New Haven, Yale University
BAR has been a New Haven staple for more than a decade. The versatile space is a mix of multiple concepts: edgy bar, inventive pizza parlor, as well as a part-time dance club. And while it may sound like a clumsy combination, BAR pulls it off effortlessly. They serve an impressive selection of wines and cocktails, but the real crowd pleaser is their collection of house-made beers, like BAR Zombie Slayer Double IPA and BAR Damn Good Stout. After knocking a few back, order one of their signature pizza pies. Yale University students recommend the mashed potato pizza.