Bru Room Bar Bru Rm. at Bar

Bru Rm. at Bar

254 Crown St. (College St.)
New Haven, CT 06511
Cuisine: Pizza / Brewpub
Mashed potato pizza makes this hip brewpub and nightclub worth the trip.
Openings: Lunch Wed.-Sun., Dinner nightly


Bru Rm. at Bar, New Haven, CT

Bru Rm. at Bar Restaurant Review:

In a city as known for pizza as any in America, Bar sets itself apart from the three stalwarts (Pepe's, Sally's and Modern) by being clubby and quirky. In actuality, Bar is spacious and airy --- think high ceilings, exposed brick everywhere and plenty of arched windows --- but it can sure seem dark and cluttered, what with loud techno or live bands and a hip, gyrating crowd turning it into more of a hook-up spot than an eatery late at night. Bar's repertoire, as simple and straightforward as its name, consists mainly of pizza, which is arguably some of the best you'll find in New Haven outside of Wooster Square. Free-form pies can be designed with more than 20 different toppings, from the pedestrian (pepperoni, sausage, etc.) to the much more unusual: the mashed potato pie is reason for a pilgrimage. It's hard to go wrong with the basic tomato and fresh mozzarella pie, and there is one green salad on the menu if pizza just isn't calling your name. Another plus at Bar is the handful of house-brewed beer offerings, such as Damn Good Stout and AmBAR Ale.

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