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Ordinary New Haven 6th “Vintage Circus” Anniversary Party

May 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ordinary New Haven Six-Year Anniversary Party

Ordinary, New Haven’s oldest tavern, is celebrating its 6th anniversary with a Vintage Circus party on Wednesday, May 8 and you’re invited! The vintage circus themed party in collaboration with the Barnum Museum.


Gates open at 7pm at Ordinary
$6 Barnum Cocktail
$6 Carnival Food Specials
Card & Sleight of Hand Magician
Ring Master Spirit Tasting in the Big Top

In collaboration with The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, the multi-month-long theme will celebrate P.T. Barnum and his vision of the circus.

“Ordinary will be transformed into the ‘Greatest Show on Earth,’ bringing you back to the glory days of the circus under the big top of the late 1800’s,” added Tim Cabral, co-founder, Ordinary. “Our bar area will be modeled after the traditional entry-way into the big top, featuring hand-drawn original chalk art, reprints of historical posters and photographs, colored round lights surrounding our menu boards and relevant props. The door into our dining room will be tented, featuring material reminiscent of a classic circus tent, with the room itself featuring wall projections, additional artwork and posters and a few other surprises.”

Additions to the classic cocktail and food menu for this special theme include:

  • Slush Puppy (Uncle Val’s Restorative Gin, Otto’s Vermouth, Pink Peppercorn Syrup, Citrus, Watermelon, Basil, Liberation Angelico Bitters)
  • Now You See Me (Peloton Mezcal, Ancho, Chipotle / Tamarind Syrup, Citrus, Cotton Candy)
  • Tunnel of Love (Hacienda Reposado, Green Chartreuse, Cocchi Americano, Beet Shrub, Liberations Mole Bitters, Lavender Smoke)
  • Caramel Corn
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Alcoholic Cotton Candy
  • Dirty Water Dogs

“We are beyond grateful to the city of New Haven and beyond for a fantastic six years here in a city that we all love,” said Jason Sobocinski, co-founder, Ordinary. “It is truly this city and our special patrons that helps continue the legacy and history of this watering hole, helping it continue to live on as a unique, welcoming tavern for another 100+ years! To give back to this city that has supported Ordinary, we are proud to be paying it forward, working with local charitable organizations to host pop-up fundraisers on Sunday afternoons over the coming months. We are also planning on donating $1 from the sale of each special P.T. Barnum Charitable Cocktail to The Barnum Museum throughout the run of this pop-up.”

Ordinary was highlighted as one of the “Greatest Bars in the World” in 2015 by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

For more information call 203-907-0238.


May 8, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ordinary New Haven
990 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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