Nightlife

From black tie to black miniskirt.

What does nightlife mean to you? Toad’s Places has a legendary stage that has hosted the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen. Firehouse 12 is an architecturally stunning new lounge with an acclaimed jazz series. The new kid on the block is the College Street Music Hall, located on the former site of the legendary Palace Theater. The walkable downtown makes changing your mind easy, too. So don’t worry about narrowing down your options: the night’s still young.

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Photo: Derek Dudek

116 Crown, 116 Crown St., New Haven. 203-777-3116, www.116crown.com  

168 York Street Café, 168 York St., New Haven. 203-789-1915, www.168yorkstreetcafe.com  

Anna Liffey’s, 17 Whitney Ave., New Haven. 203-773-1776, www.annaliffeys.com  

BAR/The Brü Room, 254 Crown St., New Haven. 203-495-8924, www.barnightclub.com  

C.J. Sparrow Pub & Eatery, 908 South Main St., Cheshire. 203-272-8204, www.cjsparrow.com  

Café Atlantique, 33 River St., Milford. 203-882-1602, www.cafeatlantiquedtm.com 

Café Nine, 250 State St., New Haven. 203-789-8281, www.cafenine.com 

The Cask Republic, 179 Crown St., New Haven. 475-238-8335, www.thecaskrepublic.com   

Cave á Vin, 975 State St., New Haven. 203-777-6206, www.caveavinwinebar.com 

College Street Music Hall, 238 College St., New Haven. Features live musical performances. Capacity is 650 people “cabaret–style” and 2,000 standing. 203-867-2000,  www.collegestreetmusichall.com 

Cue & Brew, 131 Commercial Pkwy., Branford. 203-483-1388, www.cuenbrew.com  

Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille, 1320 Boston Post Rd., Madison. 203-318-8362, www.donahuesmadisonbeachgrille.com  

Firehouse 12, 45 Crown St., New Haven. 203-785-0468, www.firehouse12.com  

Hard Hat Café, 65 Old Broadway East, North Haven. 203-234-9857, www.hardhatcafect.com 

Harry’s Sports Grill, 201 Washington Ave., North Haven. 203-654-4191

Home Restaurant, 1114 Main St., Branford. 203-483-5896, www.homerestaurantct.com  

Joker’s Wild Comedy Club, 232 Wooster St., New Haven. 203-773-0733, www.jokerswildclub.com  

Karaoke Heroes, 212 Crown St., New Haven. 203-848-8854, www.karaokeheroes.net  

Mediterranea Café & Hookah Lounge, 140 Orange St., New Haven. 203-624-0589, www.mediterraneacafe.com  

The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St. (Building G), Hamden. 203-288-6400, www.theouterspace.net  

The Owl Shop, 268 College St., New Haven. 203-624-3250 or 877-CAFÉ-OWL, www.theowlshop.com  

Partner’s Café, 365 Crown St., New Haven. 203-776-1014, www.partnerscafe.com  

Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden. 203-287-2401, www.playwrightirishpub.com  

Rudy’s, 1227 Chapel St., New Haven. 203-865-1242, www.rudysnewhaven.com  

Side Street Grille, 15 Dickerman St., Hamden. 203-407-1539, www.sidestreetgrille.com  

The Space, 295 Treadwell St., (Bldg. H), Hamden. 203-288-6400, www.thespacect.com  

Stella Blues, 204 Crown St., New Haven. 203-752-9764, www.stellabluesbar.com  

TCB Bar & Billiards, 348 Sackett Point Rd., North Haven. 203-248-5100, www.tcbnh.com  

Three Sheets, 372 Elm St., New Haven. 475-202-6909, www.threesheetsnh.com 

Trinity Bar & Restaurant, 157 Orange St., New Haven. 203-495-7736, www.thetrinitybar.com 

Toad’s Place, 300 York St., New Haven. 203-624-TOAD (8623), www.toadsplace.com  

Vandome, 102 Hamilton St., New Haven. 203-789-2066, www.clubvandome.com