Sometimes the most rewarding part of a job is being done. After the work day is done, it’s time to unwind. Some go to yoga, some go for a bike ride, and some meet up with friends and head to a bar. But why break the bank when you don’t have to. Don’t worry, we got you covered, here are the 10 Best Happy Hours in Central New Jersey.
10. 10th Street Live
104 N. 10th Street, Kenilworth, NJ 07033
This place is one of the best kept secrets in the area. This intimate bar, friendly staff, and incredible entertainment, is sure to entice all crowds. Unlike some of the bars on our list, the food here is impeccable (and included in the happy hour). #11thBestBarEver
Time: Monday through Friday 3:00pm – 6:00pm
$2 Tall Boy Cans, $3 Domestic Drafts, $4 Mixed Drinks, $5 Stella, Guinness, Yards, and Martinis
$3 Mozzarella Sticks, $4 Bar Pie Pizza, $5 Buffalo Wings
And if entertainment is your goal, the entire week has events:
Monday: Stand Up Comedy, No cover
Tuesday: Karaoke at 9pm
Wednesday: Free Music Open Mic
Thursday: Trivia at 8pm
And every weekend a variety of events, including live bands, comedy shows and sporting events. For More Information, check it out HERE
9. The Dillinger Room
338 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Step into a bar of yesteryear. This speakeasy style saloon, that reflects the time of tommy guns, fedoras, and flapper girls, is sure to cure what ales ya. Located in the heart of hub city New Brunswick, this watering hole is not to be missed. With expert crafted cocktails, that marvel the eye as well as tastebuds.
Time: Monday through Saturday 4:00pm – 7:00 pm
$5 Wines (House Red and Whites), $5 Well Drinks, $5 Local Jersey Drafts (best bang for your buck), $3 Tall Boy Cans (Budweiser, Miller Lite, PBR, Narraganaset), $7 Shaken Cocktails (Gimlet, Bee’s Knees, Goldrush, Sidecar, Daquiris), $7 Forward & Stirred Spirits (Manhattan, Old Fashion, Negroni, Sazerac, Vieux Carre)
Variety of events and nearby entertainment. For more information, click HERE
8. J.J. Bitting
33 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
If you want something done right, do it yourself. That’s what J.J. Bitting’s in Woodbridge has done. Brewing their own beer since 1997, this unique bar is sure to please. Located right near the Woodbridge train station, and in the heart of bustling downtown area of Woodbridge township, it is easily accessible by any means of transportation. It is worth the stop.
Time: Monday through Friday 3:00pm – 7:00pm
All drafts (Home Brewed) $3 and free finger foods
For More information, check it out HERE
7. The Stagehouse
366 Park Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
1719 Amwell Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873
This rustic throwback to American fare is worth your time. The food and ambiance are both comforting and intriguing. It’s a traditional tavern but with energy. Live music and weekly events are common place for this pleasant venue. Worth the trip
Time: EVERYDAY 4:00pm – 6:00pm
$1 off ALL drinks, and specialty menu of appetizers priced beautifully
For More information, click HERE
6. The Fox and the Hound
250 Menlo Park Drive, Edison, NJ 08837
Burgers, flat-breads, Sports and American Fare. If you like the idea of the sports bar on steroids, this is the place for you. Surrounded by Televisions and a plethora of beer on tap, this place is a great bang for your buck.
Time: Monday through Friday 5:00pm – 7:00pm
$2.75 ALL draft berrs, $4 well drinks, and $5 wines
Every day this is a new deal and a new special, the best of them being $2 pint night on Tuesdays. ALL DRAFTS. It is quite the deal. For more information, click HERE
5. Bahama Breeze
520 Woodbridge Drive, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Relax… It’s Island time. Embrace the Island lifestyle, right in the center of New Jersey. This is a newer establishment, so everything is clean and ready to go for you. Like previous entries on this list, Bahama Breeze has great deals on not just drinks (and they are great deals), but also on their signature food.
Time: Monday through Friday 4:00pm – 6:00pm and Monday through Thursday 9:00pm – Close
$2 14oz Draft Beers, $3 20oz Beers and Bottled Beer, $2 off wines, $3 Well Drinks, and $4 Specialty drinks (Specialty drink menu)
For More Information, Click HERE
4. Blue Moon
114 S Broadway, South Amboy, NJ 08879
This is a classic type of bar. Nothing too fancy, nothing too shabby. Blue Moon offers great deals, live music on Friday and Saturday, and a laid back atmosphere (and perhaps the longest happy hour on our list).
Time: 2pm – 6pm Monday through Friday
All Domestic Drafts $2. And $3 drink specials (varying deals)
For More Details, Click HERE
3. Hailey’s Harp & Pub
400 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840
Who doesn’t love a good Irish Pub? Right in the heart of downtown Metuchen, the pub’s greatest attribute: Simplicity. Great food, great drinks and great company. Located half a block from the Metuchen Train Station and around the corner from the Metuchen Cab Stand, this quaint spot is the perfect place to enjoy all the “craic” an Irish pub has to offer, especially if you’re having more than one.
Time: 3pm – 7pm Monday through Thursday
A dollar off all drinks and some superb food. They have a large variety of craft beers and top shelf liquor, this place is worth hanging out after happy hour, with great bands, comedians, karaoke, shuffle board and Irish grub (great wings and the best potato leak soup in New Jersey).
For More Information, click HERE
2. The Frog and The Peach
29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Get ready for fancy Happy Hour! This place is the best food Happy Hour could offer. The Frog and the Peach looks like a it doesn’t belong in the neighborhood it is in, but once you taste the food, you’ll know it not only belongs, but it’s a staple. The food is American style and the bar menu is available for HALF PRICE during happy hour.
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:30pm Monday through Friday and 4:30 pm – 6:30pm on Sunday
All beers and house wines $5. But, more importantly, half priced meals (at the bar only). This is one of the most delicious restaurants in New Jersey and well worth the trip (try the Tamarind Glazed Pulled Duck Baguette, you will not be disappointed)
For More Information, Click HERE
55 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Step back into a world of the speak-easy. This classy martini bar looks like something right out of the Great Gatsby that serves up drinks stiff with a classic ambiance. This is probably the coolest and unique happy hour central Jersey has to offer. This charming place offers the best signature drinks, within the confines of it’s brick interior, fireplace and fish-tank behind the bar.
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Monday through Friday
Half Price Martini’s and Specialty drinks (about $7.50), they also offer rare appetizer deals for only $6, including alligator sausage, game meatballs, wild boar arancini, roast garlic humus, to name a few.
For More Information, Click HERE
More deals on Brunches, Valentine’s Day, and Date night deals to come, So stay tuned.
Keller Williams Elite, Realtors