Firehouse 12: One of the “Coolest” Places in New Haven
There’s a reason we included Firehouse 12 in the Winchester Lofts Retail Guidebook; it’s one of the coolest spots in town! Whether you’re looking for a place to go for a well-crafted drink, an intimate venue to catch some live music or even a state-of-the-art recording studio – Firehouse 12 has you covered. Here are the THREE reasons you should check out Firehouse 12 this weekend:
- The Bar. It is a full service bar and the perfect spot to head after work with coworkers or on the weekends before/after dinner. The bartenders specialize in classic cocktails, delicious wines and New Haven’s BEST selection of specialty beers. Note: Firehouse 12 does not serve food – so if you’re looking to make a night out of Firehouse 12, make sure to eat first! Our retail guidebook has plenty of great restaurants that are close by if you need some recommendations.
- The Atmosphere. Exposed brick, swanky couches, relaxed vibe… just a few of the most common elements that people seem to notice as soon as they walk into this old firehouse. Grab an old fashioned, take a seat on one of the cozy couches and you’ll be surprised how quickly you fall in love with the vibe. Not to mention the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
- The Music. The performances you’ll find at Firehouse 12 are unlike anything you’ve experienced in New Haven. In fact, Firehouse 12 has been described as “the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region” by the New York Times. The performance space itself also doubles as a recording studio – so all live performances actually happen in the acoustically balanced, soundproofed space. Most musicians who play at this space play music that benefit from close listening, so you’ll never feel like you need to scream for your friends to hear you.
So, if you’re looking for something to do this weekend and appreciate craft like we do, we definitely recommend checking out the drinks, atmosphere and music that Firehouse 12 offers up! Take a look at Firehouse 12’s website for any upcoming shows and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter.