Average Price: $30 and under
Dress Code: Smart Casual
||< 0.1 miles from New Haven center (as shown on map)
Named after the Milford, Connecticut beach where it first opened during Prohibition, in its halcyon days The Anchor became a favorite watering hole for actors, artists, poets, writers, and Yalies, and the after-work boîte for bartenders and staff from other bars.
On January 4, 2015 The Anchor closed its doors. The business had been facing many pressures and challenges in preceding years, as it struggled to evolve with the changing times.
Its 2016 relaunch, The Anchor will effortlessly align with a revitalized Downtown New Haven, in the vibrant midst of Yale University. The bar and eatery will simultaneously honor, embrace, and reflect the City’s economic, social and intellectual diversity—representing a cultural cocktail of town and gown immediacy of a deadline.
The Anchor’s new owner, Yale alumnus Karl Franz Williams’ plan is to preserve the best and most recognizable aspects of the restaurant’s former incarnation and create something evocative and timeless.