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The Cask Republic

Not Rated.
The Cask RepublicThe Cask Republic
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

25 Reviews
Reviews: 25
Visits: 56
Avg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Taps: 54
Bottles: 80
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

181 Crown St
New Haven, Connecticut, 06510-3005
United States
phone: (475) 238-8335 | map
www.thecaskrepublic.com

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Place added by: naproxen on 01-08-2011

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Reviews: 25 | Visits: 56
Reviews by Durge:
Photo of Durge
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
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!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CayseyW
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

People say Eli Cannon's is the craft beer bar in CT. I think then that it would make Cask the craft beer mecca for CT.

Food is creative and delicious, albeit pricey (hey it's downtown New Haven).

Beer is phe-nom-en-al! So many taps of so much real craft. I always get something new when I go there. Everything rotates. The cask selection is usually OK, never really had anything amazing from it.

Service is attentive and knowledgeable. Crowd can be a bit pretentious at times, due to its proximity to Yale, but I've never had a problem with it. Can be a bit noisy as the night goes on and goes from dinner to bar crowd.

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Photo of dipaslife4me
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of CTJman
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Urge2Blink
3.66/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Mediocre bartender with mediocre knowledge. Tap list was better than average but nothing too wild on draft. It is a nice large bar with good bar seating and communal seating.

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

Photo of BrewSensei
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of RBCORCORAN
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Really nice wooden bar and great tap selection. Had an order of wings with a couple beers and everything was outstanding. Second round i ordered a Spencer Trappist ale and kicked the keg 3/4 of the way through the fill so got it free and really enjoyed it and the price was right.
Over all the place is well worth the visit and will stop by again when in the area'
My only complaint was that they were having a fruit fly problem , went out for a smoke and came back to find two in my beer. Fished them out and went back to sipping on my beer .

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Photo of harrod12
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of BrahptimusPrime
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Great place ....good selection and service. Beware of parking meters 30 minute max...they will take your money and not add time...on the plus side was able to park right outside so feeding the meter was manageable.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of StephRai
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of LutherBrau
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Exceptional Rotating Draught List and expansive bottle selection. Excellent food and great atmosphere; my favorite bar in New Haven!

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Photo of SABERG
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

We have been here 3 times now, each afternoon visits.
Space is well laid out, lighting good, not to loud. I can see that change with 200 people.
Staff is attentive without being overbearing. The menu is well curated, and the beer list is comprehensive.
We each had 2 small plates and 2 drafts, the value to expense is solid. Not inexpensive but well done.
Enjoy a trip to New Haven and check them out.

Cheers all

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Photo of Bjorn2bWild
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of abrodsky
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of AGust82
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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The Cask Republic in New Haven, CT
93 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.