The Dinky Bar & Kitchen is a welcoming and simple bar offering locally-sourced, ingredient-driven snacks, small plates and more.
Launched in 2016, The Dinky inherits its name from the iconic Princeton train branch that connects Princeton to Princeton Junction station on the Northeast Corridor Line. It is housed in the original 1918 historic stone station house where train passengers waited to board, and was the site of the “Great Dinky Robbery,” which shocked the peaceful University in 1963. A mainstay of the Princeton campus, The Dinky preserves its historical integrity of the passenger building, while drawing new crowds to enjoy the food and drink now available.
A friendly, easygoing bar featuring ingredient-driven locally-sourced, snacks, small plates and more, The Dinky Bar & Kitchen welcomes guests to this historic and comfortable locale. With a focus on craft beer, unique cocktails and small production wines, The Dinky is a warm, cozy bar, perfect for any occasion.
Across from McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, The Dinky Bar & Kitchen is located on the west side of campus, helping transform the new Arts and Transit neighborhood into a cultural, social and dining destination.