Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers

Prime 16 Tap House + BurgersPrime 16 Tap House + Burgers
Prime 16 Tap House + BurgersPrime 16 Tap House + Burgers
Bar, Eatery

172 Temple St
New Haven, Connecticut, 06510-2616
United States

(203) 782-1616 | map
prime16.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.41
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
105
pDev:
5.9%
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CHADMC3 from Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I have a feeling this place will become a frequent stop for BA's in the near future. The ambiance of the place lands somewhere between traditional colonial beer bar and trendy with a mix of southwest swagger. I stopped on a Friday night, enjoyed a trappist rochefort 6, a turbo dog, and some excellent home made chips. The beer selection is excellent, because it offers something for everyone from the hop head to the belgian lover, all served in the appropriate glassware.

The menu looks excellent, primarily a wide variety of salads and sandwiches which have clearly been given a lot of creative thought by someone who knows food. I can't wait for my next visit to dig deeper into the menu.

Prime 16 just opened as I understand it, but I would say they have a lot of success to look forward to amongst the beer loving crowd. I'm anxious to see how this place takes, but would encourage anyone in the New Haven area to give it a try.

May 24, 2008
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

stopped for lunch and a couple beers on a drive up I-95. downtown, but not far from the highway. Modern decor, they have a room with tables, then a room with the bar and some high top tables. good selection of draft beer, although at the time it was heavy on Stone stout beers as they were going to be starting a special event in a few hours. some cans and bottles available. as well. the bartender was attentive. the burger was great but the fries were just "good".

Dec 15, 2017
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fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

On a trip to New Haven, we decided to go to this place. The restaurant is right near Yale with parking on the streets or in garages. The restaurant is a somewhat small with maybe a dozen tables on the right near the entrance and then a large bar area to one's left. However, the size helped to give the restaurant some nice ambiance compared to larger and louder gourmet, craft burger places.

The menu was very attractive. Multiple types of burgers with different sauces for your fries and a build-your-own-burger option. I am not sure about the bottle menu, but the tap list was on a TV screen in the dining room. Lots of good options, like Allagash, Singlecut, New England, and Kent Falls. I had New England Sea Hag IPA and Kent Falls Zep on the Jukebox. My burger was massive and quite delicious.

Our waitress was very attentive to our needs. She took our complicated order, came often to see how we were doing, and attended to our drinks when we wanted more.

Overall, I really enjoyed this place a lot and would recommend it as a hang out spot or a place for a good burger.

Feb 27, 2017
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BeerBucks from New York

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Sep 08, 2016
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Newport_beerguy from Rhode Island

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Apr 17, 2016
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Modern bar/restaurant feel, bar seats about 20 with tables along the back wall, separate dining area. Solid craft selection - 20 taps. Friendly barmaid. Did not eat there.

Mar 19, 2016
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Invinciblejets from South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Oct 15, 2015
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jmont04 from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great place that puts most of their focus into 2 things; burgers and beers. Every burger on the menu is fantastic and the beer list is a constant rotation of all kinds of beer.

Sep 23, 2015
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wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Jul 13, 2015
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rodmanfor3 from Vermont

3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Good, quality burgers with a large taplist of ordinary beers.

Jun 29, 2015
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Been here so many times. Right in the heart of downtown New Haven on Temple Street across from the Omni Hotel entrance. Smaller sized location that gets packed very easily, broken up into two parts: sitting/dining area and bar area with hightop tables. Bar seats about 15-20. Food is mostly burgers, but very well crafted, cajun fries are awesome. Solid rotating tap list of about 15 beers plus stuff in bottles and occasionally a cask offering. Worth a trip if you're in the area, by far the best tap list around given the smaller number of taps they have.

Jun 11, 2015
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PatrickCT from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

May 27, 2015
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NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Apr 17, 2015
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djrn2 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Apr 04, 2015
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dipaslife4me from Connecticut

4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Mar 10, 2015
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benzalman from California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Mar 02, 2015
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NateF90 from Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Mar 02, 2015
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Macsimus from North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Feb 02, 2015
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OldCrustacean79 from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

5's across the board!!!

Nothing to complain about except how crowded it can be!!!

Jan 22, 2015
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Sweffin from Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Dec 21, 2014
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BrewSensei from Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +1.6%

Nov 17, 2014
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RBCORCORAN from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

passing through New Haven so popped in and was pleasantly surprised. Not the largest selection i seen but everything on the list was worth the visit. Burgers were out of this world. I eat tons of burgers so it's rare that i get one that wows me, Cooked to perfection RAREinside and blackened on the outside. Staff was quick and friendly and knew there beer. Will gladly stop in again if im in the area,

Nov 13, 2014
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Always loud and busy.

A nice selection of beers - usually a few limited release items.

Service is spotty.

Food is pretty good - some creative items on the menu.

Oct 08, 2014
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StephRai from New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

Sep 26, 2014
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LutherBrau from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%

Sep 03, 2014
Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers in New Haven, CT
Place rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 105 ratings