Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers

BA SCORE
96
world-class

104 Ratings
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
prime16.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
58
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
4.36%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
45
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 104 |  Reviews: 58
Reviews by nickfl:
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4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Decided to check this place out when I was in Milford for two weeks and began to run short of beer destinations. Right in downtown New Haven, expect to pay for parking and wait for a table even on a weeknight. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and the beer selection was quite good for the area. A lot of good beer on tap and a few rarities. I had a Brooklyn companion, and a couple of local brews. The food was great, this is how "high-end burgers" should be done. I had a steakhouse burger and it was spectacular. If I ever find myself in New Haven again, or anywhere nearby I would go out of my way to go back to Prime 16.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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

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

Photo of WillieThreebiers
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 NYR-Zuuuuc
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%

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Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers in New Haven, CT
4.36 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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