There’s no better place to watch a game with friends (or soon-to-be friends) than a local sports bar. Whether it’s baseball, football, other football (soccer), hockey, or UFC matches, sports bars always amp up the excitement. That’s why Best of NJ is showcasing a list of The Best Sports Bars in New Jersey. These are the go-to spots for diehard pro sports fans.
The bars on this list offer a fun atmosphere, great food and, in some cases, specific team allegiances. (Making it easy to find fans of the same team.) Of course, the only thing more familiar to sports fans than the high of winning is the bitter taste of defeat. Luckily, these sports bars offer both menu discounts and drink specials during these crucial moments of frustration and sadness; in addition to the cathartic company of kindred compatriots.
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Michael’s Roscommon House
Where: 531 Joralemon St, Belleville
Details: Michael’s Roscommon House — as heard on “Carton & Roberts” on WFAN sports radio — is celebrating its 40th anniversary! First open in 1982, this family-owned sports tavern is known as a great spot for burgers, beer, and baseball. They have 40 TVs, offer specials during all NFL games, and are famous for their Jersey Wings. Their menu features game time apps like loaded fries, calamari, potato skins, garlic knots, and even perogies. That’s because Michael’s is a fusion of Irish, Italian, and American food. They also have a dozen different cocktail options, including their Mason Jar Lemonade.
Why I Like it: The owners are committed to reading and responding to feedback so they can improve the business.
More info: Click here to visit their website | Follow them on Facebook | Click to give them a call.
The 101 Pub
Details: The 101 Pub has almost zero online presence, aside from a lone Facebook page. (Which updates daily with each day’s menu specials.) However, that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most popular sports bars in the area. Top notch service, ice cold beer, and new menu specials daily keep patrons coming back regularly. Of course, the regular menu is full of bar staples like jalapeno poppers, chili cheese fries, nachos, fajitas, and sandwiches.
Why I Like it: They play all kinds of sports year round, so there’s always a reason to hang out.
Bello’s Pub & Grill
Details: Bello’s holds the title of Newark’s first gastropub, first opening in 1974 and still family operated to this day. Soccer fans have a place to cheer at this spot, as they are proudly home of the NY Redbulls. Bello’s is also a prime stop before or after attending a local event. That’s because they are steps away from both the Prudential Center as well as Penn Station. Be sure to try their Teriyaki Wings, Stuffed Potato Skins, and Old Bay Cajun Fries.
Why I Like it: This spot stays open late (until midnight), even after many other local eateries shut down.
Biggie’s Clam Bar
Details: Biggie’s is coming up on 80 years old. This sports bar and restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1946 and serves a fusion of flavors. Giants and Jets fans can enjoy a menu of seafood — complete with raw bar — burgers, pizza, sandwiches, and more. They also serve a number of classic and contemporary Italian entrees, such as their Seafood with Lobster Cream Sauce. Then finish the 4th Quarter with their Apple Crumb Cake.
Why I Like it: Thai Chili Chicken Wings and a wide selection of craft beers elevate any game day.
Blackjack Mulligan’s Public House
Details: There are a lot of bars and pubs in New Jersey with Mulligan’s in the name. But only three of them belong to the Blackjack Mulligan’s brand. Blackjack aims to define the authentic pub experience, combining great food with exceptional service and an unrivaled atmosphere. These are also the ideal qualities for a sports bar, and specifically, sports fans looking for a new local haunt. They play all sorts of live sports, including UFC fights, and host trivia nights.
Why I Like it: They serve daily dinner specials like the tasty Lobster Ravioli with Shiitake Mushroom Cream Sauce.
Blue 42 Restaurant & Bar
Details: It’s hard to believe Blue 42 opened so recently, coming to Elmwood Park in 2014. That’s because their loyal following and good standing in the community makes them feel like a local landmark. This sports bar bleeds green and gold, and welcomes Green Bay Packers fans to catch every game of the season. Their fan favorite wings are the stars of the menu, and come in many sauces (100+). Favorites include Bang Bang, BBQ, and “Bears Still Suck”.
Why I Like it: As a Packers fan in New Jersey, it’s nice having a place to call “home”.
Deja Vu Restaurant & Bar
Details: There is plenty to see and do at Deja Vu, enough to never do the same thing twice. They offer live music and dancing on Saturdays, as well as special events such as Paint and Wine night. Deja Vu has a large, lovely, covered outdoor patio complete with a mounted TV to watch live sports outside. Indoors, they have a pool table, dart board, and more TVs. The menu of Balkan, American, and Macedonian cuisine blends both European and Asian flavors.
Why I Like it: The mix of authentic home cooking and lively atmosphere makes for a fun night out.
The Dog House Saloon & Grill
Details: In addition to live sports, The Dog House Saloon frequently features live music. In fact, they have an open call for band bookings and even host open mic nights regularly. Locals love their large portions, and in particular, their big salads and giant burgers. With so much else going on, there’s nothing wrong with forgetting about the live sports playing throughout the restaurant. (But it’s usually baseball, soccer, basketball, and football.)
Why I Like it: It’s hard to overstate how large the portions are, they’re basically two meals in one.
Jimmy Geez Sports Bar and Grill
Details: No, the name is not a reference to NFL Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. In fact, the humble origins of Jimmy Geez date all the way back to April of 1999. This is one of those cherished neighborhood sports bars where everyone knows everyone else by name. That’s because many patrons have been coming to the bar for years. While many come for the live sports — including UFC matches — most come for the friendly staff who feel like family.
Why I Like it: Their Ice Cream Candy Cake dessert is a deliciously sweet treat, and an original creation
Details: Soccer and football take center stage at Mulligan’s Pub. In particular, they broadcast all European Football matches including Serie A and Barclay’s Premier League. When it comes to NFL games, Mulligan’s is the place to chant “Fly, Eagles Fly”; this spot is famously home to Philly football fans in a state that’s brimming with Giants and Jets fanatics. Popular items on their menu include wings, sirloin burgers, and even Traditional Irish Breakfast (served all day).
Why I like it: Mulligan’s also hosts dart and pool leagues, so bar-goers can fuel their competitive spirit.
Nikki’s Bar & Grill
Details: A Dominican restaurant on a list of The Best Sports Bars in New Jersey? It’s true, Nikki’s Bar & Grill has plenty of TVs and special deals during sporting events. For instance, they had discounts on popular menu items like empanadas and their Cuban sandwich during the NBA finals. The restaurant also hosts live music and DJs on weekends, as well as special events like Latin Fusion Fridays. Cocktail fans can keep coming back to try their latest ideas.
Why I Like it: Between the music, the decor, and the vibe, Nikki’s is a fun place to hang out.
Old Canal Inn
Details: The Old Canal Inn is one of the oldest entries on our list, dating back to 1934. Any business in successful operation for nearly 90 years is definitely doing something right, and this bar is no exception. Many folks like to rent out the space for private parties, while others come for live music or bingo. Of course, they also have plenty of TVs to watch live sports. Craft beer lovers can join the Craft Beer Social Club and earn discounts and gift certificates.
Why I Like it: The Old Canal Inn has 30 beers on tap and over 135 beers in total.
Plank Road Inn
Details: All fans are welcome at the Plank Road Inn, which boasts 40 TVs to watch live sports. They broadcast every NFL game, as well as March Madness, MLB, and NCAA Football. But the fun doesn’t stop there, because they also have dart boards, a jukebox, and even arcade games. Plank Road Inn serves lunch, dinner, and drinks all week long, but has a full dinner menu Wednesday through Saturday; in addition to both takeout and catering services.
Why I like it: There’s plenty to drink, thanks to 15 draft beers, 20+ bottled beers, and daily specials.
Polo’s Bar & Grill
Details: This family-owned sports bar is run by the Polo family. They offer outdoor patio dining, indoor dining, catering, and even growlers of both their draft beer and sangria. Meanwhile, their signature cocktails all get their name from local landmarks. For example, they serve the Exit 27, the Netcong Fire Dept., The Maple Ave, and the Train Station Martini. Not only do they broadcast pro sports, they also stream local high school sports as well.
Why I Like it: Polo’s has a whopping 120″ HDTV that’s even better than being at the stadium itself.
ReBar & Kitchen
Details: A true sports bar, ReBar always rolls out special drink and meal deals for major sporting events. From Monday Night Football to Wild Card Weekend and, of course, Superbowl Sunday, ReBar welcomes all football fans. In fact, they play every single NFL game of the season; Or, as they say on their Facebook page, it’s “All Games, All Day, Sound On” every Sunday. They offer burgers, pizza, sandwiches, and a dedicated Grilled Cheese menu.
Why I Like it: Check out their Southern BBQ Pulled Pork & Colby Cheese with sautéed onions grilled cheese sandwich.
Details: Baseball, basketball, football, and more are all part of the Sharky’s experience. This sports bar is most popular for their wings, raw bar, and sports crowd. In particular, the wings with Honey Chipotle Sauce are a fan favorite, as are their pretzels, clams, and margaritas. They serve buffalo wings, buffalo tenders, and buffalo shrimp with any of their 23 sauce options. Signature flavors include Boom Boom, Pineapple Habanero, Old Bay, and On-Fire.
Why I Like it: Sharky’s is so serious about their food, they have re-heating instructions on their website.
Third Base Pub
Details: Large portions, friendly service, and a cozy atmosphere are the most attractive qualities of Third Base Pub. (Aka the “Last Stop Before Home.”) In fact, this quiet gem in Branchville is still a relatively unknown paradise for all who frequent it. Locals love the menu of “Pre Game Warm-Ups” like fried ravioli, buffalo pierogi, and pot stickers. Meanwhile, “Starting Lineup” highlights include chicken marsala, fish tacos, and the eggplant parmigiana.
Why I Like it: As a well-kept secret, the food service is typically very quick at this spot.
Uncle Vinny’s Bar & Grill
Details: For 42 years, this address was the site of the popular Wee Willie’s Sports Bar & Grille. However, Wee Willie himself retired in 2019 after 42 years of owning the business. Now, Uncle Vinny’s is a comedy club/bar hybrid that boasts a ton of TVs for watching live sports. They have the NFL Sunday Ticket, and can show any game during the football season; in addition to the MLB Extra Innings package, so fans can watch any team play.
Why I Like it: There are nearly as many TVs as there are bar stool seats in this place.
Vinnie’s All-Star Bar & Grill
Details: With no website and a Facebook page that rarely updates, fans of Vinnie’s mostly swap stories in person. This local spot is a true neighborhood bar that is mostly made up of regulars. Though small in stature, the owner’s big heart and the chef’s generous portion sizes make up for the limited seating. There are only a few TVs in the bar, but they are almost always playing live sports of some kind. Be sure to try one of their sandwiches or specials.
Why I Like it: One of their most popular dishes is the large portion All-Star General Tso’s Chicken.
Elixir Bar & Grill
Where: 2222 Woodbridge Ave, Edison
Details: Elixir offers “great eats and neighborhood vibes” with a menu that mixes American and Mexican favorites. This sports bar is so into football, they even offer game day deals during the preseason. They also have the NFL Sunday ticket, so they can air every game, all season long. Whether dining in or getting takeout, their award-winning wings pair perfectly with a full day of football. Elixir also frequently features live music and DJs on weekends to liven things up. The bar is open Noon – Midnight from Friday to Sunday, and 3:00 pm – Midnight from Monday through Thursday.
Why I Like it: They have a rewards program that offers a $5 discount for every $100 spent.
More info: Click here to visit their website | Follow them on Facebook | Click to give them a call.
Ellery’s Grill & Pub
Where: 701 Lincoln Blvd, Middlesex
Details: Summer patio dining, weekly poker nights, and live music on weekends are just a few Ellery’s highlights. When not watching live sports, patrons can enjoy weekly specials like Taco Tuesday, or half-price wings on Wednesday. This sports bar is big on both the NFL and college football, but all fans are welcome. Patrons can enjoy their American/Irish food menu, as well as other food specials; including their BBQ Tater Tot Nachos and Teriyaki Cheesesteak.
Why I like it: Ellery’s has an extensive catering menu, making it easy to host game night at home.
More Info: Click here to visit their website | Follow them on Facebook | Click to give them a call.
Caddyshack Bar & Grill
Details: It’s probably no surprise that a golf course can also house a popular sports bar. That’s exactly the case for Caddyshack, the bar inside The Meadows at Middlesex grounds. In addition to being the perfect post-golf spot for relaxation, they also have pool tables and darts. Of course, the TVs are always playing live sports, including college basketball, NFL football, and more. Other activities include weekly Tuesday Trivia and weekday Happy Hour.
Why I Like it: Their menu is full of game day favorites, plus fun picks like buffalo chicken tenders.
Details: An Irish Pub at heart, Cryan’s Tavern is the place to go for all kinds of live sports. They play just about everything across their 15 HDTVs, but Sundays are all about football. In fact, this is another sports bar with the NFL Sunday ticket to watch every game, all season long. Cryan’s is famous for their thin crust pizza, but they also have an assortment of jumbo wings. Their wing sauces range from Thai Chili or Garlic Parmesan to Jameson Irish Whiskey.
Why I Like it: For folks who love trivia, Cryan’s Tavern is the place to be every Monday night.
Finnagel’s Bar and Restaurant
Details: Locals know that Finnagel’s is the place to be on Sundays for wings and football. They don’t mess around when it comes to wings, and offer them in either 1lb or 2lb servings. Their wings come in one of four sauce options — BBQ, Medium, Hot, or Finnagel’s — with either ranch or bleu cheese. The latter is their signature sweet and spicy sauce. This bar is also no stranger to “Football Specials” offering discounts on popular appetizers and drinks.
Why I Like it: Finnagel’s is also a great dinner spot, with menu favorites like blackened shrimp with mango salsa.
Details: The sports and entertainment game is on point at Firkin Tavern. That because they have 25 TVs, 37 beers on tap (many from local craft brewers), and a dedicated game room. Firkin is a premier soccer bar, so they showcase everything from Series A to the English Premier League. As for the game room, they offer pool tables, darts, and air hockey. Firkin walks the line between a family friendly dining room and a local pub/sports bar experience.
Why I Like it: It’s always great when local supports local, and that’s exactly what Firkin does with their beers.
First N Ten Sports Pub
Details: With a name like First N Ten, it’s no surprise this is a local hotspot for watching football. (They show other sports, too.) As is the case for many sports bars, patrons here swear by the wings; which come in popular flavors such as Honey BBQ, Cajun, and the finger-licking good Garlic wings. (The latter comes with Caesar dressing on the side.) For any sports fan looking for a bar with a neighborhood feeling and great food options, this is it.
Why I Like it: The menu offers a number of unique dinner choices as well, including their stuffed vodka rigatoni.
Lemongrass Sports Bar & Lounge
Details: One of the newest sports bars on our list, Lemongrass opened in late 2020. Their menu is heavy on the drink options, with everything from shooters and beer to cocktails and classics. They service Mai Tais, Long Island Ice Tea, Mojitos, Manhattans, and much more. Their TVs are always tuned to the latest live sports, and their food menu is made for game days. Their signature dish is build your own wings, with a few other handhelds on offer too.
Why I Like it: They serve boozy ice cream, with flavors like Butter Dip Rum and Mexican Tequila Chocolate.
Details: Suspenders is closed on Mondays, but we’re willing to forgive them because they have the NFL Sunday Ticket. They typically have game day specials, ranging from $2 draft beers to deals on their popular wings and burgers. The spacious outdoor dining setup and frequent live music outdoors offers a nice contrast to the Sunday sports bar atmosphere. Keep an eye out for their burger of the month, which is usually an over the top concoction.
Why I like it: Suspenders frequently rolls out new cocktails and menu specials, making it worth a return trip.
The Extra Pint
Details: This local sports bar and grill gets more popular — and improves their space — every year. Their latest renovation is a 1,500-sq ft patio, and they also have a new Quick Draw NJ lottery machine. They play all major sporting events across 22 HDTVs, and offer daily food and drink specials. The Extra Pint frequently hosts live music acts as well. As for the menu, they offer favorites like cheesesteak spring rolls, loaded tots, and buffalo chicken quesadillas.
Why I Like it: Their Southwest “Pizza” (on tortilla) is topped with refried beans, ranchero sauce, and cheddar jack cheese.
Ye Olde Rathskeller
Details: Classic pub food dominates the menu at Ye Olde Rathskeller (the German word for a beer hall). Sure-fire apps include their buffalo wings, stuffed cherry peppers, shrimp cocktail, and beer-battered onion rings. They also have burgers, salads, sandwiches, and thin crust pizza, which serve as perfect game time meals. Hockey, baseball, and football are typically on the TV. In particular, Ye Olde Rathskeller can play any game with the NFL Sunday Ticket.
Why I Like it: They post their daily menu specials on Facebook, complete with photos of each dish.
Details: Eagles fans can watch their team soar as they chow down on some of the Shore’s best wings. The C-View Inn may just be Cape May’s oldest bar, but shows little signs of wear and tear. Locals love the friendly staff, inviting atmosphere, and great menu prices. Besides the wings, other popular apps include the fried clam strips, fried buffalo shrimp, and signature C-View fries. They offer both traditional and boneless wings in 10, 20, and 50-piece orders.
Why I Like it: C-View also serves lunch and dinner fare, with options like a Prime Rib Sandwich.
Details: D’Arcy’s is “The Shore’s Home to Soccer” as they self-profess. They show all European Football matches live, and post the upcoming schedule on their website. When not airing live sports, the kitchen occasionally offers dinner specials such as Prime Rib Night. Otherwise, the menu always offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options including the fan-favorite D’Arcy’s Chicken sandwich. They also serve beers on tap, wines, and cocktails too.
Why I Like it: Their signature cocktails all have fun names like Sharknado, or Man of the Match.
Game Time Bar & Grill
Details: Game Time is more than just a sports bar, it’s an indoor amusement park for the whole family. In addition to a TopGolf Swing Suite, Game Time broadcasts every single UFC match, with no cover charge. However, their TopGolf suite is more than just a golf simulator, it offers many other virtual games as well. Other games include challenges based on baseball, football, dodgeball, carnival classics, hockey, soccer, and more. It’s a great idea for parties.
Why I Like it: The menu features all the classic sports bar favorites, from Nachos Grande to mozzarella sticks.
Hooks Bar & Grill
Details: Hooks has something going on every day of the week. A typical week includes Tuesday Karaoke, live music on Wednesday and Friday, Thursday Trivia, and UFC broadcasts on Saturday. Hooks serves lunch and dinner, as well as weekly food and drink specials. Their house specialties include Crab Stuffed Flounder, Roasted Clams, and a Vegetarian Quesadilla. But they also offer pizza, burgers, and plenty of cocktails, draft beers, wine, and more.
Why I Like it: Their spacious outdoor patio is the perfect place for a warm weather lunch with friends.
Jack’s Goal Line Stand
Details: Jack’s Goal Line Stand welcomes all fans, no matter their allegiance. The popular spot now has two locations in Long Branch and Fair Haven, however, the latter is BYOB. Of course, both still serve as a premier hangout to watch the game. As for the original Long Branch location, there are a variety of beers on tap, plus rotating newcomers. They also serve hard seltzers, which pair well with their menu of pub favorites such as pretzel bites.
Why I like it: The owners are there daily, with one in the kitchen and the other behind the bar.
Details: Leggett’s is always buzzing with events, live music, and sports. They offer seasonal activities such as weekly Bingo nights, dining in their outdoor garden, and Shot Wheel Thursday. For the latter, one customer spins the shot wheel to determine what drink special Leggett’s serves for the next hour. Their TVs will broadcast anything from horse racing and hockey to football and baseball. The menu boasts homemade chili, clams casino, and more.
Why I Like it: Regulars can participate in the official Leggett’s Dart League, Monday nights from winter through spring.
Detals: Fans of all sports can enjoy heading to the Miracle Pub. They have the NFL DirecTV Football Package, and also play MLB, NHL, PGA, NASCAR, NBA, and more across 19 screens. Something that sets this sports bar apart from others on this list is they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Popular menu picks include the Miracle Surf and Turf Bites and Jumbo Pretzel & Kielbasa. The Surf and Turf bites combine steak bites with either shrimp or scallops.
Why I like it: The Miracle Pub also offers catering and packaged goods for watching the game at home.
Mulligan’s Shore Bar and Grill
Details: Philadelphia Eagles fans have a place to roost at Mulligan’s Shore Bar and Grill. This laid back neighborhood bar down the shore serves classic pub favorites, draft beer, and signature cocktails. This spot is serious about their specials, with unique options like grilled swordfish topped with cocktail shrimp and pineapple salsa. As for cocktails, their self-proclaimed “World Famous” Mullitini is a secret family recipe they encourage giving a try.
Why I like it: Their Hangover Burger comes with horseradish, bacon, roasted red peppers, lettuce, tomato, and American cheese.
Pete & Elda’s / Carmen’s Pizzeria
Details: Pete & Elda’s is somewhere between a sports bar and family Italian restaurant. However, locals love this spot because they’ve been serving their famous thin crust pizza for over 50 years. Their “Whole Pie Eaters Club” challenges individuals and families to eat an entire 18″ pie in one setting. The reward? A limited edition graphic tee which features a new custom design regularly. In fact, they’ve already designed more than 260 different shirts.
Why I Like it: Is there anything better than thin crust pizza, buffalo wings, and watching football with friends?
River Rock Restaurant & Marina Bar
Details: The River Rock Restaurant is always rockin’ thanks to live music, sports, and events. This local gathering spot is home to comedy shows, bands, and benefit dinners, as well as sports broadcasts. River Rock boasts the largest video board in Ocean County (28′), and has 60+ HDTVs spread out across 3 bars. They also have an outdoor beach bar with TVs and cabanas, so there are truly no bad seats. Try the cheesesteak taquitos or River Rock Nachos.
Why I Like it: With so many entertainment options, everyone can have a good time at River Rock Restaurant.
Tailgaters Neighborhood Sports Bar & Grille
Details: The name may be a mouthful, but so is the menu of sports bar favorites. Tailgaters is known for quick service, large portions, and friendly staff. Some menu highlights include the Mahi Tacos, Short Rib Cheese Melt, and the Wisconsin Spicy Cheese Curds. They also serve pub favorites like pizza, burgers, wings, and baby back ribs. Tailgaters welcomes all sports fans young and old, and in fact, they even have a kids menu. (This is for kids 12 and under.)
Why I like it: This sports bar actively avoids cross-contamination so they can offer gluten-free items.
The Chubby Pickle
Details: Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Chubby Pickle is a hub for sports and music fans alike. There’s always something to do, from open mic nights and trivia nights to live local bands every weekend. They boast an impressive number of HDTVs to broadcast live sports, and also have a pet-friendly outdoor patio. In addition, this versatile space is equally great for both family lunch and a night out with friends; complete with an energetic nightlife.
Why I Like it: The Chubby Pickle appeared in a 2022 episode of The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
Wingcraft Kitchen and Beer Bar
Details: Wingcraft is more of a bar with TVs to watch sports than a sports bar per se. But the menu of signature burgers, wings, and craft beers on tap makes it an ideal spot to watch sports. It doesn’t hurt they’re part of the Tropicana Resort & Casino, with plenty of additional entertainment options. Their wings come with one of 11 sauce choices, ranging from Cool Ranch to RRP Siracha and Truffle Honey. But don’t sleep on their Funnel Cake Battered Oreos.
Why I Like it: They typically offer deals on drinks and popular apps and snacks on Sundays during football.
Crawford’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
Details: Formerly known as JD’s Sports Bar, the newly rebranded Crawford’s Corner Bar is big on “cheesesteakz” and “wingz”. Football fans can watch the games live all Sunday long while taking advantage of Sunday Football Specials. The deals include $1 wingz, $2 off nachos, and a bucket of five Miller Lites for $15. They also offer menu specials during events like Music Bingo Wednesdays, Late Night Happy Hour Thursdays, and early Lunch Specials.
Why I Like it: There’s something going on basically every night of the week, from live music to trivia.
Details: HOB Tavern boasts weekly specials, vegan and vegetarian options, and homemade recipes. A local favorite, they are known for their wings and their large rotating selection of craft beers. Live sports pair perfectly with their menu items like the Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak or Pork Roll Sandwich. Meanwhile, vegan options include the Beyond Burger and The Club; baked tofu, coconut bacon, spinach, tomato, and vegan ranch dressing on toasted rye.
Why I Like it: There are always specials running at Hob, from Burger Night to Burritos and Bingo.
Kaycee Ray’s Sports Bar and Pub
Details: One of the newest entries on our list, Kaycee Ray’s first opened in 2020. This all-in-one venue blends a restaurant, bar, and entertainment space together. Guests can expect anything and everything from karaoke and dueling pianos to comedy nights, open mic nights, and live sports. Kaycee Ray’s does not have any team allegiances, so they’ll broadcast anything by request. Plus, they offer food and drink specials every Sunday during NFL games.
Why I like it: This sports bar is behind the iconic Landis Theatre, and perfect for post-event drinks.
Mulligan’s Bar & Grill
Details: How many totally unrelated sports bars named Mulligan’s can we fit on one list? At least one more, apparently. This South Jersey spot offers TVs in every direction, but the real spectacle is just above the bar; They have a series of large HDTVs wrapped around the bar, so there are no bad seats to watch sports. It’s even possible to watch the screens from their outdoor patio area. They also host weekly trivia night, lunch and dinner specials, and more.
Why I Like it: The new expansion and renovations at Mulligan’s further enhance the experience.
P.T. Bar and Package Goods
Details: P.T. Bar feels like a bar out of time, melding the worlds of mechanics and pinup girls. This local favorite stands out for their exceptional bar service, thanks to the friendly team behind the counter. The TVs around the bar are typically playing live sports, but there is plenty else to do here. For instance, they have live music and special events just about every day of the week. This includes poker night, Wing Wednesday, Philly Mondays, and even Block Parties.
Why I Like it: P.T. Bar is straight outta Cheers, with friendly customers, helpful staff, and great company.
Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill
Details: Sidelines Sports Bar is wall to wall sports, from the TVs to the decor. The interior is full of sports jerseys and other memorabilia. They have 23 flat screen TVs in total, and they broadcast just about every live sport. (Including both pro and college level sports.) Owner Ted Lambert is a Millville native and pillar of the community; he frequently sponsors many local organizations and hosts fundraisers at the bar. In fact, his football jersey is on the wall.
Why I Like it: The Sidelines menu is built for watching sports, and full of apps, handhelds, and wings.
Details: Skeeter’s is really proud of the quality of their menu. In fact, the pub promises patrons will find “The Best Bar Food in South Jersey” when they stop in. Popular apps include pretzel nuggets, loaded fries, and fresh bruschetta. Meanwhile, they have burgers like the Mushroom Swiss and sandwiches such as the Honey Brie Chicken. Skeeter’s is another sports bar that hosts draft parties, so leagues can score some great deals for their group.
Why I Like it: Poutine fans can check out their signature Poutine Pub Fries with battered cheese curds and gravy.
The Corner Bar
Details: The Corner Bar is big on sports, and even bigger on game day giveaways. For instance, the spot is known for giving away free tickets to games and other prizes during special events. Like many South Jersey sports bars, The Corner bleeds midnight green and proudly supports the Philadelphia Eagles. So fans looking to score free tickets to an Eagles game should make this their go-to sports bar. They also have a liquor store on the premises.
Why I Like it: The Corner is frozen in time, locals know not much has changed in over three decades.
Victory Bar and Grill
Details: The combination of craft beers, live sports, and an all day menu makes Victory a winner. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, including a special Sunday Breakfast Buffet. All sports fans are welcome here, but most of the crowd will be cheering for the Eagles. In fact, Victory tends to host tailgate parties on their patio for game day. The event typically featured burgers and hot dogs, cornhole, live music, and all-day drink specials.
Why I Like it: Victory is locally owned and operated, and has the community vibe that’s key to sports bars.
The Village Pub
Details: The Village Pub is the go-to South Jersey sports pub for Philadelphia Eagles fans. Not only do they broadcast every Eagles game, they offer a Fantasy Football Draft Party package. This package comes with Buffalo Wings (60pcs), Pub Nachos (2 orders), Fries (5 orders), and Mozzarella Sticks (3 orders). The Village Pub even provides a party area and draft board. Plus, the league commissioner gets a $50 gift card to spend on a future visit.
Why I Like it: They host a weekly Game Show Trivia Night, game day specials, and other special events.
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: a bar catering especially to sports fans and typically containing several televisions and often sports memorabilia.
Top image: Paradiso in Barcelona is the No. 1 bar on the World's 50 Best Bars list in 2022 and the Best Bar in Europe winner.How many bartenders do you need for 200 guests? ›
How many bartenders for 200 guests? You should highly consider having at least 3 bartenders for an event with 200 people to serve your guests in a timely manner. We recommend 4 bartenders if you expect your guests at your event to be heavy drinkers.How do I stock a bar for 200 guests? ›
140 bottles of wine. 350 bottles of beer. 30 bottles of liquor (750 ml) 40 bottles of champagne for toast (optional)
Sean's Bar is a pub in Athlone, Ireland, notable for its reputed establishment in AD 900, and claim to being the oldest extant bar in both Ireland and Europe.Why are sports bars so popular? ›
Sports bars are fun and create a sense of community. And sports bars are not just about watching the game and eating burgers and fries anymore. Sports bar franchises have come on the scene and offer more sophisticated options that cater to a fun-loving yet socially-conscious customer.Why is it called a bar? ›
The term 'bar'- comes from the counter in which drinks are served. Also called a 'saloon', bars are drinking establishments that sell beer, wine, and spirits to consume in house and sometimes provides entertainment.
What are the 5 types of bar? ›
Types of bar concepts within this guide:
Beer Bar. Wine Bar. Rum bar. Whisky bar.
- Lounge Bar.
- Wine Bar.
- Cocktail Bar.
- Banquet Bar.
- Dispense Bar.
- Trivia Night.
- Viewing Parties.
- Board Game Night.
- Speed Dating.
- Friendly Speed Dating.
- Group Meetup.
- Charity Night.
- Host a Paint Night.
Back in 2013, GQ named Chicago the Greatest Drinking City in America and it's also on the list of America's drunkest cities. You can even get cocktails to-go, at least for another couple of years. If you're looking to go out drinking in Chicago, look for some rooftop bars.
Last year saw London named the drinking capital of the world, with The Connaught Bar titled the best bar on the planet in 2021 (it ranked at number eight this year). Tayēr + Elementary came in second in 2021; Paradiso in Barcelona came third and The Clumsies in Athens ranked fourth.What Is All Bar One famous for? ›
We're super proud that we've fully completed our mission and All Bar One was the first to remove plastic straws on the high street. We're committed to making a positive impact on the environment by offering an eco-friendly alternative— after all, #StrawsSuck.Who won Best bar 2022? ›
Jean Trinh of Colombia's Alquímico won Altos Bartenders' Bartender — the only peer-voted award in the 50 Best program— and Mexico City's beloved speakeasy, Hanky Panky, earned the Michter's Art of Hospitality Award. See the full list of 2022 winners here. Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback!Who is the best bartender? ›
15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- This evening in Sydney, Norwegian bartender, Adrián Michalčík, mixed, stirred and shook his way to the Diageo World Class Global Bartender of the Year title, which saw bartenders from 50 countries take part.Which free TV is best? ›
- Amazon Freevee. Amazon Freevee used to be known as IMDb TV and was offered by Amazon-owned IMDb. ...
- Peacock. ...
- Tubi. ...
- Pluto TV. ...
- Hoopla and Kanopy. ...
- Crackle. ...
- Fox Sports Go.
- Facebook Watch.
What is the cheapest way to watch TV? ›
The cheapest live TV services for cord-cutting are the free ones: Pluto TV and Xumo. There are paid ones that cost very little, like Philo, Frndly TV, and Sling (especially the individual Blue or Orange plans). Below, here are the best cheap offerings so that you can cut the cord and make the biggest savings.How much do you tip a bartender for one drink? ›
Generally speaking, you should tip 15%-20% for sit-down wait service, according to the Emily Post Institute. Similarly, bartenders should be tipped $1-$2 per drink or 15%-20% of your total tab.How much do you tip a bartender at an open bar at a wedding? ›
Whether your guests tip the bartender or not, it is your responsibility as host to tip them for their time. Most event planners agree that $100 per bartender at the wedding is an appropriate tip amount, so remember to have some cash on hand (and factor the cost into your budget).Do bartenders have to cut you off? ›
Ultimately, cutting someone off is at the bartender's discretion. In general, though, protocol says that if you spot someone who's over their limit, you should stop serving that person alcohol, hand over a glass of water, close the tab and call a cab. It's not always that cut-and-dry when someone's so wet, though.What attracts customers to a bar? ›
- Gaming Tablets.
- Self-Pour Beer & Beverage Walls.
- Photo Booths For Everyone to Enjoy.
- Popular Bar Games.
- Live Music.
- Open Mic Night.
- Trivia Night.
- Holiday Events.
Beer pricing and alcohol pricing are the sources of most pub profits. This is assuming your pub doesn't serve food.How many drinks is 100 guests? ›
How much alcohol do you need for 100 guests? For a 4 hour party with 100 guests, you will need approximately 400 drinks: 160 beers, 144 glasses of wine (29 bottles) and enough for 96 individual cocktails (amounts will depend upon what type of cocktail you serve). If you aren't serving wine, plan on 240 cocktails.What is the oldest bar in NJ? ›
The Cedar Bridge Tavern is a historic building located in the New Jersey Pine Barrens in Barnegat Township. It was built around 1740 and is believed to be the oldest intact bar in the United States. It is located at the site of the last skirmish of the American Revolutionary War.What is America's oldest restaurant? ›
The White Horse Tavern is a National Historic Landmark being America's oldest restaurant, having served guests since 1673. The White Horse Tavern was originally constructed as a two-story, two-room residence for Francis Brinley. It was acquired by William Mayes, Sr. and converted to a tavern.What was the first bar called? ›
The first is the White Horse Tavern in Newport, Rhode Island. It was built by Puritan settlers in 1652 but then converted to a tavern in 1673.
Why do most bars fail? ›
Lack of funds is one of the big reasons bars fail. There are many operators who only have enough cash in their account to handle last week's bills. This is a mistake. You should always have at least 6 months' worth of rent as cash in your account.How do guys flirt at bars? ›
- Scan. Scour the room immediately for men you find attractive. ...
- Eye Bang. Flirtily make eye contact a couple of times. ...
- Get Noticed. Find an excuse to stand or dance smack in his line of sight.
- Drink. ...
- Tailgate. ...
- Say Something. ...
- Group Ambush. ...
- Ask the Question.
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Present members. Manan Kumar Mishra is the present chairman.Why do people go to bars? ›
They provide you a place to imbibe in a few drinks, let loose, and socialize with your friends. That face-to-face time where you're having fun with people you enjoy is great for your mental health as well. Do something good for yourself this weekend. Visit your favorite local bar for a little self-help.What is the full meaning of bar? ›
bar noun [C] (DRINKING PLACE)
a place where drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, are sold and drunk, or the area in such a place where the person serving the drinks stands: They noticed him going into the hotel bar.
Bars, by definition, are the places where people go to consume numerous alcoholic beverages. The primary objective of bars is to provide you with as many different alcoholic drinks or liquors as possible. They also offer snacks like chips or nuts to eat, and some may even provide food from a dinner menu.What is a fancy bar called? ›
I suppose that's why they call it a “lounge”. You do want to dress up at a lounge. And you do want to be prepared to spend a decent amount of money on a round or two of good cocktails.How do bars make money? ›
Businesses in this industry, which include bars, pubs, taverns, and nightclubs, make their money by selling alcohol and providing people with entertainment. While there can be plenty of glitz, glamor, and excitement, opening one of these establishments often requires a sizable initial investment.What are the lines in a bar called? ›
Barlines are vertical lines that cross staves in order to show how music is divided into bars, according to the time signature. A standard single barline that spans the entire height of the staff.
What is a small bar called? ›
bistro. noun. a small restaurant or bar.What are the 4 types of events? ›
- Seminars. A seminar is organised with a specific target audience in mind and aims to convey highly relevant information. ...
- Conferences. Conferences tend to be much more complex events with multiple speakers and sessions across a number of spaces within one or more venues. ...
- Trade shows. ...
Bar List means that list of bars of Metal held in Secured Allocated Accounts, published by the Issuer on the Issuer's Website.What is the biggest bar night in America? ›
Blackout Wednesday (also known as Drinksgiving) refers to binge drinking on the night before the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.How many sports bars are in the US? ›
According to Chicago-based CHD-Expert, there are 1,218 operations classified as sports bars in the U.S. Roughly 230 are small, local establishments with revenues less than $500,000 annually, while only 1 location reported yearly revenues between $2.5 and $5 million.What is the best dive bar in America? ›
- Captain Tony's Saloon | Key West, Florida. ...
- Liar's Club | Chicago, Illinois. ...
- Rainbo Club | Chicago, Illinois. ...
- Kirby's Beer Store | Wichita, Kansas. ...
- Air Devil's Inn | Louisville, Kentucky. ...
- Hec's Bar | Detroit, Michigan. ...
- King Eddy Saloon | Los Angeles, California.
1. San Francisco, California (16.5)What day is the most drinking? ›
The day before Thanksgiving—known as Blackout Wednesday—is the biggest drinking day of the year in many areas of the United States.What happens in ladies night at a bar? ›
A ladies' night is a promotional event, often at a bar or nightclub, where female patrons pay less than male patrons for the cover charge or drinks.Which US state has the most bars? ›
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What is the biggest sport event in the US? ›
The highlight of the American Football season, in which the champions of the two conferences, AFC and NFC, compete against each other, is held every year in February and watched by more than 110 million TV viewers. This makes the Super Bowl by far the most popular sports event in the USA!
Low body fat, and a small body size are an advantage in diving.What is Johnny Depp's Favourite bar? ›
Most Popular. Locals say Depp visited the Stonegate bar a number of times when he was filming the 2005 reboot of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory nearby. From there, its reputation as the actor's favourite bar grew, and at one point the establishment displayed his autograph on the wall.What should a woman wear to a dive bar? ›
You can wear whatever you want.
Dive bars don't have dress codes. You don't have to worry about having a suit jacket with you or making sure your shirt is pressed.
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The term derives from the metal or wooden bar (barrier) that is often located along the length of the "bar". Over many years, heights of bars were lowered, and high stools added, and the brass bar remains today. Bars provide stools or chairs that are placed at tables or counters for their patrons.