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The Brü Rm. at BAR

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The Brü Rm. at BARThe Brü Rm. at BAR
Based on:
10 Beers
162 Hads
Place Score: 84
Reviews: 52
Visits: 73
Avg: 3.67
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

254 Crown St
New Haven, Connecticut, 06511-6610
United States
phone: (203) 495-8924

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bar_newhaven

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Reviews: 52 | Visits: 73
Reviews by mltobin:
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3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Located right across the street from Louis Lunch in New Haven.

Big space for Connecticut, with two bar sides: eating pizza and not eating pizza (which looked really tasty by the way). The crowd is a mix of professionals and college kids. Service was fine. The selection was 5 beers, mostly darker, richer styles. I went for the Bru Master`s Rye, pretty tasty, would have paired well a pepperoni pie. I would have preferred a couple more drafts and something light like a pilsner or a wheat on the board this time of they year (May). Worth a visit if you are doing a crawl in New Haven.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PatrickCT
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Awesome brick oven pizza in New Haven. The beers they make there are kind of meh (the stouts are decent), but the rotating taps can reveal a treat or two. I've had Lawson's Super Session #2 here recently and a buddy had Sip of Sunshine. Food (pizza) is awesome!

Just watch the time when you are there, the place turns into a popular bar with a nightclub in the back around 10pm. Gets really crowded and noisy, to say the least.

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3.89/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5

Best pizza I've ever had. So good it is as if it is not even pizza, but a new kind of food that makes pizza irrelevant. Their "damn good stout" is amazing, and their beers are a great compliment to their world class pizza. I go to bar for the pizza and give, and their above average beer is a bonus.

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.28/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Visited mid-week in the afternoon during the Arts and Ideas Festival, after enjoying a lecture on Jackson Pollack at the Yale Art Gallery. We were immediately seated by the hostess (it wasn't busy at all). Got a seat by the windows, looking directly across Crown Street at that New Haven icon, Louis' Lunch. We ordered a flight of beers, which arrived in minutes, then ordered a salad and a pizza.

The flight of five came in fairly large samples, plenty to share. Started with the Toasted Blonde - very light, not much 'toasted' flavor. Next was the Pale Ale - nice hoppy taste, moderate bitterness, clean finish. Followed that with the Am 'bar' Ale - sweet with lots of malt. Up next was the Damn Good Stout - lived up to it's name! Lots of flavors of coffee & chocolate, but not overwhelming. The last sample was the seasonal specialty brew, a Rye IPA. Not bad, but hard to discern the rye taste.

Based on the flight I decided to go with a glass of the Pale Ale, although I would say that the Stout was the star; just not the right choice for our meal.

Both the salad and pizza were fantastic! We had a white pizza with artichokes, which arrived quickly. Thin crust pizza, slightly charred - the both of us agreed it was as good as Pepe's (without the wait!). The medium was quite big, more than enough for the two of us (we hadn't eaten all day and it was already 2:30, so we were definitely hungry); I would love to see the size of a large pie!

Our server was attentive and prompt thru out the meal, and the hostess checked on us to make sure everything was satisfactory. We enjoyed the brewpub ambience, and looking out to the street scene, although Crown Street isn't the best people watching spot.

There are a lot of dining choices in New Haven, but not brew pubs with great pizza and beer! We will definitely be back!

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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The Brü Rm. at BAR in New Haven, CT
84 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.