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The Cask Republic

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Taps: 54 / Bottles: 80
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]

181 Crown St
New Haven, Connecticut, 06510-3005
United States
phone: (475) 238-8335

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(Place added by: naproxen on 01-08-2011)
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Durge

Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

My first visit to The Cask in New Haven and after reading some of the reviews I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised. Being a Friday night at shortly after 6 PM in a pretty bustling downtown nightclub district, I was first surprised that they took our party of 4 without a moments wait despite no reservation. The atmosphere is hard to dislike with its dark look and Victorian pub sort of decor, although, as others have warned, it certainly is a loud and busy place. But honestly, isn't any bust place noisy in the city at this time of the week? Our waiter was beer knowledgeable, friendly, prompt and very patient with our indecision and questions. I couldn't have asked for much more really. We never waited much at all for our beers and I got the impression that this place reinforces its waitstaff for these known busy periods, and that's appreciated and a big difference maker with any dining experience. The beer selection is very solid, a very good variety with plenty of interesting choices of brewers and styles, including a cask ale and an exotic featured beer (in this case a divine Brewdog Paradise Smokehead on tap. All beers were appropriately served (glasses, temperature, portions), and while not cheap, they were priced reasonably considering the quality. The food selection was limited but not badly. Fish and meat, sandwiches and lots of decent appetizers including shellfish, etc. Everyone at our table was more than satisfied with the food. I had the fish n' chips and would recommend it as a decent choice. The mini-pizza was a great appetizer for the 4 of us, as well. All and all, I highly recommend this place. Judging from the earlier reviews I'm guessing that management is paying attention to the constructive criticism and has made positive adjustments. It was crowded, it was noisy, but I'm sure it wouldn't be that way if they weren't so good. Must be an awesome stop when you're there on off hours! Don't miss it for beer, dining...or both!

02-04-2012 19:24:38 | More by Durge
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ScottieD

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4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

The Cask is a wonderful place to go. It has a really nice vibe inside. Beer selection is very good with a rotating list and dedicated warm lines. Usually have some good NEBCO stuff on draft which is always wonderful. It's in New Haven, so no parking lot (street parking or pay lots). Wish they had a few more beer dinners during the year, but all in all a really nice place.

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The Cask Republic in New Haven, CT
94 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.