254 Crown St (at College St.)
New Haven, CT 06511
BAR isn't your typical New Haven pizza joint, because not only is it serving crispy, thin, rhombus-shaped pies cooked in a gas oven (instead of the typical coal-fueled ones), but it's also a straight-up, raucous college club with rock shows and dance parties. It's housed inside a garage-like building with multiple rooms: a pub-style space with cozy wooden booths and tables where you can nosh on pizza and BAR's own fresh micro-brewed beer, a buzzy bar room with an antique pool table and communal beer garden-style tables, a chill lounge, and, of course, the back room where bands get the place rocking. What pizza should you order? Hands-down, the mashed potato pie with bacon on top.