Located between New York and Pennsylvania, New Jersey is filled with sports enthusiasts who love to cheer on their favorite teams. In my experience, a good sports bar with good friends can rival being at the game itself! Here are five amazing Jersey sports bars I would recommend you to check out next time you’re in the Jersey area.
Sharkey’s Wings and Raw Bar
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If you’re looking for a great spot to grab some wings and a beer with your fellow sports enthusiasts, Sharkey’s Wings and Raw Bar is the ultimate choice. They’re open until 3 a.m., an hour past most bars, so you can enjoy talking sports with your buddies long into the night. Their low prices make it an affordable spot for everyone in the group. They even have contests where you can win great prizes, including New Jersey Devils Tickets.
Redd’s Restaurant & Bar
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Imagine watching the game on a big screen television while chowing down on your favorite Jersey cuisine. That’s what Redd’s Restaurant & Bar has to offer. With their great location near the MetLife Stadium and The IZOD Center, Redd’s is the perfect spot for getting together with your friends to catch the big game. If you’re going to the game, you can park at Redd’s and enjoy a shuttle service to and from the game after eating a fantastic meal.
Allendale Bar & Grill
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You can’t spend every night watching the game with your buddies. You need some family time too. At Allendale Bar & Grill, you can enjoy a fun evening with your family, dining on great recipes that have been around for over 75 years, as well as great new recipes. With multiple flat-screen televisions, a private party room, and two separate bars, it’s the perfect spot for a night out with your family to watch the big game. You’ll also enjoy the different nightly activities Allendale has to offer.
Black Bear Bar & Grill
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Perhaps one of the largest bars in Jersey, Black Bear Bar & Grill offers two floors of great dining, large flat-screen televisions, great beer, and darts. It’s the ultimate sports bar, and with its location in downtown Hoboken, perhaps the most popular. You’ll want to arrive early not only to ensure you’ll get in, but to receive half off on drinks and appetizers before the game begins.
The Lake House Restaurant and Bar
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What could be better than catching the game on a flat-screen television at your favorite hangout? Having that hangout located on the beautiful New Jersey shoreline. The Lake House Restaurant and Bar is located right on Deal Lake in Loch Arbour, and offers a variety of fun and entertainment. With 16 flat-screen televisions, two-dollar drafts and shots, and a variety of menu options, The Lake House Restaurant and Bar could possibly have it all.
These sports bars are just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re a huge sports enthusiast, you should check them out with your friends and family the next time you’re favorite team is playing. If you can’t go to the game, let the game come to you at one of these five amazing Jersey sports bars.