Central NJ Bars include sports bars, singles bars, Irish Pubs, Country Bars, German Beer gardens, and neighborhood bars.
121 Brighton Avenue
Long Branch, NJ
They feature NJ bands and national acts performing original music ranging from rock to jazz and more. Often they will have as many as 4 or 5 bands in one night.
55 Paterson St.
A popular hang out for the 21+ Rutgers crowd and professional business people who enjoy a vibrant happy hour with large drink portions, especially the martini's. After midnight on a Friday or Saturday, the crowd turns younger.
Connolly Station Restaurant
711 Main Street
They feature daily drink and food specials and DJ and live music entertainment with many Irish beers.
GLO Ultra Lounge and Tequila Bar
367 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ,
Where upscale people come to socialize. Features $2 beers and drinks on Tuesdays, cross fader Wednesdays ---- with old school hip hop, R & B and today's new tracks, and more.
State Highway 35 South
Neptune City, NJ
A sports bar with 14 large screen TV's, Irish beer, wings, bar pies, and corned beef
St. Stephen's Green Publick House
2031 Rt 71
Spring Lake Heights, NJ
Located in the Spring Lake shore area known as the "Irish Riviera", with many of the patrons having been to Ireland, they know they have to be authentic. It's one of the best places on the shore to hear traditional Irish music every Tuesday & Sunday Nights.
The Boat House
8 1/2 Coryell St
This cozy, maritime "boat house" themed bar is a great place to spend a couple hours with friends to meet up for drinks. The Â 2 story bar has a cast iron pot belly stove, ceilings adorned boat oars, model boats & pewter tankards. The 2nd floor has seating on sofas, chairs & tables.
The Dublin House Restaurant & Pub
30 Monmouth St
Red Bank, NJ
A popular downtown Red Bank Irish Pub with plenty of Guinness and Irish Beers on tap. It's especially popular on St. Patrick's Day and for watching Irish soccer, rugby, and the World Cup. In the warmer months you can eat out and have drinks on the attractive back patio. The Dublin House Pub has an energetic happy hour from 4 pm to 6 p.m, Monday - Friday, with a dollar discount on beer and mixed drinks.