Near the New Haven green, Prime 16 offers a great burger for a reasonable price. These aren't your average gray fast food meat discs. These are reliable and unique burgers worth many visits. Think of the juicy, Prime 16 "student burger" as the Jay Z of burgers, untouchable. From Tuesday to Friday a special is offered where a burger with fries is five dollars. The burger is served at a perfect medium, so tender and full of good intention. Prime runs the special from two-thirty, to four o' clock, providing midday refuel. If you are happy hour savvy you will arrive late, around 3:50, say. Order the 5 dollar burger and wait until it comes out around four. At four you order your half-priced happy hour beer. Their burger is good, but, with a great tasting beer of your choosing, the burger becomes mythological good.
Prime 16's beer selection is vast in its scope of beer flavors; Strong Black Coffee porters to gag inducing blueberry ales with lilac flavored Pale Ales thrown in for good measure. None of these heralded beers are fit for Beer Pong, nor Jager bombing, which is not offered to help keep riff-raff out. Some beer taps are oblong plastic, some of solid stoic wood. One tap handles has a fishing rod, another encloses a globe. The staff crank these handles back and forth like factory workers keeping the Prime 16 machine, and two hungry bloggers alive.
They do have a menu featuring lamb, buffalo skirt steak, and fish burgers. The vegetarian offerings are a tad sloppy and uneven, lacking a structural integrity to hold them together. The non burger options of salads and grilled cheese please anyone with burger allergies. Keep in mind when ordering their pizza or wings, that Prime does burgers specifically and they do burgers well. The pizza Hans and Mendez had (half priced during happy hour) is comparable to Drake; limp, whack, and all about image.