Delaney's Restaurant & Tap Room
Taps: 56 / Bottles: 165
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings & Reviews
|Sort by: Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers|
|« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | next › last »|
Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 61 | Show All Ratings:
4.44/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My first visit, havig previously tried Prime 16. I prefer Delaney's. Went with my wife on a Sunday about 4pm, Decent crowd in the grittier bar section I was in. Will try the more upscale section next time. Good-sized dinner crowd in the nice dining area.
Decent selection on tap, nice that they had an updated menu, though there appeared to be taps that wern't listed. Had a Long Trail Blackberry and a Palm. Couldn't talk the Nrs. out of a martini. More extensive bottle selection..
Bartenders friendly, offered samples.
Will visit again.
07-19-2010 16:36:11 | More by donway
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by for a lunch out on the patio after reading a few post on this place. The beer menu is the largest and of finest quality I've ever seen. Very easy to navigate though the 10+ pages. They break it down by draft, bottled, and by style which makes it very user friendly. They even have a impressive vintage section. It's alot to take in.
The quality of beer was great, Captain Lawance reserve on tap was awsome, and the food was good.
The service could use a tune-up. A bit slow and running out of beer is never fun. Well worth the trip down from Mass and will hit it up again if in the area. Highly recomended.
05-12-2010 23:01:14 | More by FishGetter
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I've stopped in before but I finally had dinner here with my wife and am happy to say we very much enjoyed it. Everyone knows they have one of the best selections of quality beers in the state and the back bar is a real haven for the beer enthusiast. A second bar that connects directly with the main dining areas is a little more organized with fewer and less unusual beer selection. There is a fair size outdoor patio seating area to enjoy your meal but we chose to eat inside. I think the least appealing aspect of Delaney's is the dining area which is pretty bland and not particularly cozy, especially being seated where we got stuck in the heavily trafficked area between the kitchen and the two bars. But that was tolerable in light of solid, friendly service, very quick service, and a surprisingly delicious meal. I had the spicy vegetable stir fry and my wife had the salmon. The beer selection is really great including some local stuff like New England Brewing from just down the street. Plenty of big beers to choose from, great imports and some very quirky numbers to boot. Unfortunately I didn't get too far into it on this dinner outing but I look forward to my next visit. I do think they could stand to inject a little more personality into the decor of the dining area, but that's a minor issue. There's always such a buzz here that it sort of creates it's own atmosphere with the crowds of people.
05-01-2010 02:01:31 | More by Durge
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here to kill an hour or two between the tickets being released at NEBCO and the actual release of BA IST. it was 10am when we got here and it was pretty packed from people i saw at the release, we were given an extensive beer menu with lots to choose from between on tap selection and the bottle selection. i wish i had a whole day to kill in there and had a fat wallet because i could have a great time. i first drank a hanssens mead the gueze and then split an imperial stout trooper with my buddy (it was either $22 or $24). the food on the menu looked pretty fancy but i was craving a $16 sandwich so i stuck to a BLT which was great.
great atmosphere, great beer variety, great location, pretty good prices, the only thing i could complain about is that it was 10am and there was a good amount of people there and the service was slow. on a busy friday night or saturday night i can imagine it being very difficult to get a drink in that place. but overall i wish it was a lot closer to my house and i hope i go back someday soon!!
04-26-2010 00:40:40 | More by caresville
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Big props to Delaney's & NEBCO for coordinating a 10am opening on the day of the BA IST Release. Staff responded well to being inundated by beer enthusiasts before they even opened. Delaney's is bigger on the inside than it looks. Two separate bar areas, two dining areas and outdoor seating. Lots of wood and our server was great and responsive. Tap list seems to change quite a bit based on the fact that we had a draught list for the previous and current day and there were quite a few differences. Bottle prices were very reasonable too in my opinion. Lots of 750's of IST were being consumed and reasonably priced at $24 a bottle. I also observed a nice selection of sours being consumed. The menu also had a vintage section with several different aged offerings. Food was great. We opted for the brunch menu and everyone was pretty satisfied. I had the Rogue Shakespeare's Stout on Nitro and we all shared the $9 DIPA sampler (Ghandi-bot, Maharaja, DFH 90, Riverhorse Hop-a-lot-amus and Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA) which our server provided for us gratis because our order took a little longer than anticipated. Other beers at the table included Strubbe Pils, Youngs Double Chocolate and Old Speckled Hen. Beer menu was nicely arranged by style and half pints for some offerings were also available. Bottle listing was really quite impressive - tap list was respectable but not mind blowing, but the overall vibe and character of this place makes it well worth your time if you are in the area.
04-25-2010 17:18:01 | More by Jwale73
3.93/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Visited Delaney's with schen9303 and hoppymcgee during the BA Imperial Stout Trooper release. Ended up meeting a great bunch of BA's for drinks.
Atmosphere was really good here but instead of giving it a 5, a .5 is deducted because I think my experience may have been skewed since the place was packed to the gills with BA's having drinks while waiting for a beer release. Still though, the people were friendly, it was a nice open area, and there was even an outside seating area in a very trendy part of town.
The beer we had here was great. Everything was served out of the correct glassware and properly chilled.
I think they might've been overloaded by the time I got there, but service was a bit slow at points. However, I didn't think they were equipped to handle 50 people rushing in at 12:00 on a Saturday so that's the reason for a semi-generous rating here.
I've heard a good deal about the tap selection at Delaney's but what really impresses is the bottle list. Vintage Cantillon's and Drie Fontenein's in addition to Imperial Stout Trooper. Really hard to beat that!
The prices for their vintage bottles were surprisingly low given what I've seen bottles go for at other bars. Definitely one of the cheaper places that I've been to in an area that isn't overall the most budget friendly.
Delany's is worth the visit. Nice bartenders and a great atmosphere complements an eye-popping bottle list that'll impress even the most hard to please connesuir.
04-24-2010 23:36:27 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.78/5 rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Delaneys. Sometimes I really love this place, sometimes it pisses me off a little.
First off, Delaneys is almost 3 places in one. There is a more "formal" bar area, there is a pleasant dining room area, and then there is a totally casual peanut shells covering the floor pub area with people yelling. Outside seating available during warmer months, nice street/location.
The food is good, albeit slightly over priced. Delaneys offers burgers and fries if you want that, but also offers full dinner plates as well. The guiness burger is awesome, Ive had a lamb dish here that I enjoyed among others, but I think Prime 16's menu although smaller (and cheaper) is more well executed. Still, if Im hungry Delaneys does pop into my mind from time to time, no doubt.
The beer selection is quite good, technically more diverse than say Prime 16 or My Place, but theres some problems...
First of all almost every beer is normally a dollar or two more than Id be paying elsewhere. Secondly, sometimes the bartender or wait staff doesn't even know what you are ordering. I have gotten things like "im not sure if we have that" without offering to check, or the classic "I don't think we tapped that yet tonight", even though its on the menu. This leaves me wondering "what can I get then?". Im not saying they aren't friendly though, they are, they are.
One thing that is great about Delaneys is that they tend to have some pretty fun events ranging from beer dinners, bbqs, and last year even a chili cook off with beer tastings featuring plenty of breweries. My friend actually won a huge "Bass" wooden barrel at that cook-off thanks to his chili (it was a cooler inside the barrel, neat). Also St Patty's is usually a blast in the Pub room, with a band and such.
I like it!
03-11-2010 05:46:42 | More by zoolzoo
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
What a beer bar. A++ for selection. If you can't find something you like here then u don't like beer. There is something here for everyone. Great selection of american craft and imports from all over the world. I usually go for lunch when it's slower so i don't know whow the service is during the dinner rush. The food is good, u get your moneys worth here. The hardest part about this place is picking what beer u wanna have with ur meal! I tell everyone that's looking for a bar with good selection to check Delaney's out. (They also have a great scotch selection to if u enjoy a good scotch now and then.)
02-15-2010 22:50:21 | More by Pabs311
4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in on a Sat afternoon with a buddy for "A few beers and a burger". Was able to get a few seats at the end of the bar. Quite a few taps on hand. We had a delirium noel and a Magic Hat Odd Notion. Both tasted fine. Shortly after, we found ourselves in the midst of the Sat. Cask Club tasting. The bartender was quite friendly, and quickly included us in the tastings. We probably had tasted a dozen beers. Some really good. A few, I won't need to get. Then the food. A rueben was amazing. And my mac and cheese with steak and gorgonzola is something I'm going back for. I recommend it!
01-19-2010 00:04:55 | More by caddyguy
3.4/5 rDev -16.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Stopped in on the way back from Boston. I liked that Delaney's is on the main street off the Merrit Parkway. Plus they have off street parking.
I had a Bluepoint Winter Ale (draft), and an Anchor Steam Christmas Ale 2003 (bottle). The Bluepoint was nice and cold with a good head.
I had trouble ordering food and my next beer, while the bartender was talking at the end of the bar.
The Anchor Steam was delightful. My sandwich was bland, lots of sauce but not much flavor. Also I think I was overcharged of the food.
01-14-2010 17:40:03 | More by jonfed
|« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | next › last »|
Delaney's Restaurant & Tap Room in New Haven, CT
91 out of 100 based on 63 user ratings.