New Haven Small Music Venue Named Best in Country!

USA Today announced it’s top 10 list of best small music venues in the country and our very own Toad’s Place of New Haven is number one! Known for hosting concerts with huge names in music before they make it to superstardom, this New Haven music venue on York Street has held sold out shows for Wiz Kahlifa, LMFAO, The Kooks, Mighty Mighty Bosstones and many others in recent months.

Toad’s Place opened in 1975 originally as a French and Italian restaurant but was converted into a live music venue a year later. Some of it’s most famous moments were when The Rolling Stones held a surprise concert in 1989, when Bob Dylan started a tour and held his longest show to date in 1990, and when Billy Joel recorded the song Los Angelenos from his album Songs in the Attic.

Toad’s Place is located in New Haven just down the street from Ashley’s Ice Cream and Blue State Coffee and across an alley from Mory’s Temple Bar. It’s about a 15 minute walk from 360 State Apartments on the other side of the beautiful Yale campus. With multiple shows going on every week, it’s a great spot for a night out in New Haven on any day of the week. A perfect place for a summer night!



Toad’s Place

300 York St #1, New Haven, CT 06511

(203) 624-8623