From black tie to black miniskirt.

What does nightlife mean to you? Toad’s Places has a legendary stage that has hosted the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen. Firehouse 12 is an architecturally stunning new lounge with an acclaimed jazz series. The new kid on the block is the College Street Music Hall, located on the former site of the legendary Palace Theater. The walkable downtown makes changing your mind easy, too. So don’t worry about narrowing down your options: the night’s still young.

116 Crown, 116 Crown St., New Haven. 203-777-3116,  

168 York Street Café, 168 York St., New Haven. 203-789-1915,  

BAR/The Brü Room, 254 Crown St., New Haven. 203-495-8924, 

Café Atlantique, 33 River St., Milford. 203-882-1602, 

Café Nine, 250 State St., New Haven. 203-789-8281,

Cave á Vin, 975 State St., New Haven. 203-777-6206, 

College Street Music Hall, 238 College St., New Haven. Features live musical performances. Capacity is 650 people “cabaret–style” and 2,000 standing. 203-867-2000, 

Cue & Brew, 131 Commercial Pkwy., Branford. 203-483-1388,  

Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille, 1320 Boston Post Rd., Madison. 203-318-8362,  

Firehouse 12, 45 Crown St., New Haven. 203-785-0468,  

Hard Hat Café, 65 Old Broadway East, North Haven. 203-234-9857,

Home Restaurant, 1114 Main St., Branford. 203-483-5896,  

Mediterranea Café & Hookah Lounge, 140 Orange St., New Haven. 203-624-0589,  

The Owl Shop, 268 College St., New Haven. 203-624-3250 or 877-CAFÉ-OWL,  

Partner’s Café, 365 Crown St., New Haven. 203-776-1014,  

Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden. 203-287-2401,  

Rudy’s, 1227 Chapel St., New Haven. 203-865-1242,  

Side Street Grille, 15 Dickerman St., Hamden. 203-407-1539

Space Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St. (Building H), Hamden. 203-573-1600,

Stella Blues, 204 Crown St., New Haven. 203-752-9764,  

TCB Bar & Billiards, 348 Sackett Point Rd., North Haven. 203-248-5100, website

Three Sheets, 372 Elm St., New Haven. 475-202-6909, 

Trinity Bar & Restaurant, 157 Orange St., New Haven. 203-495-7736, 

Toad’s Place, 300 York St., New Haven. 203-624-TOAD (8623),  

Vandome, 102 Hamilton St., New Haven. 203-789-2066, 

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