Firehouse 12 in New Haven is many things - a recording studio, a full-service bar, a performance space of intimate dimensions (75 seats). And it is loaded with the gritty history of a former city fire house located in the city's historic Ninth Square District. The performance space is the recording studio - and all performances and events happen in an acoustically balanced space with stage lighting systems. Live music happens year-round. The bar is the perfect relaxed setting for conversation and a cocktail before or after a trip to one of the excellent restaurants in the neighborhood, or after a live performance.