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Taps: 18 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
3000 Whitney Ave
phone: (203) 553-7676
(Place added by: naproxen on 09-14-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 21 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
While searching for some dinner a friend and I stumbled onto this gem! We were in Connecticut for work and found this place to be super packed and brimming with customers. Happens they were having an Allagash tap take-over with nearly 15 taps of Allagash and a few more with variuos others from the area. People were very friendly and bartenders and staff knew their beers. Most of the time they have a local Berkshire Brewing Co. Coffee House Porter on nitro tap but aparantly they had just run out so had an Old Rasputin nitro. Very nice establishment and hope to return to the area for work to re-visit this place . Great Time.
12-07-2013 04:52:31 |
More by nukem5
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
This has been my frequent spot for craft beer for the past 2 years. Tired of going into the city trying to find parking this place fit the bill. I love the others in NH but this one is my choice. The food is top notch, amazing. The bottles on hand are reasonably priced, Hanssens Gueuze for $10 - cmon. Plus 18 taps and every Monday there is a special tapping. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Highly recommended.
08-02-2013 22:39:45 |
More by CTJman
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Mikro has an impressive craft beer selection for a place that is in a strip mall. Approximately 20 taps that constantly rotate and are featured on a large chalkboard. Price range was on par with most other craft beer pours ($5 and up depending on what you order). Went for Sunday brunch. The food was absolutely delicious and paired well with the beers on tap. This establishment is small and filled up quickly (folks were waiting for a table within 30 minutes of opening). Overall, I would recommend giving Mikro a try. I plan to return.
09-04-2013 18:46:42 |
More by swierczt
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$
Read about this place on Beer Advocate and had to try it. Nice looking joint that oozes fresh beer. Walked in, not crowded and found a seat at the bar. They were running a special event, the 8 beers of Hanaukah. I'm not Jewish, but, when in Tel aviv...selected the very non-kosher Bahn Mi sandwich. Delicious. Asked the bar keep for a recommend draft and he suggested the He'brew Hop Manna. Perfect foil to the Bahn Mi. Would have loved to have sampled more but had to have a clear head. Wish that I had a bar like this near where I live. I would be there all the time. Great little spot in need of multiple revisits. Try it, you'll like it.
12-04-2013 04:06:03 |
More by WunderLlama
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere: Mikro is a bit larger than it first looks. They have the place packed with as many chairs as they can manage, much to the chagrin of whoever has to sit near the door. It's a tall room, too, so the sound doesn't bounce off the ceiling and make it insanely loud. You don't have to yell across the table to talk to anyone. There is a big board of their beer offerings with ABV and how much they cost a glass, which is a huge +.
Food: The food is very good, their regular offerings are pretty much perfected and their specials usually have some flair to draw you in. The beer is good as well; their lines aren't frozen to say the least. The selection of food is a bit limited, but enough to have a few options in mind.
Service: Very personable, we were greeted as soon as we walked in, and we hung out at the bar while we waited for a table. The table we were going to have still had previous diners on it, and it seemed the staff was hesitant to usher them off the table despite the fact they had paid for their check some time back. The waiter was knowledgeable on food and he knew what "kicked" beers were being replaced with and their cost per glass even though it wasn't written on the board yet.
Selection: Their beer selection on this particular night was very seasonal, but with some options. A lot of darker beers and IPAs. They have an interesting bottles selection too, and their 22 oz. offerings aren't overpriced at all. With 18 beers on tap, you will find something you like. I didn't notice how many taps were taken up by national companies. They also offer flyers - dark and light -if you want a little of everything.
Value: The food is nicely priced, but watch out for the higher ABV beers. The night I wet they had a Yeti on tap, which weighed in at 8+ ABV. It was also $8. The beer came in a very small glass, smaller than the short glasses you would get at a place like Prime 16. It looked the sized for 4 shot glasses.
12-09-2010 18:32:27 |
More by Squints
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
A - Cool atmosphere of the place, far from a dive and it almost seems more bistro like than bar like. Weekday nights at the table are intimate, but weekend nights are crowded and busy. Cool people all around, though.
Q - Yup, excellent quality everywhere, no real complaints.
Serv. - Exceptional service every time I've been there (twice now). Sit at the bar, get service; stand waiting for a table, get service; sit at a table, get exceptional, friendly, and knowledgeable service. Great team. Helped me to get the beer on cask which was amazing.
Sel. - Pretty darn good selection for Hamden, probably rivals that of New Haven, too. Strong bottle list of the usual suspects and a great tap list, plus the night I was there, there was a beer on cask. Had a Clipper City Loose Cannon (Cask) and a BBC Imperial Stout on Nitro.
F - Food was very "artisanal", typically an interesting twist on a classic food item. Everything perfectly done, though. The cheese platter was dinky but tasty. Reuben was exceptional. Sometimes I wish I could have fries instead of potato chips, though.
Price - Yeah, it gets a little pricey, but mostly for food. Beer is pretty normal valued, though.
03-12-2011 21:53:05 |
More by BranfordBound
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I live a couple miles from this place and only discovered it a few months ago. This place and The Cask Republic in New Haven are my favorite places to go for excellent beer and atmosphere. Great beer selection. All microbrews. They rotate new beers in all of the time so it is a treat to see what they have each time I go in. Plenty on tap and in the bottle. The food is also excellent. Beers are reasonably priced. The food is a bit expensive, but well worth it. I recommend starting out with a flight and move on from there.
04-17-2012 01:41:07 |
More by Homberto
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped in Mikro with my girlfriend and another couple on Tuesday night 11/16/10. We've been wanting to go since the place was doing their soft opening. My buddy is working on the website for Mikro, Mike, the owner, was talking the place up to me at the Salisbury Brew Ski Fest in October, and since I'm a big fan of what Prime 16 does, I figured this place had to be fried gold.
Mikro has a very cool, beercentric bar vibe to it. You walk into through thick, velvet curtains into a small space with a beautiful, vaulted wood ceiling, 7 bar top dining tables, a central, wooden bar table with stools on either side, and a bar long enough to seat 12-15 people comfortably. A TV is angled towards the door, making viewing a little tough if you're up against the wall closest to the kitchen, but I'm not coming here to watch the game anyway. The focus is on the beer, as evidenced by the massive chalk board against the wall perpendicular to the bar displaying all draft and cask options. It is a little tough to see the board if you're seated far away or especially if people are sitting at the table directly in front of the board, which we were. It would be better served as a mounted displayed above the bar between the two A/C vents, but there are probably logistics to this scenario that don;t make it ideal. A more reasonable spot might be in the corner by the bay window facing the small, strip mall parking lot.
The quality and selection of beers on tap were pretty damn good the night we went; about 18 in all plus a cask of NEB Gandhi Bot and featuring the likes of Ommegang, Avery, Cpt. Lawrence, Old Burnside, Blue Point, Weyerbacher and even Oxford's very own Cavalry Brewing Co. Food was good as well; we shared the roasted, mixed nuts, a potato flatbread and a pulled chicken and mushroom flatbread, the steak, a burger, which I thought was great, as were the accompanying fries, and even the brownie sundae for dessert, sporting a unique caramel popcorn garnish. Service was excellent, very chatty, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive staff. Mike greeted everyone who walked in the door, also circled the room often and was even clearing tables himself! The menu seems a bit limited, as does the space, but everything is done nicely and will probably expand as much as opportunity allows it. As a warning, prices on drafts vary from $5-10 and are served in glassware reflective of the ABV of your beer selection. That said, you can expect to pay for the good stuff and around $50-$80 per couple if you're taking advantage of the selection. However, all of this information is clearly marked on the beer board and in the menu, which is more than I can say for Delaney's draft prices; so it's buyer beware!
As a graduate of Quinnipiac, I know what a desolate area Hamden can be, particularly for good beer bars. Those of age need not go into New Haven any longer or feel compelled to go solely to Side Street. If you;re looking for a relatively upscale, unique and professional quality beer drinking experience, Mikro will be a welcome addition to your list. I wish Mike the best and look forward to stopping in as frequently as I can to take full advantage of the ever-changing, high-quality beer list. Flights for everyone!
11-19-2010 03:57:05 |
More by Gambrinus1184
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75 | $$$
always packed and for good reason. food is fantastic.
its a treat for us to go here. we go a few times a year. coast 100 bucks every time we go. which is why its a nice treat.
my only negative is community seating. its your option to or not to. but as a service industry worker myself i feel that it greatly takes away from the romanticism of going out. but again if they did not offer it packed would be an understatement. Don't get me wrong, if you have never been you need to go! in fact you need to go a lot till you try every last bit of food on the menu!
11-11-2013 20:20:39 |
More by RADRACING
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Went to Mikro on Friday, November 19th with my wife. We were very pleased. The beer selection is very good, and the beers we had were all fresh. The food was exceptional for bar food. In fact, it was very good even if this were not a bar. My wife had a half a chicken (it is a small bird so it is actually a reasonably sized portion - not too big) with white beans. I had the wild salmon and pearl barley with mushrooms. The salmon had a glazed top which had almost turned to shellac - very different and not overcooked. The pearl barley and mushrooms was very savory. My wife loved her chicken and the white beans were cooked to perfection - again not overcooked.
It was a cold and gusty evening, and we were seated right next to the door. I now understand the function of those heavy curtains over the doorway. They prevented us feeling the chill as people came and went. My wife, who is normally quite sensitive to cold, had no problem sitting there.
The place was full but not over crowded when we were there. The noise level was moderately high, but we were still able to hold a conversation. The service was attentive but not overbearing. Given that the place was hopping, I has pleasantly surprised.
Thanks to the memorable food and beer I am sure we will be back.
11-22-2010 21:39:56 |
More by henorl
Mikro in Hamden, CT
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