Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers

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96
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57 Reviews
Prime 16 Tap House + BurgersPrime 16 Tap House + Burgers
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(203) 782-1616 | map
www.prime16.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
102
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
4.59%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
45
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 102
Reviews by deanhead:
Photo of deanhead
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Stopped in here for a beer before my dinner next door at Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant, and then returned later after a show in Bridgeport.

Happy hour here is from 4:00-7:00pm. All drafts are 1/2 price. How nice is that considering the twenty tap draft selection is constantly rotating something interesting.

The bar staff was extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about the beer served here. The bar area has a really nice feel to it, with 20 or so stools and a few tables around the periphery of the bar area.

The available draft selections were clearly marked on several chalkboards in the bar, so it was easy to figure out what was being poured without having to closely examine the tap handles like at other bars.

While there I enjoyed the Avery IPA, The Maharaja, and a little Sumpin, Sumpin. All great beers.

My friend and I also enjoyed some great conversation with Jonathon the bar manager. He really seemed passionate about his job. This fellow also knew his beer.

While we did not get anything to eat, the food that was being served looked pretty tasty. I wouldn't mind coming back here for some snacks and beer.

If you find yourself in New Haven, seek this place out. It's right off the common (or whatever they call it in CT). The beer was great, and the service at the bar was fantastic.
I'll definitely be back the next time I find myself in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kevdemers
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of Invinciblejets
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of jmont04
5/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of MarkSansone
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of benzalman
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of NateF90
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Macsimus
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of OldCrustacean79
5/5  rDev +14.7%
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!!!

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Photo of Sweffin
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BrewSensei
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of RBCORCORAN
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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,

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Photo of HamdenHector
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of StephRai
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of LutherBrau
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of drewtucker91079
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers in New Haven, CT
96 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.
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