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The Cask Republic

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52 Ratings
Ratings: 52
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: n/a
Taps: 54
Bottles: 80
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by Roguer:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Very nice atmosphere: huge and roomy, tons of seats, and lots of dark grain wood. Looks fairly new.

Everything was good-to-excellent. I had a beer on cask, and even though I was the first to have it that day, it wasn't freezing cold or anything - perfect cellar temperature.

Service is my one complaint. There was one server, which isn't that bad, as the place wasn't jam-packed. However, service was lackluster and apathetic, if friendly enough. Service wasn't bad or rude; it just could have been much better.

Great, great selection of taps. The website claims 56 taps; I didn't count them, but I can vouch that 40+ seems legit, and every single tap was craft, from around the states and the world. Lagunitas, Maine Beer, Allagash, Brooklyn, Green Flash, St. Bernardus (Christmas), La Trappe, Delirium Noel, Two Roads, New England Brewing, Rodenbach, Stillwater, Ommegang, Goose Island, Victory, Clown Shoes, Oskar Blues, Sixpoint, Stone, Dogfish Head...you get the point.

The variation was nice, too: yeah, they had Laggy IPA, but they'd just had GI BCBS, and currently had GI Illinois IIPA. Other options were similarly varied, from BSDAs and Saisons to IIPAs and stouts. Just a great, great selection.

They also had a local brew exclusively for their restaurant and one other, as well as a cask brew from Thornbridge Brewing, England.

I had a portobello sandwich with fries, both of which were excellent. The food menu wasn't huge, but everything looked good.

The food runs a slight bit pricey for the fair, but it is quite good, and the beer prices were very good. It overall averages out.

I can't vouch for the competition in New Haven, but I can definitely vouch for this spot: swing by, bring some friends, and try some beer that you've never had before. You won't be disappointed.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Uconnelmo
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of CTJman
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Urge2Blink
3.66/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

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

Photo of BrewSensei
4/5  rDev -6.5%

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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 .

Photo of harrod12
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of BrahptimusPrime
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

Photo of HamdenHector
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of StephRai
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of LutherBrau
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

Photo of SABERG
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of abrodsky
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of AGust82
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of ManMoosePig
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of woodchipper
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SkinniePost
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of sirsteve42
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ScottieD
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
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
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