the beer served here. The bar area has a really nice feel to it, with 20 or so stools and a few tables around the periphery of the bar area.

The available draft selections were clearly marked on several chalkboards in the bar, so it was easy to figure out what was being poured without having to closely examine the tap handles like at other bars.

While there I enjoyed the Avery IPA, The Maharaja, and a little Sumpin, Sumpin. All great beers.

My friend and I also enjoyed some great conversation with Jonathon the bar manager. He really seemed passionate about his job. This fellow also knew his beer.

While we did not get anything to eat, the food that was being served looked pretty tasty. I wouldn't mind coming back here for some snacks and beer.

If you find yourself in New Haven, seek this place out. It's right off the common (or whatever they call it in CT). The beer was great, and the service at the bar was fantastic.
I'll definitely be back the next time I find myself in the area. (1,388 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.51/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.9/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Good, quality burgers with a large taplist of ordinary beers. (61 characters)

Photo of BranfordBound
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
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. Smaller sized location that gets packed very easily. Food is mostly burgers, but very well crafted. Solid rotating tap list of about 15 beers plus stuff in bottles. Worth a trip if you're in the area! (267 characters)

Photo of PatrickCT
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of MarkSansone
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of benzalman
4.25/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of NateF90
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Macsimus
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of OldCrustacean79
5/5  rDev +14.2%
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!!! (82 characters)

Photo of Sweffin
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BrewSensei
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of RBCORCORAN
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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, (405 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of StephRai
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of LutherBrau
4.6/5  rDev +5%

Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of drewtucker91079
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of AGust82
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BeerMeSteve
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of kmcdonald6809
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of mbonugli
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers in New Haven, CT
96 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.