New Haven, Connecticut: Anchor Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

544528_637166339637849_189304246_nA retro dive bar in downtown New Haven, Anchor Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge is a low key drinking den with limited draft options but strong enough well drinks to keep you coming back. A tiny bar is tucked away in the back of the room and throwback blue vinyl booths line the walls. The bar is presided over by a single bartender and sole cocktail waiter, two gentlemen decked out in black and white caterer’s outfits. The jukebox, loaded with Motown is a crowd favorite, even among the diverse crowd of hipsters, Yale students, derelicts and the budget conscious that frequent the spot. Food is available but certainly not what you show up for.

272 College St