“If music be the food of love, play on”
William Shakespeare

The Rough Draft has basically taken over where The Outer Space/The Space left off, but with a little more light, more food, and a full bar. It was taken over by two New Haven teachers, who decided they wanted to do their part in keeping the local music scene alive.

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About Us

The Rough Draft is a comfortable, homey music venue/bar/restaurant in the middle of a business park in Hamden, CT. All of the food is made fresh in-house, and there is a wide selection and variety of craft beers as well as a full bar. It’s definitely a fun place to hang out with friends, play one of the games they have housed in the corner, including an old-school Atari system, and get some delicious food or a cold drink on a hot day.

What’s On Tap?

Drafts

Stony Creek Lil Crank (4.5% ABV) • $6
Finch’s Taco Cat Sour (5% ABV) • $6
River Horse Raspberry Triple Horse Belgian Tripel (10% ABV) • $8 12oz
Charter Oak Brown Ale (5.5% ABV) • $6
Hooker Watermelon Ale (4.5% ABV) • $6
Two Roads Too Juicy DIPA (8.2% ABV) • $7 12 oz
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter (5,4% ABV) • $6
Stella Cidre (4.5% ABV) • $6
UFO Blueberry Lemonade Wheat (4.8% ABV) • $6
Hulls Lemon Shandy 4.3% ABV) • $5
Ballast Point Fathom IPA (6% ABV) • $6
Switchback Amber Ale (5.3% ABV) • $6
Firestone Pivo Pilsner (5.3% ABV) • $6

Cans & Bottles

Sip of Sunshine • $8
Dogfish Seaquence • $6
Bud/Bud Light • $4
Stella • $5
Sierra Nevada • $5
Evil Genius: You’re Killing Me Smalls • $6
Rogue Dead Guy • $6
PBR • $3
Narragansett • $3
Smith and Forge Hard Cider • $4.50
Long Trail Raspberry Gose • $5
Spiked Seltzer • $4
Coors Light • $4
Guinness • $6
Dogfish 60 Minute IPA • $6
Blue Moon • $5
Alesmith DIPA • $7
Downeast Cider • $5
Ballast POint Mango Session IPA • $5.50

Specials

$1 off drinks for Happy Hour!
Monday-Friday 5-7pm

Trivia every Monday at 7:30
Live music Thursday through Saturday
Happy hour weekdays 5-7
Special events on Tuesday evenings
Open for special occasions on Sundays. Check our events for upcoming Sunday Brunch specials