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
The Congress Hotel
251 Beach Ave
Cape May, NJ
Located in the hotel's spot as the first legal post-Prohibition cocktail bar. The decor is done-up with beautiful artwork, custom wallpaper, an iconic fireplace, and a grand circular bar serving a good variety of specialty cocktails, beers, wines, and spirits.
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
25 Route 73
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.
Good Night Irene's Brew Pub
2708 Pacific Avenue
Open year round, they have the largest selection
of craft beers in the Wildwood/Cape May area with 46 beers on tap. Not a beer drinker? They also serve specialty cocktails and wine. It's a casual bar & grill also serving an extensive food menu including bar bites, wings, fries, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, shrimp, & wood fired pizza. Has large screen TV's with sports and live music every weekend. During the summer the outdoor bar is open.
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.
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!
Iron Hill Brewery
124 East Kings Highway (route 41)
Maple Shade, NJ
Serves over 40 beers on tap, canned, and bottled including ales, lagers, IPAs, stouts, porters, along with their own brews, and specialty cocktails, wines, and whiskies.
While the food is good, the reason you come here is for their beers, some of which are Iron Hill brewed beers—they make their own brews including Stouts, IPAs, Rye Ales, and Belgian Style Sour Ales, and offer them on a seasonal basis
63rd and Landis Avenue
Sea Isle City, NJ
Kix McNutley's is a complex of 6 different bars including; The Sidekix Lounge, Kix nightclub, Kix Outside Patio Bar, Kit Kat Club, Kixstand Bar and the Kix 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.
MudHen Brewing Co
127 W. Rio Grande Ave
Open year round, the 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor seating, has 4 full bars, spread over the main dining room, garage, cozy upstairs bar/rec room, biergarten, and outdoor patio.
At the main bar, patrons can get a glimpse into the 127-barrel brewery where the home brewed craft beers are created.
During the warmer months, the festive atmosphere heats up with the opening of outdoor seating with a bar, a cool firepit, and cornhole games. Pups are welcome on the patio.
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
123 S Indiana Ave
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.
Two Atlantic City Locations:
* Resorts Casino
* The Quarter at Tropicana
2801 Pacific Ave
Atlantic City, NJ
This chain bar is known for its rainbow colored frozen drinks. Their fun, upbeat, friendly atmosphere offers frosty daiquiri lovers a unique bar experience. Billed as the "world's greatest frozen daquiris," they offer 15 exotic flavors of colorful, frosty daiquiris where patrons can walk up to the daiquiri machines to make their own unique blend. They also offer a decent selection of "munchies" to complete the experience. The cocktails are not the only thing that makes this bar stand out; the whole place is amazingly fun.
901 Rt 130 S
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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