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Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 45
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
172 Temple St
phone: (203) 782-1616
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2008)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
I went at 7:30pm on June 21 2008 with freinds and family.
It's a small place with with 10 or 15 tables and a decent size bar. The music was at a good volume and it was easy to talk to with others at my table.
The appetizers were amazing, we had artichoke dip, prime 16 chips, and a pulled pork "pizza" with BBQ sauce. The burgers we had were the cowboy burger, the lamb burger, and the philly cheese steak burger all of them were amazing and you get to choose from about five different sides to go with it.
the service was great and our server knew about all of the beer on tap and gave us his opinion of what he thought was good and what we might like.
ok the beer. I love how all the beer has the ABV and the price next to it. It's all written on two chalkboards on either side of the bar. I had an Ithica Dark Ale, a Stoudt's ESB and an IPA (forgot the name). All were very good and came in the right glasses. I like the selection as it is different than the stuff you might see at delaney's, which is nice. They had some good bottled beer too.
Great place, the food was amazing and the beer was right up there with it, and I'm glad to hear that they change the beer list constantly.
06-22-2008 04:23:52 |
More by pittvkyle7
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place is pretty new but I have been a few times. The food is really good which is a huge plus for this place. The burgers are really well done which is nice because I like these a lot better than Louis' Lunch (the birthplace of the hamburger) which is in the same area.
The beer is where this place really shines. The first time I went there I was sitting at the bar and a younger looking guy (clearly uneducated about beer) walked up to the bar and ordered a bud light. The bartender looked at him dumbfounded and explained that they don't serve any bud, coors, miller, guinness, heineken, etc. The bottom line is they don't serve anything that you can find at any other bar.
The tap list when I went was excellent and the bottle list was just as impressive. The wait staff is very knowledgable and can answer alot of your beer questions and recommend something they have that you will like. The atmosphere is a nice break from the rest of the New Haven bar scene as the music isn't ridiculously loud or obnoxious. There is never a huge crowd because the beers are a bit more expensive but it is well worth it.
06-17-2008 10:26:37 |
More by erosier
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in tonight with my better half. Nice interior decor, fairly modern and a little dark. We were seated within 10 minutes, which isn't bad for walking in on a Saturday night. The beer selection is outstanding; mostly american micro's, with some good imports as well. My one minor complaint was the lack of a beer menu at the tables; there was a chalk board on the wall, but I was informed that it was not up to date and several beers listed were no longer available. I sampled a Clipper City Imperial Stout, an Allagash White, and a Sierra Nevada Torpedo, all on tap and all excellent.
The menu looked tasty, although it was essentially only burgers with a few salads, but the burger selection was quite unique. I tried the Cowboy Burger, topped with a fried egg, canadian bacon, and salsa; very messy, but very tasty.
This is a nice addition to the New Haven bar scene. The ambient noise is a little much to carry on a conversation, even in the dining room, but this will be a nice spot downtown to grab a good brew.
05-25-2008 03:16:34 |
More by medic25
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.
05-24-2008 14:39:32 |
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