I like the wings at Porky's in Shelton CT. There is also the Dew Drop Inn in Derby. Both are about 30 minutes from Oakdale and are total dives but great local bars. If you want something closer to the venue, Eli's in Hamden has some really good food. Oh and if you like cigars, in downtown new haven is a bar called the Owl Shop. The only bar in CT where you can smoke cigars and they have a great selections of bourbons and scotch. I will either be wearing a PRS shirt or a Martin Barre concert shirt.