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Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

57 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
102
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
4.59%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
45
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
Prime 16 Tap House + BurgersPrime 16 Tap House + Burgers
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

172 Temple St
New Haven, Connecticut, 06510-2616
United States

(203) 782-1616 | map
www.prime16.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2008

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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 102
Reviews by semihobo:
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4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Staying in New Haven on business, wandered by this place and chose it randomly for dinner. Win!

Went on a Wednesday, no wait, but it was packed and loud, loud, loud. Lots of shouting across the table for us. Felt like a happening place.

Beer quality was fine, taste, temperature, glassware, etc. Good beers, too -- chalkboard with about two dozen beers on tap, 5 (!) of which changed over the nearly 4 hours I was there.

Good service, attentive but not overbearing. There was a free beer tasting at 7pm because it was Wednesday, happened to catch it by accident. This week it was Unibroue, the schedule is posted on the board. Pretty weak "tasting," 1-2 oz (shot glass or slightly bigger) pours of Blanche de Chambly, Ephemere, Maudite, but hey it was free and the guy doing the pours gave an efficient, accurate description of the beers geared toward beer fans and rookies alike... to each table as he went around pouring out of pitchers. That is advocacy.

They had about 4 double IPAs (yes!), Cascazilla, Midas Touch, Delerium Tremens, all on tap. Bottle menu was okay but who'd touch it? I had the Weyerbacher I2PA, a random Saison, and Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'.

Food was good, cheap and filling. Mac and Cheese is good, a little smoky and spicy. Blue cheese mashed potatoes were also good. Vegetarian friendly.

Bottom line: get there for happy hour from 4-7pm for half-priced beers and some appetizers. This menu would be killer at half off, too bad I missed it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kevdemers
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Modern bar/restaurant feel, bar seats about 20 with tables along the back wall, separate dining area. Solid craft selection - 20 taps. Friendly barmaid. Did not eat there.

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Photo of Invinciblejets
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of jmont04
5/5  rDev +14.7%
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 +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
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 +4.1%
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%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of MarkSansone
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of benzalman
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of NateF90
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Macsimus
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of OldCrustacean79
5/5  rDev +14.7%
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 -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BrewSensei
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of RBCORCORAN
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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 -8.3%

Photo of StephRai
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of LutherBrau
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of drewtucker91079
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers in New Haven, CT
96 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.