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Delaney's Restaurant & Tap Room

Not Rated.
Delaney's Restaurant & Tap RoomDelaney's Restaurant & Tap Room

Taps: 56 / Bottles: 165
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

68 Ratings
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

882 Whalley Ave
New Haven, Connecticut, 06515-1791
United States
phone: (203) 397-5494

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @delaneystaproom

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(Place added by: OatmattStout)
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Big props to Delaney's & NEBCO for coordinating a 10am opening on the day of the BA IST Release. Staff responded well to being inundated by beer enthusiasts before they even opened. Delaney's is bigger on the inside than it looks. Two separate bar areas, two dining areas and outdoor seating. Lots of wood and our server was great and responsive. Tap list seems to change quite a bit based on the fact that we had a draught list for the previous and current day and there were quite a few differences. Bottle prices were very reasonable too in my opinion. Lots of 750's of IST were being consumed and reasonably priced at $24 a bottle. I also observed a nice selection of sours being consumed. The menu also had a vintage section with several different aged offerings. Food was great. We opted for the brunch menu and everyone was pretty satisfied. I had the Rogue Shakespeare's Stout on Nitro and we all shared the $9 DIPA sampler (Ghandi-bot, Maharaja, DFH 90, Riverhorse Hop-a-lot-amus and Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA) which our server provided for us gratis because our order took a little longer than anticipated. Other beers at the table included Strubbe Pils, Youngs Double Chocolate and Old Speckled Hen. Beer menu was nicely arranged by style and half pints for some offerings were also available. Bottle listing was really quite impressive - tap list was respectable but not mind blowing, but the overall vibe and character of this place makes it well worth your time if you are in the area.

04-25-2010 17:18:01 | More by Jwale73
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Sellen

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Connecticut

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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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smutty33

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3 | $$

Arrived in NH late night on a Tuesday, stopped in for a few beers & a snack.

Bit of a divey, worn feel to this place. Could use an overhaul. Smelled like stale beer, smoke & urinals...which yeah I'm used to in a bar, but this place was too much.

Female bartender was a bit stand-offish at first, but after a bit warmed up & was pleasant when she realized I knew way around a beer list.

Had the hyped Gandhi Bot for the 1st time in over 5 years, was told they have it on tap regularly. Maybe this was a top-notch DIPA 8 yrs ago, but it isn't now.

As a whole, nice selection...but too much attention to the ABI beers in prominent lit taps on the bar.

Had a few Ithaca Flower Powers that were poured fairly, tasted fresh & priced reasonably.

Had some fried mozz that was serviceable but forgettable.

Glad I visited, but frankly I'd prioritize a visit to Prime 16 on my next visit to NH. Though if I could get the same pleasant bartender again I'd come back.

09-28-2013 00:35:34 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Donker

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

If you are looking for good food, beer and value, this is your place. One visit and you will leave wanting to make this your regular haunt.

This is what to expect with Delaney's:
Pros
- Beer, and lots of it. I believe they have 50+ taps plus a well stocked cellar of bottled beer.
- Staff that is knowledgeable about the beers they are serving. Even if you don't like beer, they can find one for you.
- 3 different areas to relax in. Main restaurant, Upper dining area (tavern), and tap room
- Great, casual dining food. Delaney's offers a solid menu that is well prepared. Note: The fancier "specials" are hit or miss.
- If beer is not for you, they also have a sizable wine selection.

Cons
- If you come during busy times, service can be slow. The staff is very friendly and are often bombarded with numerous questions which seems to slow things down. Tip: Let them know if you are in a rush.
-Bathrooms need some TLC

08-23-2013 19:01:06 | More by Donker
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Delaney's Restaurant & Tap Room in New Haven, CT
91 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.