The Best South NJ Bars

Your Guide To The Best South NJ Bars Features Sports Bars, Irish pubs, Country Bars, German Beer Gardens, and Singles Bars in New Jersey

Realizing of course that selecting "The Best" can be subjective, as patrons have they likes and dislikes about what they are attracted to. Having said that, we base our criteria on those establishments that attract patrons who come primarily for what the Bar offers. While the large majority of the bars are part of a larger restaurant with food served, though good food is certainly a plus, it's not at the top of the list of the criteria. The selection for "The Best" is focused on the Bar's variety and quality of the alcoholic beverages, the bar related amenities such as ambiance, friendliness, service, music, being seated at or near the Bar, and in the case of sports bars, large screen TV's, and more.

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These Bars aren't necessarily the biggest, most fashionable,
or glitziest bars ---they are just the best!

The Best South Jersey Bars and Pubs

Brown Room  Cape May
Brown Room
The Congress Hotel
251 Beach Ave
Cape May, NJ
Excellent service, upscale, cozy ambiamce with a talented mixologist creating inspiring specialty cocktails. A top spot for an evening of drinks, conversation, and entertainment by one of the solo performers singing and playing either piano or acoustic guitar.

Chickie's and Pete's
Chickie's and Pete's
25 Route 73
Marlton, NJ
A popular sports bar with 64 large-screen TVs (60-inches is the smallest) and two cinema-sized TVs, two bars, and great atmosphere. They have a large variety of 40-plus beers on tap. A south Jersey favorite sports bar known for energetic vibe and their Crabfries and large seafood selections.

The Continental Bar - Atlantic City
The Continental
The Playground Pier at Caesars,
One Atlantic Ocean
Level 3
Atlantic City, NJ
This is a great spot for cool ambiance and excellent cocktails. The ambiance is a mix of 50s kitsch and resort cool. They serve excellent, inspirational specialty cocktails. In the warmer weather, you'll want to park yourself on the outside patio, with views of the ocean to park yourself on the outside patio, with views of the ocean.

The Corner Bar Pilesgrove
The Corner Bar
1002 Route 40
Pilesgrove, NJ
The Corner bar is a roadhouse bar with all the amenities that a great neighborhood bar has to offer. This spot is frequented by a diverse group of people from all walks of life who come together to enjoy a down home friendly, welcoming experience. They serve excellent comfort pub food, with a good variety of craft beers and spirits.
If you are in town for the Cowtown Rodeo, or in the Pilesgrove/Woodstown area, be sure to stop in at The Corner bar to complete that unusual NJ, non-urban experience.

The Irish Pub  Atlantic city
The Irish Pub
164 St. James Place at The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
The Irish Pub is one of the best bar's in Atlantic City. The Pub is 35 years old with dark paneled walls. It's Irish in atmosphere with the smell of a European pub. This is one place in Atlantic City where you'll never lose your shirt, the prices are excellent, you can look all day --- or night --- and you will not find better prices.
They serve a large selection of beers including Harp, Bass, Killian's, Murphy's and Yuengling on draft, along with great lunch and dinner specials. A real AC plus is free parking next door to the pub!

Kix McNutley's Bar Sea Isle City, NJ
Kix McNutley's
63rd and Landis Avenue
Sea Isle City, NJ
Kix McNutley's is a complex of 5 different bars including; The Sidekix Lounge, Kix Outside Patio Bar, Kit Kat Club, Kixstand Bar and the Lincoln Grill . This is the most popular bar on the jersey shore, south of Atlantic City. Open year round, it features top bands performing on the main stage atop the huge dance floor. With large screen TV's for sports events, a great selection of domestic & imported beers, speciality cocktails, and wines, a huge dance floor, live music and an energetic crowd, there is an activity for everyone.
The crowd tends to be more mature than your typical Jersey shore bar, with mostly aged 30 plus patrons.

Rí Rá Irish Pub Atlantic City
Rí Rá Irish Pub
The Quarter at The Tropicana
Brighton and The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
If you are looking for a real Irish St Patrick's Day pub celebration with more than just the typical corn beef and cabbage, Irish music and beer, and low prices, try Ri Ra. The pub has an authentic vibe with many of the fixtures salvaged and restored in Ireland prior to being shipped to Atlantic City. They serve a large selection of domestic and international draughts to hand-crafted cocktails, wines & spirits, plus a very large selection of whiskeys

Prospector's  Steakhouse and Saloon
Prospector's Steakhouse and Saloon
3050 Rt 38
Mount Laurel, NJ
A country restaurant and bar that features live entertainment every Friday nite, country dance lessons Wednesday and Thursday nights, family friendly country fun for all ages dance lessons on Sugarfootin' Sundays twice a month.
They have large screen TV's for sports events and serves a good selection of craft beers. It's a Country & Western Bar that attracts top performers. In 2019, Garth Brooks performed in his 'Dive Bar Tour' at Prospectors Steakhouse & Saloon.

The VÜE Rooftop Bar & Lounge at the Claridge Atlantic City
The VÜE Rooftop Bar & Lounge at the Claridge
123 S Indiana Ave
Rooftop, 23rd Floor
Atlantic City, NJ
With spectacular 360 views of Atlantic City and the ocean, this is a great spot in AC if you want something not glitzy and overdone. It's an ideal romantic place to have a cocktail before or after dinner. The bartenders are friendly and creative, and the drinks are reasonably priced. The ambiance is Jersey shore upscale. They have an excellent happy hour, get there at sunset for an added touch of ambiance. The VUE has an indoor seating area, and two large decks, with tables, cabanas, and fire pits. There is a wrap around deck that allows you to walk around with your drink while admiring the view. They play modern loud music in a hip setting.
Get there when the fireworks were going off at the Tropicana.

Whistler's Inn Cinnaminson, NJ
Whistler's Inn
901 Rt 130 S
Cinnaminson, NJ
A very popular, unpretentious, neighborhood bar with a "Cheers" ambiance with large screen TV's, a good selection of beers., and great Buffalo wings and smoke house BBQ food.
A great place for watching Eagles, Flyers, and Phillies games live , and for dance parties, and Djs,
The have a deck that is open all year round, with large glass garage styled doors that open up in the warmer months.The Deck's bar is fully stocked with over 20 draft beers, that are switched seasonally, and many beverage options.

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