The Brü Rm. at BAR
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 126
Beer Avg: 3.74
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by slander:
4.15/5 rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5
Look. When in New Haven, I'm looking to get a pizza at Modern. Not Pepe's and not Sally's,...Modern. The thing is, for the best pizza in New Haven, Modern has a crappy handful of beers with a guest tap or two that may be decent at best. What to do, what to do?? You go to BruRm@Bar. New Haven is the brick oven pizza town and this joint mixes it up nicely. They make an excellent pie AND they brew their own beer and it's damn good beer at that. I've been a fan of the "damn good stout" but recently got to have the "damn good espresso stout" which was just that. Likewise, the golden ale was outstanding.
The place is divied up into multiple areas. As you enter, there's the dining room to the right with a "U" shaped bar serving their beers and the brewing vessels amongst the tables. They also have a table or two on the second floor and if you climb the stairs to the third floor, as we did last month at the CT real ale festival,... hey, what do you know?? there's some decent seating way upstairs too (and the secret bathrooms). However, if you enter the establishment and head to the left, there's a big open room with a pool table and a bar serving their beers and a few crappy macros. This is the bar/club side, weird dancing man and all. The bar/club side is night and day compared to the dining room located a big 20 feet away. And in the far back of the bar/club room is a bigger room where it gets even "clubbier" (I think I just made up a word).
The beer is always good and the pizza is outstanding.
And I've got to tell you, when VENOM ordered the mashed potato pizza, I kind of cringed at the thought of what that might taste like, but it was really fricken' tasty.
03-04-2003 21:44:26 | More by slander
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3.59/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5 | $
Visited on a weekday night while in New Haven:
First...go for the pizza...outstanding pies. We tried three different pizzas, different sauces, and different toppings. All were excellent. The beer was good; I only had the Damn Good Stout, which lived up to its name. They only had 4 beers on tap that night, so the selection suffered a little. The building that the place was in was awesome; I thought that it really helped give the place a really good vibe...that and the place was packed. We did have to wait 30 minutes for a table, but I think that a lot of that was due to the fact that they were understaffed. But once we got a table, the service was better than average. The prices were more than reasonable and if I ever end up back in New Haven, I will definitely be stopping in.
05-17-2013 01:54:41 | More by PhillyStyle
The Brü Rm. at BAR in New Haven, CT
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