Ordinary New Haven is partnering with the Barnum Museum and bringing you Big Top Cocktails and Circus-inspired bites through September.
The Slush Puppy: Uncle Val’s Restorative Gin, Otto’s Vermouth, Pink Peppercorn Syrup, Citrus, Watermelon Cube, Fresh Basil, Liberation Angelic Bitters
Now You See Me: Peloton Mezcal, Ancho Reyes, Tamarind/Chipotle Syrup, Citrus, Housemade Cotton Candy
Tunnel of Love: Hacienda Reposado, Green Chartreuse, Cocchi Americano, Beet Shrub, Liberation Un Holy Mole Bitters, Lavender Smoke
Sweet Corn Colada: Pin Hook Bourbon, Meletti Amaro, Tempus Fugit Banane, Cold Brew Coffee, Banana Ice Cubes, Sweet Corn Foam with Candied Corn Brittle
Dirty Water Dogs: Hummel Bros Franks cooked in Black Hog Swag and Served on a Potato Roll Available with your choice of Diced Onions, Ketchup, Yellow Mustard Dijon Mustard, Pickled Cabbage, Spicy Relish
Candied Apple Wedges: 3 wedges of House Candied Apples
Ordinary New Haven is open Monday-Saturday 4:00pm to close with Happy Hour Daily 4:00 to 7:00pm
Ordinary is New Haven’s oldest tavern, originally serving as the taproom of the former Hotel Taft, which opened in January of 1912. Located just steps from Yale University, the Shubert Theatre and Yale New Haven Hospital in the heart of historic downtown New Haven at 990 Chapel Street, the space also was known as Richter’s before the current owners took it over in 2012. After a careful restoration, preserving the space’s historical character and architecture, including the original bar, wood paneling and ornate plaster ceilings, Ordinary opened in April 2013.
The menu offers a mix of both classic and innovative cocktails, wine and beer, as well as a food menu offering small plates meant for sharing including cheese and meat boards, sliders, sandwiches, olives and more.
The historic front lobby is also home to The New Haven Cocktail Museum, showcasing the history of the cocktail inception in New Haven with rotating liquor exhibits.
Street Parking, Validation at Crown Street Parking Garage (corner of Crown Street and College Street)