Outdoor bars are the epitome of leisure when enjoying a few cold drinks with friends during the summer months. New Jersey’s boasting five of the best bars with outdoor seating and drinks served under the summer night air. Here are our favorites. By Emily Tamburri.
Take a seat on one of the long picnic table style benches on the outdoor patio of this Jersey City bar and restaurant, and kick back with table side service and a large frosted mug of your favorite beer. The long list of European imported and U.S. Craft beers are constantly rotating on tap and the menu is a mix comprised of pub fair and classic Bavarian food like sausage varieties and pierogies. Zeppelin Hall is well equipped for large parties and the relaxed communal seating is an excellent for socializing with members of your group, or meeting new friends.
703 16th Avenue
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Better known as Bar-A, this Jersey Shore hotspot has been rated as one of the best nightclubs in the area, as well as the best happy hour. Weekly promos, live events, indoor and outdoor dining as well as private cabanas make Bar-A a great location for your down the shore party settings. Wear your bathing suit for day-long festivities at Bar-A’s newest edition to their already spacious facility, Grotto Beach, to indulge in beach-bar specials and volleyball.
The Dubliner’s tiki style bar and palm trees is the complete outdoor rooftop bar and one of the best that Hoboken has to offer. The roof deck is great for experiencing the lights of New York City and enjoying the warm summer air. Don’t worry if the weather isn’t perfect–The Dubliner will set up tents and space heaters and fans to keep the party and feel of the outdoors alive. There is plenty of outdoor seating and waitstaff will bring over features from the extensive menu. Draft and bottled beers as well as any cocktail you desire can be found right at the outdoor tiki bar, so there is no waiting in line to get drinks from the inside bars.
Egan and Sons’ is a quiet bar where you can find a homemade, seasonal beer, and enjoy it, among many other drink specialties on the outdoor deck. This quaint pub offers contemporary Irish food with organic ingredients and are happy to serve their menu to their outdoor patrons. The bartenders are happy to explain the idea behind their “real beer” motto and give you details about any of the four homemade brews on tap. Feel free to take your new found craft beer and toast outside under the stars with a group of friends!
If a club atmosphere with high intensity music and dancing is more your style, Club Karma is a great option for a down the shore outdoor bar. As we all know, The Jersey Shore made this club famous, however, the reasonably priced drinks, specials and bottle service are enough for this club to hold it’s own. The outside area is large with room for a lounging or dancing–whatever you are interested in for the night.
After a long day at the beach soaking up sun, an outdoor evening at Warfside is a must. The patio is huge, and sets the perfect scenery as it jets out across the sand, overlooking the Atlantic. This romantic setting is complete with a tantalizing seafood menu, perfect for its location, as well as great margaritas, live music and an outdoor bar area. The festively string lit patio has a great deal of seating and the waitstaff is always at the ready for drink orders throughout the night.