Sharky’s Wings & Raw Bar
545 Highland Ave
Clifton, NJ 07011
Top notch beer selection and daily happy hours make this sports bar one of Jersey’s best. Sharky’s has a full bar with a wide variety of beer to choose from, and, if you happen to be around on Monday through Friday between 3pm – 7pm, you can grab a $12 bucket of domestics. Not to be outdone by beverage alone, Sharky’s also offers $0.40 wings and clams, along with an array of other appetizers on the cheap. The TVs are always turned on to any and every sport imaginable, from your typical season showdowns to the world series of poker.
317 Washington Ave
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Not ar from MetLife stadium, Redds is a favorite for Giants and Jets fans during NFL games, but the food and drink specials and 25 different flat screens will serve fans well during any sporting event. Watch your favorite college and pro teams every Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with $2 domestic pints and pizzas, $1 hot dogs and $0.35 jumbo wings.
Miami Mike’s Sport Zone
130 Rt 10 W
East Hanover, NJ 07930
Miami Mike’s caters to the needs of any and every sports fan, not just those loyal to the New York sports teams. It also prides itself on not being limited to the traditional football/baseball sports bar—featuring flat screens for UFC, boxing, soccer and any other sports related event. To top it off, Miami Mikes offers a menu of sports themed cuisine, like the Penn State Chicken.
Allendale Bar and Grill
67 W Allendale Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401
The Allendale Bar and Grill, or AB&G, is a great local bar offering a wide range of food and huge bar area with a laid back, fun feel. There are always new and seasonal beers on tap as well as many other bottled varieties and a full stock of liquor. The homey vibe is a great atmosphere to gather with your friends and watch the games on the big screens above the bar. Accompanied by speedy service and an ever so friendly bar and wait staff, AB&G is the perfect spot for a low-key sports night.
Black Bear Bar & Grill
If you secure a spot inside this Hoboken hotspot, you’re set. With two floors and 50 flat screen TVs, you’d be hard pressed to find a more ideal location when it comes to sports bars. Get there before the game for happy hour, and you can score half off on drinks and appetizers. But arrive early – lines sometimes form outside the bar before game time.
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Emily Tamburri is a New Jersey-based freelance writer.